What is the Thai word for fun? SANUK! This brand has taken fun to a whole new level…
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The Exos 48 is a top loading technical backpack designed specifically for superlight backpacking…
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The Mukluk 2 is our ride-anywhere fatbike designed to take you where other bikes can’t…
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Lately Bikepacking and Adventure Biking have become buzz words, but what does it all mean? At this free Bikepacking 101 workshop, we’ll cover the basics, as well as many of the specifics, to get you out on your bike: our rental fleet of bikes, packs, and camping equipment, how to prepare yourself and your bike, and route selection, to name a few. RSVP with Lisa[at]MountainShop[dot]net to claim your spot.
Gradie, Mountain Shop dog here. And I’ve got GREAT news for all my four-legged friends: Today, August 26th, is National Dog Appreciation Day! That’s right! An entire day dedicated to celebrating all that we do for our humans. Finally, some recognition for all of the invaluable squirrel chasing. Just think about how many squirrels there would be if we slacked off on our duties!? Portland would be overrun! Now National Dog Appreciation Day is here and we can bask in the glory of extra treats and pets. This day is not just about extra treats though (although treats are a VERY important… Read More »
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Hi there! It’s me, Gradie the Mountain Shop dog again. Just finished taking my owner for a walk, so I thought I’d finish telling you the story of how I came to Portland. When we last left off, I was getting wind up my nose as we drove away from Joe’s Valley, UT. Now my human and I had our sights and our noses set on Boulder, CO. We had heard tell that there was lots of adventuring to be had in this far off place. We drove for what seemed like days. I passed the time playing with my new chew… Read More »
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It’s standard practice for a post about the core ideas or values of photography to talk about things like “lighting” and “composition” and “focal lengths.” That’s how people are expected to learn photography. But, you know what? After years of photography, I’ve found that those posts mean almost nothing in the field. If you focus on “balancing the exposure” all day, you’ll have technically nice photos – without an impact. And that’s not where you want to be, because people with better technology will always be able to take technically better photographs. No, photography is an art. Today’s post talks… 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 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 WWI.
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.