Portland, get ready! On Friday, September 30th, TGR is returning to the Aladdin Theatre for the winter kick-off party of the year. Join us to celebrate TGR’s 21st birthday with the one-night only premiere of our new feature length ski and snowboard film, Tight Loose. KEEP IT TIGHT: Our family-friendly early show kicks off at 6:30pm, with grom-specific prizes, athlete poster signings and more. As always, tickets are only $7 for kids under 16, so bring the groms out for a night with TGR. LETS GET LOOSE: Or, join us for the raging late show - where there are likely to be as many shots at the... Read More »
PNW born and raised, Brooke Jackson recently moved to Portland and has now joined the Mountain Shop team. Whether it’s climbing, running, biking, hiking or any other sport – she does it! Brooke spent the last two years working in Thailand, studying yoga in Bali, trekking thru Nepal and lastly traveling throughout North America as an Adventure Tour Guide. Her passions are in helping encourage and educated others to be confident and responsible while in the outdoors. This can be seen through her photography and writing which emphasizes landscapes rarely seen and the struggle to achieve those views. Being the… Read More »
Do the words, sidewall, stone-grind, or base-patch make you water at the mouth? When someone is talking about different snow conditions, do you visualize what type of wax they should use? Do you take an awkwardly strong stance on different edge angles? If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of those questions, WE WANT YOU!!! Please send your resume to email@example.com with ‘SHOP TECH’ in the subject line.
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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 while having an amazingly fun time! If you have extensive product knowledge we want you!… Read More »
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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.