We’re continuing our series on the people who make what we do possible — our supporting members.
Next up: Daniel Bachhuber, a proud suburban dad who lives in Tualatin, runs in Forest Park, and says Bridgeliner is “coolest thing to happen to the Portland media scene in forever.” We’ll take it! 😊
What’s a local event you went to recently that you loved?
The local edition of the Banff Mountain Film Festival is consistently awesome.
Taking a step back… the Banff Mountain Film Festival is held every November in Banff, Canada. Hundreds of filmmakers, professional and amateur, submit their skiing, mountain biking, travel, and mountain culture films to be screened. The best are then taken on a world tour.
In Portland, the Banff films are usually shown at Cinema 21 over a couple of weekends in April. Although some have gotten a little corporate over the last few years, there are usually at least a couple of diamonds in the rough. Shred the gnar!
Where in town might people run into you?
One of my favorite runs right now is to start at Lower Macleay Park, head up Wildwood to either Alder or Maple, and then loop back around via Leif Erikson. Lower Macleay seems to always have a secret parking spot available, and the first couple miles on Wildwood are great for elevation.
Afterwards, if it’s close to lunchtime, I’ll grab an everything bagel with cream cheese at Kenny and Zuke’s on Thurman. A bagel is a good companion for my drive home to Tualatin.
Yes, I live in the suburbs. Suburban dads represent!
What’s something you’re working on — in big ways or small — that you could use help with?
Hmmmmmm. I can’t think of anything specific but I always love to meet new people, particularly if you’re into software development, housing, or doing fun stuff outside. I’m on the Tualatin 2040 Community Advisory Committee right now and could easily talk your ear off about our Housing Needs Assessment and Economic Opportunities Analysis.
What local business do you think deserves a shoutout?
Both of these businesses have amazing customer service, years of experience, and are great at what they do. Tualatin Dry Cleaners recently fixed a tear in my long underwear bottoms so I don’t have to replace them. And Tualatin Shoe Repair added a new burly exterior zipper to my 10+ year old hiking backpack.
Mad props to long-lasting local businesses.
What are you celebrating in your life right now?
Ava, my daughter, is starting the Spanish immersion program as a kindergartener at Bridgeport this fall. We’re pretty excited about that! In the last few months, she has also learned how to ride a two-wheeler and started to read, so it’s humbling to see her grow up so fast.
What made you decide to become a member of Bridgeliner?
The first instant I heard about it, duh. I think I’ve been a subscriber since day one. Bridgeliner is the coolest thing to happen to the Portland media scene in forever.
Supporting members like Daniel make our work possible — and they get special perks like event discounts, ticket giveaways, and bonus content in the newsletter. Become a Bridgeliner member today to join the crew.