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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Planning for a 5 month thru hike can be daunting! Mountain Shop thru hike expert, Gary Lawton (trail name, Shutterbug), will share what he learned from planning his successful 2012 PCT and 2014 CDT hikes. Gary will discuss food, resupply strategies, and proper training for mind and body.
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 »
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 »
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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 »
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.