Oregon Soft Drink Bottling Plants

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Coca-Cola Building
Portland, OR
This Coca-Cola Building was designed by Jesse M. Shelton and built in 1941. It is still an active bottling plant. [map]

Portland Bottling Company
Portland, OR


The Portland Bottling Company was founded in 1924. This factory was designed by Arthur P. Cramer and built in 1941. The company produced 7Up, RC Cola, and other brands up until 1962. The three-sided 7-Up sign on top of the building was also built in 1941. It stopped revolving in 1962 when it was damaged in a storm. In 2003, there was talk of restoring the sign but that never happened. In 2008, the building was being used by a canned beverage manufacturer. The old bottling equipment was on display in the windows although it was no longer used. The building was repainted in 2009.

In 2010, the green bottle was painted yellow and given a Guayaki Yerba Mate beverage label. At this point, the three panels with the neon 7Up lettering and bubbles were draped with vinyl tarps to advertise local businesses. The edges of the sign were painted black. The sign's bearings were replaced in 2009, allowing this camouflaged sign to spin again. By 2014, the building was housing the Natian Brewery. I believe the vintage bottling equipment is gone now. By 2023, the signs covering the original 7-Up panels had been removed or were blown off. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co.
Portland, OR
This Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. building was designed by Scott & Payne and built in 1962. In 2017, the property was purchased. It will be developed as the "Pop Blocks" housing, retail, and office space. The domed building will be preserved but the barrel canopy has been demolished. For more, see this website. [map]

Canada Dry [gone]

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