Cool story from BikePortland.org:
Portland’s first bike convenience store now open for business
When 30-year-old Edwin Skaug realized convenience stores aren’t exactly convenient for people who ride bikes (they typically lack bike parking and they don’t sell any bike essentials), he figured he’d open one up that was. The result is his new business — A Convenient Cycle.
Edwin’s new shop — which officially opens for business this morning on 833 SE Main — is part bike shop, part convenience store. To Edwin, it’s all about helping out fellow riders. He sees the shop as a “pit stop” where folks can roll in, borrow a tool, grab a set of brake pads and a bag of chips, and quickly be on their way.
Alongside a new set of tires and other bike accessories, you’ll find toilet paper, batteries, toothpaste, and munchies — all neatly tucked into a compact, 300 square foot space.