Born & Raised on Mt. Hood

Est. 2008

Feeling inspired by Oregon's connection to the land and his own passion for adventure, Jason Pastega put his favorite organic ingredients into a kitchen mixer and spread his first bars with a rolling pin in 2008. Six months later, Skout Backcountry was born.


Our Beginning

In 2008, while on Mt. Hood, I stopped to refuel and pulled out a so called “healthy” snack. While reading the ingredient list, I quickly realized I needed a chemistry degree to understand what it was made of. Returning to Portland, I began my quest to come up with a solution.
— Jason Pastega | Owner

Jason & Skout

Behind the name

Jason's yellow Labrador and fellow adventure-seeker, Skout, was part of the inspiration behind our name. The definition of "skout" ties directly to our purpose. We found it only fitting to incorporate this definition into the title of our company.