Portland Pedal Power’s cargo enclosure. Portland Pedal Power is a local bike business that delivers food, beer and wine, groceries and other products throughout the city. Their fleet consists of Yuba Mundo longtail cargo bikes with custom made enclosures that attach to the rear racks. The enclosures are a nifty way to hold cargo and … Read more
Ready for the job. Without a big truck (he uses a cargo bike and a large trailer), Chris Sanderson is finding a niche with his construction business.(Photo: Courtesy Chris Sanderson) Chris Sanderson, the man behind new bike-based business ‘Builder by Bike’, is a licensed general contractor who wants to show it’s possible to be a … Read more
SoupCycle Founder and CEO Jed Lazar pedals in downtown Portland. He estimates he’s made about 15,000 of the company’s 50,00 deliveries since July 2008.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Sometime this week, locally based SoupCycle will make its 50,000th delivery. It’s a milestone that company founder Jed Lazar says “feels incredible and unreal.”
Joel Sheley of Spoketown Cargo secures a load on his delivery bike. Joel Sheley is the latest Portlander to be swept up in the local bike business wave. Sheley has launched Spoketown Cargo with hopes of building a business delivering goods by bike.
Joshua de Parrie is ready to fix your plumbing. Joshua de Parrie is The Bicycle Plumber. Fresh out of a four-year apprenticeship to get his professional plumbing contractor license, the 38 year old native of Southeast Portland is already completing jobs around town, using a Kona Ute longtail bike, a cargo trailer and his own … Read more
The Zine Trike, ready to roll. (Photo © Elly Blue) Among many exciting new crafts and crafters debuting at BikeCraft tomorrow is a new offering from a familiar company. The Zine Trike is the newest addition to the fleet of local bookseller and publisher Microcosm Publishing.
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
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
Editor’s note: Please welcome new BikePortland news intern Michelle Lopez. This is her first story for us — thanks, Michelle! Café Vélo serving hot and cold drinks at Sunday Parkways in North Portland this June. (Photo © J. Maus) Northeast Portlander Rick Wilson, a former chef with a love for Dutch cargo bikes (bakfietsen), had … Read more