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Little Red Bike Cafe: Save the Cutest Thing Ever

Not too many years ago two adorable people decided to open a tiny cafe in North Portland.  I’ve eaten there many times and befriended them at least a little bit–they’re some of the few people who comment on this here blog from time to time–and I was saddened to hear a few weeks ago that their adorable cafe had sprung a leak.  A serious leak.  A “are we really sure we want to do this for a living” leak.
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Moving mountains by bike

Snapped from a taxi near Jing’an temple. Not a rare sight here…well, this pile was bigger than usual. Much much bigger.

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I think this trike’s loaded with fish crates.  I’m guessing they’re empty now and she’s on her way to recycle them.  Peggy Liu from JUCCCE told me that China has 1/4th the consumption per capita of the United States, and though that figure includes those millions of Chinese who are still off the power grid, the recycling micro-economy is a free market force for materials conservation.

Taxis were doing some pretty dangerous things to get around the bike. One thing is always true of these junk haulers, they’re never in a hurry.