E-Bike Challenge

E-Bike Challenge

Lloyd EcoDistrict has partnered with GenZe, a cutting edge electric bike manufacturer, to connect companies and employees in the Lloyd District with the ease and convenience of e-bikes in a bustling business district.  Watch our announcement video and sign up – it’s free to participate.  Let us give your company a free e-bike to play with for a week!  

Picking up lunch for the office, zooming past traffic en route to meetings, and shopping local around the Lloyd District without the worry of parking… the e-bike is a convenient, sustainable form of transport that can make doing business around the Lloyd District a breeze.If you’re interested, fill out the brief online registration form and I’ll have someone from GenZe (the e-bike manufacturer) reach out to your office ASAP to schedule a brief visit for an orientation on the bike and the Challenge.

We’ll be tracking companies’ experiences with the e-bike on the E-Bike Challenge event page on our Lloyd Eco District Facebook. You can post fun photos/video/text updates of colleagues’ e-bike use to that page, or email them to us for us to post- whatever’s best for you.
To follow is information about a morning Kickoff event in the Nordstrom plaza of the mall, and the wrap-up Winner Announcement. Attached is the event flyer with basic participation instructions on page 2.  I am available for questions as is our other intern Masayo ([email protected]).
 Already Signed Up: Portland Trail Blazers, Hassalo on 8th, ORANGEWALL Studios, and others!

Celebrate Earth Month at Lloyd Eco Fair!


APRIL 10-11
From 11am to 2pm


1st floor, West end
2201 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR 97232

Bring a disposable coffee cup to receive mug!

Activities include:

  • Test ride an e-bike
  • Enter to win organic bedding
  • Learn how to put your bike on a TriMet bus
  • Take home a tree

Saturday kids’ activities an entertainment including:

  • Eartha the Clown
  • Mad Science
  • KC Puppetree
  • Recycle Station Game

More Information

2015 Beer of the Year

Congratulations to Leftbank tenant, Upright Brewing…winner of Willamette Week 2015 Beer of the Year. Read more at links below.


2015 Beer of the Year: Engelberg Pilsner (Upright Brewing)

A Look Inside Upright Brewing, The Producer of Our ‘Beer of the Year’

It’s Back- Oyster Social at Upright!

We’ll be at Upright again on Friday, February 13 to celebrate the release of the 2015 Oyster Stout!


Oyster Social, Portland’s premiere pop-up raw bar, will be making another appearance at the Upright Brewing tasting room.

Join us to sample all their fine beers, including the release of the infamous Oyster Stout (yes, it’s really made with oysters!).

When: Friday, February 13th – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where: Upright Brewing Tasting Room

Who: Foster’s Craft Cooking & Upright Brewing

Sip beer and slurp freshly shucked oysters right on the spot. Eat one or a dozen–the world is your oyster at $2 each.

3 Great Collective Workplaces for Start-Ups in Portland

The Hive at Leftbank was recently named one of 3 great co-working spaces in Portland for start-ups by the Portland Monthly!
Want to know more about the Hive? Interested in renting your own private desk in this cool space? Drop us a line at [email protected].

Read the full article HERE

Good News for Our Friends Who Like to Bike

Car2Go Introduces Bike N Ride

Car2Go’s bike racks allow you to take your bike along for the ride

In 2015, carsharing will allow members even greater travel flexibility as Car2Go equips half of their fleet of Smartcars with bike racks. This move, a pilot in the international company’s Portland market, will allow members to bike one way and drive home (or vice versa) or drive their bike to recreational riding areas. The introduction of bike racks, which is expected to occur sometime in early 2015, is in direct response to member requests to add racks to the fleet of vehicles located throughout the city.

2015 NW Wild Heritage Awards & Concert
February 6, 2015
7-11 p.m.
Leftbank Annex

The Leftbank Annex hosts many wonderful events benefiting great nonprofit organizations. This one is a perfect example…really caught our attention:


Wild Artist Guild and the Wolf Education & Research Center present an inspiring evening devoted to promoting greater interest and understanding of iconic northwestern animals and there intersection with humans. Three nonprofits and three individual demonstrating an outstanding commitment to ecology, stewardship, and enterprise, with a focus on the relationship between wildlife and humans, will be honored. Hear from regional experts on Oregon and Washington’s newest residents: Wolves! Preview Sawtooth Legacy Film’s, The Great Wolf Divide: A Predator’s Dilemma. Meet the outreach team that runs the premier northwest wolf sanctuary and view the work of eight regional artists who have donated art for a silent auction. After-hours performance by Portland’s own Moody Little Sister. Tickets for the Awards and Concert are $25 per person and $30 at the door. Register online HERE.

Live or Work in the Lloyd District Neighborhood?

Red Cross Blood Drive

Tuesday January 13th9:30 AM-2:45 PM at DoubleTree Hotel.

Organized by the Doubletree Care Committee, the hotel will be hosting a blood drive open to all Lloyd District employees and residents. Contact Patrick Cameron to schedule an appointment.

Rose City Rollers!

Still looking for the perfect “Portland” gift?  Check out the Rose City Rollers – Portland’s Roller Derby league!  The All-Star team was second in the world this year, and several players from the league are on Team USA which just won the world cup.  Tickets for individual bouts or season passes are available.

pedestrian safety presentation

Free Pedestrian Safety Brown Bag Presentation

Wednesday, November 5,
12:00 – 1:00 pm

  • Safety tips for drivers and pedestrians
  • Info on Oregon crosswalk laws
  • Statistics about pedestrian injuries and fatalities, and more.

Sharon White with the City of Portland will present an 18 minute film titled Portland Walks – Be Safe! Bring your lunch and join us!

Third floor conference room
700 NE Multnomah Street