Iconic fast-food chain In-N-Out Burger looks like it may be coming to Washington County soon — but where?
Along with two other locations in Portland’s west-side suburbs, the California-based company is reportedly eyeing a location in Hillsboro on NE Evergreen Parkway east of NW 185th Avenue.
Restaurant officials submitted a land-use application to the Hillsboro government for the location in April. The story was first reported by The Oregonian.
Just days after that story was published, The Portland Business Journal reported that In-N-Out has purchased a property in Tualatin next to Bridgeport Village for $3.3 million.
The purchase of the property at 17070 SW 72nd Ave. suggests In-N-Out is serious about moving into the area.
The restaurant, which is known for its “Double-Double” burger and animal-style fries, currently has three locations in Oregon, all located south of the Portland metro area. The closest location to the area is in Keizer, which opened in December 2019.
Whether the restaurant will open at either location in Hillsboro or Tualatin remains to be seen. An In-N-Out spokesperson declined to comment when asked by the Portland Business Journal about the Tualatin location, saying, “We don’t speak publicly on financial information or business strategies.”
Additionally, the restaurant has been vague about its plans for the location in Hillsboro.
Ed Guzman, a Hillsboro city spokesperson, confirmed that In-N-Out hasn’t yet submitted site development permitting documents for the city to review. Such permitting is the next step in the application process, Guzman said.
The land-use application submitted in April specifies the creation of “a new quick-service restaurant with a drive-through.”
As Pamplin Media Group previously reported, the restaurant has also held neighborhood meetings on the possibility of a location in Beaverton.