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Founders Day in the Northwest



Jul 22nd, 2014

Today through July 29, our stores in the Northwest will be honoring Joe Albertson by celebrating Founder’s Day!

Joe was a great man with a big vision and was passionate about his customers. We’d like to honor Joe by taking a step back in time. Our associates will be dressed in retro wear and we’ll have fun activities in our stores over the next few days. To find out what is happening in a store near you check out the list below.

Thank You Joe!


But first, give a hand at some trivia. How well do you know Joe Albertson?

1. When and where was Joe Albertson born?
2. What company did Joe Albertson begin his career in the grocery industry?
3. When and where did Joe Albertson open his first store?
4. What was Joe Albertson’s wife’s name?
5. Some say this is Joe’s greatest gift to the Idaho area. What was it?
6. What was Joe Albertson’s motto for his customers?
7. Who helped Joe get Albertsons started with sizeable money loan?
8. What was the address of the first Albertsons store?

 Answer key at the bottom of the page


Wednesday, July 23

Portland, OR – 451 NE 181st Street

  • 12:00 – 6:00pm: Cake Walk.

 Bellingham, WA – 1650 Birchwood Avenue

  • 1:00 – 4:00pm: Root beer floats and moonwiches (ice cream sandwiches). $1.50 with all proceeds going to the Puget Sound Fisher House.


Thursday, July 24

Portland, OR – 451 NE 181st Street

  • 12:00 – 8:00pm: 75 cent ice cream sandwiches

 Bellingham, WA – 1650 Birchwood Avenue

  • 3:00pm: Watermelon eating contest. One adult and one child will win a $10 Albertsons gift card.


Friday, July 25

 Milton, WA – 2800 Milton Way

  • 8:00-10:30am: Pancake breakfast.

Portland, OR – 451 NE 181st Street

  • 11:00 – 7:00pm: Free ice cream cones for kids. (Friday and Saturday)
  • 12:00 – 8:00pm: BBQ. (Friday and Saturday)

Milton, WA – 2800 Milton Way

  • 12:00pm: Hot dogs, root beer floats, snow cones and games.

Ashland, OR – 2301 Ashland Street

  • 12:00-5:00pm: The local Kiwanis will be serving up a BBQ. We’ll also have face painting, ice cream and a raffle. (Friday & Saturday)

Puyallup, WA – 11012 Canyon Road East

  • Get an entry to win a snowboard for every $75 you spend in the store. (Friday & Saturday)

Eugene, OR – 3075 Hilyard Street

  • 10:00am-7:00pm: Ice cream cones, cookie walk in the bakery, potato toss and jelly bean counting contest. (Friday & Saturday)

Eugene, OR – 55 Division Avenue

  • 2:00 – 5:00pm: 5 cent ice cream cones and free cookies.

Tigard, OR – 143000 Southwest Barrows Road

  • BBQ – Ribs.


Saturday, July 26

Bend, OR – 61155 South Hwy 97

  • BBQ – Ribs, hot dogs and free soda.

Wenatchee, WA – 1128 North Miller

  • 9:00am – 12:00pm: Take a drive down memory lane and stop by the classic car show in our parking lot.

 Keizer, OR – 5450 River Road North

  • 9:00am – 4:00pm: Games and a BBQ.

Tigard, OR – 14300 Southwest Barrows Road

  • 9:00am: Serving up the world’s largest cinnamon roll. We’ll be dishing it out until it’s gone!

Medford, OR – 910 North Phoenix Road

  • 10:00am – 4:00pm: Root beer floats, cake, Price is Right game and raffle.

 Silverdale, WA – 2222 NW Bucklin Hill Road

  • 10:00am-5:30pm: Root beer floats, watermelon, a cake walk, face painting and 75 cent hot dogs and soda.

Central Point, OR – 1360 Plaza Blvd

  • 11:00am – 2:00pm: The local Kiwanis will be serving up BBQ! Mention this and get an entry to win $25 Albertsons gift card. BBQ & enter to win 11am-2pm!

Redmond, WA – 3925 236th Ave NE

  • 11:00am – 3:00pm: Cake walk, chicken walk, raffle, face painting, 5 cent ice cream cones and a BBQ.

Eugene, OR – 55 Division Avenue

  • 12:00: Serving up our 75th anniversary cake.
  • Afternoon BBQ and water balloon toss.
  • 2:00 – 5:00pm: Cake walk.

Mill Creek, WA – 16304 Bothell Everett Hwy

  • 12:00-2:00pm: 5 cent ice cream cones at Joe’s Ice Cream Parlor (in the pizza and sandwich shop).

Milwaukie, OR – 10830 SE Oak

  • 12:00-4:00pm: Carnival fun with a bouncy house, face painting, balloons, hot dog eating contest, cotton candy and root beer floats.

Puyallup, WA – 11012 Canyon Road East

  • 12:00-5:00pm: Cake Walk every 30 minutes.

Puyallup, WA – 11012 Canyon Road East

  • 3:00-7:00pm: Win an 8 piece chicken pack every 30 minutes in our chicken walk.

Bellingham, WA – 1650 Birchwood Avenue

  • 4:30-5:30pm: Get a pie in your face for just $1. All proceeds go to the Puget Sound Fisher House.

Medford, OR – 910 North Phoenix Road

  • Bud Light and Coors Light samples.

Sunday, July 27

Bellingham, WA – 1650 Birchwood Avenue

  • 11:30am: Kids cake walk in the bakery. Three kids will walk away winners.


Answer Key

1. Born on 10/17/1906 in Yukon Oklahoma Territory

2. Safeway

3. Boise Idaho 1939

4. Kathryn

5. Kathryn Albertsons park in Idaho

6. “Give the customer the merchandise they want, at a price they can afford, complete with lots of tender, loving care.”

7. Kathryn’s Aunt

8. 16th and State Street Boise Idaho


2 Responses to Founders Day in the Northwest

  1. Cliff 23/07/2014 at 10:57 am

    The Albertsons on 185th and Farmington in Aloha is not advertising. Is this just going on at certain locations?

    • Sarah Sarah 23/07/2014 at 11:21 am

      Hi Cliff,

      Thank you for your comment. All our stores are celebrating Founders Day and will have great sales going on. The Aloha store will have a lot going on this Saturday — Oreo stacking contest, cake walk, 5 cent root beer floats and a BBQ. This will be happening from 12-4pm so hope you can stop by to check it out! ~Sarah

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