Sunset Magazine
Jess Chamberlin
November, 2012 

 

 boulder

It takes only eight minutes to see that something big is happening in Boulder, Colorado. That's about how long it takes to pedal through downtown-from your energy-bar stock-up at Whole Foods Market toward the Flatirons-assuming you can make it without stopping. Which is unlikely these days. As you cruise along Pearl Street east of the Mall on a cherry red ride from B-cycle, Boulder's nonprofit bike-sharing system, every other storefront begs you to slam on the brakes:an artisanal cheese shop, coffee roaster, craft-driven bar, DIY workshop selling handmade everything, and on and on, until every new stop leads to the question: Is this the next Portlandia? Read More