(Photo: Becky Morton)
Bikeasaurus, a retail store devoted to bike-inspired art and products, will soon be extinct. Owner Becky Morton announced to her customers last week that it was a “difficult decision” but “it’s best to close up shop, as sales aren’t what they should be.”
Bikeasaurus opened in September 2010 at a location near the Hawthorne Bridge viaduct on SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Morton moved to her current location at 1725 SE Hawthorne in June 2012. Morton and her memorable stegosaurus logo were also regular vendors at the annual BikeCraft holiday gift bazaar.
Luther King Jr. Blvd.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)
Morton, an art major and former art school teacher, opened the store to showcase local bike art (she hosted a weekly First Friday Art Show) and sell hard-to-find bicycle-related gifts, home decor, accessories, and more. In a message on her website, Morton wrote, “Thank you for your collaboration in making Portland’s bike community more fun and accessorized!”
Morton is now having a closeout sale with 25% off all remaining inventory. Her plan is to close the doors officially at the end of this month; but not after having a big farewell celebration on January 24th.
Swing by 1725 SE Hawthorne to get some good deals on cool bike stuff and to wish Becky well in her next endeavor. Check out Bikeasaurus.com for more info.