Category Archives: bicycling

Guided ADU (Bike) Tour: The Inside Scoop

Last year I had a blast leading a guided bike tour for Portland’s Build Small, Live Large ADU Tour, so this year I’m doing it again! The ADU Tour sold out last year, so this year it’s expanded to two days. This is … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Niche Consulting LLC

A year ago today I started my own sustainable design consulting company, Niche Consulting LLC. So my baby company is one year old today! Happy Birthday, Niche! For Niche, like for most start-up companies – and most human babies for … Continue reading

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Day 8: Walls, Windows & Models

On day 8 of Yestermorrow‘s Tiny House Design-Build course we spent our morning on the job site getting the rest of the walls raised. A couple people have been especially enjoying the design portion of the class so they’ve hunkered … Continue reading

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My Storage Locker

During my first year of graduate school I gained access to a locker in the urban planning building, which was a big help. I was living 7 miles from campus in the Cully neighborhood and commuting downtown by bike or … Continue reading

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Simple Living vs. Intentional Living

  This post has been lingering in draft mode, but I feel compelled to share it today because I just read Kate Goonight’s post on Naj Haus called Doing Justice to Complexity. It resonated with me because she writes about … Continue reading

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Bridge Side Blues

Every time I bike home from downtown I pass two memorials. Every day I think about two people whom I never met. I know I’m not alone in remembering them, but today it was nice to see that someone else … Continue reading

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Pedalpalooza ADU & Tiny House Tour Recap

Yesterday was an epic day of small houses. Kimber and I coordinated the Pedalpalooza Accessory Dwelling and Tiny House Tours all in one day so that people who are interested in both tours could visit a variety of small spaces. It … Continue reading

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Pedalpalooza ADU & Tiny House Tours on Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Last year, in conjunction with Orange Splot, I coordinated the Pedalpalooza Accessory Dwelling Tour and Tiny House Tour, which each drew around 100 riders. This year I’m co-coordinating with Kimber, who has completed the Oregon Tradeswoman pre-apprenticeship program and now … Continue reading

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Sunshine for Bike to PSU Challenge Kick Off

Last May Day it was pouring as the Bike to PSU Challenge kicked off. This was disappointing since I was committed to Biking Rain or Shine. Others weren’t so brave and my bike was the only one in the racks … Continue reading

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Hello, Ford District

A couple weeks ago I started a new job, as the Planning & Communications Coordinator for the Ford District, and I’m thoroughly loving it! I found out about the opportunity at the end of last term when Mike Tevis of … Continue reading

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