1. Rad Retailers: Leeward Northwest Surf & Sea

    By now, you may or may not know about Portland, Oregon’s surf scene. Maybe you’re a local, or you heard about it in passing from an OG Pacific Northwest wave runner or a coastal transient. Or maybe you’ve made the two-hour ride outside the city to brave the moody waters of the Pacific Ocean and scope it out yourself once or twice. But if you haven’t heard about Portland’s surf scene, you’re about to. … Read More

  2. Poler x Nike SB 2014 Holiday Collection

    Poler and Nike SB already have two standout collaborative collections under their belt, so why not go for a third? For their newest collection, the Portland-based brands have teamed up once again for the 2014 Holiday season. The collection features four Nike SB silhouettes, the Dunk High OMS, Lunar Gato, Trainerendor and Zoom Blazer, which combine Poler’s camp vibes with Nike SB’s hi-tech elements for optimal skating. Additionally, a collection of apparel, including a fine-line canvas bomber jacket, crewneck sweatshirt adorned with a Poler Nike SB embroidered patch, long-sleeve buttondown with a zipper side vent, Nike Dri-Fit short-sleeve T-shirt and bright orange pom beanie, complement the four-pack of skate shoes.

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  3. Through The Lens: Chris Burkard + Fjällräven

    Fjällräven’s history dates back to the 1950s, when Swedish outdoor enthusiast Åke Nordin decided to create a wood-framed backpack to more easily distribute weight during long mountain treks. The design quickly caught on and in 1960, Fjällräven became the first company to commercially produce and distribute backpacks. Fast-forward to 2014 and Fjällräven has just launched its first North American advertising campaign, photographed and filmed by renowned artist and outdoorsman Chris Burkard.

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