Cycle City

The Portland Bike Boom Is Real

Even in a pandemic, you can still ride a bike. Problem is, everyone else wants one, too.

05/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Take It To The Streets

Reversing Course, Portland to Close Off Some Neighborhood Streets to Through Traffic

The move will create more space for walkers, joggers, and cyclists to safely social distance.

04/28/2020 By Julia Silverman

Sidewalk Frogger

Portland City Officials Resist Calls to Close Off Low-Traffic Residential Streets

Some neighborhood residents are taking things into their own hands.

04/14/2020 By Julia Silverman

Please No

Spring's Basically Canceled. Will Summer Be Next?

Organizers of some of the sunny season's biggest bashes weigh whether they can continue as planned.

04/12/2020 By Julia Silverman

Bikepacking

Here's How It Looks to Bike 364 Miles Across Oregon on (Mostly) Dirt Roads

The Oregon Outback, which runs from Klamath Falls to the Columbia River, is the state's most hallowed bikepacking route. It's tough, gorgeous, and even delivers surprise ice cream at mile 271.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Editor's Note

The Best Way to Experience Portland Is on Two Wheels

Riding a bike transformed the way I see this city.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Free Wheeling

The Portlander's Guide to Having More Fun on Your Bike

From scenic bike trails to cycling tips to Pedalpalooza's most offbeat and fun group rides, here's our guide to making the most out of your two wheels. 

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Free Wheeling: Bike Fun

5 Best Bets for Pedalpalooza 2019

From two-wheeled all-nighters to Muppet sing-alongs, there’s a bike ride for you.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Free Wheeling: Mountain Biking

Two Years In, Portland’s Mountain Bike Park Is a Hit

Gateway Green welcomes shredders of all skills.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Free Wheeling: Safety

Been Off Your Bike? Here Are 4 Easy Steps to Get Back in the Saddle.

Among them: how to maximize tush comfort

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Free Wheeling: History

Think Portland Is Obsessed with Bikes Today? Meet the Wheelpeople of 1890s Stumptown.

The dream of the 1890s is alive in modern bike culture.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Summer Adventures: Biking

How to Pack for Your First Two-Wheeled Adventure

A seasoned local bikepacker shares her top tips.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Summer Adventures: Biking

3 Heart-Pounding Oregon Bikepacking Routes

From high desert landscapes to bucolic riverside campsites, the best way to explore this state is on two wheels.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Cycling Stories

How Women on Bikes Have Raised Hell Throughout History

Tessa Hulls travels back to the early days of cycling to tell stories of pioneering women, trans, and femme riders.

03/21/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Bikes

New Biketown Designs Spotlight Black History Month

“I got really inspired by the posters and sociopolitical prints of the 1960s and ’70s civil rights movement," says designer Marcellus Johnson.

02/06/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Pedal Power

A Portlander Sets Out to Remake the Mountain Bike

Can Viral Bikes design away many of cycling's maintenance woes?

09/18/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

PDX Planner

Portland by the Season: Can't-Miss Stuff for Every Time of Year

From summer swims to winter film fests, here's how to fill your calendar.

08/03/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Essay

Welcome to Portland, the City That's Just Like Your Overachieving Older Sister

You're in Marcia-Land now. Here are all the ways Portland is the most-est.

08/03/2018 By Jimmy Radosta

Cannabis

A Tour de France Doper Sets His Sights on Portland Cannabis

Floyd Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France medal, talks about healing with cannabis, doping, and the corrupt world of pro cycling.

07/20/2018 By Emily Davis

Design

Can This Portland Company Revolutionize the Mountain Bike?

Viral Bikes founder Steve Domahidy breaks down his innovative design.

07/11/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais