Pok Pok Parking & Yogi Berra’s Lament

Andy Ricker, the mastermind behind some of the best chicken wings you’ll ever taste, caused quite a stir this week when he opined that allowing development along SE Division Street without accordingly requiring creation of new parking was, “a really stupid idea.” This is not an uncommon sentiment among people who own retail-based businesses in the […]

KBOO Bike Show: Disaster!

 Listen to the show (mp3, 27.4MB) Tori and Jocelyn talk with disaster preparedness professional Joe Partridge about “the big one” and other disasters we should be prepared for. Will cargo bikes rescue us? Mike Cobb describes the Disaster Relief Trials.

Doritos Open Thread

It’s now October, and for some reason, there seems to be a run on tortilla chips down at the convenience store.  :) The Metro Council has voted to advance the Powell/Division project, and in a separate matter, has passed out some early Halloween candy. Portland’s affordable housing shortage has suddenly become a big story. TriMet […]

Orange Line Open(ing) Thread

Tomorrow the Orange Line opens.  TriMet will be free for the day, and to tell you the truth, I don’t remember this much pomp and circumstance for the Green or Yellow lines.  (The Red Line opening festivities, of course, were cancelled by 9/11). But since TriMet is throwing a party, it only makes sense to […]

KBOO Bike Show: Cycling and the Law

 Listen to the show (mp3, 27.4MB) Tori and Alon talk with Ray Thomas, the dean of Oregon cycling lawyers about the current state and evolution of bicycle law in the state. In the second half they are jointed by Christopher Stanton, developer of C3FT, the first device to detect vehicle passing distance, and Officer Robert Simmons […]

Fireworks Extravaganza Open Thread

As part of a larger project I’m working on for Portland Streetcar, I had the opportunity to film the fireworks event last Saturday. Here’s the complete fireworks show: “On Saturday evening, August 22nd, 2015, TriMet presented a fireworks display in celebration of the upcoming opening of the Tilikum Crossing – Bridge of the People in […]