Sellwood Mike’s Drive-In Demolished

Sellwood Mike's Drive-In is no more, seen here on Jan. 1, 2018. The restaurant building was demolished between Christmas and New Year 2017. (Bryan J. Dorr/BJDorr.com)

Mike’s Drive-In in Sellwood is no more. The classic restaurant with its red pyramid-like roof in southeast Portland demolition took place sometime between after Christmas and New Year’s Eve 2017.

The Sellwood restaurant location closed after business on December 17, 2016. Both the Milwaukie location (2 miles south) and Oregon City are still serving delicious foods and shakes to this day.

Most times when I eat at Mike’s, I prefer to dine in, read a newspaper then or my smartphone today. The Sellwood location had a spacious dining area. Its Milwaukie Location, a short drive south on SE 17th Ave. and east Ore. 224, wedge between a state highway and main freight railroad line, is a true drive-in with walk up windows and a small dining area.

The iconic building will be missed, but it is not gone from Mike’s. The Oregon City location is identical in design and remodeled in 2016.

 

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