Portland Oregon is different from a lot of other cities in terms of art, music, lifestyle, coffee and beer, but what it does have in common with other large cities is skateboarding. If you know skateboarders then you know how passionate about this particular sport they are. Unlike team sports, their passion defines who they are as people and armchair quarterbacks will argue with me about this. The obsession for this activity is unprecedented to point that the lifestyle can take over the decisions they make on a daily basis. You could look at the shoes of any skater and see the same wear patterns from skater to skater, you might be able to see the thumb calluses on the average American male to tell which sport they watch.
Two guys meet at a party and inevitably one will ask the other if they like like football or baseball. Two skaters meet at a party and they the first question asked is always “where do you skate?”
Oli owns this ramp and he opens his garage, cracks a six pack and twenty minutes later there are half a dozen skaters fuckin’ it up oldschool.
You build it and they will come!