Buy PDX: Not Your Everyday Sneakers

Inside Chinatown's Consignment Sneaker Store Index

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From behind the counter, Mikey Nguyen slides four high-school-aged boys a shoebox. They exchange cash and the boys slip out of the Chinatown storefront.“We do legit checks here,” explains Terrence Ricketts, the other shoe fanatic behind Index sneaker consignment on Northwest Third Avenue. “People bring in their shoes, whether they want to sell them here or not, and we tell them if they are ...   More
 
Friday, May 22, 2015 LUCAS CHEMOTTI

Buy PDX: Adidas Skate Copa Competition (Slideshow)

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Adidas pro and Portland skate legend Silas Baxter Neal opened up his personal skate park, "The Grotto," to the public on April 25 for a battle of Northwest skate shops. Adidas' annual Skate Copa is a nationwide shop-versus-shop competition where board-makers compete for $20,000 in prize money and hefty bragging rights. The Grotto, which might look familiar if you saw "The Grotto Park" Thrasher ...   More
 
Sunday, April 26, 2015 by Lucas Chemotti

Buy PDX: Bluemercury Opening, Frances May Moves, Nike and Adidas Launch Groundbreaking Lines

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Bluemercury is opening a second Portland location in the Pearl District on NW Couch street, across from Powells. ”Following in the footsteps of its well-received Bridgeport Village location, Bluemercury will be expanding its Portland presence,” Allix Wright said. If Bridgeport Village's swanky reputation don't tip you off; this stuff isn't cheap. Macy’s recently acquired the luxury ...   More
 
Monday, March 16, 2015 by Lucas Chemotti

Buy Local: The Pace of Portland

A collection of local running gear.


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Skora Fit men’s and women’s shoes $94.95, skorarunning.com At first look, something seems off. On second look, it becomes clear that Wilsonville-based Skora’s newest line of running shoes   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

More Big Contributions Roll in for Portland Schools Campaign


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Contributions to the campaign for Portland Public Schools' $548 million construction bond continue to roll in. And these aren't small-time donations. Legacy Health System gave $5,000 recently. Northwest Natural Gas gave $25,000, and Adidas gave $10,000—the same amount as Nike gave last month. The Portland School Board is expected to vote on Jan. 24 whether to couple the bond campaign with ...   More
 
Thursday, January 6, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Official Opening of the Ed Benedict Skate Plaza


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Photo: Rich Burton of Earth Patrol Media Mark your calendars, skateboarders. The official opening ceremony for the Ed Benedict Skate Plaza is Saturday, May 30, and it will be a mix up of all kinds of awesome including an Adidas/Tribute Skateboards Skate Jam, a best trick competition, and the next installment of the PP&R Skate Jam Invitational for kids in grades K-8 and 9-12. A fitting ...   More
 
Monday, May 11, 2009 Megan Brescini

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