During the 1970s, Yaw’s branched out to several other locations. There was Yaw’s Ham-Bur-Beef Gateway at 10711 NE Halsey Street and Yaw’s Raleighwest at 6443 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway near Raleigh Hills. They also opened Yaw’s Sports Page Lounge at the Raleigh Hills location. For a while, Yaw’s Restaurant and Bakery was located at NW 23rd and Burnside.
After serving quality food for 56 years, Yaw’s closed in 1982. Fast forward 30 years to September 2012 and Steve Yaw, grandson of W.P. Yaw, opened the new Yaw’s Top Notch at 11340 NE Halsey Street after several years of raising capital, preparation and construction. After a grand opening in mid-October, they are fine tuning their operation. Yaw’s was always known for their ice cream and shakes. They have several mouth-watering flavors including Butterfinger and peanut butter. Their fries do not need ketchup. They are famous for green river lime soda drinks and their famous hand-made pies are now available.