The Pearl abounds with fine outdoor-gear shops.
Trekkers, take note: It’s important to invest in dependable footwear. We recommend (left to right) waterproof Grouse boots from Portland-based Danner, sold exclusively at Filson and essential in rainy weather; the quick-drying Newport Hydro sandal from KEEN for scampering around waterfalls in the Gorge; and the lightweight, all-terrain Hanwag Tatra, at Fjallraven, which is great for virtually any adventure. North Face and REI also carry high-quality boots.
Number 2 in our feature
25 Reasons to Love Summer
Emerald parks, dapper dining, and shops bursting with warm-weather fashion and gear—our favorite ways to celebrate the season
Written by Andrew Collins, Fernando Nocedal, and Ellee Thalheimer with illustrations by Angela Southern