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Welcome to Portland (if you take the job offer)!erinpaul said:Hi all,
I just got a job offer in Portland, I've been there a few times. How is the weather in the Spring and Summer? Percentile of sunshine? Do you love riding there? Short trem rental market?
Thanks for any input.
Spring can be a little wet some years, dry in others, but mostly, it's the time when the snow finally starts to melt in the mountains and opens them up for more great riding. I don't know where you are now, but I suspect you'll find Portland and Oregon a little wetter than you're used to. The rain is what keeps this State so beautifully green and lush.
Summers are generally quite dry and hot. Summer temps can range between mid 80s to mid 90s. Sometimes, it gets into the low 100s, but not very often. There is little to no humidity here, which is exactly how I like it!
Can't quote you actual percentages of sunshine, but I expect you'll find that sort of stuff on the Web if you look. Oregon isn't exactly a Sunshine State, but I think we get plenty of Sun. I personally ride all year round. It gets cold and wet during the Winter, but you'll still be able to ride if you dress appropriately.
The riding around Portland is excellent! You have the Cascade mountains about 50 miles to the East and the stunning Oregon coast about 50 miles to the West. The majestic Columbia Gorge is also on your doorstep! You don't have to ride far to find spectacular roads. The hills around Portland are nothing to be scoffed at!