Thursday, August 31, 2006


Just a quick note that Rachel and I have landed safely in Portland. We've had fun exploring all of the cool neighborhoods from our home base in Sellwood. Yesterday, we looped over and around the east side of Mt. Tabor on the tandem, and today we rode my soon-to-be commute mostly on the amazing Springwater Trail.

Quick bike-related observations:

* We've been impressed with the number of obviously skilled cyclers. You guys are great to ride with!

* Not a single horn honk or rude gesture, even though we're a couple of lost tourists at times.

* The bike route direction signs are fantastic. I'm going to relay those back to Missoula for sure.

* There's still work to be done (in our neigborhood Sellwood Brodge, Tacoma). I was afraid it was already perfect :-)

Hop to see you on the road!


Anonymous Phil said...

Sellwood rules! I live there and take take Springwater to work every morning. Make sure to stop by Curds and Whey, Vino, Sellwood Cycle Repair, and Springwater Grill's Salmon Eggs Benedict while you're here.

11:14 PM  
Anonymous Michael R said...

Sellwood? Way cool. Very nice place to live. Check out Gino's for some very nice Italian food.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Ephany's World said...

Hi Joe,

Welcome to Portland, from your NE neighbor. See ya on the road. :)


1:35 AM  
Blogger hereNT said...

I'm looking forward to hearing your reactions. Just this weekend I was showing some Chicago kids around Minneapolis, and they were shocked at how friendly it was here. When I hear that Portland is better, I have to ask 'How?' It's honestly hard to imagine...

9:19 AM  
Blogger Kent Peterson said...

Hi Joe,

Looking forward to more stories from Stumptown. Get as many of those first impressions down as fast as you can.

1:56 PM  

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