Portland

Among skateboarders, Portland is synonymous with Burnside, the skatepark that arguably spurred the DIY movement that is so popular today. In 1990, a crew of skaters from the area, including Mark “Red” Scott, began laying the first transitions under the city’s Burnside Bridge. Since then, the spot, now city-sanctioned, has grown into a full-fledged park that draws skaters from across America. Portland is also home to pros like Habitat’s Silas Baxter-Neal and former Skate Mental rider Matt Beach, along with companies like Nike and adidas.