Don’t Get Left in the Cold — Winterize with These Neighborhood Businesses

Photo by Sam Gehrke

The forecast in Portland is looking pretty chilly and could be a preview of the severe winter weather expected in the coming months. Are you ready? Don’t get caught unprepared. Make sure your family, home, and automobile are equipped to handle the elements. Luckily, there are plenty of small businesses that can help you stay safe and dry this winter season. Here are just a few:

  • Beaumont: Are you ready for snow and ice? Beaumont Hardware has de-icer, snow shovels, and everything else you need to keep your sidewalk and driveway clear. A roaring fire can be a great way to stay cozy during cold weather. But a dirty chimney can be dangerous. American Chimney and Masonry can inspect and clean your chimney to ensure a safe winter. Need some home repairs done to keep out wind and rain? Roloff Construction has 30 years of home remodeling experience.
  • Belmont Area: Cold weather can wreak havoc on an old car battery. Trade in that old battery for a new one at Battery X-Change and drive with peace of mind.
  • Central Eastside: Routine auto maintenance is the key to making sure you don’t get stranded in the cold. Green Drop Garage offers an unlimited maintenance plan for only $17 per month.
  • Foster: Be prepared for winter weather on the mountain and in your neighborhood with all the necessary outdoor gear you need from Foster Outdoor. They can help you get through the winter with a selection of warm clothing, snow gear, and some of the essential needs that may pop up unexpectedly—flashlights, stoves, water containers, etc.
  • Gateway: Get your furnace serviced by Portland Heating and Air Conditioning, specializing in furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners, and installation of wood, pellet, and gas stoves, fireplaces, and inserts.
  • Lents: While some hunker down in extreme winter conditions, others like to adventure. Sargents Motorsports can help you take that sense of adventure to the max with their inventory of ATVs, Utility Vehicles, and more. To get your car ready for winter weather, Steve’s Imports is a family-owned, full-service import auto repair shop.
  • Lloyd: From large and wide snow shovels to hand snow plows, Broadway Ace Hardware has the right snow equipment for the job. Check out their entire selection of winter products, including a variety of pet and vegetation-friendly ice melt products, as well as snow blowers for heavy-duty snow removal.
  • Midway: Prepare your home for winter by making sure your roof is Portland weather-proof. Tony’s Roofing and Certified Roofing Services are two great customer-recommended companies that service all over Portland. 
  • Mississippi Ave: Working on a home improvement project but don’t want to break the bank? Rebuilding Center sells used, reclaimed, and salvaged materials.
  • St. Johns: Are you more of a do-it-yourselfer? St. Johns Ace Hardware has a wide variety of tools and supplies for any home maintenance job. Don’t get caught without hot water! Crouchley Plumbing has been providing plumbing services, including water heater repair, for more than 100 years. Lastly, RōM Shoes is a one-stop shop for all of your cold weather gear including Cotopaxi outerwear, winter boots, and Rumpl blankets. 
  • Stadium District: Looking for a better way to transport those skis to the mountain? Rack Attack has Portland’s largest selection of ski and snowboard racks, bike racks, kayak racks, and more.

This list is non-exhaustive so there are plenty more neighborhood businesses that can help you weather the storm. How are you winterizing your home or auto? Let us know on Instagram and Facebook.