Hopworks would occupy a street-level spot in this new building on Williams.(Photos © J. Maus) Nearly a year after we first noted the bike-oriented development taking place on N Williams Avenue, the trend is as strong as ever. Today we confirmed that, while the ink’s not quite dry on all the paperwork, Hopworks Urban Brewery … Read more
New location on SE 40th and Hawthorne.(Photo: New Seasons) Local grocery store chain New Seasons Market will open its tenth store tomorrow on the corner of SE 40th and Hawthorne (former location of Daily Grind), smack-dab in one of the most bike-centric parts of town. According to a press release sent out by the company … Read more
Farhad Ghafarzade in his shop.(Photo: Green Drop Garage) Green Drop Garage, a full service auto repair shop in Southeast Portland, now offers free bike loans to customers who need a lift when their car is being serviced. Farhad Ghafarzade, President of Green Drop, has struck up a partnership with local bike shop Bike N’ Hike. … Read more
Cookies by bike. There are so many bike-centric business sprouting up in Portland these days that I need a business editor just to keep up. Adding to the long list of Portland businesses that are either operated from bicycles or focused on the people who ride them are Cookie Pedalers and The Bicycle Chiropractor. The … Read more
Not just for cars anymore.(Photo: Elly Blue/BikePortland) Back in August, local fast food chain Burgerville made headlines when they opened their drive-thrus to bicycle-riding customers at all 39 of their locations. But, according to an interview with the company’s CEO Jeff Harvey published in The Oregonian last week, that’s just the start.
The Portland Free Store at SE 11th & Clay(Photos © Elly Blue) There’s yet another new bike-based business in town — the difference is that at this store, everything is free. The Portland Free Store is, according to its website, “basically a second-hand store, except that everything is free.” People can drop off donations at … Read more
A month ago, local eco-fast food chain Burgerville announced a new policy that would allow people to use bicycles in the drive-through lanes at all of their 30 something locations, after a woman was denied service on her bike broadcast the incident online. Last Thursday they sealed the deal with a promotion at their Hawthorne … Read more
Phillip Ross of Metrofiets rolls out the new Hopworks party bike, complete with wood bar, kegs on tap, pizza rack, sound system, and mountains of mojo. (Photos © Elly Blue) I just witnessed the unveiling of something truly in the Portland spirit: A locally built cargo bike that holds two kegs below an inlaid wood … Read more