Oregon Coast Trail (OCT)
The Watchman Peak Trail
Crater Lake National Park
McKenzie River Trail (MRT)
Or check out www.oregonhiking.com for an
extensive catalog of beginner to advanced
hikes throughout the state.
A city invested in being green, Portland
prides itself on its bike-friendly reputation.
With bicycle parking corrals throughout
the city (its 1,600+ on-street bicycle parking
spaces far exceeds the number in any other
U.S. city), and just about everything you
can imagine being deliverable by bike, from
pizza to mattresses, Portlanders take biking
seriously…well, and sometimes not so seri-
ously. Keep an eye out for the clowns that
routinely cruise the city streets on super tall,
or uniquely-designed bikes. Portland also
takes part in the annual World Naked Bike
Ride, part of Pedalpalooza.
But Portland isn’t just big on bicycles as a
way of life — they’re also in it for the sport.
The Grand Prix of Portland, a professional cycling event, is slated to debut in
the summer of 2016 (see www.facebook.
com/GrandPrixofPortland for more information). It is also host to the Seattle to
Portland Bicycle Classic (STP), an annual
1-2 day 200-mile ride considered to be
among the ten biggest recreational bicycle
rides in the US.
Many of P-Towns residents prefer taking to
the waterways to stay active, fit, and soak up
nature from a different vantage point. If you’re
interested in facing the challenges and rewards
of kayaking, the following listings of kayak-friendly waters, kayaking clubs and shops
should help you put your paddle in the water.
Portland Kayak Company
6600 SW Macadam Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97239
Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe
1515 SE Water Avenue
Portland, OR 97214; 503-285-1819
Rentals, gear, programs, and tours such as the
Ross Island Tour
5 Mill Street, Ridgefield, WA 98642
Can’t stand the water? No problem. As
long as you don’t have a fear of heights
that is. With all these resplendent mountains abounding, we can’t forget climbing.
Cycling Portland www.cyclingportland.com
Portland Velo Cycling Club www.portlandvelo.net
Bike Portland www.bikeportland.org
Cycle Portland Bike Tours www.portlandbicycletours.com
Community Cycling Center www.communitycyclingcenter.org
Photo by Richard Hallman courtesy of Mt. Hood Meadows