A great place to ride: An evening in Portland, Oregon, by the river

2012-01-09 by . 0 comments

Post to Twitter

The other day, the weather was unseasonably nice and a pretty sunset looked forthcoming, so a friend and I decided to go for a short ride down to the Portland waterfront. We ended up catching a beautiful sunset, and had a nice leisurely ride around the Eastbank Esplanade, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and up the first bit of the Springwater Corridor. It was just about rush hour for bike commuters, with hundreds of cyclists passing over bridges and down bike paths. Here are a few pictures from our trip. (Photos taken by jtbandes)

Portland's skyline from the Eastbank Esplanade

 

The Burnside Bridge from the Eastbank Esplanade

 

Big Pink and downtown skyline

 

An interesting bike-reindeer stencil on a trash can

 

Construction of the new MAX light rail bridge in background; OMSI submarine "Blue Back" in the foreground

 

OMSI's iconic sign

We only went for a short ride, but it was nice to see the city at night and enjoy some time on our bikes with friends.

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

Leave a comment

Log in
with Stack Exchange
or