Chrome vending machine is attempt to “rethink retail”

Portland based Chrome Industries, a brand known for their iconic messenger backs and backpacks, has installed a mask vending machine in southeast Portland. The move is part of what company President Steve McCallion says is an attempt to maintain a connection to the community as Covid-19 restrictions have crimped their usual way of doing business. … Read more

Can you sew? Portland-based Chrome Industries will teach you how to make face masks

Local bike bag and apparel maker Chrome Industries calls their retail stores “Hubs”. Now those hubs — including their location in Old Town — are the center of a new effort to help battle coronavirus infections. Chrome announced today they’re galvanizing their global legion of fans around a new mission: to help fill the nationwide … Read more

First look at Chrome’s new retail store in downtown Portland

Look what just opened downtown!(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Chrome, a well-known bag and urban bicycling/lifestyle apparel brand, opened a new retail store in downtown Portland yesterday. Staffers from the company’s San Francisco headquarters spent three weeks completely renovating a 1,300 square foot space at 425 SW 10th Avenue (around the corner from the Ace Hotel … Read more