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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?

Is this real life?


The last thing you think about before going to sleep?

The cosmos.


What bike do you ride (most often)?

Surly Traveler’s Check


What was your first bike as a kid?

Black Schwinn World Sport


What do you consider your greatest MTB or cycling achievement?

Wearing out every single part of my bike


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



What is your greatest fear while riding?

I forgot my keys


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

Major Taylor


What is your favorite smell?

Anise and Orange


Favorite snack on a long ride?

A sandwich


Coffee or energy drink?



Gatorade or water?



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

I’d survive


Describe your biggest wipeout ever?

Broke my nose after a high speed endo into an ugly rut on a dirt road.


When and where were you happiest?

Sleeping out on a clear night in Big Bend on the Rio Grande.


What is the next piece of bike technology that must be improved?

Replaceable derailleur hangers


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

My keys


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

Port Arthur, TX.  Imagine the last outpost of humanity surrounded by a sprawling post-apocalyptic gas refinery spewing sludge and flames.  It was actually really awesome.  

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

"Wolf Like Me"


Your most deplorable trait?

Snoring.  I can also fall asleep anywhere.


Your most awesome trait? 

A sturdy sense of direction