Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 24th, 2008 at 1:42 pm
A group of Portlanders plan to honor Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving that is the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season) by taking over several parking spaces downtown.
According to a post on Portland Indymedia, the plan is to lock bikes together in prime parking spaces and have a picnic on the sidewalk adjacent to Pioneer Place Mall.
Here are more details from the Indymedia posting:
Join us at 6 am on Friday, November 28th outside Voodoo Doughnuts (the downtown location). Or 6:30 at Pioneer Place.
We will be locking our bikes together and to the meters to take over the parking places around the Pioneer Place Blocks.
Following the daisy chaining of bikes will be a sidewalk picnic and walking loops around the blocks.
Costumes, old bikes and extra locks are encouraged, as well as any picnic provisions you would like such as blankets, tea, turkey etc. We are arranging some food and drinks for participates, but bring what you can.
To honor buy nothing day and for the love of bikes be there!