Portland is a great town. I start my post with this for a couple reasons. First, I’ve gotten about five emails in the last week asking if I live in Oregon/Portland. To clarify… I live in Portland. I was born and raised in the Portland metro area. I wanted to move up until I actually could, and then I realized this place was all too awesome to up and leave.
Boy am I glad I stuck it out. As I’ve taken up motorcycling and started frequenting events here, I couldn’t be more happy with the motorcycling community in which I live. I’m currently working on the planning stages of a cool [big] project and because of this I am visiting people and shops around town, talking ideas and getting feedback for what I’m doing. Some colleagues and friends pointed me in the direction of some shops I’d never actually been to. One of which being the aptly named Moto Galore. Long story short this spot further reinforced how many cool people and places there are in this small town.
Trying to get blog updates for the Monster Project all caught up, been a busy bee. If you recall, the bike was transported in pieces to SDS via my Honda coupe.
Those who payed attention to instagram saw it being put back together by myself and the veteran racer Nobi Iso.
I know I’ve mentioned Bridge City Cycles before, like in my MotoLady sticker post for example. Now I want to give you a glimpse at their very cool shop! I really dig the place.
The entrance is always equipped for running your motorcycle in, door open. It’s very inviting for the vintage-or-slightly-older-bike crowd. ;)
Anthony has a very cool old school truck adorned with BCC decals.
More representation, another vehicle.
Inside the old Portland building, you find motorcycles around ever corner as you make your way up the stairs to their shop. They use a cool old freight elevator for moving bikes to the second floor. Every time I’ve been to their shop, it’s been pretty packed.
I love the old windows in this building. Old, old glass.
Stop in and meet the crew sometime. They’re a really helpful group of folks.