Tad’s Chicken and Dumplins

Tad’s Chic Dump

Nestled on the banks of the Sandy River in Troutdale Oregon, their classic American recipes written in the 1950’s were still in use until their closing during COVID-19. Located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area on the Historic Columbia River Highway, Tad’s has been missed by locals and many long time customers.

Why Tad’s “Chic Dump”

An explanation from their website:

“Have you ever noticed our historic neon sign is only partially lit on the south side? Tad’s Chic…. Dump…. Wondering why it’s been that way for years? The truth is, each time we attempt to fix the sign, the local folks grumble. It’s long been a landmark and topic of local humor and conversation. Like the time we took the sign down to be fixed and a temporary sign was installed with the message “sign in for repair”. Each time the sign has been completely restored, the same lights go out. The ghost of Tad perhaps? Tads-chic-dump has become part of our local community history and we embrace it on our t-shirts, key chains, magnets and now our website!”

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