1.27.17

Bridge & Burn x Kiriko’s release their first collaboration

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Bridge & Burn x Kiriko’s first collaboration showcases the innovation of Portland design and tradition of Japanese textiles. Press Release — Uniting classic American workwear and a minimalist Japanese aesthetic, the Bridge & Burn x Kiriko collaboration presents a unique, stylish collection of men’s and women’s apparel, featuring heritage Japanese textiles within a capsule collection […]

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12.12.16

Silent Auction Fundraiser for Gateway Green

HELP US RAISE MONEY FOR GATEWAY GREEN AOYP is hosting a silent auction fundraiser this Wednesday, December 21st, at A&O’s 7th Annual Industry Celebration to raise money for Gateway Green. SHOP FOR A GOOD CAUSE The silent auction is action-packed with amazing local athletic and outdoor swag just in time for the holiday season! This silent auction is […]

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7.1.16

A&O: The Year In Review

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Although summer has just begun, it’s the end of the fiscal year here at PDC, and we thought it would be a good time to highlight some of the event and program successes we have achieved over the past 12 months. The PDC works with the Athletic and Outdoor (A&O) industry to organize and support […]

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6.13.16

Apply to win 4 night hotel stay at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City!

The Outdoor Retailer (OR) show happens twice a year in Salt Lake City and is the largest domestic trade show for the outdoor industry. Brands big and small gather to make business connections, show off upcoming product lines, and learn about important issues facing the industry. The show is a great opportunity for those just […]

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5.12.16

Pop Up Portland Returns to Tokyo

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May 12, 2016 | Portland, OR– PDC will accompany several Portland companies to PopUp PDX Japan, a business development showcase and export mission taking place May 19-22 in Tokyo, Japan. This marks the third time a Portland contingent led by PDC will promote the Portland brand in Japan. The four-day event organized by PDC is […]

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3.7.16

KEEN Searching for 2016 Summer KEEN-terns

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March 7, 2016- (Portland, OR)- KEEN has posted openings for its 2016 summer KEEN-tern program. The internship program brings 10 of the best and brightest college students and recent grads to KEEN HQ for 10 weeks, where they will get to work on projects and research that will impact the future of KEEN, connect with professionals […]

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12.8.15

Honorable Mention: Building Community Through the Outdoors

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I grew up in Queretaro, Mexico. When I was 12, I moved to the United States with my mother who was leaving a bad marriage and wanted to seek new opportunities. We lived in the Pacific North West for years, I went to high school, college, got a job and built a life here. As […]

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12.7.15

Honorable Mention: A Sustainable, Earth Friendly Pet Company

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Armed with a patch kit and dreading the task of fixing a year’s worth of punctured tubes I had earned from many miles of bike commuting, I thought to myself, dog leashes! These would make great dog leashes. Little did I know that this little project on my home sewing machine would set the course […]

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10.26.15

Mobby’s Opens North American office in Portland Metro

Mobby’s, a watersports company and the largest manufacturer of scuba diving suits in Japan, has opened a North American office beginning October 1, 2015. Mobby’s North American office will oversee sales, marketing, and distribution for the Mobby’s brand of diving suits in the U.S. and Canada.  The company will be headquartered in Beaverton, OR – […]

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10.1.15

Travel Oregon and Outdoor Project Partner

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PORTLAND, OREGON (September 30, 2015) – Outdoor Project—found online at outdoorproject.com—announced their content sharing collaboration with Travel Oregon in an effort to make it easier for people to plan outdoor adventures in Oregon. The partnership facilitates the sharing of outdoor ideas supplementing Travel Oregon’s existing editorial with adventure content from Outdoor Project. With so much […]

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7.10.15

Pensole and PDC partner to provide scholarships for Portland students

PDC is partnering with Pensole Footwear Design Academy to offer scholarships for the upcoming BMe Soleciety design master class. The BMe SOLCIETY master class will take place from August 3 – 28 in Portland, Oregon. Eighteen aspiring footwear leaders will be selected and assigned to six teams of three students, representing three footwear professions – […]

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6.10.15

University of Oregon leading effort to secure federal funding for fiber and textiles innovation

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More than two years ago President Obama announced that his administration would create National Network Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (NNMI) to reinvent manufacturing in the United States.  His administration has announced 8 Institutes ranging from light weight metals & composites to digital manufacturing & flexible electronics. The administration recently announced the ninth and probably last NNMI […]

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Outdoor Project and Base Camp to host second annual summer solstice block party

PORTLAND, OREGON (June 10, 2015) – Local startup Outdoor Project—found online at http://www.outdoorproject.com— and Base Camp Brewing Company, a Portland craft beer maker, announced today they will be hosting their second annual Summer Solstice Block Party together on Saturday, June 27. The block party is free to attend and open to all ages. Beginning at […]

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6.8.15

Apply to win free hotel/registration for the Outdoor Retailer show!

The Outdoor Retailer (OR) show happens twice a year in Salt Lake City and is the largest domestic trade show for the outdoor industry. Brands big and small gather to make business connections, show off upcoming product lines, and learn about important issues facing the industry. The show is a great opportunity for those just […]

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6.2.15

Pop Up Portland in Tokyo Recap

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Recently, a group of Portland and Oregon companies traveled to Tokyo, Japan for a trade and export mission. Pop Up Portland 2015 in Tokyo took place from April 18-25, 2015. The week-long event was part of a business development mission organized by the Portland Development Commission for Athletic and Outdoor (A&O), maker, and design companies. […]

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4.23.15

Pop Up Portland Tokyo Spotlight- Archival Clothing

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Pop Up Portland 2015 in Tokyo is in full swing! The weeklong event is part of a business development mission organized by the Portland Development Commission for Athletic and Outdoor (A&O), maker, and design companies. The purpose of the mission is to increase trade opportunities for Portland and Oregon companies. Participating companies meet with distributors, […]

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4.21.15

Pop Up Portland Tokyo Spotlight- Egg Press

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Pop Up Portland 2015 in Tokyo is in full swing! The weeklong event is part of a business development mission organized by the Portland Development Commission for Athletic and Outdoor (A&O), maker, and design companies. The purpose of the mission is to increase trade opportunities for Portland and Oregon companies. Participating companies meet with distributors, […]

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4.20.15

POP UP PORTLAND TOKYO SPOTLIGHT- PDW

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Pop Up Portland 2015 in Tokyo is in full swing! The weeklong event is part of a business development mission organized by the Portland Development Commission for Athletic and Outdoor (A&O), maker, and design companies. The purpose of the mission is to increase trade opportunities for Portland and Oregon companies. Participating companies meet with distributors, […]

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4.2.15

JOIN PORTLAND A&O INDUSTRY IN SUPPORTING OUTDOOR SCHOOL FOR ALL

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Join Columbia Sportswear, Keen and other representatives of Oregon’s outdoor apparel and sportswear industry and endorse Outdoor School for All. This project is working with the Oregon Legislature to provide a full week of Outdoor School for every Oregon 5th or 6th grade student. Outdoor School has been an Oregon tradition for over 50 years—more […]

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2.11.15

Outdoor Project to Give Away Free Pro Memberships Over Holiday Weekend

PORTLAND, OREGON (February 9, 2015) – Local startup Outdoor Project—found online at outdoorproject.com—announced today they would be giving away free Pro Membership to new users from February 13 – February 16, 2015. This year, with Friday the 13th, Presidents’ Day Weekend and Valentine’s Day all happening at the same time, Outdoor Project is launching a […]

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