About Us

Black Star Bags was founded by Dave Stoops in 2006 in Portland, Oregon. It began with a free sewing machine and some used fabric. At the time Dave was a bike messenger and was in need of a waterproof backpack but could not find one with the desired pockets and features that a custom bag could provide. Nearly ten years and thousands of bags later, Black Star Bags is producing some of the best handmade waterproof bags on the streets.

Our retail shop is located at 2033 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214 (map)

Our store hours are:

Tuesday-Friday: 10am – 6pm

Saturday: 10am-4pm

We are closed Sunday & Monday

Email us at:  blackstarbags@gmail.com

phone: 503-284-4752