World Naked Bike Ride Stories From Around the World

Tradition laid bare.

Portland likes to think it’s especially weird for hosting a naked bike ride. Such rides, which began in either Canada or Spain, depending on whom you believe, have become popular everywhere from Bra   More
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Give!Guide Giving Tuesday: Chance at a Free Electra Commuter Bike


It’s Giving Tuesday, and your email box is flooded. WW’s Give!Guide can help. Our year-end giving program features easy, convenient one-stop giving for 136 local nonprofits and the Oregon Cultural Trust. PLUS: If you give today (, you’ll get the chance to win a great commuter bike—an Electra Verse 24D Equipe, to be exact — from our friends at Bike Gallery.  AND: All ...   More
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Richard Meeker

Willamette Weekend: 15 Things to Do and See in Portland, September 26-28


Friday, Sept. 26 Project Pabst [MUSIC] The last music festival of the season features resurgent Canadian indie-rockers Constantines, Stephen Malkmus, Modest Mouse, Rocket From the Crypt, GZA (performing Liquid Swords) and more. Multiple venues. See for complete schedule and tickets. Breakside Farmhouse Ale Night The just-opened First National Taphouse will be tapping ...   More
Friday, September 26, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Pedalpalooza in Your Pocket

Introducing the best Pedalpalooza event calendar ever, courtesy of our Headout app.


Pedalpalooza rewards spontaneity.The best moments from Portland's monthlong celebration of bikery, which begins Thursday, always seem to come when you decide on a whim to join a random group of people you don't know. Those are the rides where you make the coolest new friends, end up in a part of the city you haven't been and collect the weird little factoids to impress your friends.Last year, we noticed ...   More
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Scoop: Lidia Yuknavitch's Movie, Jerry Seinfeld's Meal

HEADS UP: Dora: A Headcase by Portland author Lidia Yuknavitch has been optioned for a movie. Katherine Brooks, who’s worked on a few feature films and a slew of MTV reality shows—including The Re   More
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Slick Gear

Stuff to help you enjoy riding your bike for the six wet months to come.

Culture Features
Photos by Misha Ashton mooreThere’s a lot to be said for biking in the rain. Sure, Portland’s winter skies are gray and leaky and the sun falls behind the West Hills so, so fast. On the othe   More

Portland Should Spend More on Bikes, New Report Says

Portland Ranked #1 for Number of Bicycle Commuters

Portland should spend more money on bicycle infrastructure—but the money should come from somewhere other than a mandatory licensing program. That's one of the recommendations of a report published today by the Portland City Club on bicycle transportation. Some people have pushed a licensing program that would require all bicyclists to register with the city and pay a small fee. The report found, ...   More
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Portland Picks Alta to Operate Bike-Share Program

Portland Ranked #1 for Number of Bicycle Commuters

Portland has picked a local bicycle-share company to run the city's long-awaited revamp of a public bike-rental program, even though the company has struggled to deliver a working system on time in other cities.The Portland Bureau of Transportation today announced its choice of Alta Bicycle Share as its vendor finalist, with six months left until the city bike-share program is scheduled to debut.“Alta ...   More
Friday, September 28, 2012 AARON MESH

Bike-Share Snare

Why Portland’s long-awaited bicycle-rental program still doesn’t have a contractor.

News Stories
Software problems have delayed a Portland company’s bike-sharing programs in two of the nation’s largest cities and may threaten a...   More
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 SAM STITES

Summer Guide 2012: Summer Events Calendar

Featured Stories
Foot Traffic Flat: Sauvie Island[Outdoor] Compared to Portland proper, Sauvie Island is mercifully flat. That makes it a great place for farmers who grow pumpkins and strawberries, and for runners   More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH


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