Stop 20

Stop 20: Grand & Stark

Welcome to the outdoor store cluster.

Next Adventure is Portland’s alternative outdoor store. They feature close-outs, dealer samples, and used equipment along with all of the latest and greatest brand name gear for kayakers, climbers, snowboarders, campers, skiers, etc. They sponsor a kayak school, an outdoor school and gear rental among other things. A great place to get lost in.

Andy and Bax, 324 S.E Grand, has provided a huge selection of military surplus, Whitewater Rafting and Outdoor supplies since 1945. The carry a line of inflatables ranging from entry level to the latest in professional designs.

BikeNHike, 400 S.E. Grand, was founded in 1971 by Al French, to sell the best quality outdoor products at a reasonable price. The Portland opened in 1996 and became an early partner with Giant bicycles in 1989. It supports advocacy organizations like the BTA, NWTA, and sponsors local rides and races.

Here’s 1929 shot of a Goodrich gas station at the corner of Union (MLK) & Stark.

NEXT: Stop #21, Grand & Burnside