in 1973, Ruth Murphy - our Mother,
began what is now known as Murphy’s Furniture in the basement
of our large old family home in Southeast Hillsboro. With an investment
of $50 to purchase the remains of a garage sale (too good of a buy to
pass up), and a lot of elbow grease, she opened Murphy Manor Antiques.
It wasn’t long before her “Basement Boutique” took
over every room in the house. Her strong customer following caused the
business to grow and expand. The business was moved to downtown Main
Street in Hillsboro, which became Hillsboro Nostalgia Center.
The business then evolved into the first Murphy’s Furniture, which
primarily focused on high quality, unfinished wood products at the best
possible price. Incredible selection and customer service were always
Murphy’s Furniture continued to evolve to meet the growing needs
of a constantly changing Western Washington County community. The store
added new product lines, a full-service floor fashion center and a Pittsburg
paint department. We tried several locations, until Mom bought property
at our current location in Cornelius just west of Hillsboro on Southwest
Tuality Valley Highway.
With every change we learned from our experience and listened to our
customers. We have maintained affordable quality selection of ready
to finish furniture. Our largest line is locally manufactured and family
owned Bridgetown Furniture specializing in solid pine. We carry an excellent
selection of unfinished cherry, oak and maple from national brands like
Woodcraft Industries, Inc.
We supply Restonic mattresses, a national brand of top quality mattresses
sold at a reasonable price.
These are locally manufactured by Oregon Mattress, a
family-run business of over 50 years.
Our expansion of products to meet local needs also includes upholstered
furniture, national brands like Sealy and locally manufactured
We know that much of our success is due to our willingness to take the
time to give credible advice on our customers’ overall decorating
concepts as well as finishing and refinishing needs. We value our customer's
loyalty and friendship, and try at every opportunity to exceed
Word of mouth referrals have been our best advertisement for value,
honesty, integrity and service. These are the concepts Ruth Murphy had
in mind when she founded Murphy’s Furniture.
With three decades of furniture sales and service experience under our
belt, we thank our entire customer family, for continuing to make us your
family’s furniture store for over 40 years.