a.k.a. Portland Bisquit Company Building, Star Furniture Warehouse
Architect: Unknown, 1901
Pacific Coast Bisquit Company.
Robber barons trembled in fear at its name. Evildoers shook in their shoes contemplating its fine products. And well they should have. The Pacific Coast Bisquit Company was a titan in its field, ranking third in the country in terms of total bisquit and cracker production. The honest people of Portland, good and true, ate their crackers in the knowledge that they probably had passed through this, the Oregon Cracker Company Building. Chew a few saltines and appreciate the Romanesque building's nicely arched window features, fine brickwork, and blocky, stolid appearance.
Now try to whistle.
* The name of the Keebler Elf was uttered with hatred hereabouts. In 1927, several bakeries decided to join forces to form the United Biscuit Company of America, which featured the products of Godfrey Keebler. To avoid confusion, the company adopted one brand name for all its products. Thus the Keebler elf mascot helped make the Keebler company one of the top sellers of cookies and crackers in the country.