He has been one of the most prominent backers of safety improvements to Foster Road, and also of a citywide street fund.
As Portland’s government seems to be scaling back its bike investments after years of leading the nation, its private sector is charging ahead after discovering that bike-awareness has become a good way to make money.
Inside BikeBar on Williams.(Photos © J. Maus) Hopworks’ new BikeBar on North Williams Avenue seems to be an instant hit. The small restaurant in the ground floor of the Ecoflats apartment building between N Shaver and Failing, is just the latest new bike-centric business to spring up on what Hopworks’ owner Christian Ettinger calls the … Read more
When local cargo bike manufacturer Metrofiets unveiled their “Hopworksfiets” back in September 2009, it was a sensation. The bike, custom made for Hopworks Urban Brewery to be a beer bar on wheels, was a media darling and even made it onto the Discovery Channel. The bike itself was a smash hit, but it also saw … Read more