How to shop in the Portland area for hunting sports
Posted On August 2, 2021
Portland, OR (MarketWatch) — It’s the best time of year to buy outdoor gear.
A new report from the Outdoor Retailer Association says it’s the “best time to buy sporting goods” in the entire state of Oregon.
The industry’s annual report, issued Tuesday, shows the biggest seller of outdoor gear is hunting gear, with big 5 sporting goods accounting for 42% of the market, followed by sporting goods portlanders with 28%.
The Oregonian reported last month that the state is home to the second-largest outdoor sporting goods market in the country, behind only Colorado, and the second largest outdoor market overall, behind Washington, D.C. The report also found that outdoor gear sales are increasing year-over-year in Portland.
Outdoor retailer Sports Authority, which represents the Portland-area retail giants, said in its annual report that the market is expected to reach $12 billion in 2018.
The market is now worth about $8.5 billion, and it is expected that it will reach $11 billion in 2019.
“Oregon’s outdoor industry is a growing sector that is experiencing the fastest growth in the state,” said Paul W. Cottrell, CEO of Sports Authority.
“It is the second most popular destination for outdoor retailers, and our report shows this is the right time to expand your business here in Oregon.
Outdoor sales are expected to double over the next 10 years.”
I know they are excited about what the next decade will bring.”