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A spring Saturday in Portland

Posted by on March 29th, 2021 at 8:12 am

Bicycles were the perfect way to soak it all in.
(Photos and video by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

I hope you were able to get outside on Saturday.

The weather was magical. Sunny and warm, tons of tree blossoms around every turn and lots of happy people riding bikes together. Is there a better way to explore the city and soak up spring than from the seat of a bicycle?

Here’s what I saw in a loop from North Portland and the Willamette bluffs down to the cherry blossoms in Waterfront Park… (don’t forget to watch the video at the end!).

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I appreciate the irony of wearing the Ten Speed Hero “Merde!” cap on the sunniest day of the year!

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Nice video, but isn’t the music selection is a bit odd and surreal, kinda sad really?

Where are all of Portland’s infamous homeless along the waterfront?

Clearly not the Deep South – no blacks that I can see, but far more Asians.

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The cherry trees are part of a memorial to Japanese Americans interned in camps around the West during WWII. It’s a really beautiful design with bronze sculptures and poems engraved in stone. Worth visiting any time of year to reflect on the tragic fixation white Americans have with categorizing people by race and making character/ability judgements based on that.