Spring in Portland is a series of small victories. We
celebrate the day every camellia blooms at once; the first dry weekend;
the first day Mount St. Helens peeks through the mist. More
The Portland Bureau of Transportation
says the city is getting safer to bike in: Portland’s bicycle traffic
increased 190 percent between 2000 and 2009, and accidents declined 39
percent, the bur
Jim Parsons is making your commute safer, one sewer grate at a time.
In the past decade, Jim Parsons moved to Portland from
Southern Oregon, lost his job as a travel agent and went back to school
at PSU to study linguistics, where he’s currently a part-time student
Clinton. Salmon. Ankeny. Williams. Broadway. Even
occasional cyclists recognize the names of Portland’s busiest bikeways.
From bike lanes to cycle tracks and the clumsily named “neighborhood
Odd pedal-powered creations and their loyal devotees.
Take a close look at a row of bike racks anywhere in the
city and you’ll see a diverse ecosystem of bicycles, from Wal-Mart
beaters with ornamental suspensions to tricked-out commuter hybrids with
Three-term Metro councilor to Portland’s elected officials: Get off your asses!
Rex Burkholder, ever the environmentalist, is concerned about a new endangered species in Portland: the biking public official.
found the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and, as th
The Portland Society hopes to break up the bike industry boy’s club.
In the cycling world, “women-specific” can mean everything
from pink jerseys to bicycles emblazoned with flowers—the phenomenon
known as “shrink it and pink it.” But the Portland Society
The next big innovation in bicycle design is…wood?
The funny thing about Ken Wheeler, owner of Portland
bicycle manufacturer Renovo, is that he doesn’t seem terribly interested
in the qualities that must attract many customers to the wooden bikes
BikeBar combines Portland’s two great loves: bikes and beer.
The entrance to the temple is guarded by golden lions—or
would be, anyway, if this were Las Vegas. But this is Portland, so the
temple honors the gods of bikes and beer, and the lions are
The “energy bar” market is estimated to
be worth billions, and grocery store shelves are packed with
aggressive-looking packets promising “maximum energy,” “lean muscle” and
lists of in