‘Bikeasaurus’ retail store closing at end of January

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Bikeasaurus storefront.
(Photo: Becky Morton)

Bikeasaurus, a retail store devoted to bike-inspired art and products, will soon be extinct. Owner Becky Morton announced to her customers last week that it was a “difficult decision” but “it’s best to close up shop, as sales aren’t what they should be.”

Bikeasaurus opened in September 2010 at a location near the Hawthorne Bridge viaduct on SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Morton moved to her current location at 1725 SE Hawthorne in June 2012. Morton and her memorable stegosaurus logo were also regular vendors at the annual BikeCraft holiday gift bazaar.

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Local bike crafts find a home at new Bikeasaurus store

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward
Bikeasaurus store-22

Open for business.
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(Photos © J. Maus)

In a small space in a corner of what used to be the headquarters of the Police Bureau’s Traffic Division, Portlander Becky Morton has opened Bikeasaurus (1337 SE MLK Jr. Blvd). The new store, which has only been open a few weeks, sells locally made, bike-themed arts, crafts and accessories. Think of it as our BikeCraft event, but in a retail store that’s open year-round. I stopped by the store today to learn more about Becky and her new endeavor.

Becky, 29, lives in Northeast Portland and grew up in West Linn. After studying art at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, she moved back to Portland. For the past five years prior to opening Bikeasaurus, she had been working with a non-profit as an afterschool art teacher in Portland public schools. “I knew it wasn’t a career,” she told me today, so when an opportunity to open a store popped up she jumped at the chance.

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