Cartlandia Lands on Springwater Bike Path - Cycling Portland
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Ride the Bike Path to Cartlandia


Cartlandia is an oasis of food, drink, and bike repair located along the Springwater Corridor bike path. It’s approximately ten miles from downtown Portland — a perfect spin on a Sunday for the family. The site is a former used car lot that has been transformed into a family-friendly bicyclist destination. If flat riding is your thing, you can’t beat this route.  You can pedal for miles in either direction without encountering anything close to a hill. If it’s a sunny day, be warned that the Springwater is a multi-use path which means you’ll find runners, walkers, rollerbladers, dogs, etc.  This probably isn’t the best time or place to practice your time trialing skills.

Cartlandia Bike Shop

Is your chain squeaking like a monkey? Did you forget to restock your seat pack with spare tubes?  Need a spoke replaced? No problem, Cartlandia has your back. The bike wrench on site is run by The Bike Rack.  They offer maintenance, accessories, nutritional supplements, free water, free air, free chain lube, and complimentary bike banter.


This cleverly designed cart used to be a school bus

Lots of Food Choices

There are fifteen food carts and counting. You’ll find a wide array of choices: here’s a list of the menus.  If you need a super caffeine boost to get your legs spinning in the morning, Serendipity Espresso opens at 6am. The Deadliest Catch cart is actually a bus —  complete with indoor seating.  Need a sugar boost to get you back home?  Check out Cake on a Hot Tin Roof for dessert.

Cartlandia not only has tasty food and drink to enjoy but covered seating, a fire pit, indoor bathrooms for customers, and a big screen TV (in case the football freak in your family can’t bear to miss the entire game). They also have a kid’s play area with a mini basketball game, and a “barking lot” for dogs.

Cartlandia Address

8145 SE 82nd Ave.
Portland OR
Map and directions
Official Cartlandia website is

AUTHOR: Leann Warren

Leann Warren is a 10-time All American in track and cross country and has won six national titles in distances ranging from the 4×400 meter relay to the 8k. She has a life-long love for running and cycling.

  • thanks LeAnn. We love Cartlandia! There is something for everyone and a fun bike ride to get there. They have indoor seating and warm bathrooms and a fire pit too. It looks like 3-4 new carts just arrived including Gluten Free and also Thai and Filipino and a great fresh juice cart right next to the Brotherhood Express cart.

    November 14, 2011
  • it is a great bike ride out to Cartlandia in fall. it is right where the springwater Corridor Bike Trail crosses 82nd. On the way out form downtown, I love to stop at the Tideman Johnson Park . And then there is the Cartlandia FOOD and the delicious warm drinks from Serendipity Espresso (they have a very special mocha) and fire pits and ATM and mini basketball game for kids. If you are cold, you can warm up with the indoor seating and warm indoor bathrooms.

    November 14, 2011
  • Cyndi

    Cartlandia is THE place to bike! There is even a beer garden there plus bathrooms and wonderful food carts. A MUST TRIP. Join the fun! Visit Cardlandia!

    November 14, 2011
  • Kelly

    Wow, I just biked to Cartlandia with my young son and he loved the big shoe and played on it while I had a mocha from Serendipity Espresson. This would be a great place for young mothers to meet and have a play day. I especially liked the clean indoor bathrooms.

    November 15, 2011
  • Laura

    thanks for the urban adventure idea. had a nice ride yesterday in what may be our last sunshine in a long while. the hubby enjoyed the fabulous “woodsman” burger and the big screen football . friendly folks too!

    November 22, 2011
    • Hi Laura. Thanks for the tip on the Woodsman Burger at Cartlandia. I’ll have to give it a try:-)

      November 25, 2011

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