What is the Thai word for fun? SANUK! This brand has taken fun to a whole new level…
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Everyone’s favorite climbing film is coming to town October 14th. Join us at Revolution Hall for a night of prizes, film, and stoke! In its landmark 10th year, REEL ROCK is kicking off the 2015 world tour to over 450 locations around the world. From big walls to big moves, REEL ROCK 10 features athletes Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson, Alex Honnold, Jimmy Webb, Daniel Woods and a special tribute to the late Dean Potter. This year’s tour boasts an eclectic program that will get you psyched! More info and tickets available HERE. Films:A Line Across the Sky (35 min) Dean Potter... Read More »
Founded in 1937, the Mountain Shop’s legacy is deeply rooted in the tradition of sharing our love for the outdoors with everyone we meet. Although a gear shop, we are highly dedicated to supporting our local community by offering educational clinics and events, hosting fundraisers, supporting local budding athletes, and helping to grow outdoor programs for budding youth. We pride ourselves in having some of the most knowledgeable and experienced staff in the country. Anyone joining the Mountain Shop team can look forward to learning and having fun! If you have extensive product knowledge we want you! We are currently… Read More »
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Portland Rock Gym is locally owned and has been part of the Portland community for 27 years. Now, September 26th, they are celebrating a giant new expansion! What does this expansion mean for you? + 12,000 sq feet of additional Space + 10,000 sq feet of additional Climbing + 80 Bike Parking spaces, 20 of which are covered +1,100 sq foot Yoga Studio +650 sq foot Fitness Room +2,300 sq feet dedicated Instruction and Youth oriented climbing walls + Lounge and Cafe space New features that will set PRG apart from other gyms in the area include the state’s only 17’ top-out… Read More »
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I always say, “Climbing is 10% skill, and 90% style!” My math might be a little off but the point is, if you look good, you feel good. Looking good while climbing can be tough, so we decided to bring in some rad climbing apparel. Of course, we would never ever sacrifice function for fashion. We made sure these clothes look good, while also being technical. We searched high and low (but mostly high since we were looking for climbing styles! #punsarefun) and brought in the radest stuff we could find from brands like Patagonia, Outdoor Research, Black Diamond and… Read More »
The Mountain Shop is the oldest mountaineering, climbing, back packing, and ski shop in North America, opening its doors in Portland, Oregon over 77 years ago.
Timberline Lodge and the Mountain Shop opened for business in the same year, 1937.
The Mountain Shop originally opened its doors in 1937 as the Nestle Down Outdoor Shop, selling custom made sleeping systems. Their famous 6 ½ pound premium down sleeping system sold for $27.50.
Original owners of the Mountain Shop, Everett and Ida Darr, were part of many notable first attempts and climbs in the Pacific Northwest, including Jefferson Park Glacier, Bonanza, and St Peters Dome.
The site of present day Charlie’s Mountain View bar in Government Camp was the site of Darr's Mountain Shop, for over 25 years. During this time the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol headquarters was also housed inside.
In the late 1930’s, the Mountain Shop was contracted by the U.S. Department of Defense to build mountaineering axes and metal edge skis. This equipment was used by the 10th Mountain Division to help assist the US fight against axis powers in WWII.
In the 1970’s Mountain Shop had a second store in Sun Valley, Idaho.
In the 1980’s the Mountain Shop’s annual Pajama party didn’t start until after midnight and ran thru the middle of the night with discounts getting deeper the later you came in.
In the 1990’s the shop staff was making twin tip skis for local skiers by breaking the tails of laminate GS skis, separating the layers, regluing and clamping the tails in antique tip presses, then shaping and riveting them.
2013 Mountain Shop buys the region’s most sophisticated Alpine and Nordic ski tuning machine; the same machine and tools the U.S. Ski Team uses at the Center for Excellence in Park City Utah.
In 2013 one of only two Campi Certified bike mechanics in Oregon joins the Mountain Shop staff.
In 2013 Adventure Bike Studio opens in the Mountain Shop, specializing in gravel grinders, fat tires, full suspension Mt bikes, endurance road bikes that are all custom fit for snow bike packing to full road touring.
The professional staff at the Mountain Shop carries over 175 years of collective experience working as outdoor professionals. We have four Guides, two Ski Patrollers, Nordic and Alpine ski coaches, snowboard instructors, Alpine and Nordic Masters Racers, a certified Campi Bike Mechanic, Serrota Certified bike fitters, five Climbers, one personal trainer, two Mountain Bike Patrollers, one ultra-light thru-hiker, a cultural anthropologist, two master ski and snow board technicians, more professionally certified boot fitters than you can shake a stick at, and one kick ass ballerina shredder.