THE MAKERs

Portland Razor Co. handcrafts modern straight razors and shaving supplies in Portland, OR using high quality materials and traditional manufacturing techniques. We are here to supply all of the essential tools and knowledge you need to never throw another razor into the trash again. We believe that straight razors can enrich your life beyond providing a terrific shave.  The straight razor demands respect and responsibility: treat the blade well and it will treat you well.  Carry this same responsibility with you into the world and wonderful things can happen.

Experience shaving how it was meant to be with Portland Razor Co.  


Scott Miyako - Founder

Scott Miyako - Founder, Master Razorsmith // Thank you for your interest in Portland Razor Co.! I am originally from Los Angeles, California, but the culture and the environment of the Pacific Northwest has always resonated with me so I decided I'd make my way to Portland, OR.  I've spent most of my life hand-working metal and wood. More than anything, I have a great appreciation for tools and finding the "right tool for the job." A few years ago, my search for the perfect shaving tool led me to straight shaving. Straight shaving quickly became a passion of mine and it wasn't long before I decided I needed to find a way to bring straight shaving to others. Starting Portland Razor Co. has been a way to combine my love of American manufacturing, my passion for straight shaving, and my love of working with my hands. My hope is that as we continue to evolve and grow, our team will bring you all of the quality tools and supplies necessary for a great straight shave.  In the meantime, enjoy our selection of straight razors and strops!

"I straight shave with a straight razor because it is the best tool for the job."

Setup: The Hydra 6/8 straight razor with walnut scales, Deluxe English Bridle Strop in Sauvie Amber, Olive Oil (for pre-shave), and Craftsman Soap Co. Citrus Spruce shaving soap


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Alex Pletcher - Co-Founder, Creative Director // Alex has been a part of Portland Razor Co. since Scott built his first paint can forge in the way back days. Ever in pursuit of sustainable practices, she loves that Portland Razor Co. extends such an opportunity to those daring enough to say “no” to disposable goods of convenience and short-sightedness. Around the shop, Alex’s largest priorities are brand management, sewing, product design, and web maintenance. Outside of PR, she can be found baking, running, or in the theatre where she plays scenic and costume designer.

"I straight shave because it is a zero-waste solution."

Setup: The Sprite shorty straight razor with ivory acrylic scales, Deluxe English Bridle Strop in Sauvie Amber, Craftsman Soap Co. Fragrance Free shaving soap


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Hunter Lea - Honemeister, Senior Razorsmith // Hunter is a 3rd generation craftsman and joined PR in 2014 following his lifelong fascination with all things sharp. While he is primarily a bladesmith, Hunter wears a lot of hats here and is currently focused on managing Portland Shave Shop, PR's retail arm, and creating entertaining and informative content for our blog and social media. Hunter identifies strongly with our philosophy of constant improvement, passion for American manufacturing, and care for the environment. When he isn't grinding straight razors, Hunter can usually be found making coffee, lifting something heavy, or playing outside. 

"I straight shave because It's Meditative.
a straight shave sets me up to be focused for the rest of the day."

Setup: The Gryphon 8/8 straight razor with claro walnut scales, Deluxe English Bridle Strop in Hawthorne Brown, Craftsman Soap Co. Citrus Spruce shaving soap, Craftsman Soap Co. Brushwood aftershave