Voted on of the "10 Greatest Places to Live" by readers of Outside magazine, Portland is a bicyclist's paradise. Modeled after European cities, Portland features statues, many fountains and half-size city blocks. Carefully planned, their progressive policies and expansive bike-friendly pathways have earned Portland the distinction of being named Bicycling magazine's Number 1 bicycling site in America.
Known as the "City of Roses, Portland blends urban parks, world-class attractions, top-line shopping and dining, and a thriving arts community with great art galleries, local theater companies, and true Broadway performances.
Cozy bed and breakfast inns abound for the touring cyclist to choose from. And nightlife can literally be at your doorstep — from simple to four-star dining and dancing — if you care to stick around within the city for a few days. Why not B&B hop between a few over the course of the week? It's a great way to see the different parts of the city.