Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 28th, 2010 at 9:01 am
Huge crowds filled the streets to bask in the sun and the Sunday Parkways spirit yesterday. People walked and rolled on a seven-mile loop of carfree streets in North Portland that stretched from Piedmont, to the bluffs of Willamette Boulevard and north to Kenton Park.
It was the second of five Sunday Parkways the City of Portland has planned for this year (the next one is in East Portland on July 18th). Like we noted in our report on the Northeast edition last month, there were lots of kids and families out yesterday.
Here's a few things that caught my eye as I rode the loop...
On N. Delaware, members of the Portland Recorder Society serenaded passersby with beautiful music played by an interesting collection of wind instruments. I also rolled by a tree-costumed mascot of Friends of Trees, who was happy to pose for photos.
Perhaps my fondest memory from the event was a bike wedding in Peninsula Park. Michael Jones and Evelyn Barnes tied the knot, after riding into the park atop a custom pink tall-bike. Michael is known for his bike creations (last year I photographed him and Evelyn on his Xtracycle tall-bike) and his pink wedding rig turned lots of heads. Here are a few photos of the happy couple:
What did you see out in the streets yesterday? For more photos, check out my slideshow below...