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Event: BikePortland Get-together Cully (5/25/11)

Avatar by on May 18th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Event Name: BikePortland Get-together
Event Start Date: 25 May 2011
Start Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30(ish)
Location: The Spare Room 4830 Northeast 42nd Avenue Portland, OR 97218
Web Site: https://bikeportland.org/gettogether
Event Description: These events are a chance for you to meet up offline to make connections, discuss issues, learn from each other, foment plans, and tap into the local community. They’re also a chance for us to meet you and find out about issues in parts of Portland that we don’t often get a chance to visit. If you live, ride, work or play in the area, please come join us.

Get-togethers are made possible in part by SKS Germany. We will have SKS product door prizes for some attendees. Please bring money for drinks and food if interested.

Get Together recap: Talking bikes in East Portland

Avatar by on April 26th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Get Together in Lents

Last month we held a Get Together at a coffee shop on SE 92nd and Foster. The turnout wasn’t huge (similar to last time we did an event in that area), but the conversation was excellent. We not only met some new friends, we learned a little more about what it’s like to ride in East Portland.

The first person that showed up was Geana Tyler. I had a feeling that the Holgate buffered bike lane fiasco might be a topic of conversation; and sure enough, Geana started us off. “I had sold my bike years ago,” she told us, “but after seeing those new lanes on Holgate got me back into biking.”[Read more…]

Event: BikePortland Get Together, Pearl Dist. (4/27/11)

Avatar by on April 12th, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Event Name: BikePortland Get Together
Event Date: Wednesday April 27, 2011
Event Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Event Location: Bridgeport Brewpub – 1313 NW Marshall
Event Description: The next in our 2011 series of Get Togethers made possible by SKS.

We’ll be talking about local issues with the folks who live, work and ride in the area including; streetcar issues, parking, carfree streets and the city’s plans for the future of the Pearl. Please join us when you can. SKS is providing free bike accessories to some participants. (Swag!)
Bridgeport Brewpub has generously provided us their Old Knucklehead room. Please bring cash for their full bar menu.

Transit: Portland Streetcar and bus 77.
Thanks to:

Event: Get Together, Lents (3/30/11)

Avatar by on March 10th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Event Name: BikePortland Get-Together
Event Date: Wed. March 30th 5:30-7:30pm
Event Location: Lents Commons – 9201 SE Foster Rd, Portland 97266

Event Description: The next in our 2011 series of Get-togethers made possible by SKS.
We’ll be talking about local issues with the folks who live, work and ride in the area. Please join us. SKS is providing accessories to some participants. (bike swag!)
Lents Commons serves food, coffee, tea and beer and it’s just a cool spot to stop on your way home. Stick around for Open Mic Night starting at 7:30pm. Bike rack available at the New Copper Penny across the street.
Transit: Max Green line and bus 10, 14 and 71.

Tonight! Join us for a Get Together in North Portland

Avatar by on February 22nd, 2011 at 12:42 pm

SW Portland Get Together-21

Let’s talk about bikes!

Just a quick reminder that if you live, ride, or work in and around the Overlook neighborhood in North Portland, we’d love to see you at the Get Together tonight.

Starting at 5:30, we’ll gather with readers at the Lucky Lab Taproom on the corner of N. Killingsworth and Concord. We’ll have the whole back room to ourselves, so come and grab some food and drink and spend a bit of time with your fellow BikePortlanders.[Read more…]

Get Together brings SW Portland issues to the table

Avatar by on January 27th, 2011 at 9:08 am

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Getting down to business.
Full gallery
(Photos © J. Maus)

Our 2011 Get Together season got off to a fantastic start last night. About 40 people who live and/or work in Southwest Portland gathered at Macadam’s Bar and Grill to hear from advocates and experts, share their experiences, and to meet other fine folks they’d never stop and talk to on the hectic bikeways nearby.
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Talk, listen, learn at SW Portland Get Together tonight

Avatar by on January 26th, 2011 at 11:49 am

A bit of guerrilla marketing
by our friend Kiel Johnson!

I hope some of you will stop by Macadam’s Bar and Grill (5833 SW Macadam Ave) tonight for the first Get Together of the year. We’ll learn about bike issues, meet others who care about bicycling, give out some great prizes (thanks to our Get Together sponsor, SKS), and hopefully, begin to build a more connected community.
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Join us for a Get Together in Southwest Portland

Avatar by on January 18th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Rolling to Barbur Blvd.
(Photo © J. Maus)

We’re excited to announced our first Get Together of 2011.

Next Wednesday (January 26th) from 5:30 to 7ish we’ll meet up with readers and other bike-interested folks at Macadam’s Bar and Grill (5833 SW Macadam Avenue). If you live, ride, or work in or around Southwest Portland, you’re welcome to join us!
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With new partnership, Get Together events coming back in 2011!

Avatar by on December 7th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Sneak peek at our 2011 Get Together banner.
(Thanks SKS!)

Have some great news to share…

Remember our Get Together events? We launched them back in February 2009 with our first event in St. Johns. After that, we kept them going through August. We visited neighborhoods throughout the metro area — from Tigard to Milwaukie, Powellhurst to Alberta. At each event we met face-to-face with people who live, work, and ride in those areas. We heard about their issues, we shared ideas, and we helped people make connections to further their activism, their businesses, or just their social life.

I’ve always loved the Get Togethers; but unfortunately, given the limited capacity we have here at BikePortland (both financial and human), I decided to put the events on hiatus.

Now, we’ve just inked a deal with bike accessory company SKS to bring them back! [Read more…]

Tonight: Get Together with Shift and Pedalpalooza

Avatar by on May 27th, 2010 at 10:00 am

Pedalpalooza '06 Kickoff Parade

Shift puts the fun in bike fun.
(Photos © J. Maus)

I’m really looking forward to our Get Together tonight. We’ll be at Plan B (1305 SE 8th) from 5:30 to about 8:00 (in the back patio if the weather stays dry) talking about Shift and getting the lowdown on Pedalpalooza 2010 (which starts June 10th!).

Shift is the Portland bike non-profit you rarely see in the headlines, but you’ve almost certainly heard of their work. They’re the minds and muscle behind things like the aforementioned Pedalpalooza (a 17-day celebration of bikes unlike anything in the world), our legendary Naked Bike Ride, Bike Moves, Breakfast on the Bridges, and much more.[Read more…]