ABOUT THE FORT
BOYS FORT is a carefully assembled collection of handmade local, US made products and vintage one of a kind finds. With local and regional makers represented at Boys Fort, the product mix presented ranges from grooming products like mustache wax and beard oil to hand forged jewelry and leather goods to beautifully crafted furniture. Many local artists are incorporated into the mix, with a wide variety of styles for every taste and point of view. The FORT never disappoints.
Boys Fort began as a temporary PDX Holiday Pop-Up Shop in the Fall of 2011 at the historic Galleria Building in downtown Portland, Oregon. Conceived and built by fort builders R. Rolfe and Jake France, it was a surprise hit and the public wanted more.
BOYS FORT strives to welcome and encourage all shoppers to enjoy themselves while in the FORT. In the same vein, we encourage our employees to be themselves and to assert their individuality; while still being the consummate, friendly sales people that encourage customers to enjoy their FORT experience.
We are currently collaborating with several companies, artists, and makers to develop our own products for sale within the FORT and on our new online shop. We believe that these collaborations will make for lasting working relationships with other like-minded businesses.
OUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
Design inspiration can come from anywhere. Pay attention to what you like. Start with what you have and make it better. If you like 50’s modern and Biedermeier together, full steam ahead…it will work. Honor your collections. If you don’t have a collection, start one.