Portland is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the U.S.
In some cities, sidewalks are scarce and bike lanes are even scarcer, leaving cyclists to take their lives into their hands every time they get out on the road. However, Portland is not that city. In fact, Portland is among the top five most bike-friendly cities in the U.S. according to WalkScore.com. Regardless of if you’re heading to the office or out for a night on the town, there’s no better way to get there than with an electric bike from The eBike Store. Here is a list of the top five of the best destinations to bike to in Portland:
#1. The Oregon Zoo
Located just two miles southwest of downtown Portland, The Oregon Zoo is a quick, easy ride. With 215 species — including 28 species that are endangered or extinct — and more than 2,000 animals, you’ll be anything but bored at the zoo.
#2. The Portland Brewery Bike Tour
Nothing says Portland better than riding a bike and drinking a beer, and that’s exactly what you’ll get with the Portland Brewery Bike Tour. This three-hour tour will take you through downtown Portland, Northwest Portland and the Pearl District, and you’ll enjoy tasting beer from some of the best microbreweries in town, like Rogue and Lucky Lab.
#3. The Portland Japanese Garden
The Portland Japanese Garden is just a short bike ride away in the West Hills in Washington Park. It covers 12 acres and features eight stunning garden styles. You’ll also enjoy a traditional Japanese Tea House and an unmatched view of Mount Hood. The Japanese Garden is so incredible that even the former Ambassador of Japan, Nobuo Matsunaga, once said that it was, “…the most beautiful and authentic Japanese garden in the world outside of Japan.”
#4. A Portland Timbers Soccer Game
The U.S. isn’t known for being all that big into soccer, but if you’re hoping to experience an authentic, European-style soccer game, you won’t want to miss a Portland Timbers soccer game. Even better, Providence Park has been voted by Stadium Journey Magazine as the 11th best place to watch a sporting event in all of the U.S. But, don’t wait to buy your tickets! The Timbers have sold out every home game since they joined MLS in 2011!
#5. The Shanghai Tunnels Tour
Today, Portland is known as a generally safe, civilized city, but between the years of 1850 and 1941, parts of the city were so dangerous that Portland was known as the “forbidden city of the west.” Much of the illicit deeds done in Portland were done in the Portland Underground, otherwise called the Shanghai Tunnels. Tour the city’s dark past by attending a Shanghai Tunnel Tour, which starts at Hobo’s Restaurant, located near Skidmore Fountain in Old Town.
There are so many amazing things to see and do in Portland, and there’s no better way to get to any destination in the city than with an electric bike. At the eBike Store, we offer both ebike sales and rentals to help you get where you want to go. Check out our selection of ebikes online today!