Rated as the #1 cycling city in America, Portland is a bicyclist’s dream, with miles of bike path, bike boulevards, shops, and thousands of like-minded bicycle enthusiasts. The bicycle infrastructure makes traveling by bike enjoyable and easy year ‘round. Portland has great access to road rides for any ability, from meandering river paths to punchy forested roads.
Foodies love Portland for the many restaurants and food carts available, as well as the rich micro-brew culture. No matter your taste or budget, there is always something around the corner.
Situated roughly an hour from the Pacific Ocean and the high Cascade Mountains, Portland is the perfect gateway to weekend recreation. From skiing at Mt. Hood to walks on the beach, to touring northern Oregon’s countless wineries, the options are limitless. For those preferring to stay closer in, Portland offers hundreds of music venues, as well as museums, galleries, parks, and shopping. Portland’s mass transit system allows for easy transportation throughout the city.