Our #UberIceCream Odyssey: A Photo Essay

ubermain

Food & Drink
When Uber said it would bring us ice cream at the office, we said okay, sure we'll try that. The email, which arrived to on Tuesday, made the rest of the week look downright manageable. So, we waited.At 11 am, as the email suggested, we logged on to Uber. For a second, nothing showed up and then, poof! Ice cream became an option!The first hurdle was hurdled but alas, ice cream was not yet within our ...   More
 
Friday, July 24, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

Your Folding Wheelchair-Accessible Uber Has Arrived

murmurs_phone-uber

News
Ride-hailing company Uber announced today it's making its service a little more accessible for Portlanders who use folding wheelchairs, walkers, or scooters that can fit inside a car.The tech giant has launched uberASSIST, a service available through the app where users may request drivers trained to help riders who have special needs or requests due to disabilities or aging.Since Uber returned ...   More
 
Thursday, July 9, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

Night Uber: Ladies from Nebraska

“If we drive by a cop, one of you has to duck.”


Misc
Editor’s note: Back in the mid-aughts, Willamette Week ran a column called Night Cabbie. In keeping with the times, we now present Night Uber. I was going to say I get more female t   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 JOHAN MATHIESEN

Night Uber: Taxis for the Poor!

“I can’t give you the rationale, but I can give you the history."

night-uber

Features
When Uber invited its drivers to a “Community Open House,” I was happy, as I’d missed the Uber picnic. I did think it curious that it was holding an open house so soon after the picnic and that it was holding it at the Portland Building. S’okay, it turns out it was the city of Portland’s Private For-Hire Transportation Innovation Task Force (I kid you not) Community Open House, not Uber’s. ...   More
 
Thursday, June 25, 2015 JOHAN MATHIESEN

Night Uber: Tattoo Twins

Love doesn’t last, but art goes on forever.

night-uber

Features
Editor's note: Back in the mid-aughts, Willamette Week ran a column called Night Cabbie, where a cabbie working the night shift wrote about driving people to internet cafes as they listened to R.E.M. on the radio and smoked. In keeping with the times, we now present Night Uber.The first ride of the day was stylin’. As she was getting into the car, I couldn’t ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by Lizzy Acker

Uber vs. Portland Gets the Bloomberg Businessweek Feature Treatment

lede_scroller

News
How big a deal was Portland City Hall's standoff with Uber? It just made Bloomberg Businessweek. The financial magazine's feature story, "This is How Uber Takes Over a City," recounts city regulators' uphill battle with Uber in the days following the $41 billion ride-hailing behemoth's invasion into the Portland market in defiance of city rules. "In Portland, the 28th-largest city in the U.S., 10 people ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 AARON MESH

Night Uber: Typical Passengers

night-uber

Features
Editor's note: Back in the mid-aughts, Willamette Week ran a column called Night Cabbie, where a cabbie working the night shift wrote about driving people to internet cafes as they listened to R.E.M. on the radio and smoked. In keeping with the times, we now present Night Uber.It’s a select group—self-selected, more accurately said. Typical passenger: late ...   More
 
Monday, June 22, 2015 JOHAN MATHIESEN

Night Uber: Reedies on the Road

“I think we’re scaring the driver.”

night-uber

Features
Editor's note: Back in the mid-aughts,Willamette Week ran a column called Night Cabbie, where a cabbie working the night shift wrote about driving people to internet cafes as they listened to R.E.M. on the radio and smoked. In keeping with the times, we now present Night Uber.They were Reedies, Reed College graduates. Not recent graduates, but not far out of ...   More
 
Friday, June 19, 2015 JOHAN MATHIESEN

Night Uber: Origin Story

“You can either cut your hair or quit.”

night-uber

Features
Editor's note: Back in the mid-aughts, Willamette Week ran a column called Night Cabbie, where a cabbie working the night shift wrote about driving people to internet cafes as they listened to R.E.M. on the radio and smoked. In keeping with the times, we now present Night Uber. Thanks to film noir and Mickey Spillane, cab drivers have long ...   More
 
Thursday, June 18, 2015 JOHAN MATHIESEN

An Immigrant’s Fare Fight

Taxi drivers have been hit by the arrival of Uber and Lyft—including many who are Ethiopian immigrants.


News Stories
Robel Berhan steers his blue and orange Union Cab with its empty backseat to Hotel Lucia on Southwest Broadway. Nothing. He heads to the Marriott. A line of other cabs blocks his way. He knows a   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

0|1
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close