Behind the Counter
Nomads was opened on Commercial Street in 2002 with the vision to create a unique shopping experience for both locals and folks from away. From the beginning, Nomads has been committed to carrying brands like Prana, Toad & Co., Kuhl, and Patagonia not only for their superior products, but also for their commitment to social and environmental causes whose missions we also support. Nomads was founded by Kelly Fernald and Todd Forsyth, who passed the torch to Hannah Wolken, a longtime Nomads customer, in 2022.
Nomads continues to be a place where you will be welcomed by a team who are genuinely glad to see you and want to assist you in finding comfortable, functional, stylish clothing for wherever your journeys may take you. Whether it’s yoga, sport or travel that keeps you moving, you’re sure to find something at Nomads with the look and performance that’s just your style. Our customers tend to be discerning urban nomads whose journeys may span the globe or may simply take them across town to their local trail or workout studio.
We know that local business is the driving force behind maintaining a vibrant, creative, healthy community and we’re proud to be one of Portland’s Independents.
We hope you choose to become part of our journey so we can get you going on your next one!