December 17, 2014


November 14, 2014


We've expanded!

Our all new Pop-Up Shopping Experience is open!

Partnering with the Downtown Retail Commission, Draplin Design Co. and Omiagye,  North Street has opened a Pop-Up shop in Old Town Chinatown.  For more info on this year's Pop-Ups, click here.

Hours: Tues - Sat 11 - 7pm  //  Sun 12 - 5pm  //  Mon Closed

Location: 11 NW 5th Ave (just off Burnside)

Open through Dec 24th

Our shop features our entire product line, including some in-store exclusives.  In addition, we're showcasing products from our friends at Walnut Studiolo.  We have a custom color photo booth, indoor bike parking, and a bike on display from Littleford, a local frame-builder.

November 04, 2014


ANNOUNCEMENT: North Street Pop-Up


Follow our Instagram! Every day until we open, we'll post a peek of some of the rad stuff we'll have at the shop.  We'll have fresh merch, a 15' x 15' wall of bags, pretty bicycles to oggle at, and some brand new products available only at the shop!  Follow the madness #nsbpopup.
November 01, 2014


2014 Holiday Shipping Schedule Dates/Deadlines

With the joyous holiday season around the corner, we want to make sure that your ordering process with us is stress-free. Here is our guide to ordering North St. products to guarantee a timely arrival this holiday season. 

November 28th: Last day to order any custom color product with guaranteed holiday US shipping arrival.
Dec. 8th: Last day to order any stock color product with guaranteed holiday US shipping arrival. 
Dec. 8th: Last day to order any custom color product with guaranteed holiday will-call pick up.
Dec. 18th: Last day to order any stock color product with guaranteed holiday will-call pick up.
Our shop and will-call will be open through Dec 24th.  After that, we close down until the new year.
Please note that all custom & stock orders can be placed at any time. However, if orders are placed outside our guided dates, we cannot guarantee their arrival and/or pick- up time. 
Thank you for choosing to shop with North St. Bags! We appreciate your business & wish you well this holiday season!
October 30, 2014


THANK YOU! 20% Off Code + 5th Anniversary Party




Dear Friends, Family, and Squareholders,

Together, we did it. Thank you. As you may know, our Community Sourced Capital fundraiser ended this past Tuesday. Due to your support we now have access to $10,400 to better improve the production and innovation of North St. Bags. We couldn’t be happier to be a part of this community of bike commuters, travelers, and US Made enthusiasts. We also want to share some exciting news on the NSB horizon!

As a way to further say ‘thanks’, we are offering 20% off in-store and online purchases.

To redeem those savings use the discount code, ‘FUNDED’.

This sale will run until midnight on Thursday, November 6th, and does not include kits or already discounted items.

All of this great news couldn’t have come at a better time. This year marks North St. Bags 5th year Anniversary, and we are celebrating in a big way! What started as a one man-one sewing machine operation, has grown into a nine person team producing hundreds of bags nationally and now internationally. BUT, We couldn’t have done any of it without you!

Join us for FREE FOOD! BEER! RAFFLES! GIVEAWAYS! Be part of the NSB scrapbook, and in the PHOTOBOOTH with your North St. Bag. We want to show our appreciation of your on-going support at this family friendly event!



WHERE: VELO CULT (1969 NE 42nd Ave. Portland, OR)

WHEN: FRIDAY Nov. 21st, 6:30-9:30 PM


pssttt…also to get access to some huge things coming up soon, check our Instagram account [@NorthStBags] to follow our secret announcement countdown!  #WearYourPannier 

October 17, 2014


Well On Our Way! - Community Sourced Capital Update

Dear Friends, Squareholders, & Supporters,

Thank you for sharing our campaign, telling a friend and all your social and financial support! Thus far North St. Bags has reached over $6K of our $10K goal. We are so close to new machines we can practically hear the buzzing sound of success! As a company North St. strives to produce the highest quality handmade products, from US Made materials. That's precisely why we are participating in Community Sourced Capital, we are looking to attain the funds to improve production line, shorten our lead times and continue to grow as a local business. 

North St. Bags is expanding into new markets; obtaining additional machines and bulk materials will allow our business to increase production of US Made products in the active and outdoor industry. Please consider becoming a Squareholder before Oct. 28th to help our company grow.

We absolutely love our customers and hearing feedback is what keeps us motivated. Thank you for all your support!



The North St. Team 




"I bought a Route Nine bag earlier this year and use it every day. I love it and had a great experience with the staff when I ordered it. I would love to see this product more widely available--there's definitely a need! I've known & loved CSC for a while now, but this was the first campaign I contributed to, mainly because I know and love the product and think the company has great growth potential." - Seattle, WA


"Making a quality product that's required for day-to-day life is a good thing. Since its hand made I see the efforts and skill put by the team both in design and manufacturing it. Good luck with the business and eventually I hope to see "large volume, decent cost, high quality" variety bags (e.g camera,lens bag)." - Allentown, PA


"Big thanks on the panniers - I am LOVING them. They are super nice, very roomy, the colors are fabulous, and I really love all the tightening mechanisms - particularly the shoulder strap on the Route Nine. It is a whole new world after struggling with my [old] bag tightening mechanism for years. I love the little "made in USA" tag on the inside - a great reminder, as the local aspect is part of why I'm so psyched to be using your bags. Thanks to all the folks there at North St. I will proudly be spreading the word about your stuff, and your extremely nice and helpful service throughout the deciding and ordering and buying process." -  Portland, OR



October 14, 2014


Last Week to Participate in SWITCH (for the season) !

The SWITCH Program will be taking a winter hiatus until spring of 2015. The end of this week, October 18th, will mark the last day to turn in any gently used panniers you may have. 

In keeping with the strides of sustainability & community outreach, all donated panniers that pass our inspection get turned over to the Community Cycling Center where the bags will then be used in CCC's 'Create a Commuter' program. 

The 'Create a Commuter' program provides low income adults with a complete commuter kit (bike, helmet, lights, rack, lock and tools) to ensure a successful commute to work. All participants are required to take a 5 hour safe commuter and bike maintenance training course before hoping on their new ride. 

Your gently used bike panniers are added as a wonderfully helpful perk to complete each kit. In return for your donation, SWITCH program participants receive 20% their next full priced North St. Bags purchase. 

The SWITCH program has been one of our proudest community out reach projects and we are excited for it to return next spring! If interested in participating before 10/18, please contact us for the online promo code [ info @


October 04, 2014


Grow With Us - Community Sourced Capital


In 2009, Curtis Williams started North St. Bags on one sewing machine in the basement of his home. Since then, his convertible lifestyle solutions have made commuting extra easy with sensible designs that do not sacrifice functionality, but are enhanced by it. Today, his dream is no longer a one man operation. The company has grown into a tight knit staff of eight, hand producing the highest quality waterproof bike packs and panniers, from US Made materials. As the company continues to expand, North St. is creating jobs in the community and in the United States.


Expanding is exactly what we are doing! At North St., we are now selling bags locally, nationally, and internationally through our wholesale accounts and direct to consumer through the website. In order to keep up with demand of sales and the quality of our workplace, we have joined Community Sourced Capitol to help fund a small business loan.  

Community Sourced Capitol is a loan that is funded by the community. It's a way to support local business and get paid back! 

We are inviting you to become a CSC Squareholder, a Square is a $50 unit of the larger loan for North St. Bags. Squares are really simple loans and they act like this: $50 loaned and $50 repaid. Our campaign ends on October 28 and we hope you will help take us all the way to $10,000!

  Buy Squares and Help North St. Bags Grow: A Stitch in Time Saves Nine!

 Once you’ve purchased a square, you join a beautiful community of other local funders. We’ll keep you up-to-date about the loan you funded and you can cash out re-payments at any time or recycle them right back into another loan.  

 Thank you for your support,


Curtis, Elizabeth, JoAnn, Lee, Sarah, Grace, Thu and Ba

The North St. Team




September 24, 2014


Handmade Bike & Beer Festival Sept 27th-28th

This weekend will mark the 4th year North St. Bags has been invited to participate in the OBCA's  Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show and this year there's a rad twist - handmade beer. What a better way to celebrate two of Oregon's staple pastimes, bikes & beers!

This hand-made themed pairing will combine Hopworks Urban Brewery's annual 'Biketobeerfest' event which highlights local, hand crafted beers and the OBCA's Handmade Bicycle Show that promotes Oregon’s handmade bike framebuilders and bicycle manufacturing companies.


This two day event will take place at HUB starting Saturday 9/27 at 10AM. Plan to enjoy bikes, beers, great food, and live music!

Stop by our booth as we unveil a new color in our stock color offering, check our the custom swatches & try on our latest Route Nine for size!

Get tickets or sign up to volunteer !


September 03, 2014


Bike Camping - Delicious & Easy Meal Recipe

The Autumn breeze is upon us & there's still plenty of time to sleep under the stars! We've complied links to easy food recipes to keep you fed & fueled while enjoying the great outdoors. Try these simple favorites and share some of your personal dishes! #wearyourpannier
Hot Water Corn Bread
Prep Time: 5mins Cook Time: 10mins
Simple Chorizo & Vegetable Strew (Paleo)
Prep Time: 10mins Cook Time: 30mins
Bread Salad
Prep Time: 5mins Cook Time: 5mins
Grilled Bananas Foster
Prep Time: 5mins Cook Time: 10mins
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