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Pedal Through the Petals

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Portland's trees are bursting with colorful flowers - take a ride around town to enjoy them before they drop!

All day

Visit the Flowering Tree Map


Take a ride outside and explore Portland's many flower-coated streets!

Vibrant red flowers droop from the branches of a tree against a blue sky.

With more than 25,000 street trees blooming across the City, spring is the best time of year to take them in and stretch your legs on a bike ride.

  • Visit the Flowering Stree Tree Map to find which streets have the most cherries and plums.
  • Looking for a saucer magnolia, silverbell, or another tree to add to your route? Visit the Tree Inventory Project Map.
  • Spend a rainy morning researching - what can you learn about who planted the Cherries in Albina? 
  • Create your bike route! You can print your map from either webmap, using it to draw out your plan. You can also use an online web mapping application (such as Google MyMaps or Ride with GPS) to create and share your bike route.
  • Go Pedal through the Petals!!
Find local flowering trees using the Flowering Trees Webmap.

There is no better way to explore Portland in the springtime than through the streets lined by flowering trees!

A white flower with a yellow center in front of an out of focus background of branches holding additional white flowers.

Find streets lined with trees, flowering their gentle petals of:

  • Pinks
  • Purples
  • Creamy whites
  • And many other less common colors - how many can you find!

Thanks to the volunteers of the Tree Inventory Project, we can find the flowering trees in each of Portland's neighborhoods.

Don't forget - you can practice your tree identification before you go!


Close-up image of the cone of a Douglas-fir tree.

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry's mission is to manage and ensure Portland's urban forest infrastructure for current and future generations.

Portland’s urban forest consists of 236,000 street trees, 1.2 million park trees, and innumerable private property trees. Urban Forestry is involved in managing or regulating all of these trees to differing degrees.

Urban Forestry staff issue permits for planting, pruning, and removal of all public and some private trees and are on call 24/7 to respond to tree emergencies.

For more information on Urban Forestry - www.portland.gov/trees