Leo Romero is HERE!

Today at Doug’s we have Pro Skateboarder Leo Romero here to say hi and skate. He will be at the Hood River skate park till about 1pm.


Also next week we have a Toms Trunk Show. Check out all the latest styles and order shoes, bags and sunglasses just in time for summer.


Spring in Hood River

Hood River has so many wonderful things to offer, but in the spring the Hood River Valley undergoes its spring transformation. Blossom fest, cider fest and more great events highlight the beauty and bounty of the valley. http://hoodriver.org/cider-fest/

Spring is also the time that Doug’s goes through its seasonal transformation. As we quietly put the snow season to bed, we welcome the swim and skate season. Every day we are receiving in colorful spring apparel to get you out of the winter gloom. The basement is also turning and welcoming the new skate equipment. The latest skate shoes from Doug’s new comer Converse! And packs from our local favorite, Dakine.

Harvest Fest Weekend; 686 Dealer

Fall is in the air and this weekend kicks off the 2015 Harvest Fest. This 3 day event is a great showcase for all the Hood River Valley bounty. Orchard fresh fruit, crafts, food and music will be available down at the Hood River event site and at the Hood River County fairgrounds. For more info visit http://hoodriver.org/events-festivals/chamber-events/harvest-festival



New Arrival! Doug’s is now your local 686 dealer!

Since the beginning, 686 has been about providing innovative, fashionable outerwear and technical apparel inspired from the same Los Angeles street culture and mountain lifestyle it was founded upon. 686 trademarked products and features – integrated SMARTY® removable liners, Thermagraph™ strategic body mapping insulation, infiDRY® waterproof and breathable innovations, the patented Toolbelt® line of functional belts, and support of the DIY ethos all push 686 beyond the boundaries imagined some 23 years ago. Independently rider owned and operated since 1992. High tech, good times, this is 686.

Come by and check out all the new arrivals and get it before it’s gone.

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We now have SKINS!

We are pleased to announce that Doug’s is now a Skins dealer!

A brief history of SKINS

In 1996, an Aussie skier had a bold ambition – to feel ten years younger so he could ski all day, party all night and be ready the next morning do it all again.

His starting point was the knowledge that improved blood circulation would supply more oxygen to his muscles, helping them work harder for longer and recover faster. So he consulted with NASA and other experts to confirm he was on to something. Turns out he was.

Soon word got out that there were these things called SKINS that improved your power, speed, stamina and recovery. Pro athletes were the first to start wearing them. Before long, amateur athletes joined the party.

Train harder. Perform faster. Recover faster.

There is a ton of research being done on Skins…

What have they found?

  • increases venous return
  • reduces exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD)
  • accelerates recovery processes
  • removes lactic acid faster
  • increases strength and power
  • improves endurance
  • increases muscle oxygenation
  • improves body temperature control
  • reduces in-flight ankle oedema

…so you get the benefits of a better performance without pain.

Stop in and check it out!

AND All Skins are on SALE 20% off 8/21/15-8/23/15!

Check out the Fall Toad & Co.

Have you heard of Toad & Co.? They use to be know as Horny Toad… We are stoked to have them back at Doug’s. Even tho they have a new name, the brand Toad & Co. still has the same great fundamentals as the brand we all loved. Amazingly comfortable clothing, and cute too! We are just starting to get the new Fall 2015 line coming into the shop. Its going to go fast so stop on in and check it out. Toadoutposter

New New New!

This time of year we get new arrivals every day. This week we received our fall 2015 Dakine. Yes I said fall! The seasons are slightly off in the retail world. Dakine offers new prints a few times a year, fall being one of the big ones. With new styles and prints, their is something for everyone. And a new pack makes a GREAT fathers day or graduation gift.


The other new arrival was TEVA. From light hikers to water shoes, TEVA has you covered. We love the bright colors that the Original Sandal is offered in. Can you say retro! TEVA was born around water so they make the perfect Gorge shoe.


Doug’s Adds Moonshine MFG. To The Skate Lineup

As you know Doug’s carries a large selection of skateboards and longboards throughout the year, but we are very excited to announce the addition of Moonshine MFG boards. Moonshine MFG is a local company that is on the cutting edge of skateboard manufacturing.

“All in, there are 9 technical features that differentiate our product in the market: Compression Molded Tri Axle Glass, Vertically Laminated Wood Core, Impact Resistant Urethane Rail, CNC Compression Molded Wheel Wells, Vibration Dampening Urethane Truck Mounts, CNC Level Truck Mounts, 100% Waterproof, Laser Cut Grip Tape, Sustainably Made In The U.S.A.” – Moonshine MFG.


Last week Doug’s owner John Melesko & Employee Extraordinaire Max went to tour the Moonshine MFG home base.

“It was an amazing experience to tour the Moonshine longboard factory floor here in Washington state. You could really feel the passion for expert craftsmanship and seeing their technical features being created from start to finish.” -John Meleskomoonshine1


Not only can you purchase Moonshine boards at Doug’s, you can also demo selected Moonshine longboards.


Join us for May First Friday!

Looks like another beautiful week in Hood River! This Friday kicks off the First Friday of the season. We have local artist Jamie Armstrong with Wanderlust Artistry joining us from 5pm-8pm. She is bringing her awesome hand made jewelry and bags.


We have tons of new arrivals this week. Hot off the UPS truck is our first summer shipment of TOMS. One of our favorites is the Majorca Peep Toe Boot in black leather basket weave. This boot is going to go FAST! Once they’re gone, they’re gone.








If you are a skateboarding fan, you do not want to miss the premiere of the VANS movie Propeller. It is showing in Portland this Friday at 7pm. The Doug’s skate team will be there showing their support. Check it out!



New Emerica Arrivals

Just in! New Emerica Reynolds Low Vulc. The Reynolds Low Vulc holds true to the Reynolds Low DNA and design heritage, focusing even more on board feel with its low profile control.Suede

-Thin tongue and collar for a slimmer, low profile fit and more comfort.
-One-piece toe panel to avoid blowouts in Ollie area.
-Full-length Ortholite footbed for comfort.
-Vulcanized construction and Emerica Triangle Tread pattern for grip.