Free bike tour will illuminate Vanport floods and historic Albina neighborhood

A free history tour? Sign me up!
(Photo: Everybody’s Bike Rentals)

Ever wanted to go beyond the tired Portlandia stereotypes and really get to know where you live — warts and all? A bike tour being offered by Everybody’s Bike Rentals & Tours might be just what the doctor ordered.

The northeast Portland-based tour company will host a free “Beyond Portlandia” bike tour on Sunday, July 2nd.

Everybody’s Bike Rentals proprietor Dan Sloan tells us, “This tour is aimed at locals who might not know the history of their neighborhood whether they’ve lived here for 15 years or 3 months.”

Here’s more from the event description:

Hey! Do you know where you live?… Although Portland is now known as an artsy, progressive, foodie paradise, there’s a deeper story hidden in plain site if you know where to look. On this scenic 2-hour tour you’ll learn the fascinating history of northeast Portland, from the first inhabitants over 10,000 years ago to the radically transforming city we see today.


We’ll head down bike lanes and back streets, giving you the scoop on secret murals, rich historic sites, goat farms, and more! We’ll dive into the complexity of our collective history by exploring displacement, racism, natural disasters and the systemic inequities that shaped and define this unique city.

If you or your friends don’t have a bike, rentals will be available. The tour is free and any tips collected will be donated to the nonproft Self Enhancement Inc.

Facebook link and more information here.

— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and

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7 years ago

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Lester Burnham
Lester Burnham
7 years ago

This is a good tour and great way for the wealthy white folks to understand who they’ve displaced.

Middle of the Road Guy
Middle of the Road Guy
7 years ago
Reply to  Lester Burnham

At this point, they probably displaces a slightly less wealthy white person.