Coronavirus updates: North St. Bags making PPE, OBRA benefit jersey, Sarah’s latest plan

As Portland settles into life during a public health crisis, local businesses, organizations, and community leaders continue to step up and adapt. Here’s a roundup of local coronavirus-related news… North St. Bags Makes the Switch Portland-based bag maker North St. Bags has joined the list of local companies making personal protective equipment. The company has … Read more

Industry Ticker: North St Bags expands with new retail location and sales reps

There’s nothing we like better than seeing a Portland-born and raised company make it big. It seems like yesterday that Curtis Williams showed up at BikeCraft with some great bags and panniers. Since 2009 he’s built North St. Bags into a successful business that just keeps chugging along. Check out the press release below for … Read more

Industry Roundup: Ecospeed, Vanilla, Renovo, Circa, North St and some Zen

North St. Bags owner Curtis Williams hopes to take out a “community sourced to keep his expansion on track.(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) I’ve been gathering news tidbits about local bike companies for several weeks now and since today is National Manufacturing Day, I decided it was time to put it all together into a roundup. … Read more

Portlanders try new “Etsy for bikes” site to sell their wares

Screenshot of BikeCozy’s store on Pedalr. Pedalr, a new online shopping site launched in mid-September, features several Portland vendors. There are currently 9 sellers from Oregon and four from Portland. Pedalr co-founder James Hayden, says he and his team started the site because, “We felt that Craigslist and eBay weren’t cutting it for the biking … Read more