Breakfast on the Bridges has been around for 20 years to provide breakfast and coffee to people biking at several of Portland’s most bike-friendly bridges, and the tradition shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, as more carfree bridges pop up across the city, “B on B” is growing stronger by the month, cultivating carfree community amongst Portland’s early risers.
The longevity of this event is due to hardworking volunteers and financial sponsors who keep the coffee brewing and the pastry supply replenished. One of these sponsors is Portland law firm Berkshire Ginsberg (also a BikePortland supporter), who’ve recently stepped up their support in a few exciting ways.
Berkshire Ginsberg helped fund B on B’s recent expansion to the carfree Ned Flanders Crossing and Blumenauer Bridge, and just debuted some new reusable mugs to celebrate. B on B volunteers will bring them to the monthly breakfasts.
“These two bridges represent great progress for people-focused streets, and Berkshire Ginsberg wanted to contribute a mug that would visibly compliment that success,” Ayleen Crotty (who does social media for Berkshire Ginsberg and is also the founder of B on B) wrote in an email to BikePortland. “Mark [Ginsberg] says he wanted to see this longstanding Portland tradition remain a sustainable and creative way to thank people for riding their bikes.”
These mugs will be unveiled on Friday, October 28th at the Flanders Crossing location — so stop by and start repping B on B with pride as you sip your morning brew at the bridges!
Taylor has been BikePortland’s staff writer since November 2021. She has also written for Street Roots and Eugene Weekly. Contact her at email@example.com