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Fueling The Ride
The climate in Portland at the moment is scorching. In more ways than one. The weather during the past three days has been some of the hottest the city has ever experienced. However, the bicycle climate, which has been heating up in the past few years has headed up around the area of amazing. However, it isn't the only sub culture that has taken a hold. Foodies everywhere rejoice, as Portland has also started to make a name for itself in that arena.
Therefor, when the two converge, as they often do, take note.
I ducked inside a local coffee shop to read the latest issue of MIX Magazine as an escape from the heat.
MIX Magazine is touted as "Portland's Magazine of Food + Drink," and is chock full of recipes, restaurant reviews, coffee shop suggestions and even a look at what individual Portland neighborhoods have to offer food-wise.
What I was really interested in though was an article titled "Fueling the Ride." The first thing that caught my eye was, truthfully the coffee cake in the opening photo. And after glancing through I saw a profile photo of a character I recognized instantly. There, in his Acid Green Stowaway Jacket was Tony Periera of Periera Cycles.
The article, written by Matt Card (who just stopped in the office the other day) and chronicles the Saturday morning adventures of a group of cyclists as they eat and cycle their way through a good portion of Portland's bakeries, coffee shops and Mexican Restaurants. One in particular, Por Que No is just down the street from Rapha's US headquarters and is a known hideout for post-ride margaritas.
The photos are a equal parts cycling photography, mouth watering food selects and local bicycle celebrity showdowns. Not to mention more than one Rapha appearance.
Not only was Tony featured but a few other luminaries made appearances. Matt Cardinal, one half of Signal Cyles was there (he and Nate made Carey's Rapha Continental Bike) alongside former Chris King employee Chris Aguirre and Scott Ramsey from Vanilla Bicycles.
It doesn't get any more Portland than that.
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