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“Umbrella” nonprofit helps navigate the wonky side of activism

[Editor’s note: This profile of local livable streets nonprofit Umbrella is the first story of new BikePortland news intern Jenny Leonard. Welcome, Jenny!] “Umbrella seeks to empower community-based street culture. Streets are meant to connect, not divide, neighborhoods. We support active ideas that develop streets as vibrant, safe, and welcoming public spaces that serve communities.”–Umbrella’s … Read more


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A summer bike camp on two wheels (Slideshow)

Seeing the neighborhood at biking speed.– More images/Slideshow below-(Photos © J. Maus) Last Friday I spent the day with the Community Cycling Center’s “Coasters” summer bike camp. The camp is for kids 6-8 years old and the idea is to teach them how to ride on city streets, do basic bike maintenance (very basic), build … Read more


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Homebound seniors can now get meals on two wheels

Volunteers delivering meals on two wheels.(Photo: Loaves & Fishes Center) Loaves & Fishes Centers, “The Meals on Wheels People”, have launched a new “Meals on Two Wheels” program and they’re looking for volunteers in the Portland-Vancouver area. Julie Piper Finley, the organization’s communications director, got in touch today to tell us about the new program. … Read more