Classic bus drives PDX partiers

A refurbished double-decker bus with sustainable-minded touches is the newest mode of transportation for Portland partiers.

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Portland partiers have a new method of transport to avoid getting a DUII while riding in style, in the form of a refurbished double-decker bus named Candy.

Purchased by Brooks Thompson and Kent Metcalf a week and a half before the end of their senior year at University of Oregon, the bus opened for business in July under the name Double Decker PDX.

Now the bus has a new transmission, brakes, wheels and suspension, and runs on biofuel. Metcalf’s dad, a contractor, helped them replace roof panels, floors and rewire a fresh, iPod-ready sound system.

There are sexy, sustainably minded touches: Wood for the interior came from local school bleachers and telephone poles, and a bar top has been crafted from a white oak, felled by nature.

They’re betting Candy’s unique personal style will guide them through even this bumpy, economic landscape.


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