Six decades ago Ken McQuestion, wearing his customary bow tie, set up shop on Northwest 23rd Place. His original Uptown Hardware store was small — narrow and long, in step with the norm of the times — and thrived for more than five decades, finally shuttering for good in 2006. Meanwhile, Uptown Hardware Inc. continues to flourish, bucking a national trend. “There have been a lot of changes,” said Duane Cook, McQuestion’s son-in-law who, along with wife Sherry, has helped run the company since 1967, assuming full ownership in 1982. “It’s just amazing.” The original Uptown Hardware opened its doors in 1950, occupying a 4,000-square-foot space at 27 N.W. 23rd Place. The company subsequently opened two more stores, acquiring Woodstock ACE Hardware in 1998 and opening Pearl ACE Hardware in 2003.

Come see us at our Pearl Location

Conveniently located on Glisan, just off of the 405
Always free onsite parking

(503) 228-5135

Monday to Friday from 8AM to 6PM
Saturday 8AM to 5:30PM
Sunday 9AM to 5:30PM


Visit our Woodstock Location

(503) 771-6731

Monday to Friday from 8AM to 6PM
Sat/Sun 9AM to 5PM