Portland General Store began from humble beginnings in the tiny kitchen of Lisa and Troy’s Portland, Maine, townhouse in 2007. The couple had relocated from New York to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

After years of experimentation with formulas inspired by the early twentieth century, the PGS line was launched. Lisa & Troy's dream was to offer men the highest quality all-natural skincare products and cologne without sacrificing efficacy.

In 2010, they moved the business to an old fruit warehouse in the Old Port, where they are headquartered today. Lisa, a.k.a.. "the nose", still makes a handful of products, including fragrance, shaving soap, and candles. Troy continues to bring innovative ideas in design, sales, and strategy to the team.


Meet co-founders Lisa and Troy, who started PGS in a tiny kitchen in Portland