It wasn’t long ago that the Wall Street Journal named Portland, Oregon, the skateboarding capital of the world. Skateboarding has become ingrained in Oregon’s culture more so than almost anywhere else. Therefore, skateboarders have a wide variety of options to choose from when shopping for new equipment. If you’re looking for the best, look no further than our top 10 picks below.
Cal Skate Skateboards claims the mantle of being the “oldest skateboard shop in the planet.” They’ve been in business serving the Portland, Oregon area since 1976 and “stock over 400 unique decks and completes including Old School Boards, long Boards, Cruiser Boards,” and much more. Check out their website to peruse their inventory or stop in to the brick and mortar shop.
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Fall Line in Silverton, Oregon, is rider owned and prides themselves on personalized service. They offer bike, snowboarding, and skate options. Dream board a little out of your price range? Consider their many financing options.
Tactics is a locally owned skate and snowboard shop with two Oregon locations: one in Eugene and another in Bend. Their website is overflowing with awesome information, including shopping tools, skateboarding and longboarding guides, how to properly layer for the winter when snowboarding, and more. Check out their website for a full inventory list and to stop online.
Solsk8s in Bend, Oregon was founded in 2013 by Andre Antoniou who “started out of artistic passion to create a skateboard product line with an emphasis on scared geometry.” Today, the shop stocks decks, trucks, wheels, hardware, grip tape, shirts, shoes, and more. Shop online or in person.
Stop in to the Medford or Ashland Jack’s Board house location for “some of the finest snowboards, longboards, and skateboards on the market today.” New products arrive daily, so make sure to check back regularly. They also stock apparel and roller derby equipment.
Windance Boardshop in Hood River, Oregon, has been in business since 1984 and continues to provide “the best windsurfing gear and service in the Columbia River Gorge.” In addition to windsurfing equipment, they stock kiteboards, SUP, surfing and skateboarding equipment. They sell a ton of used gear on consignment, all of which can be seen on their website.
Sublimity Snow and Skate in Beaverton, Oregon, has been in business for almost two decades. According to their website, “it is owned and operated by two passionate, locally raised snowboarders who had a desire to bring high quality products and knowledge to Portland’s west-side metro area.” They stock balance boards, bags, bearings, longboards, completes, beanies, t-shirts, and much more.
The BDK Boardshop is a relatively new skateboard shop in Sandy, Oregon, having opened just two years ago. Already they’ve made a name for themselves as a “core” skate shop. In addition to their wide array of skate, surf, and snowboarding products, they also have an on-site skateboard museum for customers to check out.
Waxer’s Surf Shop doesn’t care if you like to surf on the water or the land—they’re here to help. The skating section of their shop includes skateboards, decks, wheels, spacers, speed cream, and even create-your-own skateboards. Brands include authobahn, hoopla, Independent, Lucky, and more.
Ocean Pulse provides boards that have been “built, tested, and designed for the pacific northwest in Newport, Oregon.” That includes surfboards, SUP, skateboards, longboards, and more. Check out their website for a brief overview of products but come into the shop to see everything they’ve got to offer.