Thirty-eight years to the day after Mount St. Helens famously blew its lid, a Portland startup is giving the mountain a nod – and its own handblown pint glass and tumbler.
North Drinkware, which started up in early 2015, has added the Mount St. Helens pint and tumbler to its growing list of glassware imprinted with well-known mountains.
The company donate 5% of sales on 18 May, when the glasses were put on sale, into the Mount St. Helens Institute. The latter non-profit connects people to the natural world through educational programming at Mount St. Helens.
North Drinkware kicked off with its line of handblown pint glasses in 2015, with the Oregon Pint featuring Mount Hood. Its Kickstarter campaign led to the production of more than 12,200 Oregon Pint glasses.
Since then, it has added tumblers and a number of other mountains, including Mount Bachelor, Mount Rainier, Half Dome, the Maroon Bells in Colorado and the Camel’s Hump in Vermont.
North Drinkware partners with Portland’s Elements Glass to produce its pints.