"More Than Just Fabric, We’re Family"
Located in the heart of Portland Oregon for over 80 years, Vaughan Brothers started out as an auto top and upholstery manufacturing company in 1929. It was owned and operated by Frank Vaughan Sr., who soon partnered with his brother Don Vaughan at the end of WWII, and they relocated from NW Portland (where 405 now runs) to 10th and Burnside across the street from Powell's book's current location. Over the years the company expanded into marine and awning fabrics and discontinued the manufacturing part of the business. When Don passed away in 1980, the company officially passed onto his son, also named Frank, who had begun working there several years prior when he returned from serving in the Navy. Five years later, third-generation Carrie Vaughan (now Carrie Campbell) began following in her father’s footsteps when she joined the business. In 1999 Vaughan Brothers outgrew its space and expanded to its current location across the Willamette River in lower SE Portland.
Today, Vaughan Brothers is proud to be a fourth-generation company. When Frank Vaughan retired in 2013, he turned the business over to Carrie, who is the current owner, and her daughters Lindsey and Maggie accompany her in taking our business into the future. A lot has changed at Vaughan’s Fabric and Supply, including our new look and new name! With the fifth generation in the wings and no boys in sight we have officially decided to take “Brothers” out of the name. Vaughan’s Fabric and Supply is a much better fit for who we are and what we do. Thank you as always for your business and continued support. We stick by our moto “More than just fabric, we’re family!”
What We Do
Vaughan’s Fabric and Supply specializes in outdoor industrial fabrics including Marine, Awning, Tent, Tarp, Screening, Canvas and Bag materials. We also carry a wide variety of hardware, tools, snaps, grommets, webbing, thread, binding, rope, bungee and many other products. We strive to keep up to date with the latest and best products for our customers.
We proudly provide our customers with timely delivery, cost-effective pricing, and exceptional service. At Vaughan’s you don’t get frustrating phone prompts, just knowledgeable staff who are happy to help. We’re committed to being a loyal partner for your business and love to be your resource for information, techniques and solutions. Our free educational seminars, called IFF-Industrial Fabric Forums, are hosted yearly at our store/warehouse location in Portland.
Our retail floor is open to our Portland locals for browsing, purchasing, ordering or order pick-up. Stop on by!
Business hours: 8am to 5pm
Phone: (503) 233-1771
Location: 88 SE Washington St. Portland, OR 97214