Foodie Field Trip: Chicken & Guns Guest Post

a visual pun of chicks with guns
image by Duncan Bayne

Portland is known for many things, Rain, Beer, Bridges to name a few, and most people who come to visit us in Portland know that our food carts (of which we have over 500) are another thing that puts us on the map, so to speak.  During our Foodie Field Trip tour, we visit one of our better know Food Cart Pods, Cartopia in which you will find an amazing treat- Chicken and Guns!  This award-winning food cart specializes in Latin spiced chicken, served with either their crispy potatoes or a farm fresh vegetable salad year-round in generous portions.Without further ado, here’s their guest blog post, along with a couple of photos to get your mouth watering!

chicken and guns store front with firepitChicken and Guns opened in Cartopia in June of 2015 with the goal of introducing Portland to our brand of smokey and spicy Latin American style chicken. We were influenced by dishes we found in Peru, Mexico, and Argentina and we wanted to bring these flavors along with a strong commitment to using only fresh local products and a unique aesthetic as well. We imagined it to be more of a tiny restaurant than a typical food cart. We built the cart out of reclaimed barn wood, recycled materials and installed a large wood bar and seating out front so that people could sit at the counter and see all the magic happen. Cycle Portland has been a great supporter of ours from the very beginning and we cant thank them enough for continuing to bring new guests to try us out.”


Our stop at Cartopia is the second of three stops we make during our Foodie Field Trip.  If you would like to know more about this Tour or any of the other tours we lead, visit our home page for more information.

Bon Appétit!


Cycle Portland Brewery Tour Featured by Momentum Magazine!

“Bikes and Brews go together perfectly on this fun city bike tour.”

Why thank you, Momentum Magazine! We’re glad you enjoyed the experience!

We’re constantly seeking out the best in excellence for the breweries we visit, formulating stops based on locality, brewing practices, and most importantly, great tasting beer. We work hard so you don’t have to, and love showing folks around some of the best breweries in Portland, OR.

Whether getting to know the tastes and taps of Portland for the first time or just looking to expand your Portland craft brew palate, Cycle Portland’s Brews Cruise brewery tour is a must experience, and Momentum Magazine agrees! Check out the link to read our most recent press love from the top bicycling lifestyle magazine in the country!

And next time you’re in Portland, stop in with us here at Portland’s original bike tour & rental company, we’d love to take you out on a brewery bike tour through Portland, OR!

Utropstecken! Cycle Portland media love from the Swedes

Similarly grey winters, exquisite edibles, and a love for urban exploration by bike.

Portland and the Swedes are a match made in impeccably-designed heaven, and our counterparts across the pond agree!

Cycle Portland has been named a must-experience from the ünderbar writers at Hallen, a Swedish foodie travel magazine! You can check out the spread from the magazine here: Hallen-Sweden-FallWinter 2014.

And you, too, can share the microbrews, culinary creations, history, and exploration with friends and family all over the globe – Cycle Portland gift cards are available here!


Your Bachelor & Bachelorette Party in Portland – On Bikes!

Cycle Portland is getting MORE media love! Be still our bikey hearts!

We’ve happily hosted many a bachelor & bachelorette party in portland over the years, and now Martha Stewart Weddings has recommended touring with Cycle Portland as an essential addition to your big day. Though many choose our Breweries By Bike tour for their day of fun festivities, all of our offerings provide a great way to explore the city with those you want to surprise.

Whether with family members, wedding parties, friends, and/or out-of-town visitors, our tours bring people together through reveling in all our lovely city has to offer! Love and bikes – a match made in Martha Stewart (and Portland) heaven.

Thanks for the love, Martha!

Cycle Portland – Your Best First Date With Portland!

Want to get up-close and personal with our beautiful city, its history, favorite local spots, and best biking routes? According to the wonderful people over at, a first-hand travel guru and booking site, Cycle Portland is the best possible intro to the City of Roses, and we humbly agree!

From bicycle boulevards to sea captains to champion coffee roasters and brilliant breweries, Trivago and Time and the LA Times and others say our year-round tours offer a terrific two-wheeled taste of all that Portland has to offer. You, too, can explore whichever uniquely-Portland topic suits your fancy by booking a tour with Portland’s original bike tour company (us!) here.

We love spreading smiles and bike love to visitors and locals alike. Thanks again for the praise, Trivago!

Cycle Portland Voted #3 Portland Activity!

Cycle Portland Bike Tours and Rentals is ranked #3 activity in Portland, Oregon according to TripAdvisor!  Many of our visitors say that our positive and numerous reviews on TripAdvisor led them straight to taking a tour with us.  Take a look at what people have to say about us here.

These are a few of the different tours we offer:

Essential Portland Tour:  Our signature Bike Tour and an ideal introduction to the City of Roses. A downtown neighborhood ride that is mostly flat and has many stops for learning about Portland history and culture.

The Foodie Fieldtrip: An ultimate Portland sensory experience! Ride with us to a few of our favorite flavor spots and taste along the way. Arrive hungry!

Brews Cruise:  Portland is known as Beervana and no visit would be complete without checking in on the craft Beer Scene. Roll with us through the “Brewery Blocks” in Portland’s beautiful Pearl District for some tasters, then finish the ride with a cold Hopworks Beer right off the taps in our bike shop!

Come on in for a tour, rental, or Bike Repair. – we’re open everyday from 9-6 p.m. and most repairs can be done same day.

We want to thank all our customers for providing their feedback and experiencing Portland by Bike with us – we wouldn’t be here without you.

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