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Who Rides These Things, Anyway?

Odd pedal-powered creations and their loyal devotees.


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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   More
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 ASHLEY GOSSMAN

Bikeasaurus Rex

Three-term Metro councilor to Portland’s elected officials: Get off your asses!


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Rex Burkholder, ever the environmentalist, is concerned about a new endangered species in Portland: the biking public official. Burkholder helped found the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and, as th   More
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

No More Pink Pedals

The Portland Society hopes to break up the bike industry boy’s club.


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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    More
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 LUCY BURNINGHAM

Bike to the Future

The next big innovation in bicycle design is…wood?


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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    More
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Drink, Don’t Drive

BikeBar combines Portland’s two great loves: bikes and beer.


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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 electri   More
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 KAREN LOCKE

Low Bars

Do any energy bars taste good?


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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   More
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Upcoming Bike Events


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June 4: Pioneer Century Described as “the Eden at the end of the Oregon Trail,” the 55-mile route on this ride will give you elevation gains of 3,087 feet. Rest stops, maps and road markings wil   More
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 KAREN LOCKE

Behind Closed Doors

A portrait of the Portland Storage Co. building on its 100th birthday.


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Open one of the 800 doors in the Portland Storage Company building, and you’re as likely to find the clutter
   More
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 CHRISTINA COOKE

Stand-Up Comics

Flipping through the pages of the Stumptown Comics Fest.


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The Stumptown Comics Fest is a great place to meet folks who make comics in the mainstream (Spider-Man’s Randy Emberlin) and the underground (the prolific and adorable Jeffrey Brown). It’s a goo   More
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Out Of Sorts

A group of Portland printers revives the lost art of metal type casting.


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Once upon a time, before fonts came packaged in .zip files and people still owned pens, creating a page of printed text    More
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 RUTH BROWN
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