Portland Design Works Keeps on Rolling, Celebrating 15th Birthday

July 6, 2023

PORTLAND, OR. /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Maker of fun, beautiful, and high quality bike accessories, Portland Design Works is thrilled to be celebrating their 15th year in business with new products, new events, and more stoke than ever.

Portland Design Works was founded with the idea that there was far more potential for bike accessories than what was currently on the market. Fifteen years ago, accessories fell into two categories: light and fast performance or utilitarian. “In 2008 there were dozens—if not hundreds—of custom frame builders crafting bikes that weren’t lightweight or simply utilitarian. They were beautiful. They were fun. They were cool. They made people want to ride,” says Portland Design Works Founder Erik Olson. “I wanted to do the same thing in the realm of bike accessories—create fun, beautiful, high-quality products that inspire people to ride. So I recruited a couple of talented friends, sold my house, and started Portland Design Works.”

Fifteen years later, PDW is still creating fun, beautiful, high-quality gear for everyday riding. Besides inspiring people to ride by making cool gear, they’ve consistently donated at least 1% of their top line revenue every year to nonprofit organizations that improve cycling access and infrastructure in their communities.

Looking ahead to the rest of 2023 the brand is excited for the launch of new products, like the newest addition to their bottle cage line, the Rattlesnek Kej, and attending Portland’s new MADE Show in August. “We have some really cool new products that we’ll be showing off for the first time at the MADE show later this summer, as well as some special 15th anniversary goods we developed with Dreyfus Art. Looking back at the last decade and a half, we’ve been lucky for all the support we’ve received from customers, bike shops, friends, family, and everyone who has worked at PDW. I hope they’re all looking forward to the next fifteen years as much as I am.

For more information about Portland Design Works visit ridepdw.com, or contact Danny Kuzio at dk@pressforwardpr.com.