Portland boasts a vibrant and well-rounded outdoor scene. Here are some of the best ways to get moving (or get a kale smoothie) in this Oregon hipster mecca.
Sip a Local Joe
“My favorite coffee shop is inside a motorcycle store called See See Motorcycles. They have Stumptown coffee and the city’s best breakfast sandwich—an egg and red pepper aioli on a sesame bun.” —Dylan Mead, Manager of Circuit Bouldering Gym
Up to 200 boulder problems and 120 rope routes will keep you fit for a trip to nearby Smith Rock.
Be the stereotype. After a candlelit vinyasa class, dig into a cabbage apple kimchi salad at Prasad, which shares the space.
Order a pint of Ultra Gnar Gnar IPA. Food carts sling pulled-pork sandwiches.
Log a 30-miler on the Wildwood Trail in one of the country’s biggest urban forests. Start near the zoo and head north.
Shop for bikes, surfboards, and skis by day; attend movie premieres and art openings by night.
With four locations around the city, it’s the health foodie’s kale-smoothie spot of choice.
Get your road or mountain bike serviced by longtime pros, or take a free fix-it course.
An hour from town, and just 1,000 feet above sea level, the 17 miles of singletrack are rideable nearly year-round.
Listen to a Local Pro
“For open-water swimming, Hagg Lake is incredible. And you can bike or run around the shore afterward.” —Eric Lagerstrom, Triathlete