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Video: Come along on the Pedalpalooza City Shenanigans Ride

Friday’s rain kept some but not nearly all from enjoying another awesome night of Pedalpalooza. The three-month festival of free bike fun has already hosted dozens of rides, hundreds of smiles, and many hours of joy. On Friday night, local bike fun legend Scott Batcheler hosted his Light Brigade – Inner City Shenanigans ride. After meeting at Salmon Street Springs, we rolled in loops through the central city. The route included little-ridden backways, cool lookouts, PBOT’s new Pride Plaza on ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Scott, Memorial Coliseum, Jonathan Maus, Salmon Street Springs, Jonathan Maus BikePortland, Shawne Martinez, Scott Batcheler


Hong Kong 612 — this was the day

This was the day in 2019 that I aborted research trip to India and packed for Hong Kong. I had just of own volition updated vaccines for India when I correctly and publicly in writing said these do not appear to be mere protests, but something bigger. And so I landed in Hong Kong soon thereafter for seven months witnessed literally thousands of instances of police abuse on orders from Communists. When anti-CCP Hong Kongers broke in and occupied LegCo (Legislative Council), I was there and i...
Tags: Hong Kong, London, Featured, Mexico, China, India, US, Thailand, Military, United States, Portland, Ccp, Gordon Chang, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon, John Batchelor


Opinion: Post-pandemic traffic is weighing on me

North Rosa Parks Way near Albina this morning.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) There was a Pedalpalooza ride this week called World Without Cars that started at 4:00 am with one goal in mind: to ride Portland streets when there are very few cars on them. Other Portland traditions to ride on New Year’s Day and during the Super Bowl are done for the same, low-traffic-loving reason. As mask requirements have loosened and vaccinations have surged, it feels like more Portlanders than ever...
Tags: Opinion, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Editorial, City Hall, Piedmont, Don, TriMet, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Pedalpalooza, North Rosa Parks Way, Rose Lane, Albina


Here’s what Hawthorne will look like after PBOT’s ‘Pave and Paint’

Before/after with PBOT rendering of new striping. Anyone who hoped the City of Portland would reconsider plans to re-stripe Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard with a bike lane might want to call them before the end of business hours today. That’s because crews are set to start paving and painting on Monday. Advertisement The Portland Bureau of Transportation send out a statement Friday that the highly contentious Hawthorne Pave and Paint project is all set to begin. They also shared a ne...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Projects, Ada, Hawthorne, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Hawthorne Pave And Paint


The Lakers’ 2020 title had a cost. In 2021, they had to pay it

Editor’s note: This is the Friday June 11 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. There was a streak I was really proud of last season: In every series the Lakers played, I correctly guessed that they would win, and they number of games they’d win in. I had them over Portland in five ; Houston in five ; Denver in five ; Miami in six . By now, many Lakers fans have those series, and those numbers, encoded ...
Tags: Washington Post, Sports, Phoenix Suns, Toronto, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Davis, Nba, Miami, Espn, Lebron James, Sports Illustrated, Anthony Davis, Houston, Denver


Weekend Event Guide: Underground Rave, Get Lost, Light Brigade, Amazing History Race, and more

At Sunday’s Get Lost ride, dice will be rolled to determine the route. Where it goes, nobody knows.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Hi everyone! Pedalpalooza is really hitting its stride and there’s a lot on tap for this weekend (and no, the rain will not stop the fun). By the way, I highly recommend following @PedalpaloozaPDX on Instagram. They are doing an amazing job sharing all the smiling faces and fun crowds that are showing up to all the rides. Here are our ride selections for th...
Tags: Senate, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Cesar Chavez, Clark County, Sparky, Jonathan Maus, Pedalpalooza, Salmon Street Springs, Weekend Event Guide, Lone Fir Cemetery, Sewallcrest Park, Skidmore Bluffs


Jobs of the Week: Cyclepath, Bike Clark County, Castelli Sportful USA

Looking for a new place to spread you cycling wings? We’ve got six great job opportunities that just went up this week. Learn more about each one via the links below… – Retail Sales and Front-End Operations – Cyclepath PDX – Sales Associate – Bike Clark County – Warehouse Worker – Castelli Sportful USA – Staff Accountant – Castelli Sportful USA – Customer Service Representative – Castelli Sportful USA – Apparel Technical Designer/Product Developer – Castelli Sportful USA Advertisement ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Jonathan Maus, Jobs Of The Week, Clark County Castelli Sportful USA, Retail Sales and Front End Operations, Castelli Sportful USA Staff Accountant, Castelli Sportful USA Customer Service, Castelli Sportful USA Advertisement


Urban Quiet: A Redone Loft in a Former Biscuit Company Bakery

There’s nothing hard-edged or cold about this LA loft, housed in what was once the West Coast bakery of the National Biscuit Company (now known as Nabisco). The space belongs to designer Amanda Gunawan, who was born in Indonesia, raised in Singapore, and is a founding principal of OWIU Studio in LA. In other hands, the redone loft could easily have felt sterile, with its soaring proportions, brick walls, and exposed vents and pipes. But in updating it, Amanda and the OWIU team, including her fel...
Tags: Books, Indonesia, La, Singapore, Los Angeles, Paris, Portland, West Coast, Industrial, Minimal, House Tour, Minimalist, Concrete, Amanda, Sao Paulo Brazil, Loft Spaces


Newly Elected Charter Commissioner Criticized for Tweets

Portland officials have criticized a member of the city's new Charter Commission for a tweet she posted calling City Manager Jon Jennings a white supremacist after winning her seat.
Tags: Portland, Charter Commission, Jon Jennings


“We have to fight!” Youth anti-freeway activists protest outside ODOT headquarters

Aurelia Nelson-Reske leads a chant during a rally at ODOT headquarters in downtown Portland Wednesday.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) A growing contingent of young climate activists have brought their dissatisfaction with the Oregon Department of Transportation right to the agency’s doorstep. “We’re striking because we are in the middle of a climate crisis, freeway expansion is only going to make that worse and we need ODOT to wake up and see that.”— Adah Crandall, Sunrise Movement ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Hamilton, Chris Smith, Kate Brown, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Transportation Commission, Tubman, Jonathan Maus, Norberg, Crandall, Don Hamilton, Jonathan Maus BikePortland


Cycle Oregon rallies in return with back-to-back weekend events

Along the Deschutes in Maupin and Mt. Hood views from the foothills. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The open roads are calling and Cycle Oregon has answered. The Portland-based nonprofit known for its fully-supported, week-long “Classic” ride first held in 1988, was forced to cancel its slate of events in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year they hosted a virtual challenge. But today, Cycle Oregon announced they’re ready to ride together again: They’ll host two weekend even...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Deschutes, Cycle Oregon, Maupin, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Tygh Valley, Wasco County Fairgrounds, Tygh Valley Each Tygh Valley, Gravel Forward, Deschutes Rivers


The 5 best flea preventives and treatments for cats in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Effective cat flea treatments are available as topical preventives, oral preventives, and collars. We spoke to veterinarians and did extensive research to select the best cat flea control products. Before starting your cat on any flea treatment or prevention, you should consult your veterinarian. This article was medically reviewed by Dr. Karie Johnson, veterinarian and co-founder of VIP Vet Visit, a mobile vet service in the south suburbs of Chicago. If your ...
Tags: Reviews, Cats, Pets, Trends, Walmart, Features, Chicago, Bourgeois, Buying Guide, Portland, Kittens, Fda, Epa, Gulf Coast, Portland Oregon, Usa Today


How to download maps from Google Maps to get driving directions offline

Downloading maps from Google Maps is easy. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images To download maps from Google Maps, you just need to search for the location you want and tap "Download." Once you've downloaded a Google map, you can see it even when you're offline. Maps can only be downloaded using the Google Maps smartphone or tablet apps. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Where would we be without Google Maps? If you're on the road and run into a...
Tags: Iphone, Downloads, Google, Android, Maps, Trends, Portland, Google Maps, Geneseo, Tech Insider, Navigation Apps, Jaap Arriens NurPhoto, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Devon Delfino


Portland Reaches $600K Settlement in Police Killing of Man

Lawyers for the family of a 24-year-old man announced this week that they've reached a settlement with the city of Portland for a police shooting in 2017 that left Terrell Johnson dead.
Tags: Portland, Terrell Johnson


The Damian Lillard Dilemma

As the NBA barrels toward its offseason, Lillard’s future in Portland looms large.
Tags: Portland, Nba, Damian Lillard, Lillard


Mark Zuckerberg plans to work remotely for half the next year because it makes him 'happier and more productive'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP via Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg plans to spend half the next year working remotely, The Wall Street Journal reported. Zuckerberg said in a memo to staff that remote working helped him spend more time with his family. Facebook also said it would let more staff, including those at entry level, work from home permanently. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook is letting more employees work from home - and its CEO Mark ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Work From Home, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Europe, UK, News, US, San Francisco, Trends, Remote Work, Cnn, Canada, Ford


More traffic cameras, more money: A big day for safer streets in Portland

A man tries to cross 82nd Avenue at Alberta, the intersection where two people were killed by drivers in April.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Wednesday was a very consequential day for traffic safety in Portland. “I have moved from hating cameras, to really understanding how, in relationship with other safety improvements, they could help keep people in our communities safe.”— Jo Ann Hardesty, city commissioner At their morning session Portland City Council finally authorized the Port...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, City Council, Council, Alberta, Rivera, Portland Police Bureau, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland City Council, Oregon Senate, Dickman, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland


Wieden+Kennedy Portland poaches Mother’s top creatives as Eric Baldwin exits

Ana and Hermeti Balarin, the Brazilian husband-and-wife team, will take over as co-executive creative directors at W+K’s biggest office.   
Tags: Advertising, Portland, Mother, Ana, Wieden Kennedy, Eric Baldwin, Hermeti Balarin


Shawne’s latest adventure: Adopt-a-road clean-up by cargo bike

Turns out, you don’t need a big truck to Adopt-A-Road. (Photos: Shawne Martinez) Shawne Martinez is one of Portland’s most prolific urban bike riders. He and his e-assist cargo bike can be seen on daily rides throughout the city, and especially near his home in southwest. You might recall his epic 40-mile journey to Gateway Green with this five-year-old which tested the range of his battery. His latest adventure? Helping a friend on an adopt-a-road cleanup mission, and doing it all by bi...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Max, Hillsboro, Washington County, Rick, Beaverton, Shawne, TriMet, Tigard, Cargo Bikes, Gateway Green, Beaverton Transit Center, Shawne Martinez


Willamette River ferry service takes big step forward

Bikes on board in a rendering of a Frog Ferry vessel. “We are all ready for a new and better Portland.”— Susan Bladholm, Frog Ferry At a press conference on Tuesday, the nonprofit Friends of Frog Ferry detailed plans for a pilot project that will launch next summer. Once the vessel hits the water, about 70 people at a time will be able to ride from Cathedral Park to RiverPlace in 25 minutes — about half the time the 9.5 mile distance would take to travel by bicycle and just a few minut...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, St Johns, ODOT, Sam Adams, Willamette River, Jonathan Maus, Cathedral Park, Frog Ferry, Susan Bladholm, Friends of Frog Ferry, Ted Wheeler Adams


Tour of a 700-square-foot apartment in San Francisco that rents for $3850/month

Apartments in San Francisco were more expensive before the pandemic, but since then they've become affordable to childless couples with managerial positions at high tech companies. This one-bedroom apartment goes for the bargain price of $3850/month. To compare look at this $1400/month one-bedroom apartment in Portland:
Tags: Video, News, San Francisco, Portland, Apartments, Cost Of Living


After a Year of Protests, Portland Is Ready to Move On. But Where?

The demonstrations that swept the country after George Floyd’s death lived on for much of the year in Portland, a city now engaged in...
Tags: Portland, George Floyd


2 More Portland Employees Paid to Leave After Damning Report

Two additional employees from Portland’s embattled Office of Community and Civic Life have been paid a year of salary to resign after a damning independent report on the bureau’s culture named them as problematic employees.
Tags: Portland, Office of Community and Civic Life


Tell PBOT where new Biketown stations should go

Map from survey shows existing Biketown stations. The City of Portland has released a that gives everyone a chance to create a fantasy Biketown system. As we reported last week, the Portland Bureau of Transportation is eyeing a major expansion of the Biketown service area. Now they want your help to find where holes exist in the current system. The survey includes a map where you can click a location and request a new station. Because PBOT has typically favored widening the coverage area ove...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Richard, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Biketown, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Richard R, Bike-sharing system, Overlook Park, Kaiser Health


How to make the most of your carfree Healthy Block this summer

What will you do on your Healthy Block this summer? (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The saying better late than never definitely applies to PBOT’s new Healthy Blocks program. During the pandemic, PBOT prioritized business permits for outdoor dining and paused popular programs like block parties, street paintings, Sunday Parkways and Play Streets. Now PBOT has reimagined their permit process for street closures and has made it easier for Portlanders to open up streets to support active and...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, East Coast, Wellfleet, Tim Gill, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, National Association of City Transportation, Flanders Crossing, Open Streets, Sam Balto, Jonathan Maus BikePortland, Pickleball, Healthy Blocks


Out of Town Movers Reshuffling to Larger, More Affordable Homes

– Scorching hot housing market giving additional buying power to sellers – The average long-distance mover relocated to a ZIP code with home values nearly $27,000 lower than where they came from last year – U.S. movers in 2020 relocated to ZIP codes with homes 33 square feet larger than where they came from, on average – Fast-rising home values and new location options helped movers cash in and find more affordable locales Seattle, WA – June 8, 2021 (PRNewswire) Americans who made ou...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, Boston, Milwaukee, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Chicago, Austin, Radio, United States, Washington Dc, Arizona


Do you still enjoy radio, and if so, why?

Do you enjoy radio? It’s a simple question. Since you’re reading this column, the answer most likely is “yes.” Here’s where it gets harder: why? My love of radio began at a very early age, when (as I’ve written many times before) my Aunt Ina gave me a Realtone 10-transistor radio sometime when I was about eight years old. I spent my time listening to what I thought was KHJ, though I was tuned to the wrong station and was actually listening to KGBS. Go figure. Eventually, I was tuning up and down...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, Portland, San Diego, Elvis Presley, San Pedro, Klos, KGB, Jeff, Rush Limbaugh, KNX, Wink Martindale, LA radio, KHJ, KSSK


PBOT’s ‘Streets 2035’ initiative is under the radar, but could have vast implications

Lots of uses competing for space. Not all of them can win.(Source: PBOT/Streets 2035) The City of Portland’s Streets 2035 initiative might be the most consequential planning process you’ve never heard of. Reduce situations that require individual interpretation and inter-bureau negotiation.— From a Streets 2035 presentation Based on the simple premise that our population is growing but our streets are not, Streets 2035 is the Portland Bureau of Transportation effort to establish a deci...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, City Hall, Hawthorne, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Vision Zero, Bicycle Advisory Committee, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Bureau of Planning Sustainability, Streets 2035, Matt Berkow


23 must-read books by LGBTQIA+ authors, from stunning memoirs to heartwarming romance novels

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider LGBTQIA+ authors bring a necessary perspective to queer literature. We rounded up the best books by queer authors, including YA, memoirs, romance novels, and more. Want more books? Check out our list of the best LGBTQ-friendly books for kids. LGBTQIA+ authors bring an authentic and unparalleled perspective to queer literature with the ability to inspire, influence, and enco...
Tags: Amazon, California, New York City, Nigeria, US, Trends, Noah, David, Harvard, United States, House, Paris, Portland, Muslim, Vietnam, Bronx


The Monday Roundup: E-bikes for kids, greenway stimulus, Portland’s unbuilt freeways, and more

Welcome to the week. Here are the most notable items BikePortland editors and readers came across in the past seven days. Transgender awareness boost: Pro bike racer Ian Boswell won a big gravel race Saturday and used the attention to raise awareness about discriminatory laws and other perils faced by transgender people. Bike riders are like everyone else: People who ride bikes have different riding styles and they choose different types of vehicles and sometimes they disagree with each ot...
Tags: Europe, New York, London, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, Dc, De Blasio, Greenway, Jonathan Maus, The Monday Roundup, Streetsblog, Ian Boswell