Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wednesday evening i'll be hanging 10, rather large, pieces at Crema on SE 28th and Ankeny. There is an opening party this friday (7/3) from 6-8. Please stop by and drink some amazing coffee and check out some photos.

flyer by Colin Smith
saturday market

listening to:
Radiohead - In Rainbows

Monday, June 29, 2009

reflections - 34th and Belmont

listening to:
Neil young - Prairie Wind
Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The plans are coming together for the Rose City Fix book release party. Thanks to all the help from Patrick we have some great sponsors. More info TBA


doves - the last broadcast

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sitting on the fire escape at Sunnyside.

The Freemont Bridge.

listening to:

Far - Water & Solutions

Monday, June 22, 2009

at least the u-lock held up.

Placebo - battle for the sun
Isis - Celestial

Thursday, June 18, 2009

the train yard from the overlook house in nopo.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Yesterday, after a long day at work, Blake and Ryan met up at my place for a ride. We didn't have a plan of where to go so we just headed west across the river into northwest Portland. We eventually hit highway 30 and continued to pedal on until we got to the St. Johns Bridge where we stopped for a short break then headed across the bridge and rode through north Portland back to southeast. The ride was about 30 miles and lasted a couple hours. We celebrated our conquest with cheap tacos and Mexican beer late into the warm Portland night.

listening to:
T.Rex - Unicorn
Switchblade - IV

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My new website is up, finally. Thanks to the great Kyle Meyer for doing a fantastic job. I still have a bajillion photos to upload and few things to work out but please take a look. Soon vivasalo will be no more and my blog will be on www.brentonsalo.com

from this weekend:

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Rise with Andy.

Television - Marque Moon
The Replacements - Tim

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


This past Sunday I went to Stumptown on 34th and Belmont for some wake up juice and to read the paper. Not to my surprise, I ran into Clay, Olaf, and Darrell. They were caffeinating themselves before riding their bikes to the blacktop at Sunnyside. After finishing our coffee we rode to the blacktop and I was able to snap a few photos.

There isn’t better way to end a long bike ride better than your favorite cafĂ© or coffee shop. As this awesome blog post put it “A bike ride doesn’t end at the sprint finish - it ends after some good food and a few coffees are consumed at your favorite cafe.” (seen here). It’s true. And this post-ride tradition is where many friendships have been formed over cup of coffee or a few cold pints of IPA. I’m going to attempt to catalog, not only my rides, but also the places, new and old, where I refuel.

This last Saturday I rode with a friend to St Honore Bakery off on Thurman Street off 23rd ave in Northwest Portland. If you haven’t been I highly suggest you try their selection of amazing pastries and Sandwiches. It’s a perfect location for a mid-ride pit stop.

listening to:
Clint Mansell - The Fountain
Danzig - IV
Sparta - Porcelain

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Sandy Jones

Doves - Kingdon Of Rust

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Jerome in black and white

listening to:
Obits - I Blame You
Neil Diamond - 12 Songs

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

There is somthing awesome about a pair or worn-out sneakers.

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Monday, June 01, 2009

bike punx

listening to:
Clint Mansell - The Fountain
Damien Jurado - Caught in the Trees