The Pacific Northwest Life Clothing crew had it’s first event showing this past weekend. We packed up and headed up to Burlington, WA to be an event sponsor and set up a vendor booth at Outlaws of Dirt. The event was put on by Plus Size BMX (psbmx.com) and was a blast for our first time as vendors at an event. We had some sales, saw some family, saw some more winter weather and had some fun riding bikes and shooting pics of the event. Here are just a few images of our crew during the event. If you like our style be sure to visit our store at http://www.pnwlife.co where you can purchase any of our products.
Took a drive with my youngest son and my brother over to Sandy River Delta Park this past Monday afternoon. I had driven past it a ton of times and had seen people walking there dogs out in the meadow but had never had the chance to stop and check it out. Finally got the chance to go by and check it out with my dog Kona and my brothers dog Sasha in tow. It was an overcast/rainy President’s Day. There were puddles everywhere and luckily I’d reminded everyone to grab their hiking shoes because the trails were pretty muddy in some spots. The dogs, needless to say, had a blast and were knocked out the second we got them back into the car. They ran, played, marked their territory about a zillion times and even did some swimming. I also managed to snap a few good shots of my dog playing around at the park and having a blast.
If you haven’t taken your canine buddy/buddy’s out here you should check it out. It’s in Oregon just outside of Troutdale on I-84 exit 18. It’s just north of the interstate, you can’t miss it. Also enjoy the rest of my photos from the trip!
Got the pleasure of spending my Sunday up at our local trails shooting some pictures with Kole Wetherell. Kole is from Clatskanie, OR and you will find out more about him in a video blog of him that is in the works. Thought I would share some of the images we captured today while out shredding the southwestern Washington dirt. Some parts were a little muddy, but we don’t let things like a little bit of mud keep us from having any fun ’round these here parts! Expect to see a full story on Kole in the near future. But for now you can enjoy the images we captured on Sunday while out enjoying the nice weather.
The boys and I finally got our web-store up and running.(Now lets just hope that I set everything up correctly!) We went live today, Saturday Jan.25th. Hopefully we get lucky and things work out and sell so our little project can grow.
As you can see it’s nothing fancy but will do for now. If you like what we are producing feel free to help us out and make a purchase. Our goal is to try and grow to the point we will be encompassing many of the different activities that are at home here in the PNW. So expect more from us.
And by the way this, for those that didn’t know, is a project my kids and I decided to take on and see where we could go with it. We talked about it and finally decided to start small and give it a shot. I have to say that it is pretty awesome to be working on something together with my kids. The designs and planning for marketing and all that good stuff is all coming directly from the 3 of us. We moved here to the PNW about 5 years ago and have fallen in love with this place. This is our way of sharing some of the things that we’ve come to love about this place with everyone and we hope people like it. We will have more products available in our store soon
So a bunch of my Portland area buddies, my kids and I made a day out of heading up to Ravens Ridge to blow off some steam and have some fun. I really haven’t been out riding too much as of late but today seriously put into perspective how much I had missed being off my bike. The fact alone that we were able to get up there this time of the year and shred was amazing! My kids had a blast and so did all of my friends despite a couple of wrecks. I will definitely have to start spending more time again on my bike and get back up to speed. I am pretty sure that the perfect dirt conditions contributed greatly to the awesome time had on the bikes shredding one of the funnest trails around. My kids are already asking if we can head back next weekend. Seems that I am not the only one that forgot how much fun being on bikes and discovering a new trail is. And once my hands had enough I grabbed my camera gear and rode up with my buddy Kole(b&w shot) to get some filming and shooting in before the sun took off for the day.
Went out for some street sesh this morning with my homie Guy. Weather wasn’t the greatest but we made the best of it while mobbing all over Portland in his old school EF Honda Civic while listening to Mac Miller’s cd. The only cd that he happened to have in the car that wouldn’t skip We started off with a warm up sesh over at Tanner Park in West Linn and finished up off of NE Glisan right next to Union Station. We parked the ride and sessioned for a bit before we came out with this gem of a shot.
Sundays are the best for riding street because most of the businesses are closed and traffic is usually pretty light in the industrial parts of town. We managed to snap one more sick shot before calling it a day because we were both starving and the light was quickly fading.
So my kids and I have been tossing around the idea of taking a stab at starting up a little clothing company for a while now. We love the pacific northwest and purposely picked the name of my blog for this company reason. So we have been doing some brainstorming and designing and have decided on our first t-shirt design. We will start with some tee’s and move on from there depending on the flow of things. For now we just want to share what we’ve got so far in hopes to get you all stoked on our little family project. And honestly I couldn’t do this without my kids input and help. Expect to hear some more news about this in the near future as we get things sorted out and get a release date.