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 63 Stories about Summer in Oregon
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    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 Roundup …

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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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    Rafting the Rogue River

    written by Kimberly Gadette on May 27th, 2015

    The Rogue River isn’t just your average 215-mile river starting at Crater Lake in Southern Oregon and ending at the Pacific Ocean; it was one of the first eight rivers to receive the Congressional designation of Wild and Scenic when that law…

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    Cherry Time in Mosier and The Dalles

    written by Eileen Garvin on June 23rd, 2014

    Sweet, easy and fun that’s why they call it cherry picking. In 2012, Oregon had 12,500 acres of cherries producing more than 54,000 tons. That means there’s likely plenty of Bings, Royal Anns, Rainers and Chelans for your picking basket.…

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    Oregon Dreamers: 7 Devils Brewing Company

    written by Eileen Garvin on June 6th, 2014

    When Carmen Matthews and his wife, Annie Pollard, opened 7 Devils Brewing Company, he commissioned a stained glass panel in the taproom to immortalize a beloved spruce tree from Shore Acres State Park. Locals who walked in the door all noticed. …

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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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