Woodburn Company Stores
is an outlet mall
in Woodburn, Oregon
, United States
. The complex, located between the cities of Portland
on Interstate 5
, opened in 1999. Owned and operated by Craig Realty Group, the center has over of retail space.
Initially costing $20 million, Woodburn Company Stores opened with of retail space in August 1999. The center was expanded by of space which opened in November 2003. An additional added in November 2005 cost $1.6 million and included Nike, Inc.
as an anchor to the outlet mall.
The complex was a target of a large shoplifting ring in 2006.
Between the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends in 2007, a shuttle bus service called the Woodburn Outlet Express ran from the Portland Union Bank of California, the Portland Hilton Hotel, the Lake Oswego Hilton Garden Inn, to the mall and back. Roundtrip fare was $20. After low demand during that trial period, the service was discontinued.
Its north end is currently under construction to add of space costing $5.1 million which will open to tenants in November 2008. After this, one final expansion is planned for the future.
The company S.D. Deacon has been the general contractor of the mall's construction during all phases.
Stores at the center include Nike, Columbia Sportswear
’s largest outlet, Brooks Brothers
, Banana Republic
, Polo Ralph Lauren
, and Fossil
among others, along with a travel information booth. The outlet is the largest tax-free shopping outlet in the Western United States. It is one of Oregon
's most popular tourist attractions
visited by around 4 million shoppers annually.