We are located in downtown Vancouver Washington, just off of I-5, 8 miles North of downtown Portland OR
FROM PORTLAND / THE SOUTH: I-5 North to the Columbia River bridge, get in the right hand lane, take EXIT City Center 1-B, this wraps you around up'n'over the freeway, take first LEFT on to 6th Street, go 2 blocks to Washington, LEFT on Washington. We are right hand side across from the funny look'n round building (Smith Tower).
SEATTLE / FROM THE NORTH: I-5 South, Mill Plain EXIT, RIGHT on Mill Plain, go West about 5 blocks to Washington, LEFT on Washington, go South about 9 blocks. We are on the right hand side just past 6th Street. Across from the funny look'n round building (Smith Tower).
Matt Brislawn, born and raised in Vancouver Washington. I opened Briz Loan & Guitar in the summer of 1995 with a desire to bring something that was missing in Vancouver, a used musical instrument shop. Growing up in Vancouver in the 80's there was only one new music shop in Vancouver with prices out of my budget. I could only dream of owing a guitar. Years later, about the same time I got my first legitimate job, a friend turned me on to pawn shops. I was using another friends bass and needed an amp so we headed to the then desolate downtown Vancouver to Cameo Loans. Funny part is, when we walked out, I was carrying a small $40 Crate bass amp under one arm and a $100 MicroMoog under the other. I didn't even know what the Moog was, it was just so freaky looking. My life was changed forever, I was now a Pawn Shop hound. From then on, everything needed for every band, pawn shops would be the first stop.
The name? Well, our family has been in Vancouver for 4 generations now. My grandfather, father, and myself have been called Briz by friends for quite some time now. It just seemed natural.
I have been playing electric bass and/or my MicroMoog since 1989, drums since 1999, and now confusing people with my electronics as Brizbomb since 2005.
A pawn is a collateral based loan where we hold your item in safe climate controlled and monitored storage for 90 days with 24 hour security. Loans may be rewritten on or before the 90th day by paying the interest. Interest is set by the State of Washington. Only after the 90 day loan period, if interest is not paid, is when items are placed up for sale. Over 80% of our customers either pick-up, or pay the interest to renew their loan. A valid state ID, drivers license, passport, or military ID is required. There is no credit check and transactions are not reported to any credit bureau. Our average loan is $100 and cost $117 to pick-up in 30 days.
More than 75 million people do not have a bank account or credit cards in the USA. In today's diverse society, many people depend on pawnshops to help them meet their daily financial needs not met by other financial institutions. Our customers represent the working families of America who have an unexpected need for a short term loan. Pawn loans keep the electricity on, rents paid and cars working. Working with law enforcement has always been an important part of operating a pawnshop. Briz Loan & Guitar complies with all federal, state and local regulations. If you wish to contact us with a notice of stolen musical instruments please include a case number and the name of the jurisdiction. Every item is recorded and cross checked with a national database through the local police department. For more information on PAWN SHOPS, visit: NATIONAL PAWNBROKERS ASSOCIATION. Give us a call for more info on how you can get a fast and simple cash loan on your music gear.