The Neal Institute, was founded in 1892, Des Moines, Iowa, and franchised in 63 cities. From the research that I did, the institute was in business, at one address or another, in Portland from 1911-1921. The original address of 68 Deering St, then 147 Pleasant Ave, and finally 166 Pleasant Ave.

Nationwide prohibition started in 1920, and had a major impact on businesses such as The Neal Institute, The Keeley Institute and The Gatlin Institute, three of the larger alcohol and drug treatment franchises. By 1922, only two of the Neal Institutes remained open in the country.

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