May is Bike Month here at Chinook Book and we're taking you on a whirlwind tour of some of Portland's best places to bike. Anytime someone tells you that Portland isn't a real city, tell them that we converted a decommissioned railroad into a park before New York did.
WHAT IS IT?
Spanning from Boring, OR to Sellwood in Portland, the Springwater Corridor follows an old decommissioned railroad route. In its final bits, the Springwater Corridor flanks the blue waters of the Willamette before leading visitors over the river via the Ross Island Bridge or Tillikum Crossing. Reminiscent of the High Line railroad park in Manhattan, the Springwater Corridor is closed to cars and one can only leave at designated exit areas. The bike path is rather flat and straight, making it great for cyclists who take a leisurely ride with friends or family. After spanning the length of the trail, grab some snacks at New Seasons on SE Tacoma, or a healthy sandwich on fresh bread at Grand Central Bakery.
WHAT MAKES IT GREAT
A 21-mile paved trail drawn between Boring, OR and SE Portland that follows a decommissioned railroad route. Bike along the sunny Willamette River while undisturbed by cars.