How many of these long-gone Portland stores do you remember?

In the retail world, stores come and go. A new business might be a hot commodity one day, only to find itself failing a few years down the line. Other stores plug along for decades, becoming an integral part of the city, and leaving a gaping hole in the city’s history and psyche when they shutter.

The recent demise of the national chain Toys R Us got us thinking about other long-gone local and national retailers that we remember fondly, and wish were still around. How many of these closed Portland stores and chains do you remember? 

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