What is a Bike-Friendly Business?
Have you ever been out on a long ride and wanted to stop at a business to fill up your water bottle, but you weren’t sure if they’d frown upon the idea of you taking free water? Or, have you been to a hotel with your bike and couldn’t find a safe place to lock it for the night? To help make the experience great for people riding here in Oregon, Travel Oregon has created the first statewide Bike Friendly Business program in the nation geared towards travelers.
The Oregon Bike Friendly Business program is a recognition and training program designed to help businesses understand what it truly means to welcome cyclists, provide some simple, practical things they can do, and offer to make your bike experience even better. Once officially recognized by the state as bike friendly, businesses will be denoted with a bike friendly icon. Enjoy!
A CAJUN LIFE™, located in the heart of Downtown Historic Gresham, OR, is a company with a vision of bringing great tasting authentic Cajun food to American homes. A CAJUN LIFE™ was born using ingredients flown in from their hometown of Louisiana to give the authentic Cajun flavor most “Cajun” restaurants are missing.
A half mile off the Main City Park Springwater Corridor trailhead, Cafe Delirium offers comfy couches, chairs, and free WiFi all while enjoying your favorite coffee, tea, or smoothie. With over 50 seats to choose from and dozens of outlets to “plug in”, they have a spot for you.
Cascade Athletic Clubs operates two fitness centers in Gresham. Their largest facility on Division Street consists of 20 indoor acres of fitness, fun, a full-service cafe, an outside water park and recreational facilities. A family-friendly facility with broad spectrum of activities and programs for people of all ages.
Frenzi Frozen Yogurt is locally owned and operated, offering a variety of frozen yogurt products with over 60 toppings to choose from. Products are self serve, giving you the freedom to get as much or as little as you want. They also offer frozen yogurt to go, vegan, and dairy-free frozen yogurt made with almond milk or coconut milk.
Gresham Grocery Outlet reflects an evolution into a neighborhood market, with great values on fresh foods like produce and meat, as well as extreme values on quality, name brand goods. Each store is independently operated and customer service is key.
Enjoy the convenient location of the Hampton Inn Portland East hotel, only minutes from Portland Airport and adjacent to I-84 for quick access to downtown, Gresham, and Mt. Hood Community College. Whether you’re here on business, for a much-needed vacation, or just passing through, the Hampton Inn Portland East hotel has a range of great amenities including a bike-friendly business for a single great value rate. Relax on your clean and fresh Hampton bed®, stay connected to those who matter with free high-speed Internet access and remember to ask the friendly team for tips on exploring Portland/Gresham’s local attractions and activities.
A half mile from the Main City Park Springwater Corridor trailhead. Hoppy Brewer provides a variety of fine ales to choose from, either by the pint, bottle, or a filled growler from 28 revolving taps. Enjoy a pint or two in their courtyard! Hoppy Brewer is also a one-stop-shop for brewing supplies, ingredients and equipment.
Jazzy Bagels, located at the entrance of Downtown Historic Gresham, is the first restaurant you’ll find coming off the popular Springwater Corridor Trail. If you haven’t guessed, they offer bagels — plain or with extras. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, ice cream is served too. Open for breakfast and lunch.
Leaning Star is an itty bitty winery on the edge of Gresham, Oregon. Owned and operated by Howard and Starlena Simon where fruit and sometimes honey and herbs are crafted into fun wines that represent the Northwest area. They grow a variety of wine grapes, as well as apples, pears, and berries and have a couple of hives of honeybees and an assortment of crazy farm animals. They also garden veggies, lavender for the bees, herbs, and flowers.
Nicholas Restaurant, located in the heart of Downtown Historic Gresham has been owned and managed by the same family since its founding in 1987. The restaurant remains a very popular eating establishment for authentic Middle Eastern foods. Come as you are, or dress up for a night out.
Oregonians Credit Union
Established in 1936, Oregonians Credit Union provides credit union services to individuals and businesses throughout the state of Oregon. We exist to provide our members an opportunity to improve their economic well being. Oregonians CU offers a full range of financial products and services with warm and friendly service.
Origins Coffee, Tea & Desserts
Origins Coffee, Tea & Desserts is located in Gresham Town Fair, just a few blocks off Main Street. Looking for a cozy, unique coffee shop, Origins is a place you can go to hang out and relax. Their mission statement: Origin’s exists to advance creativity, curiosity, and community through an innovative cafe experience.
Riverview Community Bank
Founded on a desire to see success in our community, Riverview has been providing sound financial support for over 90 years. Our employees work to shape our general community through volunteer efforts at more than 100 local organizations as well as the bank’s active sponsorship of numerous events throughout our community.
A half mile off the Main City Park Springwater Corridor trailhead, Sunny Hans offers casual dining with a varied menu of Asian selections to please everyone. All menu items and sauce recipes are Sunny’s own, developed to satisfy YOU, the honored guest!
Therapeutic Associates Gresham Physical Therapy is locally owned and operated and a premiere choice for all your physical therapy needs. We help patients overcome their pain and limitations, reach their potential, and achieve their goals by providing them with effective and personalized treatment.
The U.S. World Class Taekwondo Association is the largest group of professional Taekwondo schools in the western United States. Since 1988, the Association has been providing quality instruction to over 70,000 students worldwide and it all started in Gresham, Oregon!
Located in Gresham, OR and sharing space with the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce, Walker Travel and Cruises is the most experienced travel agency in Oregon. Founded in 1927, they continue to provide quality travel services to their clients.
Columbia Gorge Outlets, conveniently located just 15 minutes east of Portland and Portland International Airport in Troutdale, features a fabulous selection of brand name outlet stores including adidas, Carter’s, Coach & Coach Men’s, Eddie Bauer Outlet, G. H. Bass & Company, Gap Outlet, Harry & David, Loft Outlet, Pendleton, Samsonite, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, and more — all tax-free!
The convenient location of this bike friendly and pet-friendly leisure hotel in Troutdale, OR makes it easy to bike and hike nearby trails around Larch Mountain or enjoy a leisurely morning stroll over to Columbia Gorge Outlets. Visit EXPLORE to find out more about these nearby attractions.
- Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
- Sandy River Delta Thousand Acres Park
- Pacific Crest Trail
- Multnomah Falls
One of the McMenamin brothers signature properties, McMenamins Edgefield located in Troutdale, is truly a must-visit venue offering a brewery, winery, pitch and putt golf, spa, and much more for anyone who travels through Troutdale, OR.
Corbett Country Market, located between the Sandy River and Crown Point, offers groceries for the traveler coming through the Gorge and also an extensive variety of fine wines and micro brews.
Recipient of the 2015 TripAdvisor Award for Excellence; the BEST WESTERN Sandy Inn is a favorite for locals and travelers alike. Located close to Mt. Hood and Portland, the best of the Northwest is right outside. Enjoy the best of Oregon mountain biking trails, cycling, and hiking, as well as many other outdoor recreational activities.
Buddha Kat Winery creates delicious varietal and fruit wines from the bountiful grapes and fruit of the Columbia Valley, Willamette Valley, Columbia Gorge, and surrounding orchards. Their main facility is located along Hwy 26 as you’re heading up to Mt. Hood.
They also have a tasting room at 37 N. Edgewood in downtown Seaside, Oregon.
Big Bear’s Country Market and Deli
Located off of Columbia Historic Highway between the Sandy River and Crown Point, Big Bear’s Country Market and Deli offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with some groceries for the traveler coming through.