— Before joining BikePortland, author Taylor Griggs lived in Eugene for six years and covered the city for Eugene Weekly. Eugene, Oregon: 100 miles south of Portland by way of the Willamette River; famous for its population of college students, track and football jocks, pot-smoking hippies, and… NIMBYs intent on overthrowing the city’s democracy because … Read more
The cultural divide between Portland’s increasingly low-car-friendly inner suburban voters and its more auto-oriented exurban voters was visible in many of last night’s elections.
Two months from today, voters in Oregon’s second-largest county will decide who will have their fingers on the region’s biggest sprawl button.
A pair of bike advocates are hosting a fundraiser for Metro Councilor Sam Chase, shown here in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Two upcoming events are perfect examples of how bicycling plays an important role in local, regional, and statewide politics. Tonight at Lucky Lab in northwest Portland (1945 NW Quimby), a pair of … Read more
Blumenauer in D.C. in March.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Portland native Earl Blumenauer has served in elected office in Oregon since 1972 when he won a seat in the Oregon House of Representatives at the age of 24. He’s been in politics ever since. On June 14th, Blumenauer’s supporters will throw him a big party to … Read more