History

Our Story

Founded in 1969 by Guss and Sally Dussin, we’re still family owned and operated. We invite your family to join ours for a memorable dining experience.

founders of The Old Spaghetti Factory

Our First Location

The first Old Spaghetti Factory opened its doors on January 10th, 1969 in the historic Carriage and Baggage Building on 2nd and Pine in Portland, OR. We made this location our Portland home until 1984, when we moved to our current Portland location on the South Waterfront.

The Old Spaghetti Factory founders

The Trolley Car

The original Old Spaghetti Factory trolley car was found in a field near Reed College in Portland, OR. We refurbished the car and began using it as a unique dining area for guests at our first location. The trolley car has since become a fixture in our locations across the U.S. When our flagship restaurant relocated to its current Portland location, the original car moved with us, of course.

people eating in The Old Spaghetti Factory trolley

Mizithra

Our Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter is an old Dussin family recipe that almost never made it on the menu. When Guss Dussin went to apply for his business and liquor license for the first Old Spaghetti Factory, he was told that, in order to get the license, he needed to add one more item to the menu. His family suggested the Mizithra cheese recipe. To this day, this dish is still the most popular item on our menu.

The Old Spaghetti Factory founders in mizithra warehouse

OSF Today

Today, The Old Spaghetti Factory family extends from Honolulu to Louisville. We proudly serve all your favorites at over 40 locations across 13 states.

trolley at The Old Spaghetti Factory in Clackamas