Oregon's Oldest and Largest Pawnbrokers

About H&B Jewelry and Loan Company

Portland Oregon Pawnbroker

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H&B Jewelry and Loan Company was established in 1948 by Lou Tobin. He had just returned from chasing Hitler around Europe and was ready to settle down and start a family. Although Lou had no formal education, he developed a philosophy "Be fair with your customers, give them bargains and treat them with dignity and they will remain your customers forever." That philosophy is still in place. We are honored by generations of good customers and friends of H&B, and we remember they are the reason we are here. 
H&B has been a member of the National Pawnbroker's Association since 1989, and is indeed Oregon's oldest licensed pawnbroker. For decades we have specialized in fine diamonds and fine jewelry, as a member of the Jeweler's Board of Trade for over twenty years. We also belong to the JCK and the Oregon State Jewelers Association, and have for more than twenty years. 


In 1970, Phil Tobin (Lou's son) came into the company adding his own new dimension to an already thriving business. Phil has been at the helm for the past 45 years, moving the company into the 21st century with a standard that is unequaled in the pawn industry. 

HB StaffToday, almost 70 years later, and a third generation, H&B Jewelry and Loan has become the oldest state licensed pawnbroker in Oregon. Although specializing in jewelry, H&B handles everything you would expect to find in a well-run organized pawnshop. Jewelry, cameras, musical instruments, electronics, tools and much more. The company averages over 200 loans per day and has a staff of professionals all eager to help you. 

Our Diamond customers span over 70 years and three generations. Manufacturing jewelers and dealers check with us often to see what new is being offered. We created H&B Jewelry Replacement to service better our clients, new and old. Our diamond division will specialize in offering the finest possible choices, and for vastly less than retail. Be sure and run the diamond search engine, you'll find over 30,000 certified diamonds there, and surely yours.