14 Clinton Street businesses celebrate bikeway birthday with discounts this week

14 Clinton Street businesses celebrate bikeway birthday with discounts this week

Neighborhood advocates have teamed up with local businesses to celebrate the huge role bikes play in Clinton Street’s commercial prosperity and the huge role small businesses play in making Clinton Street such a great destination.

The event happens as the City of Portland continues to express concern that businesses and residents would oppose adding one or more traffic diverters to Clinton Street to reduce cut-through car traffic and make the neighborhood greenway a bike route that people of all ages would feel comfortable using.

The organizations Safer Clinton and BikeLoudPDX have joined up to produce the event Bike to Shop Clinton, which kicked off yesterday and continues through Thursday night.

“The line was out the door at 50 Licks last night,” said Kari Schlosshauer, one of the organizers, in an email Monday.

At its busiest intersection, SE 26th Avenue, the Clinton Street greenway carries about 2,800 bikes per day, according to a recent study of city greenways. During its most recent traffic count, in spring 2014, Clinton also carried about 3,000 motor vehicles per day at the same point. That’s twice the national maximum for motor traffic on a neighborhood greenway.

Here’s the list of Clinton Street businesses that are participating by offering discounts to people arriving by bike this week:

Beckel Canvas – 2232 SE Clinton Street
10% off any luggage purchase

Clinton Street Theater – 2522 SE Clinton Street
2 for 1 admission. Buy any ticket at the regular price and get your friend in for free.

Clinton Street Video – 2501 SE Clinton Street
10% of all rentals and purchases

Cloud 9 Comics – 2621 SE Clinton Street
50% OFF Cheap back issues; 50% OFF all $1 comics; 10% OFF all Key issues

Eyedentity – 2609 SE Clinton Street
10% off all frames and lenses
$30 off exams scheduled during promotion

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Fifty Licks Ice Cream – 2021 SE Clinton Street
Half off ice cream pints and special cocktail prices

The Lucky Horseshoe Lounge – 2524 SE Clinton Street
50 cents off all draft beers and well drinks

Orn Hansen – 2627 SE Clinton Street
10% off all purchases

North St. Bags – 2716 SE 23rd Avenue
10% off all purchases

Pedal PT – 2622 SE 25th Avenue
Buy 1 Bike Fitting visit, get a second one for 1/2 off* (Great for couples + families!) OR
Take 10% off a single Bike Fitting or cash-based Physical Therapy Initial Evaluation visit
1/2 off Bike Fitting level must be of equal (or lesser) value to apply

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Piccolina – 2700 SE 26th Avenue (enter on Clinton to the left of K&F Coffee)
10% off all purchases

Sleeping Bee Studio – 2731 SE 35th Avenue “SUITE B” (between Clinton & Woodward)
Entry into raffle to win custom SE PDX-designed clothing item of your choice

Xtabay Vintage Clothing – 2515 SE Clinton Street
10% off purchases

Zenana Spa and Wellness – 2024 SE Clinton Street
All boutique purchases 10% OFF
Enter into a drawing to receive a free one hour massage

“Unless otherwise specified, Bike to Shop Clinton Street offers are valid during the promotion — from Sunday, May 17 through Thursday, May 21 — only,” Bike to Shop writes on its website. “Until then (and forevermore), we encourage you to support these businesses because they support bicycling.”

This is part of the month of fun events organized by Safer Clinton and BikeLoudPDX to celebrate the 30th birthday of one of the city’s first bikeways. This Wednesday, the Clinton Street Theater and Bike to Shop will team up to host a showing of Steven Spielberg’s bike-friendly classic E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. It’s $5 a seat, but two for one for people arriving by bike. Maybe we’ll see you there.

Correction 4:45 pm: A previous version of this post misstated the day of the E.T. showing.


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