Best Offices 2017: The Refurbished UFO

Under Armour Moves Into Portland's Iconic YMCA

The flying saucer-shaped gym has stood empty since 2013. This year, the Baltimore–based activewear company takes up residence.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Menswear

After Designing for Jay Z, Kanye, and Pharrell, Christopher Bevans Goes Bigger

Athletics meets aesthetics in menswear label Dyne.

02/20/2017 By Eden Dawn

Textile Tales

This Cascade Locks Start-Up Saves Activewear from Landfills

A brand-new garment with a tear or broken zipper? Once, companies like Prana and Ibex threw them out. Now, they're fixed by Oregon's Renewal Workshop—and sold back to you at cut-rate prices.

12/13/2016 By Webb Wright

Shoe Wars

Why Do Shoe Companies Keep Suing Each Other?

Especially Adidas.

09/13/2016 By Marty Patail

HIT YOUR STRIDE

How to Pick the Right Running Shoe

The proper footwear can make all the difference. Foot Traffic’s Daniel McDuff shares his top five tips.

06/24/2016 By Molly Woodstock

DISPATCH

This Portland Fabric Lab is Testing the Fashion of the Future

Whether you’re making a waterproof jacket or high-tech sports bra, Elizabeth LeMay has got it dialed.

03/01/2016 By Megan Haverman

GEAR UP

Ten Essential Tips for Running in the Cold, Dark, and Wet

Don't hit that snooze button! Earning your winter warrior cred is easier than you'd think.

02/18/2016 By Molly Woodstock

GEAR UP

Are You Wearing the Wrong Running Shoes?

A Portland footwear expert shares six steps to preventing injury and finding that perfect fit.

01/19/2016 By Molly Woodstock

GEAR UP

Expert Tips for Your Rainy-Day Bike Commute

From the right gear to smart maintenance, here’s how to keep riding through the winter.

11/02/2015 By Katelyn Best

FIT CITY

Flex Your Local Pride with Portland Bridge and #PDXCarpet Yoga Pants

A partnership between Portland's Evolve Fit Wear and Goldsheep clothing lets you gaze down at our bridges and iconic carpet in your downward dog.

10/05/2015 By Allison Jones

REPORT

Under Armour is Coming to Portland to Challenge Nike, Adidas, and Columbia

How a Baltimore upstart is taking on Portland's sportswear titans with a new Northwest hub.

06/22/2015 By Fiona McCann

GEAR UP

BurnCycle Teams Up with Portland's Lady Bosses on Collaborative Swag

The popular indoor cycling studio is high-fiving other women-owned companies around town with tanks, bags, and more.

05/26/2015 By Allison Jones

STYLE

Swim Local! A Guide to Portland-Made Swimwear

Our slide show of locally designed suits will surely inspire your summer sunning.

05/26/2015 By Eden Dawn

DESIGN NEWS

Reinventing the Ball

Adidas unveils the Brazuca, the official match ball of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

12/03/2013 By Marty Patail

DESIGN

Adidas Enters the 2014 World Cup

With the world's biggest sporting event less than a year away, Adidas' North American headquarters in Portland is abuzz with activity.

11/15/2013 By Marty Patail

TROPHY CASE

Trophy Case: August's Best Local Stuff

August's best handmade stuff, from photos of women on hogs to picnic-ready sangria in a bag

08/01/2013

FEATURE

Spring's Best Portland Outdoor and Sports Gear

We explore Portland's booming activewear industry with a look at this season's coolest new gear—and the five best locally designed sports bras.

04/12/2013 By Zach Dundas With Rachel Ritchie and Rachel Rasmussen

Deals & Happenings

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Huge activewear sales, ski resort openings, and Sasquatch sightings.

11/16/2012 By Kasey Cordell

Deals

Suit Up! Huge Activewear Sales at Nau and Icebreaker

Find out how to get up to 70 percent off at outdoor brands Nau and Icebreaker.

11/12/2012 By Kasey Cordell

Portland Fashion Week

PFW Night Two: Athletic-Wear

Night two of our week of fashion.

10/07/2011 By Eden Dawn