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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2021

Yeah, sex is cool but have you ever passed through Portland from Seattle going to Camas, posted an IG story asking, "Who's in the area?" and got a reply from an old friend from Nike saying, "The Darkside Initiative is open on East Burnside."

Never? I figured.

I checked their website/blog/social media and there was no mention of the store opening today. I guess I was the first one to break the news on instagram/facebook? They must have wanted a really low key first day. 

Well, folks, Portland just got more interesting. Congratulations to Colin and the entire @thedarksideinitiative crew!

Swing by 435 East Burnside Street and spend hella $$$. No tax! It's a short 5 minute drive across the river from downtown Portland.


Looooooong shoe wall.

Got to chat with Colin for a good 15-20 minutes. Flip phone squad, what up!

The goods.

I still remember when I interviewed Colin in 2009 inside the Powell San Francisco store, a year before its 10th year anniversary, when he emphatically said he was in it for the long haul. He's now on year 21 and it looks like he's not planning on slowing down any time soon. 

It was never a sprint for him, alright.

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