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Our new digs.

I’m writing this from my new office! This morning, Elly Blue and I moved into an office in inner southeast Portland. We’re in the ActivSpace building on SE 8th and Main (map here).

Our downstairs neighbor is none other than Black Sheep Bakery, home of the famous bike-thru window.

My office-mate, Elly Blue, is the wonder-woman behind the upcoming International Towards Carfree Cities Conference. You might also remember her as the author of some tremendous editorials on BikePortland (she’ll be writing more soon).

Leaving the home office is a bit sad. I’ll miss my two girls being so close. But there’s huge upside to working from the heart of the city. I’m much closer to all the bike action and it will be easier for me to get to stories and newsmakers.

And now I finally have my own mailbox! Go ahead, feel free to send me a note:

    Jonathan Maus
    PedalTown Media, Inc. (that’s my official business name)
    833 SE Main St., Box #402
    Portland, OR 97215

It’s the first real office for both Elly and I. Yes, it’s very small (less than 10×10 ft) but it’s cheap, and we have big ideas.

Wish us luck on our adventure…

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Founder of BikePortland (in 2005). Father of three. North Portlander. Basketball lover. Car owner and driver. If you have questions or feedback about this site or my work, feel free to contact me at @jonathan_maus on Twitter, via email at, or phone/text at 503-706-8804. Also, if you read and appreciate this site, please become a supporter.

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Logan 5
Logan 5
17 years ago


What\’s up with that chair? I was hoping to see a stationary bike for generating computer power.

Austin Ramsland
17 years ago

Congratulations Jonathan! The BikePortland media empire takes its first steps into the wild!

17 years ago

Above Blacksheep Bakery? You lucky !@#$. 🙂 Seriously, congrats on getting the space. Well-deserved move for both you and Elly.

17 years ago

that\’s so cool! Congrats to both of you!

Matt Picio
17 years ago

Awesome! So, will there be like, an interview booth and a lounge, and a water cooler to swap journalistic-y stories around?

Oh, wait – smaller than 10×10. Ok, scrap the booth. 😉

Seriously, congrats! All you really need for an office anyway is a desk, a phone, a lamp, a plug, and an Internet connection. Well, the mailbox is also a plus.

Steve Hoyt
17 years ago

Congratulations Jonathan! That chair looks mighty uncomfy. There\’s lots of surplus office supply places around your digs.

Robert Ping
Robert Ping
17 years ago

Congratulations, Jonathan!

The girls will miss you, but they will be even happier when you get home now…

17 years ago

Howdy neighbor!

Note that ActivSpace is also conveniently located 1 block from the Lucky Lab, 2 blocks from the Recyclery, and 3 blocks from the spanking new Clever Cycles.


P.S. Drat. Even more competition for the bicycle rack.

Donna Tocci
17 years ago

Congrats! This is great news.

17 years ago

whoa, is that zip code right? i think your in the 97214 yo!

Adams Carroll (News Intern)

yep. right down the street from the Geek!

Scott Mizée
16 years ago

Can I come over?