Breakfast, blossoms and bikes

Posted by on March 31st, 2006 at 1:55 pm

Breakfast on the Bridges March 06
Family riding on the Waterfront

[The Rickman Family]

It’s a fantastic day for cycling in Portland. I got up early to join friends on the Hawthorne Bridge for free pastries and coffee from Shift’s Breakfast on the Bridge crew. The sun welcomed cheery commuters and the conversation flowed as nicely as the hot coffee…

Saw some cool bikes too. Here’s a list of my favorites:

Click here to see all my photos from Breakfast on the Bridges.

After eating way too many pastries, I rolled up the Waterfront and stopped to soak up the blooming cherry blossoms. While there, I met Ericka, Rick and Amani Rickman enjoying a family ride. They were happy to let me snap a few photos of them.

I finally pulled myself away and headed home, only to be forced to stop at The Fresh Pot and snap these photos of people enjoying the sun (and the stellar bike parking!).

I leave you with this photo. Enjoy the weekend.

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    Evan Manvel March 31, 2006 at 2:12 pm

    Broadway was also lovely — thanks, Timo and crew! For the first time, I planned to not have breakfast before stopping by, so enjoyed a donut and conversation in the sun.

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    Jessica Roberts March 31, 2006 at 4:10 pm

    Bummer…I bike on the Burnside, so I missed BontB!!! I’ll have to take a new route next month so as not to miss the fun.

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    Options guy March 31, 2006 at 4:40 pm

    Hawthorne, shmawthorne. O.k., we didn’t have filmmakers from New York on the Broadway, but we were graced by visits from two other Transportation Options folks – Lavinia Gordon (our Division Manager) and Dan Bower, the policy guy. We also got to wave to Tom Miller (Sam Adams’ chief of staff) and chew the fat with Roger Geller, the city Bicycle Coordinator.
    It was great to have Evan stop by, and a little later Anna Scalera bolstered the BTA’s committment to breakfast as the foundation of bike activism. Y’all come on down next Last Friday and share the fun!

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    Scott Mizée April 1, 2006 at 12:07 am

    gosh I’m jealous…. I’ve been riding my bike to work over these bridges for 2 1/2 years now and I have yet to hit one of the breakfasts on the bridge(s)! I gotta get this on my calendar!

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  • […] I love it when Clarence Eckerson of BikeTV comes to town. The NYC resident, whose heart belongs to Portland bike fun, showed up at Breakfast on the Bridges last Friday and put together this fun and inspiring movie. It features interviews with volunteers and bike commuters who stopped for the free pastries and coffee. […]

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