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Standard TV & Appliance was founded by Clement and Hazel Gander in 1947 as Standard Refrigeration, with the SE Woodstock storefront opening five years later. Since then, the company has grown to over 275 employees with 4 locations: two in Portland, and one each in Beaverton & Bend. The growth has only continued, always aiming to bring the best and most innovative products to our customers at the lowest price. Standard is Oregon's largest independent appliance, electronics, and mattress retailer and we have been committed to our customers' total satisfaction for 60 years.

1947

Standard TV & Appliance was founded by Clement and Hazel Gander as Standard Refrigeration.

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1952

The well-known storefront on SE Woodstock opened with the Gander family living in a small house attached to the store.

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1972

Bill Gander, Clement and Hazel’s son, assumes management with six employees.

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1981

Clement retires, Bill Gander buys the remaining company stock. Standard grows to twelve employees.

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1997

Standard outgrows the Woodstock store & relocates to its current SE 82nd location, one of the biggest appliance showrooms in the nation.

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1998

Sales operations expanded to Tigard and Beaverton stores (previously operated as Doughty’s Appliance).


2002

Warehouse & delivery operations move to a new 72,000 sq. ft. site near the main store on SE 82nd.

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2003

Standard opens a new 17,000 sq. ft. store in Bend – the largest appliance showroom in Central Oregon.

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2006

Standard store opens on Hall Blvd in Beaverton with one of the largest displays of live appliances in the Western US showcasing 17 live kitchens all designed by local designers.

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2012

Contract sales reemphasized.

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2013

Standard store opens on Sandy Blvd in Portland’s Hollywood district.

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2014

Standard begins selling online orders.

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2017

John Kreidel begins his tenure as Standard’s first COO.

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The Standard Difference

In contrast to our large size, we're proud to provide a superior & more personal shopping experience over the big box stores.

Knowledgeable Sales Staff

Our salespeople receive extensive training on every brand and product we carry. With their expertise you gain a valuable partner who can help you select the best item for your home: one that fits exactly what you’re looking for and lives up to the high standards important to you.

Large Selection of Brands

Our large selection of appliances, mattresses, and electronics allows a comparison of products from over 40 different brands, and with more than 18,000 items in stock, you're sure to find just what you need. No one has a larger selection of top-of-the-line appliances displayed on their showroom floor!

We Will Meet or Beat Any Price

Our Low-Price Guarantee assures you we will meet or beat any locally advertised price. Get the lowest prices in the area on all the products we sell. We will not be undersold, guaranteed!

Talk to a Human Being

When you call Standard, there's no confusing automated phone system to navigate through. We have live operators manning our phones who are happy to help you find the answers you need and make personalized recommendations.

Our Own Service Department

Our service staff is factory-trained and a part of our in-house organization, not contracted out to third parties. For your convenience, we can schedule service calls Monday-Saturday.

Same Day Delivery

For any item in stock, our professionally-trained delivery staff will deliver your new purchase the same day and even haul away your old product (within our delivery area). (Please note that same day delivery needs to be reserved by 1 PM and has limited availability. Ask your sales representative for details.) Professional installation of built-in appliances is also available.

Designer Kitchens

Our stores feature custom-designed live-operating kitchens where you can explore layout, functionality, and design featuring top end appliances. Marvel at the artist's beautiful craftsmanship and presentation displayed at our Portland, Beaverton, and Bend stores. Come in and be inspired to take your kitchen design to the next level.

Welcome to our website! As we have the ability to list over one million items on our website (our selection changes all of the time), it is not feasible for a company our size to record and playback the descriptions on every item on our website. However, if you are an American with a disability we are here to help you. Please call our disability services phone line at (800) 398-7177 during regular business hours and one of our kind and friendly personal shoppers will help you navigate through our website, help conduct advanced searches, help you choose the item you are looking for with the specifications you are seeking, read you the specifications of any item and consult with you about the products themselves. There is no charge for the help of this personal shopper for any American with a disability. Finally, your personal shopper will explain our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, and help you place an order if you so desire.