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916 NW 21st Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209


21st Avenue Bicycles specializes in road bike sales, service and repairs. Located in NW Portland, Oregon, the shop can help you find the perfect bike for your ride. Bike commuting, road biking, racing or the casual cruise. 


Meet Us

All about who works at 21st Avenue Bicycles. 


jessica talisman

What is the first thing you think about when you wake up? 

Where am I?


The last thing you think about before going to sleep? 

How did I get home?


What bike do you ride most often?

Salsa Warbird

What was your first bike as a kid?

Mid 80’s Schwinn 20” with ape hangers and banana seat

What do you consider your greatest MTB or cycling achievement? 

Building my own filet brazed frame

What do you do to unwind (other than riding)? 

Hang out with friends and just enjoy what life has for us.

Memorable MTB or cycling moment in a movie?  

Bicycle boogie from the movie Rad

What is your greatest fear while riding?

That others don’t realize how much fun they can have on a bike.

The best line you’ve ever shouted to a terrible, non bike-friendly driver? 

Honking at me isn’t going to help anything.

Name your dream bike.

All of them?

What MTB rider do you most admire?


What cyclist, living or dead, do you most admire? 

The daily grind riders that get out there and ride because they love it and have to do it to survive, not the ones who get paid to ride.

What is your favorite smell? 

The smell when it just starts to rain

Favorite snack(s) on a long ride?


Coffee or energy drink?


Gatorade or water?


One food you could not do without – riding or otherwise?

Beer & whiskey; frozen pizza

Describe your biggest wipeout ever.

Went over the bars going down a steep downhill after grabbing a fistful of brakes and finding out that the front brake was not adjusted properly and caused a flat and for me to go flying.  After coming to and getting myself gathered within 30 seconds of clearing the road a loaded log truck flew past.
Or maybe it was when I ate pavement and broke 3 teeth and did a number on my face good thing there was no bike involved with that just a kids three wheel razor and whiskey.

When and where were you happiest?

The birth of my children

What website do you visit every day?

Lightspeed, QBP, JB, Cyclone

What is the best thing you’ve found on the ground while riding?

My knife, or any other personal item that I lost while riding.

The most repulsive and unsavory thing you’ve ridden over/through?

Alligator and/or Armadillo I think that I got both on the same ride.  By far the worst smell would have to be the stench of any of Kurt’s farts.

The most public place you’ve puked during or after riding?

On the side of HWY 30

What is always in your pocket?

My knife, unless I forget it and then I feel naked all day.

What would be your theme song when entering a crowded room?

Kiss me I’m Shitfaced, Dropkick Murphys or Drunken Lullabies, Flogging Molly.

Your most deplorable trait? 

My sex appeal

Your most awesome trait?


What motto would you paint on your down tube?

Kill your Car