Go Shopping by Bicycle Today...
And bring your helmet in to show that you arrived on two wheels. Challenge yourself to see if you can shop at local businesses and buy local products only. Plan ahead and maybe you can go pick locally made items up from the maker directly?
Now more than ever local small businesses need your help. Choose a business in your neighborhood and support it. Below is a short list of a Black owned businesses based on the neighborhood/district the business is in or on. We challenge you to ride your bike to these businesses Tuesday, June 23rd to support.
Choose Your Own Adventure
Have you seen the Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT) awesome Safe Streets Initiative map? It shows all of the Healthy Businesses permit locations and the location of the Slow Streets advisory signs, so you could ostensibly use this map to plan hours and hours of fun riding through quiet streets, supporting local businesses by being a patron outside, on the streets, where we cyclists love to be...
If you own a business along one of these routes, or are a Healthy Business Permit Holder, we'd love to give you pennants to encourage cyclists to visit your storefront this month. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black Owned Business - An Article by Venture Portland
These businesses are part of what makes Portland great and your support is more important now than ever. Consider supporting these Black-owned neighborhood businesses and visit mercatuspdx.com for a more comprehensive business directory.
82nd Avenue: Budget Insurance Enterprises is available to assist with any commercial, home or auto insurance needs.
Foster: Mathilde’s Kitchen is serving Haitian and Caribbean cuisine for delivery. Their beverages and select dishes can be found in local grocers.
Hollywood: Reo’s Ribs is serving smoked meats, sandwiches and tacos for pick up and delivery.
Kenton: Po’Shines Café De La Soul is serving soul food with a Cajun flair for pick up and delivery. They also provide free meals for Seniors on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Northwest District: With Love From PDX offers custom gift baskets for any occasion.
Old Town: Deadstock Coffee is serving coffee, pastries and other merch for pick up.
Parkrose: Junk It is offering junk removal services for homes and businesses.
Pearl District: Pregame offers online business coaching via Zoom.
St. Johns: Jamaica House is serving Jamaican food for pick up. Follow their Instagram on site for a free drink.
Williams District: Green Haus Gallery and Boutique is open for shopping by appointment plus DEI consultation, home or office design and art commission.
Additional Black-Owned Businesses to Support
BlackPDX.com is a great resource to find a variety of Black-owned businesses.
The first half of this blog post was written by the friendly folks at Stumptown Kilts, who provide men and women's modern Kilts made in the Great Northwest. Please visit their new storefront at 2303 NE Alberta Street, which is open Tuesday from 11 - 7.
Interactive Shop Tour of Breadwinner Cycles + Sugar Wheel Works
Tuesday, June 23
Most bikes are machine made, but Portland is home to one of the strongest hand built bike communities. Just why would someone choose a hand built bike? Join in as local bike builder Ira Ryan take you on a live interactive tour via Zoom of the Sugar Wheel Works and Breadwinner Cycles shop and talks more about the detailed process. See BreadwinnerCycles.com for all the details.