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The Bargain Basement & Rentals are closed today, 4/7/2023, at our Grand Ave location in Portland, OR.


We believe in making sure that the great outdoors is accessible to anyone and everyone. We do our part by making sure we have the latest and greatest information on outdoor adventures available for you. In this section you will find how-to guides and articles on the best and safest ways to explore the great outdoors, along with tips & tricks from our instructors and guides.

  1. Looking to buy a versatile pair of hiking pants before hitting the trail?
  2. Backpacking Food Ideas

    Backpacking Food Ideas Ben Ferguson - Mar 10, 2023

  3. Buying Guide: Knives, Axes, and Tools
  4. Buying Guide: Water Filters

    Buying Guide: Water Filters Ben Ferguson - Dec 23, 2022

  5. Buying Guide: Headlamps

    Buying Guide: Headlamps Ben Ferguson - Dec 22, 2022

  6. Buying Guide: Sleeping Bags

    Buying Guide: Sleeping Bags Ben Ferguson - Dec 15, 2022

  7. Buying Guide: Sleeping Pads

    Buying Guide: Sleeping Pads Ben Ferguson - Dec 15, 2022

  8. Great Sock Giveaway

    Great Sock Giveaway Admin - Nov 29, 2022

  9. Second Annual Run With Neil Race in Scappoose, OR
  10. Next Adventure Presents:  the Indigenous Youth Outdoor Education Scholarship
  11. How Not To Start Kayaking

    How Not To Start Kayaking Seth West - Aug 23, 2021

  12. A First, Last, and Next Adventure for All
  13. What's New this Winter at the Grand Ave store

    What's New this Winter at the Grand Ave store Admin - Oct 22, 2020

    Welcome to our Winter Kingdom experience!

  14. This isn’t your mom’s (bargain) basement.

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