With upwards of 180 miles of bike lanes, over 79 miles of off-street bike paths, and a consistent spot in the top five of Bicycling magazine’s Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities, Portland is arguably one of the best places in the US to be on two wheels. It also happens to be a great place to eat. The city’s profusion of food carts, craft breweries, specialty coffee roasters, and world-class restaurants have provoked some to claim that Portland is experiencing a food renaissance. If you consider yourself to be both a lover of scenic bike rides and an enthusiastic eater, you’ll enjoy Portland Bike and Bite.
This two-day itinerary will guide you from coffee shop to food truck pod to brick-and-mortar restaurant, encouraging you to take in the sights and sounds of Rose City while working up an appetite. Each day of the itinerary provides a moderate ride exploring Portland in all its incarnations, from its bustling downtown streets to its hip inner neighborhoods and expansive green spaces. You’ll get to enjoy some famous coffee at Stumptown, experience both banks of the Willamette River, explore a dormant volcano to take in vistas spanning city and countryside and, above all, eat your way through one of the country’s tastiest towns.
If you are someone who enjoys the intimate view of Portland that cycling provides, who feels that the journey is at least half of the fun of travel, and who is always just a little bit hungry, this guide is for you!