Hawthorne carts trade pies, fries for nudity.

We got the call about this genius idea way too late to squeeze into the print newspaper, so our lucky blog readers will reap the benefits. Gregg Abbott, owner of the ridiculously addictive Whiffie's Fried Pies (I've got a tasty profile of his sweet 'n savory cart in tomorrow's issue of WW, check it out) just called to let us know that he and Potato Champion's Mike McKinnon have a special offer ...   More
Tuesday, June 9, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

BrakeBeat: Hallowed Be Thy Frame

This Sunday, Bike Temple asks: do you believe in bicycles? Behold, the Joy of Sects Ride, an odd but glorious procession that is part bike freak, part faith enthusiast, pedaling its way through Portland's wide range of devout religious organizations. Presented by nonprofit, pan-faith movement Bike Temple, whose mission is “to create a space for bicycle-related worship and ritual,” ...   More
Thursday, June 11, 2009 EMILY JENSEN

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

2009 Tour de Cure: Ride Your Bike for Diabetes

Diabetes. It sucks, and it's everywhere. I have a family history of the disease, which disrupts the body's ability to properly break down sugars, and lots of relatives whose lives are rendered colorless and bland by the inability to drink alcohol. For this reason, I was given yogurt instead of ice cream as a child. All birthday cake has a specter of doom lingering over it. Luckily, diabetes can ...   More
Thursday, July 2, 2009 Adrienne So

Portland Memorializes Jacko by Doing Portland Things

How did Portland mourn the death of Michael Jackson yesterday? By riding bikes and zombie dancing in the street. In other words, by doing what Portland does every night, but with more Michael Jackson songs. Still, the New York Times (you're going to be shocked by this news, so sit someplace stable) was so taken by BikePortland's improvised cycle tribute that the Grey Lady wrote the bike ride into ...   More
Friday, June 26, 2009 AARON MESH

BrakeBeat: Pedalpalooza Can't Stop, Won't Stop

As much as we don't want to admit it, the glory that is Pedalpalooza is winding down. But lo, it is not over yet! In honor of this last surge of optimism, we've compiled a few of our must-cycle events (with their descriptions) for the next two days. TONIGHT: Unicycle Polo World Championships '09 Meets at Arbor Lodge Park (N Bryant St & Delaware Ave), from 6 pm-10 pm. Hello world, May ...   More
Thursday, June 25, 2009 Caitlin Mccarthy

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

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

Providence Bridge Pedal This Sunday

Motorists may do well to stay in this Sunday morning, as an estimated 17,000 cyclists and walkers are expected to take part in the 2009 Providence Bridge Pedal. Starting as early as 5:30 am on Aug. 9, most of the major Willamette River crossings will be closed or flooded with cyclists and walkers. And that means drivers should take the Morrison or Steel bridges, which will remain clear of cyclists ...   More
Friday, August 7, 2009 Aaron Mendelson


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