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City Council Candidate Nat West
Episode 8323rd February 2024 • BikePortland Podcast • Pedaltown Media Inc
00:00:00 01:03:12

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Nat West is known as "Reverend Nat", the name of the successful cider business he built over the past 12 years. Now a part-time TriMet bus driver, West wants to represent City Council District 2 (N/NE) on Portland's new 12-member city council.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • All the bikes Nat has owned throughout his life.
  • His adventures collecting apples for his ciders by bike.
  • How defending a friend's business trademark against the City of Portland lit his fire for political activism.
  • His experiences as a regular participant in the George Floyd protests in Summer of 2020, and why he would do it all over again — even though he and his daughter were seriously injured by police munitions.
  • How he'll balance activism and idealism with the realities of political office.
  • Why he feels small businesses are worth fighting for.
  • Why he thinks PBOT should focus more on maintenance and less on "shiny new infrastructure."
  • His views on what's wrong (and right) with policing and how he'd reform the Portland Police Bureau.
  • And of course we talk about cider and much more!


Nat West for Portland campaign website




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