Out here, we do it all. And we make tools to help you do it all, too.
The Leatherman headquarters have been located in beautiful Portland, Oregon since our inception more than a quarter-century ago. We think it's a very special place. And it's a big part of what makes us a very special company.
Portland was founded as a frontier town. So we're the sons and daughters of pioneers, as well as transplants drawn here by our own sense of the pioneering spirit. We embody the rugged individualism of those intrepid souls who first pushed our nation west.
Today, instead of pushing geographical frontiers, we're pushing the frontiers of product design. We're pioneers of new and unexpected solutions to make the world around us work the way we want it to.
Our city is nestled on the western edge of the Columbia River Gorge - an 80-mile geological marvel, cut 1,400 feet deep by massive floods at the end of the last ice age.
It's a place of immense beauty, and a paradise for outdoor recreation of every sort. It's a place that gets into your blood, and becomes part of how you define yourself as a person.
That means Leatherman is a company of campers, hunters, fishing fanatics, spelunkers, mountain bikers, boaters, skiers, snow shoers, and participants in pretty much anything that's fun to do outside. And, in keeping with our individualistic spirit, we're also avid do-it-yourselfers.
As a result, our products aren't merely tested in our QC department. They're tested by employees on bike trails, in hunting stands and campsites, on the face of nearby Mt. Hood, and in any number of circumstances within our own homes.
Conditions in Portland are so perfect for gardening that we're called "The City of Roses." So it's only natural that the world's first garden shear / multi-tool was designed here. And when your city is also known as "Beervana," someone's gonna have the bright idea for a carabiner that doubles as a bottle opener.
Out here, there are so many sources of inspiration for our work, and so many ways to test the limits of our tools. So no matter where you are - from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine - from Saskatchewan to Key West - when you have a Leatherman, you'll be ready.
We're proud to be a Portland company. And it shows in every tool we make.