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Title: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: seedless on February 26, 2009, 12:19:03 AM
The Portland Skate Plaza just opened up! Gonna go hit it up once its dry out again, looks like a super fun place to skate. For anyone in Portland area i think its on SE 102nd powell.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: elastic back on February 26, 2009, 08:21:00 AM
pics? links?


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: dtotherob on February 26, 2009, 05:03:05 PM


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: Ashy Larry on February 26, 2009, 05:44:42 PM
http://www.skatepark.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8592&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30
http://skateportland.org/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry5MuFnLWqA&feature=related





Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: dtotherob on February 26, 2009, 06:02:01 PM
looks rad! thanks for posting that.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: Paper/Scissors on February 26, 2009, 06:13:21 PM
[url]http://www.skatepark.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8592&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30[/url]
[url]http://skateportland.org/[/url]
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry5MuFnLWqA&feature=related[/url]





WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFF I need to moveeeeeee.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: bailgun on February 26, 2009, 07:16:53 PM
so are bikes allowed there, or were those dudes poaching?

portland could be so epic, but somehow, bikes have been able to force themselves into most of the new parks being built.

they just need their OWN spots.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: Ashy Larry on February 26, 2009, 08:06:49 PM
so are bikes allowed there, or were those dudes poaching?

portland could be so epic, but somehow, bikes have been able to force themselves into most of the new parks being built.

they just need their OWN spots.
Poaching, no bikes allowed.

Portland's still pretty epic from what I can see, bikes in skateparks is BS though.

With a little imagination and hard work, they could build sick shit in the fucking dirt, anywhere.
Or build there own bowls under an overpass, whatever.
I saw some pro bmx guy that built some dirt jumps and stuff in his backyard on TV so maybe the idea will catch on, these guys aren't exactly original or creative are they?


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: Paper/Scissors on February 26, 2009, 08:20:51 PM
so are bikes allowed there, or were those dudes poaching?

portland could be so epic, but somehow, bikes have been able to force themselves into most of the new parks being built.

they just need their OWN spots.
Poaching, no bikes allowed.

Portland's still pretty epic from what I can see, bikes in skateparks is BS though.

With a little imagination and hard work, they could build sick shit in the fucking dirt, anywhere.
Or build there own bowls under an overpass, whatever.
I saw some pro bmx guy that built some dirt jumps and stuff in his backyard on TV so maybe the idea will catch on, these guys aren't exactly original or creative are they?

Who is to say what they should do or not? I mean I agree they shouldn't be allowed in some parks because they fuck shit up but theres an overwhelming number of people that say the same about us skateboarders.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: bailgun on February 26, 2009, 10:46:16 PM
zero tolerance for bikes in ANY skateboard park. the two activities simply do not mix for a number of reasons that have already been discussed. separate facilities are required. period. do not argue this.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: El Benito on February 26, 2009, 11:02:53 PM
i wanna jizz on that marble ledge


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: elastic back on February 27, 2009, 06:39:54 AM
wow. now i am going to be torn next time i go to portland whether or not to waste precious skate time there instead of skating real spots. it sure does look fun...


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: stewpidphuck on February 27, 2009, 06:23:02 PM
that plaza looks like shit compared to other stuff in portland. then again maybe the gwb's just killed it for me


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: Alien Sweatshop on February 27, 2009, 07:26:12 PM
So how's your art going? Get any gigs? Theres a cool art show that's supposed to go down in the village soon, maybe you can show them your stuff? I really like your art, it really shows your true feelings on the mainstream world and that's great. Shit, I just dropped my non-starbucks coffee on my slip-ons.....


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: stewpidphuck on February 27, 2009, 09:04:03 PM
i love how your perception of me went from 50 year old dagg er with kids to a style master hipster. your still way off......


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: colorblindbowen on April 02, 2009, 05:05:12 PM
That place is amazing.  They failed to show the amazing 30 foot mini-ramp with marble coping at the entrance to the park.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: seedless on April 05, 2009, 05:06:05 PM
Ok, so i went and skated there today(Sunday) and yesterday. Let me just start by saying, that mini ramp section with the pool coping, is the sickest thing to skate ever. It was pretty crowded but i figured it was going to be since its been like 70 degrees the past 2 days. There is a long 5 stair with a marble hubba on each side with a handrail in the middle. I thought the hubbas were super fun, but do to the crowd i didnt want to skate it for long and have someone run into me as i was landing. Then there is a long 3 with a small handrail, then another long three with a long square handrail, both were super fun to skate. There are marble ledges and manny pads everywhere, not to mention 2 sick ass bank to ledges. Take out the crowd, and this park is 10/10 no joke. Well i guess it would recieve that rating if you like to skate street, if you only like tranny this park really isnt for you, but i would suggest going to check out that mini ramp section. Ate shit pretty good today so i had to cut my session short, hope i feel better tomorrow so i can go when all the kids are in school.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: colorblindbowen on April 05, 2009, 11:13:07 PM
Word life god.  I would love to see more plazas like that.  With a good amount of transition incorporated into the mix.  I kind of wish that there were some more qps along the way to keep the speed flowing, but I can't really complain, that park is fast, and it has a lot of really well designed things to skate.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: seedless on April 06, 2009, 11:36:19 AM
^are you in portland colorblind?


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: colorblindbowen on April 07, 2009, 12:12:48 AM
Seattle for another month, then I'm in VT and Woodward for the summer, then back over to the west coast.  I'm thinking about spending next summer in Portland.  There's so much good shit down there to skate.  Have you been to Hood River yet?


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: seedless on April 07, 2009, 12:01:20 PM
Not since i moved here. I have a friend who is from out there, Ive been to that park once, dont remember it to well though.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: colorblindbowen on April 07, 2009, 03:01:58 PM
...amazing.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: seedless on April 07, 2009, 06:48:54 PM
Thats the park that has a sick bowl in the top right corner if your back was to the river yeah?


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: colorblindbowen on April 08, 2009, 12:03:26 AM
Uhhhhh, ohh yeah. That thing is scary as fuck.  I only dropped into it once.  We just skated everything else.  That place is seriously like a fucking lost boy wonderland.  It's in the woods, and it has everything...doorway, steep trannys, bank wall, euro, bank down stairs, handrail, hips, flow, snake run, mini bowl, big bowl, banks, more flow, bank to curb, trees, a subway at the end of the street, shade, and even a little gap over the creek.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: seedless on April 08, 2009, 12:23:24 AM
Sounds like they added some stuff since ive been there, which was about 3 years ago. My buddy Wiley lives out there when he comes home from school in the summers. Once he comes back i'll head out there and check it out again.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: colorblindbowen on April 08, 2009, 12:35:06 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U88iamiPPzo

The hood river section is at the end.  The covered part is where the vert ramp used to be.

That's me with the flapping Ralph Mouth and the back d and front feeble on the standalone quarter if you were wondering...




Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: seedless on April 08, 2009, 12:28:50 PM
It has definitely changed since ive been there. Cant wait to check it out again.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: colorblindbowen on April 08, 2009, 03:08:15 PM
How the fuck did I end up typing Ralph Mouth?  What the fuck?  I know I was drunk when I typed that, but where did Ralph Mouth even come from?  What's a Ralph Mouth?


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: Paper/Scissors on April 08, 2009, 06:58:55 PM
flainell=Ralph Mouth

Ralph Mouth is when you compensate your ability to gain an erection by going down on a girl. It comes from some television series.

At least thats the only way I've heard of it.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: pawnzito on April 08, 2009, 07:16:10 PM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U88iamiPPzo[/url]

The hood river section is at the end.  The covered part is where the vert ramp used to be.

That's me with the flapping Ralph Mouth and the back d and front feeble on the standalone quarter if you were wondering...


Where is that spot after centralia with all the graffitti?


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: colorblindbowen on April 08, 2009, 07:40:48 PM
It's called PirateTown, it's like the Portland DIY spot.  I can't begin to tell you where it is, not only because I don't want to blow it out, but because I really don't know.  I was a passenger.  It's near some water.  And a bridge.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: pawnzito on April 08, 2009, 08:57:03 PM
I know where it is, but I'm pretty sure it got blown out and it's being demolished last I heard. It belongs to the Uni of portland and they're demolishing it/already demolished it.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: bailgun on April 08, 2009, 09:14:22 PM
saint johns.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: malinas on April 08, 2009, 10:13:35 PM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U88iamiPPzo[/url]

The hood river section is at the end.  The covered part is where the vert ramp used to be.

That's me with the flapping Ralph Mouth and the back d and front feeble on the standalone quarter if you were wondering...




that's funny you posted that vid.
when I go up to hang with nolan, josh, sam, and miles and everyone I wanna hit that hood river park so bad. the line were josh cruises around over the bridge looks so much fun.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: colorblindbowen on April 08, 2009, 11:30:45 PM
Yeah, it's amazing.  I don't know if it's my favorite, but there's something about that place that I've never experienced anywhere else.  Sometimes it amazes me to look around and realize that tax payer's are the ones who foot the bill for amazing terrain like that.  Instead of a uhh, new basketball court.

They mentioned you on the way down.  Those kids are so awesome.  For those four days in Oregon, there is no question; I was 17 again.

I'll have to look you up when I'm down that way in the fall.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: malinas on April 09, 2009, 12:33:28 AM
rad we can skate and take you to some ditches and shit.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: colorblindbowen on April 09, 2009, 11:29:30 AM
I heard that it got smashed due to some graffiti beef, but that's just hearsay.  There are still three skateable walls.


Title: Re: Portland Skate Plaza
Post by: seedless on April 29, 2009, 02:11:15 AM
I heard that it got smashed due to some graffiti beef, but that's just hearsay.  There are still three skateable walls.
I was talking with someone about that place the other day. I guess everything there has been destroyed from what he was tellin me.