From Portland Afoot
Portland Afoot is several things:
- An editable online guide to low-car life in Portland, with useful articles about things like every bus line in Portland ranked by frequency and reliability, good places to live in Portland without a car, the best Portland employers for low-car commuters and the history of TriMet fares. You can improve it yourself! Just click "edit" on the right.
- A monthly commuting podcast in which Lily, Michael and Jonathan hash out the news that matters to low-car commuters in the time it takes the average Portlander to get to work and share a commuting tip of the month.
- A community of readers who gather at our events, Facebook page and Twitter stream to talk about their low-car lifestyles and the things that matter to them.
Have you read about our mission? There's a mission.
 Our team
When we started in early 2010, Portland Afoot was basically just Michael and the board of smart folks he'd convinced to give him advice. But we're bigger than that now, and it's pretty great.
Did we mention that very few of us seem to own a car? Go figure.
 Michael, editor and janitor
Michael Andersen is interested in almost everything, which is most of his reasoning for having been a journalist for the last 10 years or so in newspapers, television and the web. He's especially passionate about media equity: making sure everybody who wants to be informed can get that way.
These days he spends about three days a week creating most of the content at Portland Afoot (also: balancing the books, folding the paper, running the vacuum). Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-928-0444. (Photo by Will Vanlue.)
 Joshua, outreach wizard
Joshua Force is a serial believer. He's got a million projects, loves them all and wants to tell you why. A specialist in sales and direct outreach, he's spent much of the last decade as a professional canvasser, organizer and political operative, trying to keep our environment and society strong and fair and healthy.
Josh is Portland Afoot's motivator in chief and comes up with ways to get our work in more hearts, minds and hands. Reach him at email@example.com.
 Lily, podcast producer
Lillian Karabaic is approximately three parts thinker and five parts doer, most of it involving car-free transportation in some way or another. A co-founder of numerous bike things in Cincinnati, OH, she moved to Portland by way of Eugene in 2007 to work for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and (it turned out) for a whole array of other fun bike-related stuff, like the World Naked Bike Ride, Cycle Wild and Breakfast on the Bridges. Right now she studies economics at Reed College.
 Jonathan Maus, BikePortland publisher
It's hard to say which Jonathan loves more: bikes or Portland. Fortunately, he's never quite had to choose. As the publisher since 2005 of BikePortland.org, the parent brand of Portland Afoot, Jonathan has built one of the country's most respected sources of local bike news.
Portland Afoot is now part of the same operation, and we're gradually finding ways that these two news organizations and missions can inform and inspire low-car life together.
 Lenny, Charley, Cora, Carrie, Brian and Chris, directors
The six terrific volunteers who govern Portland in the Round (that's the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that publishes Portland Afoot) steer our organization with their wisdom, expertise and knowledge of the community and the subject of low-car life.
 Other contributors
We've been proud and lucky to have a great team of other contributors for various projects, including photographer Michael Schoenholtz, commuting expert Alexis Grant, localist extraordinaire Aaron Brown, transportation planner Zef Wagner and local journalists like Natalie Baker, Thacher Schmid, Bill Lascher, Zachary Kafuman and Rebecca Robinson.
Want to contribute in some way? Let's talk! Drop Michael a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
 How we fit in
You might have seen Portland Afoot's work discussed or linked in The Oregonian, the Mercury, KGW, KOIN, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Willamette Week, Sunset Magazine, Sustainable Business Oregon, BikePortland or the Portland Business Journal, which called us part of "Portland’s most fertile new media period since the Portland Mercury and Portland Tribune appeared."
However you caught our drift, we're part of the new generation of topical local news operations that are sweeping the country as general-interest newspapers and TV decline. We hope you enjoy building a new media system as much as we do.
Want to know even more about us, like how you can help, when we started and who we bank with? We've got you covered.
 How to contact us
By mail: 924 NE 65th Ave., Portland OR 97213. Or hit us up with a quick mention on Twitter; we'll get back to you there.
 Republishing our information
Unless noted, everything produced by Portland Afoot is republishable for free under a Creative Commons license. Basically, if you promise to give Portland Afoot credit for whatever you're using, and share the result with others too, you can do whatever you want with it, forever. Pretty good bargain, don't you think?
Did you find this page useful? Could it get better? You're meeting Portland Afoot in its toddlerhood! You can help build this free online guide to low-car life in PDX by clicking "edit" in the right sidebar and adding what you know. Or just leave your questions or ideas below. Thanks for visiting!