This story, published in today's Oregonian is too good not to share with those unaffected by "quintessentially Portland thing(s)."
The basic gist: Biker runs a red light. Driver of nearby car, who is also a big bike advocate in town, tells biker that he's giving all bikers a bad name. Biker, who is drunk and happens to work for the city's dept. of transportation begins beating man and his car with the bike. Random passerby sees this and knocks biker out with one punch, then leaves the scene. Other bikers ride up to find downed biker on ground in front of car. Angry biker mob attacks innocent motorist.
Ed. Note: I was nowhere near SE Belmont and 20th on the night of July 6th.
Perhaps us Portland riders just need a few less rules.