Silver lining to Bike Republic snub; Bike rentals coming to Waterfront Park

Scenes like this might becomecommon in Waterfront Park by this spring.(Photo: Wheel Fun Rentals) Back in August we reported that the former McCall’s restaurant site in Waterfront Park would become Portland’s first-ever, full-service bike commuter facility. The concept, proposed by Ken Nichols of Bike Republic, would have brought showers and lockers, a small retail bike … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Bike Republic concept still in the running for McCalls site renovation

The former McCalls Restaurant building.(Photos © J. Maus) The Portland Parks Bureau wants to re-imagine and renovate the old McCall’s Restaurant site in Waterfront Park (just south of Salmon Street Fountain). As part of their ongoing process to select someone to redevelop and manage the building, Parks officials recently concluded a series of interviews with … Read more