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Location: Portland, Oregon
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Latest Activity: Jan 13, 2014

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Best Portland Bike Shop 8 Replies

Started by Angela Higgins. Last reply by Rob Creighton Garrison Apr 30, 2011.

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Started by Joelle Millikin Jul 5, 2010.

Tons of cycling events

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Comment by pjtpdx on October 4, 2008 at 9:25am
http://www.oregonmanifest.com/
Comment by Angela Higgins on May 29, 2008 at 9:07pm
Out biking this evening in upper Irvington and saw the weirdest thing: a raccoon just wandering the sidewalk and into the street at about 5:30pm. It looked wobbly and sick and it kind of scared me. I felt bad for him, assuming he was ill and perhaps dangerous, too. It was the first time I've ever seen a raccoon so early in the day.
Comment by Angela Higgins on May 29, 2008 at 9:05pm
Hey Mark, thanks very much! I am giving this my all-- and really appreciate the guidance!
Comment by Mark McClure on May 29, 2008 at 6:07pm
Angela - Here are my gear and clothing for winter bike riding in Portland. For the bike (beyond standard gear like pump, tubes, etc.): (1) LED flashing lights front and rear (2) rechargeable batteries for lights (3) front and rear fenders (4) sturdy rear rack (5) waterproof pannier(s). For my clothes: (1) helmet cover (2) rain jacket w/ pit zippers (3) rain pants (4) cuff clips if rain pants do not have (5) under layers, including socks, that can dry during day at work (6) warm gloves. I have found some inexpensive winter gloves that I really like. They are from TurfKing and they are called WarmGrip Termal Gripping Gloves. You can find them in home improvement and garden stores. I have never had to use shoe booties, but I sometimes see them.
Comment by Lorri E. on May 20, 2008 at 6:48am
Hey, are you wondering what those green sections are painted on the street throughout Portland? I was. They are called "bike boxes" and they are meant to make biking safer. Learn more:
What is a bike box?

The bike box is an intersection safety design to prevent bicycle/car collisions, especially those between drivers turning right and bicyclists going straight. It is a green box on the road with a white bicycle symbol inside. It includes green bicycle lanes approaching and leading from the box.

Why are bike boxes being installed?

The main goal is to prevent collisions between motorists turning right and cyclists going straight. It's all about visibility and awareness. At a red light, cyclists are more visible to motorists by being in front of them. At a green light, the green bike lane through the intersection reminds motorists and cyclists to watch for each other.
Comment by Angela Higgins on May 10, 2008 at 3:32pm
Mark,

That is incredible! I know I am going to sound like a weenie here but what is your advice for dealing with the wet and cold of winter?
Comment by Mark McClure on May 10, 2008 at 10:05am
Wouldn't know it to look at me (that age thing) but I have been biking to/from work downtown for the past (almost) nine years now. Rain or shine. About nine miles a day. I highly recommend it as a way to beat the traffic, take in the sights, sounds and smells of Portland, and keep your heart and lungs healthy!
Comment by Angela Higgins on May 1, 2008 at 7:17pm
Does anyone know of a bicycle mileage tracker thingie that you can hook onto your bike?
Comment by Lorri E. on April 30, 2008 at 5:33pm
Indeed we did earn Platinum status as a bike friendly city, cool... Read the whole article...

Portland Named "Platinum"! - League of American Bicyclists names Portland a "Platinum" level bicycle friendly community -
April 29, 2008
LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS NAMES PORTLAND
A “PLATINUM” LEVEL BICYCLE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY

(PORTLAND, OR) – The Portland Office of Transportation (PDOT) and its bicycle community partners are celebrating five years of working successfully to earn Portland the “Platinum” Level Bicycle Friendly Community award from the League of American Bicyclists. The coveted designation of “Bicycle Friendly Community,” given at levels from Bronze to Platinum, recognizes those communities that are improving conditions for bicyclists and cycling safety. Portland is the first large U.S. city to gain the designation and joins Davis, California, as the only other Platinum city in the country.
Comment by Angela Higgins on April 29, 2008 at 8:12pm
I rode my bike for like 60 miles this weekend. For real. Hello leg muscles that I have never met before!

Amazing ride down to Sellwood via the esplanade....
 

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March 17, 2017 at 7:30pm to April 30, 2017 at 2pm
A World Premiere! What do you do when your heart is broken? When your world seems to be falling apart, one frustration at a time. Grab a guitar, hitch up your jeans, and sing about it! From the star of HBO’s Looking and The People’s Republic of Portland at The Armory, Lauren Weedman (and her alter ego Tami Lisa) are ready to take you on a journey of heartbreak, laughter and fresh starts. Lauren will be joined by a band of fine musicians; and we’re pretty sure her hair will be bigger than ever.See More
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Wild and Reckless at Portland Center Stage at The Armory

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Tell Me the Truth About Love at The Portland Ballet

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The Portland Ballet presents an intimate evening of cabaret love songs with mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Eklund and pianist Sandra Hyslop. The benefit, “Tell Me the Truth About Love,” will feature the beloved music of Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill, Francis Poulenc, Érik Satie, and more. Funds raised go towards finishing off TPB's Studio Theatre, located in Hillsdale. Only 102 tickets available, which include desserts and drinks. Visit theportlandballet.org for more information!See More
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April 27, 2017 at 7:30pm to May 27, 2017 at 7:30pm
World Premiere - Spanish LanguageBook by Rebecca Martinez, based on a treatment by Rodolfo Ortega, Music and Lyrics by Rodolfo Ortega, Directed by Estefanía FadulApril 27 - May 27, 2017Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 2 PMABOUT THE PLAYAn original Spanish language musical inspired by the Cuban zarzuela and Shakespeare’s The Tempest. This musical is a journey of love, the power of compassion and forgiveness, and finding home. This musical promises to be the biggest production ever seen…See More
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Gathering of the Guilds & Ceramic Showcase at Oregon Convention Center

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Gathering of the Guilds and the Ceramic Showcase More than 300 Northwest artists will be showcasing their work in beads, ceramics, fibers, glass, metals and wood at the 2017 Gathering of the Guilds featuring the Oregon Potters Association’s Ceramic Showcase. Whether you're shopping for mother's day gifts or looking to commission custom furniture or find the perfect home decor items, this is the place to come! Artists include members of Creative Metal Arts Guild, Guild of Oregon Woodworkers,…See More
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Gustafer Yellowgold's Show at Clinton Street Theater

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“The show is a cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.” - The New York TimesAn absurdly funny and touching multi-media concert of live songs, stories and animation, performed by award-winning illustrator/songwriter Morgan Taylor.This live performance will feature material from the Grammy® nominated DVD/CD set "Gustafer Yellowgold's Dark Pie Concerns" along with plenty of fan favorites from the six previous Gustafer Yellowgold DVD/CD sets.See More
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April 6, 2017 from 4pm to 6pm
Artist co-operative Artistic Portland celebrates April Showers on Thursday, April 6, 2017 between 4-6. Beginning April 19, they will be showcasing their ceramic artists this month as they welcome visiting attendees at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Visitors are invited to join some of our artists to paint bisque-fired ceramic bowls at First Thursday starting around 2:00 p.m. Giving back to the community is the goal by donating 100% of the proceeds from the…See More
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