Cyclepedia hits the Portland Art Museum from June 8th through September 8th. Forty bicycles will showcase this amazing form of transportation's many purposes as well as its evolution, and a plethora of cycling-themed events from lectures and discussions to the huge World Naked Bike Ride and Bicycle Big Top and Rat Trap Circus will add to the festivities throughout the duration of the show.
Read more about the Cyclepedia exhibit as well as many of the surrounding events in our Cyclepedia feature article.
The second edition of Feast hits Portland from September 19th-22nd. One of America's top foodie cities gets to strut its stuff by bringing together top local talent with the best chefs in the country.
Tickets go on sale on May 20th at feastportland.com. Organizers have stacked the festival with more than 40 events, ranging from small sit-down affairs to big tastings to culinary classics with cooking legends. Get some tips that will revolutionize your kitchen skills, or just come rub elbows with world-famous talent and enjoy some of the best food of your life.
Read more about the events and the schedule, as well as the chefs who will be serving up deliciousness in our feature article on Feast 2013.
The Beaverton Summer Farmers Market kicked off on May 11th and runs every Saturday from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. until November 23rd. The biggest all-agricultural market in the state adds two new features this year: a doggie day care so that your pooch doesn't need to stay home on Market day -- with all proceeds going to charity, and a Local Liquid lounge, with a rotating cast of local brewers, wine makers and distillers keeping visitors well lubricated and encouraging folks to take a load off and hang out a while during their shopping.
Read more about the Beaverton Summers Farmer Market in our feature article, including info on vendors and music shows going on every week.
It's Portland: many of you are already riding your bike on a consistent basis. But for those who aren't and want to give it a try, the League of American Bicyclists' National Bike to Work Week, from May 13th-17th, is the perfect opportunity.
If the extra calorie burn, stress reductioná and overall health benefits aren't motivation enough, how about free breakfasts, massages and gelato, among other incentives? OK, so after all of those things, maybe you won't come out calorie-negative, but they definitely make for nice rewards for getting your butt out the door and onto that bike you've been meaning to ride.
Read more about the events going on, as well as several recent accolades that have come Portland's way in our coverage of National Bike to Work Week, and National Bike Month.
Photo courtesy League of American Bicyclists.