Seasonal Features Summer

Summer days are precious and our desires are simple — to while away the hours out of doors and taste the sweetness of the season. Our summer stories will help you set that plan in motion. Explore the volcanic wonderland of Newberry National Volcanic Monument,
or plan a family escape to the North Umpqua River. Taste fabulous gluten-free creations in Lake Oswego, and sip cider made of heirloom apples in the Hood River Valley. Grind up a gravel road on your bike along the Coast. Summer’s here!
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    Chasing Rainbows on the Deschutes

    World-class fly-fishing and river camping

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    Explore Hood River Valley’s Cider Scene

    New craft beverage industry blossoms in Oregon’s fruit belt

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    Exploring the Land of Lava

    A journey through the natural history of the high desert

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    Family Road Trip to the North Umpqua River

    Fly-fishing, hiking and kid-friendly camping

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    Gravel Grinding in Yachats

    Exploring Oregon’s newest biking craze on Coast back roads

Enjoy the Season Stories from Summer

five of 65 Stories about Summer in Oregon
  1. Rogue River

    Rogue River Summers, According to a Rafting Guide

    written by Michael Hughes on March 23rd, 2016

    Ever since my first rainy Rogue River trip in 2010 with Northwest Rafting Company, I’ve been hooked. A rafting trip is filled with so many activities it is hard to name them all. The river is a place where everyone can be a kid again, do…

  2. The Big Float

    Where to Find Portland’s Urban Beaches

    written by Willie Levenson on March 17th, 2016

    A little-known fact about Portland, even to its residents, is that the largest public space in the central city is the Willamette River, comprising 490 acres (16 percent!) of the area. Until the 1960’s, the Willamette River was dominated by…

  3. David Hill Winery

    The Vineyard and Valley Tour Route

    • Distance: 50 M / 80 Km
    • Minimum Driving Time: 2-5 Hours
    • Best Time to Drive: Year-round

    Winding through the heart of Tualatin Valley’s vineyard country, this tour route beckons you to enjoy the region’s agricultural and viticultural bounties among bucolic rural scenery.

  4. Pendleton Roundup

    Let ’er Buck this Summer

    written by Eileen Garvin on June 1st, 2015

    You don’t have to rope, ride or wrangle to appreciate Oregon’s rodeos. Bucking broncos, wild bulls, barrel racing and calf roping: Think of it as the West’s first extreme sports venue. The big daddy of them all the Pendleton Round-Up …

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    Oregon Dreamer: Kyra’s Bake Shop

    written by Kerry Newberry on May 28th, 2015

    Bakery founder Kyra Bussanich is a three-time champion of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars program, having wooed judges with creative flavors like Lemon Basil and Chai Spice. But what Bussanich considers her greatest success is that her…

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  1. Planning a trip to Portland, Oregon this summer. Any suggestion on things to do, places to stay? I’ve never been and I’m from the East Coast.

    Lots of summer beer & neighborhood festivals in Portland! Check out this site for beer events. Lots of wine nearby, too. When you're here check out my blog for events!

    Answered by Dave Strom, Ask Oregon Expert
    Written on February 3rd, 2012
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