The One Motorcycle Show returns to Portland

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Vintage and custom bike shows sure are getting popular these days. While some events like the Brooklyn Invitational focus on a national talent list and Orange County’s Born Free event continues to transition into an ersatz mega-production, Portland’s refreshingly quirky 2nd annual “The One Motorcycle Show” by See See Motorcycles on February 5th will have over 50 mostly home-grown vintage and modern custom bikes.

Keeping up with the area-based theme and the fact that Portland is chock-full of bookish creative types (not to mention the dream of the ’90s come true), the 2011 One Motorcycle Show also doubles as an art exhibit featuring local bike-themed photography, paintings and illustrations.

Being a Northwest party involving our buddy Thor Drake from the Smoking Seagulls, See See Motorcycles and the 555, we expect the night to be typically rainy and cold outside, yet warm and politely blasted on the inside. And since the bike show is actually next door to the See See’s shop, we demand nothing less than explosions, burnouts, blackouts or jailtime of some sort before the night is over.

Check out the mega-gallery of 82 photos, featuring all the bikes from last year’s show. They even made a book out of all of them.

The One Motorcycle Show

  • Mark D

    That all-black mid-90s Suzuki is beautiful. Makes me wish I lived where the roads aren’t covered in salt, sand, and ice from December to April.

    And the birds chirp Modest Mouse songs.

  • brian

    That sidecar wins, hands down.

  • Denzel

    Well God bless us old guys…representin’…

  • CafeDucati

    DAMN,.. what a GREAT Fricken spread.

    I will be attending this!!!!

  • Glenngineer

    A handful of those are fucking nice.

  • Mattro

    Rad. Earned your $2 this month on that one.

  • Chris Davis

    Looking for an excuse to make it to this one. What am I saying? As if I need one.

  • kat

    See you guys there? Glad I get to go this year, was sad I missed it last time.

    • Grant Ray

      We’ll just be getting to LA, and I don’t think we’ll have bikes soon enough to head up there in time.

      • kat

        well damn. i was looking forward to witnessing the two of you participating in the typical portland debauchery. ;)

  • tomwito

    Those were cool bikes Im in the middle of a CB550 cafe racer/resto mod so Im scouring the net for ideas and trying to be different. One question, are those all the hipsters from that article you guys did with the drawings?

  • Emmet

    What’s with all the forward facing smiley faces on some of those bikes? That Harley sidecar…

    • Wes Siler

      That’s the See See logo.