Our Mountaineering Heritage

How did Johann's go from a mountaineering guide service to the Portland area's premier custom sewing firm? Simple: an appreciation for quality workmanship.

When Ed Johann began the company in the early 1960s, he was guiding novice climbers to some of the highest peaks in the Pacific Northwest. Group safety and individual lives were on the line, and he learned the value of gear -- coats, packs, tents -- that stood up to the stresses of the region's volcanos. This same motivation later drove the company to begin making repairs and alterations to get, as well as create custom items for clients.

The mountaineering aspects of the business have faded into the past. What has not changed is the company's commitment to quality, honed on the slopes of mountains.

Ed Johann in Peru Descent of Mount St. Helens with Ed Johann in the 1970s Climb of Mount Hood with Ed Johann Johann's Tigard location in the 1980s Johann's today

Gary A. Craghead, Principal Consultant

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12205 SW Hall Blvd. Tigard OR 97223-6210

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