Terry & Jodi Smoke have owned retail businesses in East County for 22 years. Now in their tenth year and recently compared to a store right out of Downtown Disneyland by Triple AAA’s Via magazine, the Troutdale General Store is their pride and joy.
As you enter, it’s as if you’ve stepped back in time. Just glancing around, you see their unbelievable antique advertising collection.
An early 1900’s soda fountain with stools and back bar serving up shakes, malts, floats, sundaes or just a big waffle cone, awaits you. With lots of seating in the café, you can enjoy homemade soups, sandwiches, daily specials and desserts. Also breakfast casseroles and an array of muffins, scones, danishes and cinnamon rolls fill the cases.
Another side of the store offers over 200 types of nostalgic candies and chocolates; from clusters and turtles to horehound drops and pop rocks. This is the widest variety of candy in the Portland area. Guaranteed to spark the “Oh, I remember those” in everyone!
Voted East Country’s “Best Gift Shop” two years in a row by the readers of the Outlook and the “starting point for the loop around Mt. Hood” by National Geographic Traveler magazine. It’s easy to see why as you check out the 7,000 square feet and three floors of toys, dishes, specialty foods, souvenirs, gadgets, T-shirts and of course, their year ‘round holiday décor which fills the basement. As each holiday nears, they decorate the entire store to fit each holiday.