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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… Read More »

Posted in: New Products, Reviews, Sales

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:  … 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… Read More »

Posted in: Events, News & Information

Gift Guide for Outdoorsy Folks

Thanksgiving has past, and Christmas is nearly upon us! Let us help make your holiday gift giving a little bit easier this year. We asked each Mountain Shop staff member to tell us what they are most stoked on, so that you can get the perfect gift for each outdoorsy person on your list. Check out… Read More »

Posted in: New Products, Reviews

Whippet Recall

Black Diamond makes excellent products, but even the greats are effected by the occasional flaw. Luckily, BD’s number one concern is customer safety. Thus they have issued the following recall on Whippets. Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntarily announced a recall of a limited number of… Read More »

Posted in: News & Information, Reviews, Uncategorized

Sandy Ridge: Winter Riding

Believe it or not, temps in the low 30′s don’t mean riding at Sandy Ridge is done for the season! Tuesday morning, a hardy crew from the Mountain Shop rolled out of bed at 5am, braved the bone chilling cold, and made the drive out to Sandy for some fall biking. Pulling into a snow covered parking lot we began second guessing… Read More »

Posted in: Trip Report

Six Moon Designs at the Mountain Shop

We are officially flattered. One of our favorite brands, Six Moon Designs, did a dealer profile on us. The following piece not only makes us blush, but also does a good job of explaining our belief in ultralight.   Specializing in carrying cottage-industry lightweight gear brands, the Mountain Shop in Portland, Oregon has carved a… Read More »

Posted in: News & Information, Reviews

Craggin’ Classic

What in the world is the Craggin’ Classic?! Glad you asked. The Craggin’ Classic is an annual climbing festival held at Smith Rock and hosted by the American Alpine Club and C.A.M.P. Running October 10th through 12th, the weekend is chalk full of awesome things! Start the weekend Friday evening with a Climber’s Party at… Read More »

Posted in: Events

The Adventures of Gradie: National Dog Appreciation Day

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… Read More »

Posted in: Events

The Adventures of Gradie: Part II

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… Read More »

Posted in: Trip Report

Photography Basics, by Guest Blogger Todd Medema

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… Read More »

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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… Read More »

Posted in: Events, Past Events, Trip Report

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