Yes, there really was a Norm Thompson. He was an avid angler who meticulously hand-tied fishing flies on his kitchen table in Portland, Oregon. The fish bit...and so did his friends. In no time, the requests came pouring in and an extraordinary mail-order business was born.
Today, Norm Thompson is a nationwide company that produces a variety of print catalogs and maintains a truly distinctive presence online. We are more about fashion than fishing these days, but we continue to embrace the ingenuity and fierce commitment to quality our founder established back in 1949.
We're the "Escape from the Ordinary™" company. This philosophy informs and inspires everything we do. It's foremost in the minds of our buyers who search for exceptional clothing, comfort-fit footwear, one-of-a-kind gifts and gourmet food. It acts as the benchmark for our product-quality experts who demand integrity in every detail. It motivates our knowledgeable customer-service representatives whenever they speak with you. In short, Norm Thompson promises its customers an "Escape from the Ordinary" shopping experience from the moment they pick up the phone or order online to the moment they open their package.
Norm Thompson offers a unique mix of comfortable-yet-stylish women’s apparel in misses, petites and plus sizes. Bestsellers include our Prima™ Cotton interlock tees, Perfect-Fit® Camis, waist-friendly pants, matching sets and slimming jeans, pants, capris and shorts. Our men’s collection ranges from casual to dressy and features banded-bottom shirts like our Shikari® Shirt, warm-ups, loungewear, sportcoats & jackets plus adjustable-waist Always-Fit® Pants and Auto-Sizer® Pants. Travelers find lightweight, wrinkle-free, packable options including Tencel® coordinates, packable silk collections, no-iron shirts and breathable cotton styles. Our gourmet food collection enhances gift-giving and entertaining with Smoked Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, Glacé Dessert Apricots, Lobster Mac & Cheese and more. Norm Thompson also offers a variety of unique gifts to please everyone from electronics and games & puzzles to personalized gifts and holiday decorations.
Born and bred in Oregon...we're naturally green! Located west of Portland in Hillsboro, Oregon, our Corporate Campus has been distinguished as one of the first certified "green" buildings in the nation. Recycled materials, sustainably harvested wood, plus an energy-saving heat recovery system are just some of the features that contribute to its award-winning design. And when our employees need to stretch their legs, a gentle path meanders through the protected wildlife refuge directly behind our headquarters.
Norm Thompson Outfitters 3188 NW Aloclek Dr Hillsboro, Oregon 97124