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“Do you believe in God?”


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“Do you believe in God?” It’s not a topic I’m particularly eager to get into with my customers, even in the most convivial moments. The present circumstances are decidedly not ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Night Cabbie

The man with the long, white beard careens out of the dive bar


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The man with the long, white beard careens out of the dive bar on Southeast Foster Road and into a parked car, his limbs jerking spasmodically. I help him peel himself off of the beat-up Taurus’ ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Night Cabbie

“Dude, it takes forever to get a cab out here on Friday and Saturday nights.”


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“Dude, it takes forever to get a cab out here on Friday and Saturday nights.” I picked the guy up at a bar in Northeast Portland that, by a quirk of the company’s arbitrary zone boun ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 Night Cabbie

It's Saturday night, and the weather's miserable—which means business is fantastic.


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It’s Saturday night, and the weather’s miserable—which means business is fantastic. It’s almost 5 in the morning, and a big part of me’s ready to call it a night, go hom ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 Night Cabbie

"My brother-in-law, man, he go crazy on drugs."


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“My brother-in-law, man, he go crazy on drugs.” “Oh yeah?” I picked the man up at the Emanuel E.R. “He stab my sister six times, but she gonna be OK.” We’re s ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2007 Night Cabbie

"Those people need a cab."


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“Those people need a cab.” “Sucks for them,” I say as I pull into my friends’ driveway. It’s 2 o’clock on a massively busy night, and I’ve made enough m ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Night Cabbie

“I’m headed to Emanuel”


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“I’m headed to Emanuel,” says the middle-aged woman. It’s a short trip. “Everything OK?” “I’m blessed,” she says, her voice serene and sincere. Pa ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 Night Cabbie

“Sorry, I just got off the phone from finding out someone’s dead.”


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“Sorry, I just got off the phone from finding out someone’s dead.” The guy was indeed a little late coming out. I tell him that it’s not a problem, and drive. “I’m ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 Night Cabbie

“Holy shit!” I blurt out, as my fare gasps in surprise.


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“Holy shit!” I blurt out, as my fare gasps in surprise. I swerve at 55 miles an hour, narrowly missing the dog that’s darted out into the middle of the bottom deck of the Fremont Bri ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Night Cabbie

Defensive end, he says.


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The guy with wide, crazy eyes has the door open and is sprawled across the backseat before I know what’s happened. I curse myself for not having the door locked, and am glad to hear that it&rsqu ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 Night Cabbie
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