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8 Feb 2016
Mike's Drive-In in Oregon City being renovated
An Oregon City landmark closed starting this Monday, but Mikes Drive-In at 905 Seventh St. is expected to reopen by the end of February after renovations.
Todd Freeman, who also owns Mikes Drive-In locations in Milwaukie and Sellwood, said that he is looking forward to having larger areas for customers in the Oregon City location. By moving the walk-in coolers outside, 250 square feet was opened up for larger eating and food-ordering areas.
Well be moving the restrooms and creating more dining-room space, Freeman said. Its exciting to be ripping out walls and redesigning the layout of the restaurant.
Mike Martin opened the original Mikes Drive-In in 1971 at 47th Avenue and East Burnside Street in Portland; he opened the Milwaukie location in 1973. Freeman, who started working at the restaurant when he was 14, between his freshman and sophomore years at Milwaukie High School, purchased the business in March 1984.
Oregon Citys Mikes Drive-In opened on Aug. 10, 1989, and the iconic exterior design of the building wont change. Mikes Drive-In locations in Milwaukie and Sellwood remain open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT