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Know Your City's bike kiosk will sell tickets to tours, publications and Portland gifts! Be a part of moving us to Old Town!

After 4 years of programming, Know Your City/ formerly Dill Pickle Club (http://knowyourcity.org/) is ready for our next step – a street-level presence in the heart of downtown Portland. With no physical location, it's sometimes hard for people to connect with our programs. While hosting mobile events around the city has kept our overhead low – we need a centrally-located street-level presence to reach more people – and allow locals as well as visitors to find out the latest in what's going on. 

Know Your City will create a custom trailer with the help of Brennan Conaway of the design/build company Micro-Structures (http://micro-structures.com/) and frame-maker Oscar Camanera of Simple Bicycle Co. (http://www.simplebicycleco.com/) to serve as our mobile kiosk in Ankeny Alley. Artist-designed and artist-made in Portland OR, the kiosk is an embodiment of all things local. From here, we'll sell tickets to tours as well as books on Portland's history and culture. The kiosk will also provide information about the city, particularly independent businesses in the Old Town area. Even better – as it's built into a bike – we'll also be able to bike the kiosk to community events all around the city!

Our team has come up with some great designs and we've gone through the process of getting approval from the city. We've also met with all the business owners in Ankeny Alley and have their support. Now all we need are the funds to construct the kiosk.

We can only do this with your help. Contribute to our Kickstarter campaign and be a part of helping us make this project a reality! Then, help spread the word by telling all your friends. On behalf of all at Know Your City, we appreciate your support!

KICKSTARTER REWARDS
***NEW!!*** Anyone who donates at $50 and above will be entered into a drawing in which the winner will win a lunch and trip upon Mayor Charlie Hales' yacht with he and his wife. For more info, see Project Update #2!

Thank you card and pin ($25)
Thank you card and pin ($25)
Archie's Press letterpress print ($25)
Archie's Press letterpress print ($25)
    
Know Your City tote bag ($35)
Know Your City tote bag ($35)
Know Your City publications ($50)
Know Your City publications ($50)
Perfect Pickles ($50)
Perfect Pickles ($50)
Daniel Duford Tom McCall woodblock print ($50)
Daniel Duford Tom McCall woodblock print ($50)
Know Your City membership ($85)
Know Your City membership ($85)
Know Your City/ Dill Pickle Club poster collection
Know Your City/ Dill Pickle Club poster collection
Dill Pickle Club archives!
Dill Pickle Club archives!
CREDITS 

Kickstarter video: James Wilson
Voiceover: Laura Foster

DESIGN HELP / COLLABORATORS
Suenn Ho, B.D. Wortham-Galvin, Ryan Yaden

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Know Your City has managed several successful Kickstarter campaigns over the last several years. All of them have been managed with attention to detail, with backer rewards fulfilled. Any setbacks that occur will be handled in a timely and organized manner. We have full confidence in our accomplished and knowledgeable project team, their ability to meet key deadlines and their capacity to overcome any potential challenges that may develop.

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