Location, Location, Location.

We have added a Location Page at the top of our Blog. And the best part about these maps is that you don’t have to worry about folding them back up. And if you do find yourself in need of a fold-out paper map, we do sell Portland and vicinity maps in our stores. They do come in handy sometimes, even if they are hard to fold back up.


Faithful Customers

Faithful Customers, originally uploaded by genogenogenogeno.

We have lots of faithful customers, and we love each and every one of them. They are undoubtedly the back bone of our existence. One of our regular customers, B.Gibson, has been with us since the very beginning. She boasts proudly “I have known Mr. Peterson for almost 25 years, I met him when he first opened this (Morrison) store, and he is such a nice person.” B. Gibson told me she worked for the Phone Company for over 30 years, and now works part time at FedEx. She loves to play Lotto, and is partial to Powerball and Megabucks.

She thought she was having a bad hair day, and didn’t want me to take her picture, although I thought she was very pretty. But I respected her wishes and just took a snapshot of her filling out the Lotto, which she was totally cool with.

Jin & Kwang

Jin Young and Kwang Hee are exchange students from South Korea. Both Jin and Kwang have studied Aerospace Engineering at University in South Korea, and are currently in the states for one year. They are currently attending a University in our neighbor state of Idaho, and are studying, you guessed it, Engineering.

When asked what qualities they liked best about Portland, they responded by saying “The abundance of beautiful roses here, and the MAX.”

Naturally Delicious!


From time to time we will be spotlighting some of the products that we carry in our stores.

On this particular occasion, we would like to turn your attention to a new product from “HOTLIPS”.


Quote from the HOTLIPS Website:

“HOTLIPS Soda is real fruit soda pop. Ripe, fresh locally grown fruit is cooked in open kettles to bring out the flavors, seeds are filtered out (but not fruit pulp), water, pure cane sugar and organic lemon juice are added, it is carbonated and put into bottles. It’s that simple. No small percentages of real fruit. No shortcuts, supplements, artificial flavors, concentrates or trickery. And no corn syrup.

Because HOTLIPS supports local farmers they can stay on their land and farm. Our food is better that way but so is culture, community, land and economy. We have so much to lose if the small farms go away. Not only the delicate, unusual varieties of fresh foods, but the health of land and people, tradition and artistry. We lose habitat, glorious landscape and a sacred relationship to our place. We forfeit the pride and responsibility of stewardship. That’s too big a price.

Throughout the year HOTLIPS captures the tastes of the Pacific Northwest. Early summerstrawberries, then raspberries and blueberries. Late summer boysenberries and blackberries. The nights cool, apples and pears ripen. Flavor nuance in HOTLIPS Soda varies from batch to batch depending on the varietal, the heat of the day and cool of the night. Creating Connoisseurs of the young and old, as they compare batches, seasons, years, equalizing food snobs and kids.”

If you haven’t tried it yet, you are missing out. This has to be the yummiest soda ever to pass through me lips yo. It tastes like you are drinking pure raspberries or blueberries or whichever you choose.  And the idea of using locally grown fruits and berries as ingredients just makes it taste especially yummy.

Here is a video clip with an interview of one of the co-owners of HOTLIPS, David Yudkin, giving a little 411 about HOTLIPS Soda.  Credit for the video goes to GardenGuy06, producer of the “Garden Time” tv show.

Visit the HOTLIPS Website here.  http://www.hotlipspizza.com

Welcome to Peterson’s !

Well Hello there!

Thanks for stopping by.

In fact, your just in time for the “nickel tour”. Play the video to check out our 4th Avenue location.

Check back often, as we will have lots of stories to tell and plenty of videos to keep you up to date on the happenings in and around our little corner of the world we call “Peterson’s”.