Big News From Nomads
To my valued customers,
I’d like you to be the first to know that after 26 years of owning and operating an outdoor retail shop in Portland, 18 of those as Nomads on Commercial Street, I have decided it is time to pass the torch. I am very excited to announce that as of January 1, Hannah Wolken will be the new owner of Nomads.
I have poured my heart and soul into building this business; I could not leave it with just anyone. I have known Hannah for several years as a Nomads customer, as a fellow board member on the board of Portland Buy Local, and also as a fellow cyclist and outdoor enthusiast. Hannah brings with her the talents for making this transition a success: she has an ideal combination of business sensibility coupled with an approachable, down to earth personality. I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Hannah is actively working in the store and I will also be there off and on over the next several months as I help her become familiar with store operations. However, I would love to see you and really hope that you will stop by during the month of December to say good-bye to me and say hello to Hannah!
My goal from the start has been to create a friendly, fun, approachable shop to serve those who share my passion for the outdoors, for travel and for quality clothing from responsible companies. Your support, encouragement and steady patronage have made that possible. I am proud to have been an owner of one of Portland’s vibrant local businesses and have loved the community we have created through Nomads. Thank you for the privilege of being a part of your lives throughout these years. I will miss you all and wish you much joy in all of your outdoor and travel adventures!
With love and gratitude,