Gear Donations

All donations are tax-deductible and can be dropped off during open hours at the Portland Gear Hub shop at 155 Washington Ave. We are open Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 6 PM and Saturdays 10 AM – 4 PM.

Gear We Accept

  • Bicycles (March 1 – Sept. 30) 
    • Bulk drop-offs – please call to arrange a drop-off if you plan to bring 5 or more bikes  
  • Bike components and accessories 
  • XC skis, boots, and poles 
  • Snowshoes 
  • Winter apparel (October – March 1) 
  • Outdoor apparel (top layers) 
  • Tents with all pieces included (tent body, working poles, rainfly) 
  • Sleeping bags and sleeping pads 
  • Backpacks 

Conditions of Gear We Do Not Accept

  • We are unable to accept single-use bicycles as they often cannot be repaired.
    • This includes adult and geared bikes from the following brands: Next, Roadmaster, Pacific, Free Spirit, Huffy and others. 
  • We don’t accept visibly rusty wheels 
  • We do not accept worn tires past their reuse point.
    • If you would like to recycle your tires with us (we work with a local company to recycle all tires and tubes), we ask that you contribute $1/tire towards our efforts to keep rubber out of the landfill! Thanks!
  • We do not accept cotton or cloth sleeping bags, such as Coleman bags, for car camping
  • Worn out footwear of any kind for safe outdoor use.  No sneakers.
  • Car Racks: We do not accept any car racks that are missing hardware, missing the key, or are more than 10 years old
    • We do not accept any roof racks.  

Gear We Do Not Accept

  • Helmets
  • E-Bikes
  • Team Sporting Goods (cleats, pads, etc)
  • Golfing equipment
  • Air Mattresses
  • Fuel Canisters
  • Rollerblades
  • Ice Skates
  • Exercise Equipment, including bike trainers
  • Bike travel casesthey’re just too big to store! 
  • Wetsuits, PFDs (personal flotation devices)
  • Non-outdoor specific apparel
  • Any pants, shorts, or undergarments including socks
  • Anything with lithium ion batteries that is 5 years or older
  • Downhill skis
  • Climbing gear

We accept bike donations March 1 – September 30th. If you have a bike you’d like to donate in the winter months, please hold onto it until spring when we will gladly accept them again! Thank you for understanding.

We accept all donations of XC Ski gear year-round!

Interested in Consigning Gear?

We accept select quality camping gear and outdoor apparel on consignment. Please read our consignment page for more information!

Shop Wish List & Special Requests

  • A compact, stacking washing machine in working condition

The Portland Gear Hub is a program of Ketcha Outdoors, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

All donations are tax-deductible. Our Tax ID is 01-0211784.