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About Us

About OMCgear & Oregon Mountain Community

Our Story

  • In 1971, a group of climbers, skiers, and outdoor enthusiasts established/founded Oregon Mountain Community (OMC) in Portland, Oregon. Today, OMC continues to provide the best gear, service, and shopping experience to our customers.
  • We haven't lost the desire to provide the best shopping experience. Welcome to our community of devoted and enthusiastic mountain people.

Our History

  • Oregon Mountain Community moved from Oregon's historic Chinatown in the Portland Metro area, and settled in the East side in 2005. The store moved to Sandy Blvd, just off Interstate 84 at exit 1, to accommodate even more inventory.
  • Since then OMC has been the anchor of outdoor life of its loyal customers for multiple generations. We started as, and still operate as a locally owned and operated company. In July of 2019 OMC switched from an online and retail store to just the online store to better serve it's customers.

Our Collaboration with Mountain Shop

  • In 2019 Oregon Mountain Community moved to an online only store, closing our brick-and-mortar retail floor. Oregon Mountain Community still operates at 2975 NE Sandy Blvd in Suite A (the top floor and the basement). Moving into the retail floor space of Suite B is The Mountain Shop, one of the oldest outdoor companies in Oregon. We believe this partnership will allow both companies to mutually benefit from each others expertise.