Portland, Oregon, is known for seriously good coffee, craft beer, food trucks of every ilk, and bikes--lots and lots of bikes. We’ve put together a weekend itinerary that combines eating and cycling in the best of all possible ways.
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This just-opened space for food carts sits right on the bank of the Springwater Corridor Trail, a bike path that weaves through downtown Portland. London Pasty Co. was one of the first carts to set up shop, and it’s also one of the most delicious: Stop by for a morning pasty of sausage, beans, cheese and mushrooms, or roll through in the afternoon for a proper English tea (available from 1 to 3 p.m.), with sweets like Victoria sponge cake.
Go: The site has free water and air for cyclists to rehydrate and tune up before heading back on the road
82nd Ave. and Springwater Corridor; cartlandia.com
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Portland’s first all-organic brewery shows its support for the city’s bike culture through its oversize parking lot, canopy made from used bike frames and bike merchandise (you can order an inner tube with your citrus-forward IPA and pint of pretzels with lager mustard).
Do: Stay tuned for Hopworks Bike Bar in North Williams, which sits directly on the bike highway.
2944 SE Powell Blvd.; 503-232-4677 or hopworksbeer.com
Pedal Bike Tours
This Portland-based touring company leads a number of culinary tours, ranging from a meandering Bites by Bike tour--with stops to sample artisan cheese and explore the farmers’ market--to a two-hour ride through Oregon wine country.
Book: Get a buzz on the coffee crawl, which includes stops at Stumptown’s cupping room and a small-batch coffeehouse near the Willamette River.
133 SW 2nd Ave.; 503-243-2453 or pedalbiketours.com
This reincarnation of a historic downtown hotel masters the utilitarian-chic aesthetic through its repurposed materials, secondhand furniture (like vintage claw-foot tubs) and military surplus blankets.
Do: Borrow one of the hotel’s six bikes and head directly to the new Pok Pok Noi for rotisserie game hen with a side of sticky rice.
1022 SW Stark St.; 503-228-2277 or acehotel.com/portland