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.
The hotel describes itself on their website as a cross between the Jetsons and Alice In Wonderland and they do not lie. I wish I'd remembered to take pics of the lobby, hallways and the front of the property, because the whole place was a Hell of a lot of fun.
From the bionic coffee machine and fresh saltwater taffy at the front desk, to the balls out crazy colourful room decor and the patient and helpful staff, our whole stay was one I'll remember for a long time. Can't wait to go back!
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!
The One Moto Show itself was incredible. I've already written about how cool it was meeting Craig Rodsmith of Rodsmith Motorcycles and our onsite interview with Re-Cycle Garage from Santa Cruz for their Motorcycles and misfits podcast, (you can catch our segment at around 1:09:25 of podcast 243) all of which was monster fun, but seriously, there was just a stunning array of custom and classic motorcycles under that roof. Quite a few outside, too.
From helmets, to shirts, to live pinstriping to tasty wobblypops, if you were looking to have a good time surrounded by cool shit, The One Moto Show was the place to be.
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.
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.
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.
Not even kidding, a fella could've get a terminal case of whiplash scoping out all the dope metal in residence.
Thanks for the wicked service from everybody and all the fun. You ladies killed it and we appreciated the hospitality.
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!