Local & family-owned for 38 years.
The Zupan family has been a part of the Portland community for the past 60 years.
At the age of 16, John Zupan began work as a courtesy clerk at Sheridan Fruit. His passion for the grocery industry was ignited, and he spent subsequent years working & specializing in produce, spending 11 years at Fred Meyer as the Produce Manager and Produce District Manager. In 1975, John decided to venture out on his own. The history of Zupan's Markets had begun.
Zupan's stores are different. They focus on quality, selling everything from the best meats
and wines to the freshest produce, baked goods, & flowers, emphasizing locally-sourced items whenever possible. Food-loving customers, as well as local chefs, quickly learned that Zupan’s was the place to find the best in Portland— and 38 years later, the same continues to be true.
Zupan's is still family-owned. John's son, Mike, took the reins in early 2000 and works every day to ensure Zupan's always finds the best-tasting, highest-quality items. John continued through his death in 2011 to take an active role in supporting his original dream and desire to offer the freshest, very best food to Portland area food-lovers.
JOHN J. ZUPAN FOUNDATION
The John J. Zupan Foundation was created in 2012 by the Zupan family to honor the memory of Zupan's Markets founder John J. Zupan and serves to support Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. In August 2011, John Zupan arrived in critical condition at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center after being struck by a car. Because of the trauma team's expertise, he was kept alive until family and friends could arrive. Filled with gratitude for the compassion and care they experienced from Legacy Emanuel's staff, the Zupan Family established the John J. Zupan Foundation to ensure that others are able to receive the same extraordinary service and care.
Donations to the John J. Zupan Foundation go towards Legacy Emanuel's critical care expansion which includes: a 12-bed cardiovascular intensive care unit, hybrid operating room, Emergency Department Observation Unit, and the development of a large adult Emergency Department. In 2012, Zupan's Markets had its first "Remembering Our Founder" campaign and through the generous donations by customers & associates and matching by Zupan's Markets, $154,570 was donated to Legacy Emanuel through the John J. Zupan Foundation.
Donations can be sent to our corporate office at Zupan's Markets, 7223 NE Hazel Dell Ave, Vancouver, WA 98665.
The John J. Zupan Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible.