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December Webtage

Posted Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 by garric

Chris Ray recently dropped a new montage over on the Transworld site. And our own Brian Baca has a clip skating a pretty popular ledge in downtown Portland. It’s not bad to have footage with up and comers like Mark Suciu and Elijah Berle. Keep it up homie!

Compton Plays a Girl in a game of Skate?

Posted Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 by garric

Compton was recently skating the Venice Park and a random girl from Quebec challenged him to a game of SKATE. Did Compton get a pink slip? You’ll have to watch to find out.

Steven Reeves Dakine’s Ad Days

Posted Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 by garric

Steven was smart enough to get out of the Northwest for a little while (to avoid the rain) and headed down to San Pedro’s skate park to shoot another Dakine ad.

Josiah Gatlyn is now..

Posted Monday, December 20th, 2010 by garric

Representing Exit Real World.

Click here for an interview and some videos.

‘TIMMY’S BIG ADVENTURE’ VIDEO PREMIERE SAT. NIGHT 12/18 @ 11:59PM @ PLAN B!!

Posted Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 by dept


Widdow Timmy aka Tristan Brillanceau-Lewis will be premiering his new vid “Timmy’s Big Adventure” this upcoming Saturday night Dec. 18th @ Plan B. The shows 21+ which means Timmy will just barely make his own video. Congratulations T-Bone on another cinematic accomplishment.

All City Showdown 5

Posted Monday, December 13th, 2010 by garric

The All City Showdown video premiere is Dec. 21 @ 9pm in Seattle. Check the flier or click here for more information.

You don’t want to miss this one!

C.WOODS video ‘TIME LAPSED’ premieres Friday night Oct. 29th @ The Academy Theater!!

Posted Thursday, October 28th, 2010 by dept

Cory Woods latest Full-Length Feature. Here’s all the info you need.

PORTLAND SKATE SPOT MAP

Posted Saturday, September 18th, 2010 by C.WOODS

Portland Spot Map by C. Woods.

100+ Street Spots On One Map

Portland skate spots w/ descriptions & street view of spots using google maps. Color coded for bust factor. CWOODSFILMS.COM

**IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT THE DEPT. CLOSING**

Posted Friday, August 13th, 2010 by dept

As you may or may not have already heard, the building that The Dept. and Cal’s Pharmacy have occupied for the last 9 years was sold a few months ago. The new building owners weren’t going to immediately occupy the building and were able to allow the park to remain open but beginning next month will have to start some re-modeling work to re-purpose the space and need to have the course removed to do so. Work on the course removal will begin next week so this Sunday August 15th will be the last day the park will be open to skate. [NOTE: CAL’S PHARMACY WILL REMAIN OPEN..ONLY THE DEPT. IS CLOSING]

Obviously this is a huge bummer to many skaters in Portland’s skateboarding community. The Dept. always strove to be a positive contributor to that community and will continue to do so in whatever way it can in the future.

The Dept. and Cal’s Pharmacy would like to extend their eternal gratitude to the previous building owners for the incredible support of skateboarding they provided by seeing it as the positive and constructive lifestyle and activity that it is-when for years that was not the popular opinion.

The Dept. would also like to thank the many thousands of amazing skateboarders who shared some of their skateboarding experiences with us. The skaters themselves are what truly makes skateboarding the best.

Stay tuned and we’ll see you out skating.

-The Dept.
[Jason,Garric,Hayes,Shawn,TSpence,TBrown,Early,Cube,Normine,Manson,Richardson,Compton,CDubs,McCloud,Manny,Joe D.,Birdie,Dan,Kyle,JakeO,Paul Anderson,B.Mohr,and all the locs.]

DEATHWISH DEMO MON. AUGUST 2ND!!

Posted Saturday, July 31st, 2010 by dept

The Deathwish guys will be stopping by The Dept. Monday Aug. 2nd @ 3PM for a signing and demo. The whole crew is slated to be in attendance.. this is something that needs to be witnessed in person. Make sure to roll through and say what’s up to the Deathwish crew on their NW tour!!

New Transworld video “Hallelujah” premiere this Friday night July 30th @ The Dept!!

Posted Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 by dept

The premiere for the new TWS video “Hallelujah” featuring Tyler Bledsoe is going down this Friday night July 30th at 8:30PM @ The Dept. Tyler recently turned pro and has been working on this video part for the last year. The roster for Hallelujah is stacked- Bledsoe, Torey Pudwill, Pete Eldridge, Taylor Bingaman and Ryan Decenzo as well as a couple clips of some Portland homies. Hallelujah is definitely one of the most anticipated vids this year..make sure to cruise by and give Bledsoe some love.

Friday. 8:30PM. The Dept.

**THERE WILL BE NO REGULAR SESSIONS SAT. JUL 24TH DUE TO THE VOLCOM CONTEST**

Posted Friday, July 23rd, 2010 by dept

There will be NO 101 LESSON SESSION or regularly scheduled skate sessions due to the Wild in the Parks contest. Feel free to come by and enter/check out the contest though.

-The Dept.

VOLCOM WILD IN THE PARKS CONTEST SAT. JULY 24TH @ THE DEPT!!

Posted Monday, July 5th, 2010 by dept

Hey Everyone-

The Volcom WILD IN THE PARKS contest will be stopping by The Dept. Saturday July 24th. This will be the 4th year Volcom has come through and it’s always one of the most popular contests. There will be 3 divisions- 14 yrs and under, 15 yrs and over and Sponsored. Entry is FREE and winners will qualify for the WITP Championships in Arizona Oct. 2nd. Registration starts at 10AM- sign up the day of the contest or online HERE.

See you on Saturday the 24th!!

GATORADE FREEFLOW TOUR CONTEST THIS SATURDAY JULY 10th @ THE DEPT!!

Posted Monday, July 5th, 2010 by dept

The Gatorade FreeFlow Tour is stopping through The Dept. this Saturday July 10th. The FreeFlow Tour is a nationwide amateur contest series with 20+ stops at parks across the country. The contest is open to skaters 21 and under and the winner of the Open division wins a trip to the Gatorade FreeFlow Finals in Salt Lake City at the Dew Tour stop Sept. 16-19th.

The contest will be divided into 2 divisions: Junior Jam Division and Open Division. The Junior Jam is open to skaters 13 and under and has prizes for 1st through 3rd places. The Open Division is open to skaters 14-21 and will have prizes for 1st through 3rd places as well, with the winner heading to the FreeFlow Finals. Entry fee is $15 and you can register the day of the contest or online HERE. If skaters are under 18, they will need a parent or guardian present to sign GFFT Entry form/Liability Release/Publicity Release forms or they can get the forms online and have them notarized.

**Registration starts @ 10:30AM. Contest starts at Noon**

Get into The Dept. this week to get your line down and see you on Saturday!!

-The Dept.

Dept. Summer 2010 Skatecamp Schedule is here!!

Posted Friday, May 28th, 2010 by dept

Hey Everyone-
The Dept. Summer 2010 Skatecamp schedule is available and ready for signups. This summer The Dept. will be offering 5 weeks of regular camp and 2 Van Camp weeks. The dates are as follows:

-Week 1 June 28-July 1 (Beginner Week)
-Week 2 July 5-8
-Week 3 July 12-15
-Week 4 July 19-22 **Van Camp Week 1** [FULL]
-Week 5 July 26-29 (Beginner Week)
-Week 6 Aug 2-5 **Van Camp Week 2** [FULL]
-Week 7 Aug 9-12 w/ Guest Pro Paul Rodriguez

If you’ve never been to one of our summer camps before, here’s the lowdown:
Camps run Monday through Thursday from 9AM-Noon. There is a mixture of group and individual instruction, games, and open skate time. Campers are free to stay and skate through the public sessions until 3:30. There are prizes and giveaways on the last day of camp and each week is open to 25 skaters. Cost is $150/week.

Van Camps run Monday through Thursday as well but campers meet at The Dept. at noon to hop in the van. Each day they’ll head to one of the many outdoor skateparks that surround Portland. The van returns to The Dept. by 5:30PM and skaters can get picked up then. Van Camps are open to 12 skaters each week and will be accompanied by 3 skate coaches. Lunch is provided and the cost is $200/week. (Van Camp weeks must fill up so non-full weeks may get consolidated)

This years Van Camp Park schedule:
-Week 4 July 19-22: Mon-Woodburn/Aumsville, Tues-Battleground,WA, Wed-Beaverton/Hillsboro, Thu-Hood River.
-Week 6 August 2-5: Mon-Corvallis, Tues-Canby, Wed-Tigard/Newberg, Thu-Springfield.

Week 7 features a visit from one of the greatest pros in the world Paul Rodriguez. We generally have additional pro visits throughout the summer and we’ll do our best to update who might come through during other weeks.

Sign up for camp 3 ways:
1. online at departmentofskateboarding.com/skatecamp
2. call Cal’s Pharmacy Skateboards 503-233-1237
3. visit us at the shop-
Cal’s Pharmacy
11 NE Hancock
Portland, OR 97212

DEPT. “SPRING BROKE” SKATE CAMP MARCH 22-25TH!!

Posted Monday, March 8th, 2010 by dept

Hey Everyone,
The Dept. “Spring Broke” Skate camp will be going down March 22-25th. Camp runs Monday through Thursday from 9AM to Noon. Campers will be able to stay and skate all day through 6:30PM. Dept. Skatecamps are open to skaters of all ages and ability levels and provide instruction in basic skateboarding fundamentals as well as more advanced skating. “Spring Broke” Camp is open to 40 skaters and the cost is $125/week. Register by calling The Dept. at 503.493.9480 after 1PM or emailing at info@departmentofskateboarding.com.

-The Dept.

SAINT VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE CONTEST SUN. FEB. 14TH @ THE DEPT.!!

Posted Friday, February 5th, 2010 by dept

The Dept. will be hosting the ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE Contest Sunday Feb. 14th. Mike and Justin over at Shrunken Head are the masterminds behind this unique event that promises to be a departure from any contest you’ve experienced in the past. All your favorites in LOCAL PORTLAND SKATEBOARDING will be representing. Face it, you more than likely don’t have a valentine so there should be no good reason you don’t check this out. For more info hit up those guys at Shrunken Head!!

(This means there will be NO REGULARLY SCHEDULED SESSIONS SUN. FEB. 14TH!! Also, there will be NO 9-11PM SESSION SAT. FEB. 13TH due to some contest prep..)

Era Skateboards NW AM Test Contest Feb. 21st

Posted Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 by dept

Era Skateboards will be putting on the NW AM Test Contest Feb. 21st @ The Dept. We’ll keep you updated on info as the contest gets closer or you can check it here.

THE DEPT. WILL BE CLOSING @ 4PM TODAY FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE..

Posted Thursday, December 31st, 2009 by dept

Last chance to shred for the first decade of the 3rd millenium. The Dept. will be closed New Year’s Day and be back on regular schedule Sat. Jan 2nd.

HOLIDAY HAVOC 2 AM CONTEST WED. DEC. 30TH @ THE DEPT!!

Posted Monday, December 21st, 2009 by dept

The Holiday Havoc contest is back again to finish off 2009 with a bang!! HOLIDAY HAVOC 2 is going down Wednesday Dec. 30th and is taking things up a notch. This year the format is changing a bit and the level of skating will be rising as well. Here’s how it’s going to play out:

HOLIDAY HAVOC 2 2009 AM CONTEST Presented by Nike SB and Scion.
$2000.00 Prize Purse!!

10:00AM- Doors open for registration and practice.
12:00PM- “Get Familiar” Open Qualifier Contest
$15 entry fee- open to the first 60 entrants. (Don’t be late to register!!)
Every entrant receives a HH2 tee and prize pack.
Skate Jam format- heats divided by age and skill level
2nd through 5th places receive product prize packs and advance to the HH2 Invitational Round.
1st place winner receives product prize pack as well as the “Golden Ticket” to the Finals of the HH2 Invitational Round.

2:30PM: INVITATIONAL ROUND PRACTICE

3:00PM: HOLIDAY HAVOC 2 INVITATIONAL: Presented by Thunder Trucks
$10 Entry Fee – Every entrant receives an HH2 tee and prize pack.
The HH2 INVITATIONAL ROUND showcases some of the NW’s most talented skaters.
Individual run format – Two 60 second runs each, best run counts
Top 5 advance to STREET FINALS

HOLIDAY HAVOC 2 STREET FINALS: Presented by L.R.G.
6 Skaters total (top 5 finalists from HH2 INVITATIONAL ROUND & the Golden Ticket holder from the OPEN QUALIFIER)
Individual run format – Two 90 second runs each, best run counts.
1st PLACE: $1000
2nd PLACE: $500
3rd PLACE: $300

8:00PM: BEST TRICK CONTEST: Presented by REAL Skateboards
Anything goes on the Street Course.
Open to contestants who entered any of today’s events.
1st PLACE: $100
2nd PLACE: $50
3rd PLACE: $25

All registration will go down the day of the contest. If you’ve never been to The Dept. before and are under 18 you need to have a parent/guardian present to sign a waiver or have a notarized waiver.
Send any questions about the contest to jesse.bracewell@gmail.com

See you on Dec. 30th!!
-The Dept.