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

Osprey Exos 48

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

Our Price: $190.00

Salsa Mukluk

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

Our Price: $2,399.00

La Sportiva TC Pro

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

Our Price: $180.00


Next Event

Tech Tuesday Workshop: Field Repair, and Preparing & Maintaining Your Bike

Jul 29, 2014 6:30 pm

Don’t let that nagging question of, “What if something happens to my bike while I’m out on the trail?” stop you from getting out this summer! We’ll guide you through common mechanical mishaps, and how to address them so that you can keep on rollin’. Because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, we will cover maintenance basics to help prevent that “whoops” moment on your adventures. RSVP with Lisa[at]MountainShop[dot]net to claim your spot.

From The Blog

Post STP Thoughts

Another STP has come and gone. And, man, what a trip! This was my second time riding the Seattle to Portland, so I assumed it would go more smoothly than last year. This time I knew what to expect (see my previous blog, 6 Must-Do’s for the STP), and, in a lot of respects, I was right. The tips and tricks I picked up last year paid off in a very tangible way. However, I was also wrong. To keep things interesting this year’s STP had some curve balls. We started Day 1 at 7:20am from the University of Washington campus. The… Read More »

Posted in: Events, Past Events, Trip Report

6 Must-Do’s for the STP…or any long bike ride

The Group Health Seattle to Portland Bike Ride (more commonly known as the STP) is this weekend! 10,000 people will mount their trusty steeds (more commonly known as bikes) and ride 200 miles from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR. The scenic route wanders through valleys, forests, farmlands, and quaint towns. Most riders will do the ride in two days, but some brave souls will choose to conqueror the route in a single push. I am not brave…or at least not THAT brave. Heidi, Mountain Shop employee, here to talk to you about the STP. This will be my second year riding the… Read More »

Posted in: Events

Wy’East Nordic’s Tele & AT Camp Blew My Mind

It may sound like an exaggeration to come right out and say that Shelley Hakanson’s weekend Tele/AT Camp (and bonus pre-camp tour on Friday) was life-changing, but that is the most accurate way to describe my skiing transformation. Wow. Backing up a bit… Wy’east Nordic, Shelley’s outfit, set up a fun tour day on Friday before the camp instruction officially began over to Illumination Saddle and Zigzag Glacier on Mt. Hood. As it turned out, the weather had other plans for us. So we skinned up the climber’s trail and played around in White River canyon…very satisfying and fun. The snow… Read More »

Posted in: New Products, Past Events, Reviews, Trip Report

Meet Our Team

Gary Lawton
Gary was born and raised in North Carolina. After a three year stint in Alaska in the late 80′s he settled in Portland and is happy to call Oregon home. Gary has worked in the outdoor retail arena for over 25 years, and has been at the Mountain Shop since October 2012.  He simply loves life in the outdoors and loves to share his experience in helping others choose the right gear, especially if it means lightening your pack. Over the years he has enjoyed hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, and bicycling.  His greatest accomplishment in the mountains was a… Read More »

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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