Recreational Equipment Inc. announced plans to open a store in Hillsboro, Ore., in November of 2004.

REI will lease the 26,000 square-foot store in a new construction lifestyle center called The Streets of Tanasbourne, on NW Cornell near Route 26 west of Portland. It will be REI’s third store in the Portland area, and will follow the relocation of the Jantzen Beach store, opened in 1976, to the Pearl District in February of 2004. REI opened a store in Tigard, near Tualatin, in 1990.

“Hillsboro is a great place to head out to Siuslaw National Forest or the Oregon Coast,” said REI Real Estate Vice President Jerry Chevassus. “REI has been serving our members in the Portland region for 28 years. We are pleased to be able to add new stores in convenient locations.”

The Pearl District store, located at the corner of NW 14th Avenue and Kearney Street, will feature a freestanding climbing pinnacle behind a two-story glass façade.

The Hillsboro store will employ more than 60 full- and part-time staff and provide REI’s full line of outdoor gear and clothing for hiking, camping, climbing, cycling, paddling and winter sports.