I don’t always need a destination when I ride my bike, but when I do I make sure it has food and beverages. McMenamin's Edgefield has a big patio for a sunny day and decent food paired with delicious lemonade. It doesn’t hurt if you put vodka in the lemonade. Life is full of choices.
If you’re in Portland you can head north to the Marine Bike Path and make your way east until you get to 223rd Ave. You’ll ride down 223rd Ave until you make a left onto Halsey. Edgefield is just a little ways down Halsey on the right.
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One of the views sitting outside at Edgefield.
Cocktail included if you buy one.
Beautiful view of Mt. Hood on the way out along Marine Drive Bike Path.
Riding east along Marine Drive Bike Path towards Mt. Hood.
There are many places one can bike ride to in Portland, Oregon. It's a city that provides a lot of accessibility by bicycle. If I'm going on a bike ride over 20 miles, I typically enjoy it more if I have a destination to take a lunch break. Going to Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon is a beautiful spot to have a beverage, or a couple in my case, and enjoy a sunny day during a bicycle ride. I use www.ridewithgps.com to create my rides and it allows me to find some cool ways to come back. Using the Ride with GPS app, I can navigate my route and track it during it. There are other bike rides I've completed on this blog using the same site. I'm a little biased though.
Anyone can ride over 20 miles. It's not as hard as it sounds if you can take your time. This ride to Edgefield from Portland is roughly 25 miles if you don't take the longer way that we took. We also live a little farther east, so living in closer to downtown will add a few miles. But it can be done! Get out there and work those legs. You'll be amazed at the things you can see and find on a bike ride in Oregon.