Tribune cover story features BTA staffer

Posted by on February 14th, 2007 at 7:36 am

The Portland Tribune — just named the nation’s best non-daily newspaper — has a familiar face on its front cover currently in newsstands across Portland.

Michelle Poyourow, the BTA’s events and outreach director is featured in an article about Portland’s young movers and shakers.

Here’s an excerpt:

“I don’t know if I’m one of those change-the-world people,” says Poyourow, who soon will move into her first house with a roommate, in the Sunnyside neighborhood. “I’m too cynical for that. But I can change a few people, and change the city in a small way.”

Way to get noticed Michelle! Your creativity, humor and enthusiasm are a welcomed addition to the community.

And finally, I can’t resist sharing this photo of Michelle from the Tour de Fat last summer…

BTA's Michelle Poyourow at Tour de Fat

(sorry Michelle 😉 )

NOTE: In the same issue, reporter Joseph Gallivan has a story about his experiences commuting on an electric bike for a week.

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Hey, Michelle,
Are those cowboys boots SPD-compatible? Just curious …


Good job Michelle!


Ok, one more thought though.
leave it to me to bring this up, but on the note of being green, and earth friendly,

Mr. Pamphlin , I believe his name is, who owns the Tribune, is the largest violator of trust in the city of Portland, due to his abuse of Ross Island, manipulation of agreements with “sic” Vera Katz (that name makes me shiver), and refusal to abide by laws and agreements regarding the cities recovery of Ross Island.
If you even slightly look into it, you will discover what I am talking about…..It is horrible horribleness.
Really, this is one of my big issues…

I love seeing bike related articles such as this in the local papers, even if it is a paper supported by the destruction of our own dying river and ecosystem.
Once again, congratulations Michelle!


Thanks Dabby. I’m flattered by all the attention. The reporter got it pretty right about me too. The exceptions being that I like activism (I’m just no good at it) and I’m not 29.

Someone came into the office today to check out the mural! So now the painter, Danelle Jones, is getting some love too!

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Kudos to Michelle too for leading the BTA team to victory at September’s Car Free Day Donut Invitaional.
She suckered the B on B team into thinking we’d have a cake(donut) walk, then brought in a group of ringers who put down an amazing number of sizzling lard balls. And she says she’s no good at activism – hah! That type of strategic thinking is just what we need in the movement.