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  • Dennis McNabb

Pike Awning: 131 Years of Service

Business Spotlight

Photos by Brubaker Photography

From traditional canvas awnings and canopies to retractable awnings, exterior screens, shade sails, and metal awnings, Pike has you covered!

Next time you attend an event at the Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum, ponder this: 131 years ago in 1891, Pike Awning opened their first location in roughly that same spot! Although the product line has slowly transitioned over time to meet the changing needs of the public, Pike Awning is still, all these years later, the Northwest’s preeminent manufacturer of residential and commercial shade, weather, and aesthetic solutions for your outdoor spaces.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Emily Spearing for this article. She, along with her brother, Joe, and their cousin, Calvin, are third generation owners of what is and always has been a family owned and operated business. Each brings their own unique strengths and experiences to the table, and together they complement one another perfectly. By maintaining the highest quality standards and a sincere commitment to complete customer satisfaction, the three of them are adroitly steering the business towards serving the Northwest for another 130 years!

Traditional canvas awnings, retractable awnings, metal awnings, shade sails, retractable solar screens, they do them all and more! Retractable awnings and screens are the ideal solution for Northwest weather patterns, transforming decks and patios into usable spaces year round. They can provide shade and rain protection while extended, or easily be retracted to let the sunshine in! Every piece is custom made right here in Portland, and precisely measured, cut, and tailored to meet your specific needs. Technologies and materials have improved since they first opened their doors, but they still manufacture each product meticulously by hand! With over 290 years of combined experience, the staff at Pike provides an unparalleled level of commitment, craftsmanship, and expertise in the industry.

Regardless of your specific needs, Pike Awning is here to assist you in finding the ideal solution. Emily herself will come to your home or business to assess the space, provide options, and help you to decide on the best course of action. Located within a few miles of Lake Oswego, they are a neighbor and friend as much as they are a prospective service provider.

Next time you find that the sun (or rain) is spoiling your indoor and/or outdoor living spaces, call Pike Awning for a beautiful long-lasting solution! Call 503-624-5600, or check out their website at

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