Willamette Weekend: 15 Things to Do in Portland, June 7-9


Friday, June 7 Freak Mountain Ramblers, Bingo and Friends, Lewi Longmire, Fernando, Little Sue, Dan Haley, Tree Frogs [FOLK] Performing as a founding member of the beloved Freak Mountain Ramblers, with various friends or under his own name, rock-’n’-roll true believer Jim Boyer has employed his happy-golucky and sometimes soul-baring style to charm and move Portland audiences for ...   More
Friday, June 7, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Headout Picks: 6/5/13

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THURSDAY, JUNE 6PEDALPALOOZA KICKOFF [BIKES] In Portland, it’s always a good time to ride, but never more so than during this annual bonanza of all things bikey. The three-week extravaganza   More
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Pedalpalooza 2012: All the Fun of Manual Labor With Jeff and Jodi


In this week's Headout feature, "What's Your Ride?", we implied that Jeff and Jodi's North Portland Bike Move—a Pedalpalooza "ride" in which riders help a Portland couple move house—might not be as fun as, say, the rides where you get to dress up as Prince, or get naked. Jeff and Jodi beg to differ.We received this response from the resourceful couple, who assured us that packing up a stranger's ...   More
Thursday, June 21, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Headout: What’s Your Ride?

Follow our Pedalpalooza 2012 decision tree, then hop on your bike.

 Click on the image below for a larger version!Illustration by Elizabeth Baddeley RIDE: More information about these events at wweek.com/pedalpalooza.Headout Picks THURSDAY JUNE 14 NICK KR   More
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Better Off Red: Ginger Ride 2011


Over two hundred redheads rode west on the Burnside Bridge Saturday evening, biking fearlessly towards the glowing horizon as if summoned by the setting sun. Pedalpalooza called, and the gingers answered with the Third Annual Ginger Ride.--- “We were born this way,” explained Ginger Ride co-organizer Benjamin Adrian, “and I'm just really excited for my people.” In the true motley spirit ...   More
Monday, June 13, 2011 by

The Five Weirdest Rides at Pedalpalooza

2008 multnomah county bike fair photo by gabriel amadeus

Pedalpalooza is a medley of bike riding events spanning more than two weeks, very loosely organized by the folks at Shift. Anyone can organize an event and post it on the web site. Currently there are 240 events scheduled, each one more bizarre than the last. Here are the five craziest rides at this year's festival.Tour de FranziaOverlook Park, North Interstate Avenue and Fremont Street. 7 pm Monday, ...   More
Friday, June 10, 2011 ASHLEY COLLMAN

BrakeBeat: The Irondelles riding high

What's better than riding a bike? Riding twice a bike. This is where the Irondelles come in, Portland's all-female group of tall bike builders and riders. They will be on hand at the Cirque du Cycling Art Bike Parade this Saturday, June 13 for their first official event. The bikes, essentially one frame on top of another, reach five feet at the seat and are built by the group's eight members. ...   More
Thursday, June 11, 2009 Caitlin Mccarthy

BrakeBeat: Braaaaaaiiins and Boooooooze

Fact: everything is better in a costume. Riding a bike is great, but riding a bike while drooling fake blood with a wooden stake sticking out of your belly is awesome. Sipping a beer is just an average day, but sipping a beer in a torn-up tuxedo surrounded by an army of the living dead—that's my kind of Friday night. On June 19, a herd of about 25 Portlanders who reject the vapid drone of ...   More
Monday, June 22, 2009 EMILY JENSEN

BrakeBeat: Epic Bicycle Jousting

The 3rd annual Stumptown Joustdown hit the pavement at Colonel Summers Park on Saturday, June 20. Gutterpunks, hipsters, children, spouses and an epic number of dogs (bicycle lovers, all!) congregated for a day's worth of good-natured cycling carnage. For those who missed the two-wheeled violence, here are some highlights. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU6RjEBtYDE[/youtube] A clean, no-nonsense ...   More
Monday, June 22, 2009 Caitlin Mccarthy


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