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5Ks to Run in the Portland Area

Portland Running

Running can be done anywhere, at your own pace, and with no special equipment, making it a nearly perfect form of exercise. Grab your running shoes and take in the amazing scenery at these upcoming 5K runs near Portland homes for sale

  • Rock Creek Trail 5K - Rock Creek Trail, NW West Union Rd. at NW Kahnetta Dr., Portland, OR 97229
    Why wait for a special occasion to work on your times? The weekly Rock Creek Trail 5K offers a chance to run in a beautiful setting while getting to know others in the community. Register online before your first run and receive a scannable barcode that can be used to track your results. Walkers and joggers are welcome to join in. Race time is 9 a.m. every Saturday, and there are no entry fees.

  • Shamrock Run - Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 98 NW Naito Pkwy., Portland, OR 97204
    Get ready for that green beer by burning some calories at the Shamrock Run. 2022 marks the 44th year of this signature event, which begins and ends at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, with its stunning city views. Along with a 5K, events include a 1K, 8K, 15K, half marathon, and walk to accommodate participants at all levels. Before the race, check out the Shamrock Fitness Fair, taking place at the Oregon Convention Center on Friday and Saturday. First start time is 8 a.m. on Sunday, March 13. Entry fees range from $40-$70.

  • TulipFest Run - Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, 33814 S. Meridian Rd., Woodburn, OR 97013
    Colorful fields of flowers form an incredible backdrop for the TulipFest Run. This annual event is hosted by Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, a charming spot that's just minutes from Woodburn homes for sale, as part of their Tulip Festival. In addition to the race, the six-week extravaganza includes hot air balloons, wine tasting, kids' activities, artisan craft booths, and food vendors. Choose from 5K and 10K run/walks and a half marathon, with a start time of 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 19. Entry fees are $45 for the 5K and 10K and $65 for the half-marathon.

  • Couve Clover Run - Vancouver Waterfront Park, 695 Waterfront Way, Vancouver, WA 98660
    "Couve" is a Portuguese word that translates to "spring greens." Usually, it refers to cabbage, but at the Couve Clover Run, "spring green" is the dress code. Participants are invited to don green attire, with a prize awarded for the most festive costume. The course passes by historic Officer's Row, Fort Vancouver, and other notable points right down the street from Vancouver homes for sale. Race distances are 3, 7, and 10 miles. Mark your calendar for 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 20. Entry fees range from $20-$90.

  • Oregon Brewery Running Series - Various locations
    With Portland's status as the epicenter of the craft beer industry, it was only a matter of time before these two favorite pastimes paired up in the Oregon Brewery Running Series. Multiple runs are scheduled monthly from February through November, with each one starting and ending at one of the top breweries around Portland. These non-timed fun runs are intended to promote family-friendly fitness activities, so they're perfect for novice runners. Unwind afterward with live music, giveaways, and other entertainment at that event's sponsoring brewery. Upcoming runs include Von Ebert Brewing on Saturday, March 5, and Oregon City Brewing on Saturday, March 19. Entry fees are $30, with season passes and multi-event packs available. 

  • Spring Classic Duathlon - Vancouver Lake Regional Park, 6801 NW Lower River Rd., Vancouver, WA 98660
    If you like variety in your workouts, the 38th annual Spring Classic Duathlon is for you. An invigorating 12-mile bike run is bookended by two 5K runs. Solo events include a 5K, 10K, and half marathon. Last year, the Duathlon returned to its original home at Vancouver Lake Regional Park, with its inspiring views of the lake along with Columbia River and Mount Hood. The post-race reward is a free beer and meal. The Spring Classic takes place at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 24. Entry fees are $20-$180.

  • Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon - 9827 NE Sunderland Ave., Portland, OR 97211 
    It's a fiesta of fun at the Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon, a popular spring tradition in Portland. The course, which follows alongside the scenic Columbia River, includes 5K and 10K runs as well. Festivities are scheduled for 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 30. There are two types of registration packages, with early entry fees from $25-80 until March 4.

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Portland Restaurants with Heated Patios

Heated Patio Portland

Our brokers don't let Portland's winter chill keep them indoors. Dine in toasty comfort on heated patios at these great restaurants around Portland homes for sale

  • Caffe Mingo - 811 NW 21st Ave., Portland, OR 97209
    Few things warm body and spirit like a hearty plate of pasta. Caffe Mingo serves authentic old country Italian dishes made with fresh, high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. Goat cheese ravioli and pappardelle with wild boar ragu are two of the new dishes for 2022, joining established favorites such as lasagna Bolognese and braised octopus. Hours are 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

  • Cartopia Food Cart Pod - 1207 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
    Not sure what you're in the mood to eat? No worries! Cartopia Food Cart Pod has you covered. With eight food carts on hand, choose from a variety of cuisines, including Mexican, Middle Eastern, American, and pizza, along with 20 different beers. A heated tent and three fire pits keep you and your precious pooch warm at this pet-friendly spot. Hours are 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily.

  • Cat's Paw Saloon - 3565 SE Division St., Portland, OR 97202
    Despite the name, dogs are welcome on the heated patio at Cat's Paw Saloon. The skater-themed decor gives the place a punkish, dive-bar appeal, while friendly servers create the welcoming ambiance of a true neighborhood hangout. The dining menu is limited to quesadillas, but you're free to bring in food from other restaurants. Cat's Paw Saloon is open 2 p.m. - 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday and noon - 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday.

  • G-Love - 1615 NW 21st Ave., Portland, OR 97209
    Leave it to Portland to embrace the concept of a "reverse steakhouse." At G-Love, freshly harvested vegetables are the main event, while proteins take a modest place on the side. Chef/owner Garrett Benedict partners with Olde Moon Farm in Silverton to obtain the highest quality ingredients. In return, G-Love chefs work rotating shifts at the farm, and leftover veggie pieces are sent back to be used as compost. Dishes like Tuscan bean stew, mushroom ragu fettucine, and chirashi bowl may change your whole outlook on food. Hours are 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

  • Pine State Biscuits - 2204 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211
    Pine State Biscuits puts a Pacific Northwest spin on the longtime staple of Southern comfort food. As transplants from North Carolina, the three friends who founded Pine State Biscuits decided to bring a piece of their old home to their new home. In no time at all, they developed a devoted following for their specialty and build-your-own biscuit sandwiches. Complete your meal with other Southern favorites such as grits, collard greens, and fried green tomatoes. Hours are 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

  • St. Jack - 1610 NW 23rd Ave., Portland, OR 97210
    Take a trip to Europe without leaving Portland when you dine at St. Jack. Chef Aaron Barnett's charmingly rustic restaurant is patterned after the bouchons, or cafes, of Lyon, France. The menu changes based on seasonal availability of ingredients, with dishes and techniques found in French cuisine. Customers rave about classics such as escargot, mushroom vol-au-vent, and steak frites. Save room for île flottante, or floating island, a traditional dessert of delicate meringue atop a pool of hazelnut custard. St. Jack is open 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. every day, but Sunday and reservations are strongly recommended.

  • White Owl Social Club - 1305 SE 8th St., Portland, OR 97214
    The name may sound slightly formal, but the White Owl Social Club has a casual and relaxed vibe. What was once a nightclub has transformed into a vaguely tiki-style lounge with one of the best pet-friendly patios around. La Tehunana, an Oaxacan-style food cart, provides an appealing menu of Mexican street food that can go vegetarian with an option of zucchini, peppers, and mushrooms. White Owl is open seven days a week from 5 p.m. - midnight, with extended hours until 2:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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