BoingBoing got an advance copy of a new comedy book from the makers of the Portlandia TV show. It’s titled, Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors and the first impression is that it’s as funny as the show itself.
Here’s a fun excerpt from the intro:
A guide for getting around, either by foot, or by bicycle, the official car of Portlandia. Featured also are the 9 official bicycle rules of the road, drawn up by Spyke and his bike comrades. Not to be ignored!
The book is available at Powells.com. You can also see Portlandia stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein at an event for the book taking place at Powell’s on November 20th. Details here.
Two women-focused Portland bike companies — custom builder Sweetpea Bicycles and Gladys Bikes bike shop — have formed a partnership to do more of what they do, only better. Check out the press release below for more details… Sweetpea Bicycles and Gladys Bikes Join Forces to Get More Women on Bikes PORTLAND, OR – Natalie Read More »
This installment comes from our friends at Metropolis Cycle Repair on N. Williams and Page. The shop owner Nathan Roll emailed us to share an alarming trend they’ve noticed at the store lately. Here’s what he posted to Facebook (emphases mine): A heads up to all of our friends in the neighborhood. We have had Read More »
Stolen in Eugene on Friday and it might be in Portland now.(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland) Willie Hatfield, the winner of Portland’s Disaster Relief Trials event has just informed us that the bike he used — a custom Bike Friday — was stolen in Eugene this past Friday. Willie just emailed us to say he has Read More »