Party time: Holden celebrates ten years of business in Portland

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Colleen Quigley, Gus Engle, Esthera Preda, and Java Fernandez

Words and photos: Taylor Boyd

Last month, Holden Outerwear announced their decision to move operations to Los Angeles after a decade in Portland. Co-founder and marketing director, Mikey LeBlanc notes, “Having spent the past ten years in Portland making the best snow products, this move is an exciting way to extend the Holden experience outside of our focus on the winter lifestyle and into year-round goods. LA is going to be about new energy, new products, and new friendships.”

On a rainy Friday, Holden hosted a going-away party at See See Coffee & Motorcycles in Northeast Portland. During the day See See is a coffee and motorcycle shop, as the name implies. By night, with beer replacing coffee and the baristas turned bar tenders, it turned into a fitting venue for the party. Maybe because it was a going away party, or maybe because of the crowd, the mood was somewhat subdued. But with a healthy supply of free beer and champagne, and evident excitement from Mikey and the crew at Holden, it’s safe to say those who made it had a good time and are ready to see good things from Holden as a result of the move.

Salomon marketing guy, Kevin Stevenson, got loose.

Nike’s Bobby Meeks and Shannon Marcum

Lisa Lemay and Caroline Onzik

See See Coffee & Motorcycles

There were girls. 

Bigger isn’t always better. I’m not really sure why this guy is holding a tablet to his ear.

June Bhongjan, Molly McGlew, and company

Mikey LeBlanc and Colleen Quigley- Colleen’s not wearing heels.

 

Dave Banks likes Batman and beer.

They’re brothers if you couldn’t tell.

…and plenty of it.

Holden co-founder and creative director, Scott Zergebel

See See has quite the collection of motorcycle memorabilia, and no shortage of vintage helmets. Stay safe.

It’s probably fast.

At only $20, even skateboarders can patronize the arts.

 

Cigs were smoked.

Shannon Marcum and a Nike intern

 

The Catfish, himself.

Good luck to Mikey LeBlanc and the Holden crew as they start their next adventure in LA.