Established in 1969 by Guss and Sally Dussin, The Old Spaghetti Factory remains a cherished family-owned and operated venture. They warmly welcome your family to join ours for an unforgettable dining experience.
Their inaugural Old Spaghetti Factory greeted its first patrons on January 10th, 1969, within the historic Carriage and Baggage Building on 2nd and Pine in Portland, OR. For over a decade, this location stood as their Portland home until 1984, when they relocated to their present spot in Portland’s South Waterfront district.
The original Old Spaghetti Factory trolley car was discovered in a field near Reed College in Portland, Oregon. After its meticulous restoration, the car became a distinctive dining space for guests at their inaugural location. This iconic trolley car has since become a hallmark at their restaurants across the United States. When their flagship restaurant moved to its current Portland location, the cherished trolley car journeyed with us, an integral part of our heritage.
Our renowned Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter is a cherished Dussin family recipe that almost didn’t make it to the menu. To secure the business and liquor license for the first Old Spaghetti Factory, Guss Dussin was required to add an additional item to the menu. It was then that he proposed incorporating the beloved Mizithra cheese recipe, which has since become the most beloved dish on our menu.