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THE STORY OF ENVI

Flying might be what we do. But creating an experience is what we're good at.

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ABOUT THE BRAND

Hey there. My name is Corey and I started Envi in 2017 as a way to show off the place I call home. Oregon has been my home since day one and I have lived in the Portland area for my entire life. Growing up in Troutdale, our family home was right under the flight paths of both the Portland and Troutdale airports, so all day long I’d hear the buzzing of airplanes overhead or would be easily distracted by them while out playing basketball or riding bikes out in the street.

My fascination of all things flying carried on and exists to this very day. So to combine my love for flying and where I live, I started the business.

While coming up with the idea, I went through dozens of potential, generic names for the business. I thought about Gorge Tours, Portland Air Tours, Air Portland, Soar the Gorge, and so many other boring, brand-less names. Some I liked, but none of them really had any zest. They were all too generic and I wanted something that could be developed into more than just “air tours”– whatever that might be.

Brand name backstory: While in college, I dabbled in entrepreneurship and wanted to start a shoe company. So I put together an otherwise boring design, found a manufacturer, and came up with a name– Envi. I’m often asked what the meaning of it is; “Is it an acronym?”, “Is it short for something like “Environment?”

It isn’t.

All of the names I wanted were taken or just didn’t work. So Envi it became then and Envi it is again, just in a different form. After a lot of patience, work, and luck, the business finally got going and the story continues.

Since I was young (and still do) I wanted to be in a rock band like Tears for Fears, Foo Fighters, or Led Zeppelin. But, I can’t sing and I don’t play any instruments, so that dream was dead before it even started. BUT, starting a business isn’t that much different from being in a band. You have to play some crummy venues before you make it.

Envi is my rock band, and with every “gig” we get better, and I sincerely thank you for being a fan. Look forward to seeing you up there.

DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT

​When you’re looking for things to do in your travels, we know there are a lot of great choices. But if you’re looking for something really different to do, that’s where we come in.

Our sightseeing flights take you on incredible adventures above city skylines, along coastlines, past waterfalls, around mountains, and more! Whether you are a visitor looking for an exciting adventure, or your a lifelong local, this is one of the best ways to see and experience it all differently.