U.S. outdoor is the most legit one i have been to. don't go to next adventure, can't speak for everybody there but the ski techs i came in contact with were pretty rude, and acted like they kept doing me huge favors, favors that most ski shops would not hesitate to help you out with.
THE MOUNTAIN SHOP right in the middle of Northeast Portland. Or Next Adventure downtown. Also REI is right in the pearl district. Hillcrest is wayy far from portland but its literally right on the way to Mt Hood.
Hillcrest for sure, but sometimes their prices are a bit high. I like US Outdoor to, they have some chill people there and its pretty big. I cant really speak for the Mountain Shop because ive never really been there, but ive heard it good.
"i once saw an indian family eating lunch at the picnic table in the park." -alexg1687
while the mountain shop is definitely the most legit shop if you want park stuff i wouldn't go there. for anything mountaineering, climbing, or BC mountain shop for sure. haven't been to hillcrest but i havent been too impressed by us outdoor
I don't scream like a 12 year old girl when I ski park, so obviously powder is better.