Introducing Upcycles, a new shop for the Woodlawn neighborhood

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward
Upcycles bike shop in Woodlawn-6

Mark Hoskins, co-owner of Upcycles.
(Photos © J. Maus)

On Sunday, May 16th, a long-unused garage door creaked open at 911 NE Dekum Street, revealing the newest business in the Woodlawn neighborhood, Upcycles. Based in a single car garage space that’s been lightly remodeled, Upcycles is co-owner Kai Druzdezel and Mark Hoskins’ entry into the growing number of bicycle shops in Portland. Their opening coincided with the NE Portland Sunday Parkways, which passed through the sprawling Woodlawn Park, which is just next door to the shop.

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Update on bike corral/public art project in Woodlawn

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Detail of sculptural element on
roof of new bike corral coming
to Dekum Street.

Our story last week about a new on-street bike corral coming to Dekum Street in the Woodlawn neighborhood sparked a lot of discussion. Many readers weighed in with negative opinions about the design (especially the car part) and wondered whether or not there would be more opportunity for public input. I followed up with folks behind the project and got some answers to your questions. I can also share a detailed artist’s statement and updated project drawings.

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