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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 over 70 years.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


Local families buy Standard and keep it local.

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The Standard Difference

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 50 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!

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 to the Portland metro area. 

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.

Price Match Guarantee

Our price match guarantee means you always get the best price.


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