All at once it seems custom motorcycle shows are back. Following the recent Handbuilt Show in Austin, Texas, bike fans flocked to the West Coast for the world renowned One Moto Show in Portland, Oregon. Now in its 13th year, One Moto is a beacon of motorcycle culture attracting people from all walks of two-wheeled life and highlighting all types of custom motorcycles from minis to megas. As expected, the show hosted thousands of attendees there to view hundreds of the most expressive custom bikes in the world. The result was an amazing weekend of art, music, and all things moto.
The One Show is hosted by the crew of See See Motor Coffee in the historic Zidell Barge Building on South Waterfront, originally a ship building venue. The building is a massive space filled with natural light, and the huge open ceiling makes it feel even larger. Festivities kicked off Friday morning at 9 and continued until Sunday evening.
Live music was provided by Danava, Spoon Benders, The Shivas, and many more. Outside of the venue, Aaron Colton, the Cossacks, and the Dust Motor Show each delivered their unique brand of two- and occasionally one-wheeled entertainment.
The diversity of bikes on display has become the One Moto Show’s trademark, and this year was as incredible as ever. More than 250 motorcycles were brought into the barge building, ranging from classic restorations to far-out customs to handmade feats of engineering, including an oxygen-powered motorcycle that looks like it could live underwater.
After so much time away, it’s amazing to go back to the One Show, see our old friends, and experience the motorcycle community like this again. A big thanks to See See for always throwing a top-level show. For more information on next year’s event, check seeseemotorcycles.com.