In the late 19th century, Francis Roger Chown set out with his wife and six children from Canada on a ship bound for Portland. They eventually landed in the city where he would open F.R. Hardware in 1879. The family business is still running strong today. This year, the Chown family celebrated the 140th birthday of the store, now known as Chown’s Hardware. Congratulations from the DPHA family! Read the full article here.