About Us

We are an outdoor store for families who play in nature and with each purchase, help give back to our community. 

 

Our mission is to carry brands that best serve the outdoor community and meets our standard of ethical business; from economic price points that can be approached by all families, earth-friendly quality of manufacturing, and supporting philanthropy in social or environmental causes.

Mt. Hood, Eliza R Barchus  

 

Chelsea L Ingle is a local proprietor and business owner from Portland, OR. Her ancestry dates back to a landscape artist Eliza R. Barchus (1857-1959), who was later credited by the Oregon Legislature as "The Oregon Artist".  Given her love for the mountains, a business idea came about when searching for a place to find family outdoor gear by a reputable & friendly source in the industry; represented by salespeople experienced with children.  A decision was made to create an inclusive outdoor store for kids and  we presented ourselves to the largest retail trade show Outdoor Retailer, in 2016.  

 

A flagship store was established shortly thereafter in a historic building of St Johns, in N Portland. A partnership was established with Troll City Boathouse for rentals of sups & kayaks to use on the Willamette River nearby. Our community support held tightly amongst waves of construction and development in the area for 3 years just before a shift was to occur with the Covid-19  pandemic. A notice to vacate was received a few months prior and we protected resources towards building our presence online.

 

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