Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pursuing hilarity

What's so darn funny? The City of Portland post these signs in their parks because bending over laughing is great for your abs.

So long...and thanks for all the fish

That's one of my favorite Douglas Adams quotes/book titles. Which beings me to my early airport Swift Ride this morning. It was amazing to meet Jordan Colosi, a recent Yale grad in Portland presenting her miraculous findings of 6 new fish species. The fish are called Darters ala Genus Etheostoma and have been Under our noses for a mere millions of years, however somehow darting unnoticed until Jordan discovered them.

Find her here:

Hey Jordan, are you going to eat that?

Location:NE 11th Ave,Portland,United States

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Write a caption, start a rumor

1: Caption, conversation, clever...

2: you know where the picture was taken


Pics taken by Swift Ride in the Portland area using an iPhone 4.0

Good day sunshine

Sunrise while driving over the Morrison bridge at 5:15a this morning. Who said this job didn't have benefits.?

Location:SW 15th Ave,Portland,United States

Monday, June 28, 2010

All you need is the new iPhone 4

Look how much fun these LA visitors are having in Swift Ride. Just hand them the new iPhone.

It really is the city of Angels!

7am at Acropolis

Seriously, I had no idea that the Acropolis opened at 7am boasting bacon and eggs for $3.50 ...and that's not all.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

June 27th

Today was an amazing Portland early summer day. Spirits were high as the rain has taken a hiatus. "Junuary" became June just in the nick of time and it always rains during the Blues Festival.

Highlights today were the family from Texas who took the kids to the Forestry Center in Washington park and then had me return to take them back to the hotel to get luggage and then off to the airport. They were in town for the Jersey Cow convention at the Double Tree Lloyd Center. We shared stories of trips to Israel, they were even on the kibbutz where I was born. They were drawn by Christianity and a Jewish friend who traveled with them. I
was surprised by these religious cow farmers from Texas and how much we had in common.

Another highlight was Stephanie who's creating a resort just off of Alberta comprised of a 12' diameter 4' deep above ground swimming pool with a full bar you can swim up to. She's on the board and has invited me to join the club! Stephanie, pls send pics. So Portland!


This blog is about my experiences driving Radio Cab in Portland, Oregon. I started a few weeks ago but have been romanticizing about being a cabbie for years.  My goal is to offer entertaining insight into the mind of this particular cabbie. Through sharing my daily adventures you will have the opportunity to ride along, learn about places and events, vicariously experience what I encounter, and  interact with a unique slice of portland culture. I would like to hear your story and will highlight you if you have something real to offer. 

Oh yeah, I give two bit advice and will happily buy you a coffee during a ride.