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Best “Base Camp” For Willamette Valley Bike Exploration?

One of the things we love about being the go to for bike tours in and around Portland is being asked all kinds of questions about not only biking but restaurants, bars, hotels, places to go and things to do while here in Oregon.

Today while reserving a road bike for a group from Florida I was asked where would be a good place to set up “camp” (a reasonably priced B&B) for a week where you could go out in a different direction and ride a variety of terrain.

As a  dyed in the wool proud Oregonian,  naturally I wanted to send these guys to the most beautiful town with the best lodging, restaurants, roads, views and riding possible.  Under pressure, here are the places I told him.  What do you think of my choices and what others would you suggest?  If you nominate YOUR home town, make sure to tell me why based on the criteria above!




Forest Grove

Hood River


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