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U-Lock or You Walk

Some surprising bike-theft facts from cops and bike shops.


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Brian Leber watched an imposing figure roll into Bike Gallery with a road bike that had been sprayed black with truck bed-liner paint. “I knew right away it was our bike,” he says. A $2,00   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Pedaling Their Wares

Which Portland bike delivery services are worth the price?


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Setting aside the obvious ecological benefits of bicycles over idling cars, bike couriers have always been an efficient choice in dense city environments because they don’t have to worry about s   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Seven-Day Cycle

A noncyclist gives up his car to live one week by bike.


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In the four years I’ve lived in Portland, I have ridden a Razor scooter more often than I’ve ridden a bike. That is to say, I have never ridden a bike in Portland. Like a good, native Southern   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Gift Guide 2012: The Lifestylist


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Within easy reach of desert, river, waterfall, lake, mountain or ocean, Portland has always bred and attracted an army of lifestyle heroes—dabblers in the unspeakably arcane arts of being outs   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

2012 Fall Arts Preview


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Theater The Body of an AmericanThe title of Dan O’Brien’s play references a photograph of a dead American soldier being dragged through the streets of Mogadishu. War journalist Paul Watson wo   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Singing in the Strange

Karaoke night as only Portland can do it.


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A bespectacled man stands in the back corner of the dimly lit stage, about five feet from the stripper pole. Nervously tapping the microphone against the white cast holding his right arm in place,   More
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

Screaming Ban Shes

Why Portland’s gay bars won’t ban bachelorettes.


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It’s the last show at Darcelle XV Showplace on a muggy Friday night. The audience is a mixed bag: a birthday party in the center, friends of a drag queen near the wall, a posse of bros in the    More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 AARON SPENCER

Lake Affront

Oswego Lake’s big secret: It’s public and you can paddle it. In fact, I did.


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Carrying a big green kayak down the sidewalk in Lake Oswego gets attention. “You know you can’t just go in there?” “They’ll ding ya if they catch ya in there!” To hear it described by townsfolk...   More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

How To: Stay Warm And Dry

Coping with Oregon sunshine through trial and error.


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It’s possible to cycle across town on the coldest, wettest day Portland has to offer without even the slightest chill.  I suspect it is, anyway. Call me naive, but with an unlimited budget    More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

How To: Pedal Better

Unlock the power in your quads!


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Whoever said doing the locomotion was easier than learning your ABCs—I’m lookin’ at you, Little Eva—wasn’t talking about biking. Pedaling healthily and efficiently requires at least A, B   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG
 

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