This one's picture heavy everybody, so if you're wanting to see a ton of world class custom and vintage motorcycles, you're absolutely in the right place!
We'd been wanting to see The One Moto Show, in Portland Oregon, for a while now and let me tell you, it more than lived up to our expectations, setting the bar sky high for future adventures down south.
PORTLAND IS THE PERFECT PLACE TO LOSE YOURSELF FOR A WEEKEND, OR LONGER. BLUE STAR DONUTS WERE RECOMMENDED SO HIGHLY BY EVERYONE THAT WE JUST HAD TO CHECK THEM OUT AND THEY BLEW US AWAY. WE WENT BACK AGAIN TO GRAB A BOX FOR THE RIDE HOME. THAT BLUEBERRY BOURBON DONUT WAS KILLER!
The staff at The YardHouse treated us to great service as we sampled tasty snacks, (their Vampire Tacos should be required eating!) and several flights of top quality beers from their 130+ draft taps. It was the perfect way to wind down after a marathon trip through I5 traffic.
Google labours under the mistaken impression that Victoria to Portland is a six and a half hour trip, but make no mistake true believers, it's more like twelve. Especially with two hour waits at the border.
Finally, one of our kickass drivers from Radio Cab, (an all-veteran company that took great care of us all weekend) recommended Muu-Muu's for brunch and were we ever glad we took his advice. The food was bangin' and I finally found myself a much needed Bloody Mary that was mighty fine too. The staff were on top of their game and had us fed and watered for our epic journey back north in no time flat and with style.
Yup, definitely can't wait to see a bit more of this funky town!
WHAT I'M TRYING TO GET ACROSS IS THAT YOU NEED THIS EXPERIENCE IN YOUR LIFE. IT WAS A BIG KID CANDY STORE AND WE RUBBERNECKED AND SHUTTERBUGGED THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF IT.
It was an authentic treat to see Rawhide cycles' latest offering to the gods of speed up close. I'd been eyeballing their social media posts about that machine for a while now, and it was even better in person. Just a clean, sexy and elegant build with a gorgeous stained glass sissybar and upholstery that pulled everything together perfectly. These guys brought the sweetness in a huge way!
Got a chance to chat up the way knowledgeable crew from Langlitz Leathers for a bit too. It's a beautiful thing when you get to shoot the shit with a straightforward and genuine team. these dudes have one serious pedigree and the quality of the work on display was second to none.
WE ALSO MET A PRETTY GROOVY MARRIED COUPLE FROM GOOSE IT GEAR. PAM WOLFF AND HER HUBBY WERE A JOY TO TALK TO. WE ACTUALLY LOVED THEIR WARMTH AND STYLE SO MUCH THAT CANDICE PROUDLY PICKED UP ONE OF THEIR AWESOME SHIRTS AS A SOUVENIR. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK YOU TWO, WE KNOW HOW HARD IT CAN BE TO BOOTSTRAP A SMALL BUSINESS, ESPECIALLY AS A COUPLE, AND WE'RE ROOTING FOR YOU!
SPEAKING OF FUNKY FOLK, THE LADIES AT THE SIEGE VINTAGE MOTORCROSS SHIRTS BOOTH HAD US IN STITCHES. THE STORIES ABOUT HUBBY HAVING A COLLECTION OF BIKES AND BITS SPRAWLING EVERYWHERE TO THE HORIZON REALLY STRUCK HOME, AND WE GOT SOME GREAT LAUGHS IN. YOU ALL PUT UP A GREAT DISPLAY, THOSE SHIRT DESIGNS WERE TITS, AND WE HOPE THE EVENT WAS A SUCCESS FOR YOU.
Another sexy as Hell scoot that really blew my hair back was this pinky/purple dreamboat by New Church Moto. No one with a soul could look at this bike and not want to ride it over the rainbow. Made my day just to see it and I can't wait to check out more of their work in the future!
Not even kidding, a fella could've get a terminal case of whiplash scoping out all the dope metal in residence.
The bar staff at this shindig were all super-friendly too, one pretty lady in particular wanted to photobomb us after her shift and we were more than happy to oblige. You rock mysterious beerslinger!.
Thanks for the wicked service from everybody and all the fun. You ladies killed it and we appreciated the hospitality.
There's no way to adequately describe all of the marvelous toys that we drooled over at The One, so I'm going to include a gallery below of my personal faves. Please forgive the quality of some of the pics. All I had to work with was a phone camera, so there's a bit of noise due to the low lighting. If anyone wants to chime in with info or questions about anything, feel free to weigh in, in the comments.
All in all, The One Moto Show was a phenomenal experience, in a groovy town, with great people and even better machines. We can't wait to go back next year, only this time we'll be setting up and bringing a bike or two. Thanks for everything, we're so glad we went and Portland was a blast too. Everyone should definitely make the trip to check this event out next season.
Keep that rubber side down ya filthy animals and we'll See you all on the flip side!