Did you know that Portland, Oregon is ranked second as the most bike-friendly city in the world? Vancouver is close behind with an abundance of bike-friendly features throughout. Bike maps are available here: Portland, Vancouver. Two bridges span the Columbia river connecting drivers, bikers, and walkers from both cities.
Portland Saturday Market - must be experienced to be believed! The Bite of Oregon is another event you don't want to miss. Downtown Portland also can't be experienced without a visit to Pioneer Courthouse Square. Also explore the Willamette and Columbia rivers on the Portland Spirit.
Here is huge list of additional recreational activities in the Vancouver area, and
Note: Some wilderness locations in these areas require a fee to use them.