Seasonal Features Summer

Summer comes bearing the gifts of sunshine, long days and warm, expansive evenings. All of that means more time to enjoy the playground that is Oregon. Float your way down the Wild and Scenic Rogue River, or wind along the Sisters to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway.
Meet the state’s finest cheesemakers along the Willamette Valley Cheese Trail, and tip a pint at 7 Devils Brewing Company in Coos Bay. Spend a weekend exploring the quaint river town of Cascade Locks. Pick your summer pleasure!
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    Oregon Dreamers: 7 Devils Brewing Company

    Brewing up community in Coos Bay

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    Sisters to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway

    A beautiful route for hardy beginners

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    Looking for Loowit in Cascade Locks

    Spend a weekend exploring this Gorge gem.

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    Willamette Valley Cheese Trail

    Taste your way down the valley

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    Gifts From the Sea

    Artisan salt maker harvests the waters of Netarts Bay.

Enjoy the Season Stories from Summer

five of 58 Stories about Summer in Oregon
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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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    Vanguards of the Vine

    written by Eileen Garvin on May 30th, 2014

    In sustainability, organic farming, cooperative marketing and new business, Oregon’s winemakers are forging new paths.

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    Rafting the Rogue River

    written by Kimberly Gadette on May 2nd, 2014

    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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    Rodeo Roundup

    written by Mikhael Romain on February 1st, 2014

    This summer celebrates the state’s rich tradition of rodeo, including the iconic Pendleton Round-Up. Parade, dance, watch bronc riding and horse races, or even try your hand at wrangling a calf. There’s no shortage of exciting things to…

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    Summer Weekend at Crater Lake

    written by Megan Monson on May 30th, 2013

    Some of America’s greatest authors have waxed rhapsodic over the sight of Crater Lake’s blue waters. It’s the same view that compels people from all over the world to visit Oregon’s most popular national park site each year.

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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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