– Slideshow below/Photos © J. Maus)
In Portland, bikes are woven into the fabric of the city and there may be no other street that illustrates this better than NE Alberta. Bikes are everywhere — in the shops, in the work of the many talented local artisans, and of course alongside the many interesting and colorful people that help make this street such a vibrant and exciting place to be.
I’ve enjoyed photographing bikes on this street for years, ever since the (now gone) Alberta Street Clownhouse captured my attention with its tall bike jousting and other inimitable antics. The annual Alberta Art Hop last Saturday was the perfect opportunity to once again witness this thriving bike ecosystem in full bloom.
Watch the slideshow below to see what I’m talking about…