State lawmakers get out and ride at annual Bike Town Hall

“We cannot continue to have children dodging cars to get to school. I cannot be mourning with another family again.” – Khanh Pham , Oregon State House Rep Our world was sepia-toned this weekend as smoke from nearby wildfires settled into the Willamette Valley. But the hazy air and wind didn’t deter dozens of people … Read more

Politics and pedaling at ‘Bike Town Hall’ and ‘Beers and Bikes’ events

A pair of bike advocates are hosting a fundraiser for Metro Councilor Sam Chase, shown here in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Two upcoming events are perfect examples of how bicycling plays an important role in local, regional, and statewide politics. Tonight at Lucky Lab in northwest Portland (1945 NW Quimby), a pair of … Read more

Portland legislators will hold town hall meeting on two wheels

Rep. Dembrow (right) with Jay Graves (center) and Ray Thomas in the State Capitol building yesterday.(Photos © J. Maus) Billing it as a “A new kind of town hall,” two Oregon State Legislators will lead a bike ride around their districts next month. Representative Michael Dembrow and Senator Jackie Dingfelder — both of whom represent … Read more