Come Bag the Bag in Portland
We’re in Portland for a few thankfully sunny days, gearing up for our big event with Wend magazine and Surfrider on Tuesday. The all ages eco bash at Keen Headquarters will feature singer/songwriter Micah Wolf, beverages from Alaskan Beer and Barefoot wines, with proceeds to support Portland’s Surfrider chapter Ban The Bag campaign.
We’re excited to rock our new “Bike Speak” at the Wend event, a custom built bicycle sound system from our friend Paul aka Fossil Fool, founder of Rock The Bike. The system is designed to work in tandem with our bike blender, so we can pedal to generate the juice to power our microphone and tunes!
We’re staying now in Portland with my sister and brother in law, Julie and Paul Hansen, both brilliant surgeons who are graciously throwing an informal gathering at their gorgeous home tonight. We’ll have a chance to share our message with a new audience over home made tacos, beer, and lots of cookies.
Julie will also be taking my blood on Monday or Tuesday, to test my body for levels of PCBs, DDTs, and other chemicals known to stick to plastic particles. More news on that to come. Meantime, balancing out what can at times be the sobering side environmental doom and gloom by getting out and enjoying Oregon’s natural beauty. Here are some shots of yesterdays hike with some good friends, off the Columbia River gorge. Amazing, to have this outside ones back door. Lets hope Portland’s stunning beauty can help people pass a ban/fee to keep plastics out of our watersheds!