We are an outdoor store for families who play in nature and, with each purchase, help give back to the community.
Our mission is to work with artists & designers who carry brands that serve the outdoors while meeting our standard of ethical business; from economic price points that can be approached by all families, earth-friendly quality of manufacturing, and supporting 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; also represented by salespeople experienced with children. A decision was made to create an inclusive outdoor store for kids.
A flagship store was established in 2016 inside a historic building of St Johns, North 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 around us for 3 years just before a shift was to occur with the Covid-19 pandemic. Unexpectedly, our landlord forced our hands to move just prior to the pandemic and we quickly pivoted to build a new presence online with in-person events.
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