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Hopworks plans new location on N Williams Ave

Posted on January 18th, 2011 at 10:37 am.

Hopworks would occupy a street-level spot in this new building on Williams.(Photos © J. Maus)

Nearly a year after we first noted the bike-oriented development taking place on N Williams Avenue, the trend is as strong as ever. Today we confirmed that, while the ink's not quite dry on all the paperwork, Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) [...]

More bike parking than car parking at new New Seasons market

Posted on October 12th, 2010 at 5:26 pm.

New location on SE 40th and Hawthorne.(Photo: New Seasons)

Local grocery store chain New Seasons Market will open its tenth store tomorrow on the corner of SE 40th and Hawthorne (former location of Daily Grind), smack-dab in one of the most bike-centric parts of town. According to a press release sent out by the company [...]

Car being serviced? Local repair shop will loan you a bike

Posted on June 4th, 2010 at 7:12 am.

Farhad Ghafarzade in his shop.(Photo: Green Drop Garage)

Green Drop Garage, a full service auto repair shop in Southeast Portland, now offers free bike loans to customers who need a lift when their car is being serviced.
Farhad Ghafarzade, President of Green Drop, has struck up a partnership with local bike shop Bike N' Hike. [...]

Good reviews for Portland's latest bike-friendly bar

Posted on May 19th, 2010 at 10:03 am.

Plenty of bike parking at the new Apex Bar on SE 12 and Division)(Photo © Andrew Kreps via Twitpic)

Two new bike businesses: Cookies and a chiropractor

Posted on April 5th, 2010 at 12:53 pm.

Cookies by bike.

There are so many bike-centric business sprouting up in Portland these days that I need a business editor just to keep up.
Adding to the long list of Portland businesses that are either operated from bicycles or focused on the people who ride them are Cookie Pedalers and The Bicycle Chiropractor.
The Bicycle Chiropractor is [...]

Burgerville CEO sees more bikes in their future

Posted on January 19th, 2010 at 9:58 am.

Not just for cars anymore.(Photo: Elly Blue/BikePortland)

Back in August, local fast food chain Burgerville made headlines when they opened their drive-thrus to bicycle-riding customers at all 39 of their locations.
But, according to an interview with the company's CEO Jeff Harvey published in The Oregonian last week, that's just the start.

Portland's first Free Store works its magic by bike

Posted on October 2nd, 2009 at 10:51 am.

The Portland Free Store at SE 11th & Clay(Photos © Elly Blue)

There's yet another new bike-based business in town -- the difference is that at this store, everything is free.
The Portland Free Store is, according to its website, "basically a second-hand store, except that everything is free." People can drop off donations at the [...]

Video: Through the drive-through, by bike

Posted on September 21st, 2009 at 11:44 am.

A month ago, local eco-fast food chain Burgerville announced a new policy that would allow people to use bicycles in the drive-through lanes at all of their 30 something locations, after a woman was denied service on her bike broadcast the incident online.
Last Thursday they sealed the deal with a promotion at their Hawthorne location [...]

Introducing the Hopworksfiets: Beer, pizza, music, and true Portland spirit, all on one bike

Posted on September 15th, 2009 at 6:16 pm.

Phillip Ross of Metrofiets rolls out the new Hopworks party bike, complete with wood bar, kegs on tap, pizza rack, sound system, and mountains of mojo. (Photos © Elly Blue)

I just witnessed the unveiling of something truly in the Portland spirit: A locally built cargo bike that holds two kegs below an inlaid wood [...]

This weekend, a celebration of bikes and beer at Biketobeerfest

Posted on September 15th, 2009 at 12:47 pm.

Bikes and beer will be celebrated in true Portland style this weekend at Biketobeerfest, a carfree event being thrown by Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB). The event is Saturday, September 19th, from noon to 10pm. And it's totally free and open to the public.
There's one catch -- the event is carfree. There will be plenty of [...]

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