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

Employee Garage Sale

Apr 17, 2015 10:00 am

Save money while getting awesome gear at our biannual Employee Garage Sale! Employees and industry pros will be selling gear at great prices, giving you the chance to snag employee tested and approved tents, backpacks, skis, clothing and more for pennies on the dollar! Plus, the Shop is closing out new and used ski gear, mountaineering equipment, summer and winter clothing, and more at prices that can’t be beat. For this sale only, take an additional 10% off already rock-bottom prices on all our ski demos!  

Upcoming Events

  1. Employee Garage Sale

    April 17 @ 10:00 am - April 19 @ 5:00 pm
  2. DRAWN

    April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. BANFF Mountain Film Festival

    April 21 @ 7:00 pm - April 23 @ 7:00 pm
  4. Outdoor Photography Workshop

    April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

From The Blog

Fat Tires in the Dalles Mountains

Guest blogger, Jocelyn Gaudi, reports on her fat bike trip in early March. Jocelyn is a member of the Komorebi Cycling Team, a women’s cycling team dedicated to wandering in the right direction. On the second Saturday in March, a couple hundred cyclists gathered out front of the Holsteins Coffee in downtown The Dalles, Oregon. The crowd buzzed with caffeine influenced busyness as riders stuffed pockets with snacks and rechecked their tire pressure. I was standing on the periphery, waving to familiar faces and waiting for my fellow Mutineers to show up. The majority of this bike gang would follow… Read More »

Posted in: Trip Report

Bike & Hike on St Helens

We’ve had a less than stellar winter. But for every bad situation there is a silver lining! Lack of snow made for a unique opportunity to complete a loop hike on the east side of Mt St Helens in early March. The road to Lava Canyon is closed, as it normally is this time of year, but this time it’s not because of snow. The result is a beautiful bike ride from the Marblemount Sno-park to the Lava Canyon trailhead, a distance of about 5 miles. The chilly, early morning ride got me to the trailhead at 8:30am. There I… Read More »

Posted in: Reviews, Trip Report

When Thru Hikers Get Together: The Cascade Winter Ruck

The 2nd Annual Winter Ruck of the American Long Distance Hikers Association was held in Cascade Locks on Saturday. About 140 people, including me, Shutterbug (also known as Gary), to enjoy a day of clinics, learning, and comradery. I set up a Mountain Shop booth to highlight our selection of lightweight backpacks, hiking shoes, and gear. There were hikers ranging from brand new to 23,000 mile thru hiking masters. I have around 5,500 miles of experience under my belt and well worn shoes, between the Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail. It was awesome to hang out with such a… Read More »

Posted in: Events, Past Events, Trip Report

Meet Our Team

Kathy Arn
A native Oregonian, Kathy loves being outdoors and working in her garden. She has the longest history with the Mountain Shop of any staff member having started in the early 1970′s. Kathy keeps both the books and the staff straight here at the Mountain Shop, which is a very demanding position!

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 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.

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