Much more than socks: The Athletic toasts one year in business

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The Athletic celebrated one year of business at their
retail store located at NW 19th and Lovejoy.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

As I looked into The Athletic’s retail store in northwest Portland on Friday night and saw it jam-packed with fans and customers, all I could think of was this: It all started with a pair of socks inspired by airport carpet.

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