Pro Shops in Portland, OR area

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  1. Gmedlo

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    I'm travelling down to Portland on wednesday and I was wondering If there are any proshops that stock Nike/Adidas tennis shoes. Not a single retailer or pro shop in my area stocks them, so I figure as long as I'm down there I'll try on some BIVs or BFIIs.
     
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    Nike is based in the Portland area. You can visit their Nike town outlet in downtown Portland and be overwhelmed by shoes.
     
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    That's actually one of my stops; How's the selection there? I mean, is it like "outlet" (random sizes, old shoes) or just a factory store that carries EVERYTHING + some discounts?

    It's at the Woodburn shopping center which also has an adidas and puma store, so I'll probably get some nice tennis clothes finally :grin:
     
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  4. AndyRLacoste

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    There's a shop on Sandy BLVD, it's called "Players," it's one of the only pro shops that's around, and the only one I go to!

    And Niketown's selection isn't that great, especially for tennis anything.

    They have lots of Adidas and some Nike's.

    The official adress is: 2830 Ne Sandy Blvd

    And the Woodburn shops for tennis are hit and miss, but you have a good chance of finding stuff in Adidas, not as good in Nike.
     
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    Where would you recommend getting BIVs or BFIIs?
     
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    BIV's=Barricade Four's?

    If so, that racquet shop, the outlet doesn't have any tennis shoes, usually. Just clothing.
     
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    There is Niketown, downtown, there is a Nike outlet store on the eastside on MLK Blvd. There is an Adidas outlet, also on MLK. I like Courtside in Beaverton (just down the street, Hall Blvd) from the westside Players.

    But my favorite should be: the Nike Corp employee's store. I have an upcoming appointment there. I'll post back after the visit.

    BTW BF2's are the best shoes on the planet (for my feet)...
     
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    OK- Went to the Nike Employee's Store yesterday. Whoopdefreakin' do! It is everything you expected the Nike Outlet stores would be, but aren't.

    AirMax Breathe Free 2's for $44. Everything at at least 50% off and a fantastic selection. I saw stuff there I have never seen in a sporting goods store. Like what? I use a Nike head tie (DriFit) instead of a headband (ugg, too dorky). Nadal and Fed use Nike bandanas. But the Nike bandanas I get from regular stores are regular bandanas ie cotton. They had DriFit bandanas for >50% off.

    I could go on and on...
     
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    Don't forget courtside. thats in beaverton. I dont' remmeber seeing alot of nike at players. I strictly wear prince anyways. But nike outlet is more like a regular shoe store, but with only nike. They usually will have your size unless you are one of the odd ones. There is a slight discount.
     
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    There is also an Adidas Store Downtown that you can visit. It is in the Pearl District.
     
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    Courtside is gone

    IMO Courtside has been the best shop in town. Had a great demo program too. However, the Beaverton store just got bought out by Players. Stock is down and we'll just have to see what happens. Players plans to keep both Hall Blvd locations (former Courtside and current smaller Players). Also, no more free demo program. What can you do?
     
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    This is a true tragedy...
     
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