Art/Culture Archives

Meet Aixe Djelal, the ‘helmetographer’ behind BicycleHead

Posted on June 8th, 2015 at 11:46 am.

All images by Aixe Djelal. I’m not sure how I stumbled onto the work of Aixe Djelal (pronounced “eye-SHAY ja-LAL”), but now I find myself checking her latest images several times per week. I think it’s the randomness of them, or maybe it’s how she captures the ephemeral vignettes I often see myself but rarely Read More »

Craigslist post about post-dooring romance inspires film

Posted on April 26th, 2013 at 11:00 am.

Still from Mike Vogel’s Doored. Remember that awesome Craigslist post last summer when a guy got doored while biking downtown, but instead of being angry at the door-operener he sort of… fell in love? Well it turns out that Craigslist post was the inspiration one of my favorite movies from the Filmed By Bike festival Read More »

‘Circle Century’ documents 660 lap, 100-mile ride around Ladd Circle

Posted on April 25th, 2013 at 1:06 pm.

Still from Circle Century. Southeast Portland resident and hobbyist movie maker Merritt Raitt debuted a new film at Filmed by Bike over the weekend. Circle Century documents his attempt to ride 100 miles, non-stop around Ladd Circle. Raitt, who lives just a few houses down from the circle, accomplished his feat back in August 2011 Read More »

Renowned Embacher Collection coming to Portland Art Museum

Posted on November 7th, 2012 at 1:04 pm.

Screen grab of PAM email announcing the exhibit. The Portland Art Museum has just announced that their summer exhibition schedule will include Cyclepedia: A Century of Iconic Bicycle Design. The exhibit is based on the book by the same name which documents the bike collection of Vienna-based designer and bike connoisseur Michael Embacher. According to Read More »

Ten years of Breakfast on the Bridges: An evening of stories

Posted on October 31st, 2012 at 11:50 am.

BonB veteran Steph Routh.(Photo by Michael Andersen)) This guest post is by Michael Andersen of Portland Afoot, PDX’s 10-minute newsmagazine about buses, bikes and low-car life. Dozens of fans of one of Portland’s most unique and durable bike traditions met Tuesday night at bicycle tavern Velo Cult to tell stories from more than 120 mornings of Read More »

Portlanders launch ‘Hop in the Saddle’; a guide to local beer by bike

Posted on August 21st, 2012 at 2:12 pm.

A trio of Portlander women have joined forces to launch Hop in the Saddle, a forthcoming (they hope) guide book that will take readers on a bike tour of local craft beer breweries and pubs. The project launched via Kickstarter today and its supporters are hoping to raise $15,000 to make the book a reality. Read More »

Mini Bike Winter 2011: Chariot Wars return tonight

Posted on February 18th, 2011 at 10:10 am.

Chariot Wars, a proud Zoobomb tradition.(Photos © J. Maus) Zoobomb’s annual Mini Bike Winter fest has begun! The event, which lasts through Sunday, started last night when the Irondelles (Portland’s all-female tall bike gang) led a ride to spruce up area ghost bikes and do some craft-making for upcoming events. Tonight, Zoobomb takes it to Read More »

Bicycle Rights! Watch the new clip from Portlandia

Posted on January 21st, 2011 at 9:51 am.

-Watch clip below- Fred Armisen as a Portland bike messenger. Portlandia is the new, six-part IFC miniseries that’s getting a lot of buzz around these parts for its attempts to poke fun at Portland’s idiosyncrasies. Back before the holidays, we shared a bit about it over on Page Two because, as you might expect, bicycling Read More »

Latest jersey from Retro Image Apparel based on Artcrank print

Posted on January 19th, 2011 at 9:20 am.

This print has inspired a licensing partnership and a new jersey.-See it below-(Photos © J. Maus) Portland based Retro Image Apparel has a new jersey coming out this spring based on a print by local artist Jimmy Cavalieri. Jimmy is a long time reader and supporter of BikePortland, so we’re really excited to see this Read More »

‘Rat-Fiets’: Ed Roth inspired bike art

Posted on January 13th, 2011 at 4:52 pm.

It’s been a pretty crazy day (actually crazy last couple of days)… So I thought you’d enjoy taking a break and seeing some really fun bike art created by Lents neighborhood resident Tom Labonty. Check out his “Rat-Fiets” drawing below… Drawing by Tom Labonty. See it on Flickr.