It’s BikeCraft weekend: Here are a few fabulous finds from opening night

Posted by on December 16th, 2017 at 9:10 am

Makeshifter bags, Sketchy Trails art, 1 by Liz clocks, panniers from Market Mule. Oh my!
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

BikeCraft is back and we couldn’t be happier. This event — which is open all weekend — celebrates local, bike-inspired arts and crafts. It started in 2005 and has come roaring back this year thanks to an organizational boost from our friends Elly Blue and Joe Biel from Microcosm Publishing and Brian Echerer from Velo Gioielli.

Last night was a special preview party and benefit for event host The Bike Farm (1810 NE 1st, two blocks from Broadway/Williams). I swung through to chat with vendors and see the wonderful things they make and sell.

Below is just a sample…

Clocks by Liz Carlis:

BikeCraft 2017-7.jpg

BikeCraft 2017-6.jpg

BikeCraft 2017-5.jpg

All types of cool bike jewelry and home furnishings by Brian Echerer of Velo Gioielli:

BikeCraft 2017-2.jpg

BikeCraft 2017-3.jpg

All types of great bike books, t-shirts, stickers, and more from Microcosm Publishing:

BikeCraft 2017-4.jpg

Wooden bike panniers from Market Mule:

BikeCraft 2017-9.jpg

BikeCraft 2017-8.jpg

Bicycle bloomers and petticoats from Ivalieu:

BikeCraft 2017-10.jpg


Paintings from Katrina Wayte:

BikeCraft 2017-12.jpg

Sweet shirts for toddlers from Oquida Violeta:

BikeCraft 2017-13.jpg

Coloring books and prints with original illustrations from Tomas Quinones/Flying Snail Creations:

BikeCraft 2017-14.jpg

Drawings and ephemera from the incomparable Shawn Granton:

BikeCraft 2017-15.jpg

Bags from Makeshifter:

BikeCraft 2017-17.jpg

BikeCraft 2017-16.jpg

BikeCraft 2017-18.jpg

Helmuffs! from Gigi’s Handywork:

BikeCraft 2017-19.jpg

Helmet and glove fresheners (made with cedar shavings and merino wool):

BikeCraft 2017-20.jpg

BikeCraft 2017-21.jpg

Unique wheel art from Straight Gauge Studios:

BikeCraft 2017-22.jpg

Distinctive jerseys from It’s in my Heart:

BikeCraft 2017-27.jpg

BikeCraft 2017-24.jpg

BikeCraft 2017-23.jpg

Cell phone holsters (and all types of wonderful bags) from Black Star Bags:

div class=”photo-full main-photo”>BikeCraft 2017-28.jpg

BikeCraft is open from 10-6 today (Saturday) and 11-4 on Sunday.

Ready, set, go!

For more info, check out the official website.

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

Never miss a story. Sign-up for the daily BP Headlines email.

BikePortland needs your support.

NOTE: Thanks for sharing and reading our comments. To ensure this is a welcoming and productive space, all comments are manually approved by staff. BikePortland is an inclusive company with no tolerance for meanness, discrimination or harassment. Comments with expressions of racism, sexism, homophobia, or xenophobia will be deleted and authors will be banned.

Leave a Reply

2 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
3 Comment authors
EllyAnnagLance Poehler Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Lance Poehler
Lance Poehler

I’m happy it is back this year. We picked up all kinds of fun stuff. Sadly though, the one thing that I was most exited to pick up wasn’t there this year. Winter bike hats (Deller and the like). Is anyone still making these in town?


Lance, thanks for coming by and glad you loved it.

Surely someone is making winter bike hats in town — if you’re out there, please come vend at BikeCraft 2018! It’ll have twice the good stuff.


anyone making rain chains out of old bike parts ? or is rust too much of an issue ?