Welcoming Taylor, Chris, Eden, and James to the PPP Team!

You may or may not have seen their faces by now. We are proud to introduce Taylor, Chris, Eden, and James to Portland Pedal Power. They are a great addition to the team, with their smiling faces, strong legs, able bodies and minds, and the drive to contribute to the community by sustainably delivering the finest foods Portland has to offer. We are happy to have them representing PPP out in the streets and in your offices. We’ve asked them a few questions to help you get a little more familiar with them.

 

TAYLOR

Where are you from, and how long have you been in Portland?

Santa Barbara CA. Been living here for 10 years

What do you do outside of PPP?

Cook, garden, bike, camp

Best Thing about working for Portland Pedal Power?

Being outdoors, riding bikes, being in touch with the city

Favorite restaurants in town?

Egyptian Brothers falafel food cart, Saint Burrito food cart, Captured Beer Bus

Favorite place to bike in town?

East side. Less people, more neighborhoods, better stuff. It’s more mellow and relaxed

Favorite bar?

Beulahland.

What are you looking forward to this rainy season?

Getting out of Oregon and going to the Southwest for a while.

CHRIS

Where are you from, and how long have you been in Portland?

Born in New York City, but traveled around a lot because I was an army brat. I’ve been in Portland now for 5 years. Before Portland it was Austin, TX

What do you do outside of PPP?

In school full time for conservation biology. I like to read, ride my bike and hike.

Best thing about working for Portland Pedal Power?

Good crew, being on the road pedaling, good exercise.

Favorite restaurants in town?

Shigezo is my top pick, Biwa, Screen Door, Boke Bowl (great steamed buns), and a slew of pizza places.

Favorite bar?

Cascade Barrel House.

Favorite place to bike in town?

Council Crest, Marine Drive, Springwater, Skyline.

What are looking forward to this fall/winter?

Successfully completing another term of school, going to Mexico City and Seattle

EDEN

 

Where are you from, and how long have you been in Portland?

I grew up in Corvallis, and have lived in Portland since 2005, with the exception of living in San Francisco for 5 years.

What do you do outside of PPP?

Skateboarding, painting and drawing, reading, bike riding

Best thing about working for Portland Pedal Power?

Being outside and active on a bike

Favorite restaurants in town?

Harlow, Saburro, Sivalai Thai

Favorite place to bike in town?

Mt. Tabor

Favorite bar?

Lovecraft, because it’s the weirdest.

What are you looking forward to this fall/winter?

Wearing nice sweaters, sipping hot tea, arts and crafts!

JAMES

Where are you from, and how long have you been in Portland?

West Linn. I’ve lived here my whole life in the same house

What do you do outside of PPP?

Skateboard, go to the gym, play kendama (a Japanese wooden skill toy), snowboard

Best thing about working for Portland Pedal Power?

Getting the physical exercise, being outside, helping people out by bringing them food

Favorite restaurants in town?

Killer Burger, Burgerville, Aprisa

Favorite place to bike in town?

Couch St. because it’s easy to navigate from

What are you looking forward to this rainy season?

Going back to school to take more anatomy, massage, and kiniesiology classes

 

We’re pleased to have these like-minded young men on the crew, and are looking forward to what the future has in store for us all. So if you see us out there, feel free to say hi!

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