Considering a trip to the weird, wild and wonderful world of Portland, Oregon? We don’t blame you–it’s an incredible place to experience! No matter what time of year you plan on visiting, there are countless places to explore that are made even more exciting and engaging on a Onewheel. So grab your Pint or charge up your GT –we’ve found the top places to ride your Onewheel in Portland, Oregon.
Best Scenic Spot: NW Skyline Blvd in Forest Park
Want to get out of town and capture some nature shots? Look no further than NW Skyline Blvd. Bike enthusiasts have traversed this wooded scenic route for decades, and for good reason. It’s well shaded, stunningly gorgeous, and takes riders through a number of scenic backdrops ranging from forest, suburban, waterfront and farmland.
The route is also great for learning how to maneuver your Onewheel up steady inclines. The road is well paved, and most stretches have dedicated bike lanes. For areas without space to stay out of the roadway, consider floating off road to try out Onewheel’s exceptional all terrain capabilities.
Skyline Blvd runs for 19 miles through Forest Park in the Tualatin Mountains. You can enter the route near Kings Heights, at the intersection of NW Lovejoy St and NW Cornell Rd. Pack plenty of refreshments and make sure your Onewheel is fully charged before heading out on this lengthy but gorgeous route.
Due to its length and terrain, we recommend the Onewheel GT to get the most of your experience.
The Top Out-Of-Town Destination: Oswego Lake
There’s so much more to Portland than just the iconic districts, art and festivals. The outskirts of the city have incredible scenery that blends urban edge with untamed wilderness. Just outside of Portland lies a shutterbug’s dream. Grab your GoPro and head south of Downtown Portland to Tryon Creek State Natural Area.
Enter from S Terwilliger Blvd and follow the paved path that hugs the eastern side of the park. As you float along the trail you’ll be swallowed up by towering red cedars and lush, jungle-esque foliage. Tryon Creek is unique among Portland area parks because of how dense and seemingly untamed it appears to be. Rest assured, it’s well-traversed and inhabited, but you’ll be able to get some incredible nature footage on your ride.
At the end of the Tryon Creek trail ride you’ll pop out at N State St. Consider grabbing a quick rideshare South to Oswego Lake to grab some lakeside shots and cool down with the refreshing lake breeze. Much of the area around the lake is paved and accessible, and swimming is encouraged, so be sure to bring your suit or trunks along.
The Top Pub Crawl (Er…Cruise?) Through Downtown Portland
Before we get to the refreshing details, a little reminder: do not drink and ride! Bring a backpack to load up on some take-away refreshments, but do not ride impaired. Ride responsibly and stay safe!
It’s no secret that Portland is a pub paradise. The city is home to over 80 breweries and some of the most unique pubs and restaurants in the PNW. Even better, Portland is very pedestrian friendly, with many dedicated bike lanes and opportunities for Onewheel riders to cruise through neighborhoods unimpeded.
If a Portland pub crawl is on your to-do list, look no further than Downtown Portland. Start your trek just north of Portland State University off W Burnside and NW 10th. Every block has a new brewhouse or pub to pop into, starting with Deschutes Brewery. Head northwest toward Stadium Fwy to hit up 10 Barrel Brewing, a great local wateringhole with unique brews to take away.
Continue north along NW 14th Ave to NW Hoyt. Hang a right and you’ll ride by several more taverns with eclectic local fare and some of the best food Portland has to offer. Grab a bite and recharge your Onewheel–there’s more to see!
Continue east on NW Hoyt and you’ll find yourself in Old Chinatown, another scenic and popular spot to capture awesome video while you cut through iconic streets. You’ll pop out near the Willamette River, which has some great opportunities to grab some more dynamic footage of your ride.
Since you’ll be maneuvering through crowds and smaller streets, we recommend the compact Onewheel Pint for your pub crawl.
Tips For Where to Buy or Rent a Onewheel in Portland
Trying to find a Onewheel rental in Portland can be time consuming and frustrating, especially for out-of-towners who aren’t familiar with local shops. That’s why we launched our nationwide Onewheel Rental service–to bring Onewheel Pint and Onewheel XR direct to your door. We can ship a Onewheel straight to your home or Portland hotel / vacation rental. Best of all? Your Onewheel ships free both ways.
Renting a Onewheel is simple. Choose from a Pint or GT, pick a rental duration, pay your rental fee online and your Onewheel will be sent to the destination of your choice. When your rental period is up, send it back to us with included prepaid postage. It’s really that easy.