Near Corbett in Multnomah County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Tad's Chicken 'N Dumplin's
This restaurant has been serving motorists on the historic Columbia River Highway since the late 1920s. Once a hot dog stand and beer joint, it was originally located at the east end of the Sandy River Bridge. During the 1930s it became the Tap Pot Inn, where handsome Tad Johnson – a rascal and a fisherman – sold smoked fish and beer. Subsequent owners named the roadhouse after Tad and added chicken and dumplings to the menu.
Shortly after World War II, the restaurant was relocated to this site to make way for the first water-level highway through the Columbia River Gorge.
Erected by Troutdale Historic Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 45° 32.076′ N, 122° 22.284′ W. Marker is near Corbett, Oregon, in Multnomah County. Marker is on Historic Columbia River Highway north of SE Thompson Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is mounted at eye-level on the front wall, near the entrance to the subject Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1325 Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett OR 97019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sandy River Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Corbett (approx. 3.8 miles away); Camas-Washougal War Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away in Washington); Crown Zellerbach Employee World War II Memorial (approx. 4 miles away in Washington); The First School in Camas (approx. 4.2 miles away in Washington); Broughton’s Expedition (approx. 4.7 miles away); Chanticleer Point (approx. 5.4 miles away); Samuel Hill – “Road Builder” (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corbett.
Also see . . . Yes, There Really Was a Tad!.
Handsome Tad Johnson, known locally as a rascal and a fisherman, (in that order,) opened his roadhouse in the late 1920's at the east end of the Sandy River Bridge. Prohibition was still in effect, the smelt ran free, Bonnie and Clyde made the news and the Historic Columbia River Highway was new then. This makes Tad's one of the first, and now one of the last, remaining Historic Columbia River Highway roadhouses from that era. (Submitted on January 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.