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Boys Fort is fueling the Fort

After four years it's time to expand the FORT. Additional capital will help us launch our own product line and bring others into the fold.

About the campaign

Our Story

When Boys Fort started as a "holiday pop-up shop" back in 2011, we had no illusions of being anything more than a unique temporary shopping experience. Five years later, in our permanent brick and mortar in downtown Portland, it's time to look toward the future and expand our horizons.

What Your Loan Will Do

This community funded loan will help provide financial support for us to purchase goods, services and some much needed technical support in order to produce our own line of Boys Fort goods. A keen marketing campaign will help us build our web presence and help market ourselves to our community, thus sustaining our mission of helping the local and regional maker scene.

Join our Journey

Boys Forts' retail journey has been a very rewarding one. Your loan will allow us to further connect with the Portland community and spread our vision of "shopping as exploration".

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About Boys Fort

Boys Fort is all about helping you furnish your own personal FORT. Boys Fort has created a community of over one hundred local artists and makers and the products they produce. The goal is to connect the customer to products and art from their own back yard.

Boys Fort proudly showcases the wares of over one hundred local makers. The Fort is located in the heart of downtown Portland. The Fort offers something for everybody, whether you're a local or a tourist visiting. Boys Fort is proud to represent Portland to the world!

Boys Fort was established in 2011, and is located in Portland, OR.

Partner with community sourced capital

Community Sourced Capital exists so that businesses can access affordable capital from their community

By connecting community members, small business owners and mission-aligned funders to the goal of creating healthy communities, we’re introducing a new purpose for financial systems, removing barriers to success for entrepreneurs, and building meaningful relationships around money.

Providing affordable capital to community businesses is vital to our economy

Small businesses are the key generators of jobs in our economy and character in our communities. Everyone seems to know that. What most people don't know is how important funding is to the success of a business.

Even in this day and age, most small businesses simply cannot access the funding they need to succeed. New lenders have emerged to serve this need, but many of them charge equivalent interest rates upwards of 20 or 50 percent. These rates can compromise the stability of the businesses that ultimately provide stability to our communities.

Participate in a financial system for communities, by communities

Join a growing community of lenders regenerating their local economies through finance. Participate in a loan for a small business. Grow your business with your community. Invest in the success of your neighbor.

That's the spirit behind Community Sourced Capital's motto: Fund the world you want to live in.