Columbia Sportswear has generously provided University faculty and staff access to their employee store from October 1 through November 1, according to Laurie Kelley, vice president for university relations. An e-mail with a printable ticket attached was recently sent to all UP faculty and staff; simply print out the pass and present it at the employee store along with UP ID.
Employee store pricing averages 50 percent off manufacturer suggested retail price and includes all brands in the Columbia Sportswear family of brands, with fully stocked size runs and new fall season products. The invitation is non-transferable but employees are welcome to bring up to five family or friends to shop.
The Columbia Sportswear Employee Store is located at 14100 NW Science Park Drive, Portland, OR 97229. M-Sat. 10-6 | Sun. 11-5 (open to 7 p.m. Mon-Sat & 6 p.m. on Sundays starting 10/5).