evo to open second store location in Portland, Oregon for Fall 2014

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evo, a leading action sports and lifestyle retailer, has just announced that it will be opening a second store, in addition to its Seattle, Washington location, in Portland, Oregon. The store will be located in the 120-year-old Salvation Army headquarters in the Southeast part of the city. Construction and renovations on the building are set to begin this month. evo’s founder and CEO, Bryce Phillips, grew up in Oregon, and found the state a natural spot to open a second store.

“Portland is a natural extension for us, part of our broader community. For me it’s personal because I grew up in Oregon. The opportunity to create an extraordinarily unique customer experience in a beautiful building with such a deep history is remarkable,” says Phillips. “We can’t wait to establish evo as a place for people who share a passion for skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, music, art, travel and the lifestyle that we live and breathe.”

Press Release, Portland, Oregon, January 6, 2014:

evo, the leading action sports and fashion retailer, will open its next store in Portland, Oregon. The construction and restoration of the 120-year-old former Salvation Army headquarters building begins this month in Southeast Portland.

evo Founder, CEO and Oregon native, Bryce Phillips, says, “Portland is a natural extension for us, part of our broader community. For me it’s personal because I grew up in Oregon. The opportunity to create an extraordinarily unique customer experience in a beautiful building with such a deep history is remarkable. We can’t wait to establish evo as a place for people who share a passion for skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, music, art, travel and the lifestyle that we live and breathe.”

Please join evo over the next several months as it reveals the story behind this historic Portland building and its rich history.

You can also follow the progress of evo’s Portland store on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and evo.com.

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