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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 »

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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

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… Read More »

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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… Read More »

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

Our New Adventure Biking Program Has Hatched!

Adventure Biking is alive and well at the Mountain Shop! We started our official launch with a shop party – to be followed by more, so no long faces if you missed it.   Here are a few of our bikes, packs, and camping gear, all of which you can rent. We’ve been doing fast-and-light… Read More »

Posted in: News & Information, Past Events

The Adventures of Gradie: Part I

My name is Gradie, but many of you know me as the Mountain Shop dog. Probably because last time you were in I ran up and asked for pets…or treats…I like treats. My mom said I could have my very own blog series all about my adventures! I like this. Since I am a dog… Read More »

Posted in: Trip Report

Why You Should Take the Time to Travel

This is my first day back to work in a month. A whole glorious 31 days free of cellphones, emails, and to do lists. It seemed appropriate that the first blog I write upon my return should be an attempt to persuade people to do the same thing. So prepare for some serious persuasion as… Read More »

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Friday the 13th Bike Pub Crawl Recap

The Mountain Shop Friday the 13th happy hour and bike pub crawl was a fantastic night!  We started things off at the shop with some Fat Tire and Chain Breaker (of course), then made our way to the first stop, Moon and Sixpence on NE 42nd and Tillamook.  Their huge back patio was a great… Read More »

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Friday night: Adventure Bike Pub Crawl

One of our favorite things is rolling from brewpub to brewpub on these wonderful summer nights. Now that these warm and wonderful evenings are upon us, please come out and join us for the second in our series of biking pub crawls! Join us this Friday as we peddle from pub to pub on a loosely… Read More »

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Memorial Weekend Sale!

The Mountain Shop Memorial Weekend sale starts this Friday, May 23rd! Check out the details below for huge savings on your favorite outdoor products! Select soft shells, insulated layers, climbing shoes, approach shoes and wetsuits are 30-50% off. We also have our 2013 winter apparel and equipment on sale, some items up to 75% off!… Read More »

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