The Mountain Shop offers the best camping, climbing, hiking, and skiing equipment available, and makes it easy for customers to enjoy their time in the outdoors. We offer full rental packages, high-end demos, quality equipment repair, and the very best knowledge for custom fitting you to the right equipment, the first time. Learn More »


Featured Products

Sanuk Vagabond

What is the Thai word for fun? SANUK! This brand has taken fun to a whole new level…

Our Price: $55

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Osprey Exos 48

The Exos 48 is a top loading technical backpack designed specifically for superlight backpacking…

Our Price: $190.00

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Salsa Mukluk

The Mukluk 2 is our ride-anywhere fatbike designed to take you where other bikes can’t…

Our Price: $2,399.00

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La Sportiva TC Pro

The ultimate technical big wall free climbing shoe designed to provide powerful, technical edging…

Our Price: $180.00

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Next Event

Cascade Adventure Protectors Kick Off Party

Dec 21, 2014 12:00 pm

Cascade Adventure Protectors weaves our local snow sports community together to reduce our environmental impact through education, outreach and events. We are bringing together Northwest organizations, community members and brands for a campaign that will offer our Cascade community the opportunity to learn, grow and take action in regards to protecting our powder playground. Join us on December 21st at Base Camp Brewing Company to learn more about CAP and learn ways you can get involved in protecting our wonderful powder playground this winter! There will be local community members and brands attending, as well as the opportunity to learn more about our... Read More »

Upcoming Events

  1. Cascade Adventure Protectors Kick Off Party

    December 21 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. Mazama Student Nordic Night

    January 5, 2015 @ 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
  3. Backcountry Film Festival

    January 15, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Mountain Shop Teacup Classic

    January 25, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

From The Blog

The Gift of Safety

Do you love someone who loves the outdoors? Give them the gift of safety with a satellite communication device! And now is the perfect time to do so. Both inReach and SPOT are offering special Christmas deals. These devices allow your loved one to send a message, letting you know that they are safe on their adventure, with just the touch of a button. Should something go wrong, they also offer an SOS feature that sends a message to the Rescue Monitoring Center. When Mountain Shop employee, Gary Lawton, told us that he was going to hike the Continental Divide… Read More »

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Big Nordic News!

Here at the Mountain Shop we love Nordic skiing. It’s fun. It’s a great cardio workout. It’s a great activity for the whole family. Nordic skiing is downright exhilarating! So, we were especially happy to hear about the new updates at the Meadows Nordic Center. Here is their press release with the good news:   “Meadows Nordic is taking a major evolutionary stride forward. We are pleased to announce that Maestro Sam Cordell will join your friends, on the Nordic Center staff, as creative force and Nordic representative in Meadows High Command. Mission Control will once again be under the… Read More »

Posted in: News & Information

#SmallBizSat

Thanksgiving is a time for appreciating everything that we have: family, friends, good food to eat, beautiful mountains to play in, and so much more. Thus, it seems more than a little ironic that this day of thanks is followed immediately by a bargain hunting fueled shopping frenzy, that in recent years has been happening earlier and earlier. Black Friday is the biggest retail day of the year. While we at the Mountain Shop can appreciate a good deal as much as the next person, we also want to focus on what the holiday season really means. That is partly why when… Read More »

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Meet Our Team

Simon Mcdowell
Alaska native Simon started working for the Mountain Shop in October of 2007. He figured that since he never wanted to grow up, he should be surrounded by like-minded overgrown children. That’s why, 7 years later, he’s still in love with the industry. In his free time outside of tearing up the track at Sandy ridge or shredding Mt. Hood, Simon enjoys reggae music and candy. His favorite outdoor activities include skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, soccer and sitting around a campfire.

Did You Know?

  • 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.

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Mountain Shop is a member of Active NW, a group of local businesses that are deeply rooted within our active community. We encourage you to support these businesses in honor of their continued support of a happy and healthy Northwest.

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