No Girls Allowed! Getaways for Guys
In honor of Father’s Day (June 20th, mark your calendars!) we’ve highlighted a few of the many boys-only trips around the state. If you’re looking for the perfect father and son bonding adventure. we can’t imagine anything more more idyllic than a weekend on one of Oregon’s most beautiful golf courses – check out this video for inspiration. Or, maybe it’s time to get the college crew back together for a reunion trip, or a bachelor party, or maybe you just need an excuse to get away. With options that range from fishing to rock-climbing to golfing, and wine tasting to brewery hopping, we’re pretty sure you’ll want to make this mancation an annual tradition. Nothings says male bonding better than a tackle box full of worms, some waders and a fishing pole. Pair it with the gentle lull of a freshwater lake, a few hours of reminiscent story swapping and perhaps a cooler full of your favorite beverage, and you’ve got a classic fishing trip. In Oregon, there are numerous places to cast your line, from the Willamette River to the Rogue River and everywhere in between and beyond. Check out Oregon’s Fish Story to find the best place for your next trip. And remember to check in with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for the latest fishing news and regulation updates. If adventure and cliff hanging is more your thing, try a weekend of rock climbing. If you’re new to the sport or just looking for a few refresher courses, check out the Portland Rock Gym, it has a 12,000 square-foot climbing area and The Circuit Gym is one of the largest indoor bouldering areas around. If you’re near Central Oregon, stop in to the Inclimb Rock Gym for a refresher course before heading out one of Oregon’s most famous climbing areas, Smith Rock. While adventures are exhilarating, sometimes the best vacations are the ones that require the least exertion. And while wine tasting in Oregon is abundant and decadent (see just a few of the amazing wine experiences available throughout the state) a mancation is all about the hops. And there’s no better place to brewery bounce than in a state nicknamed Beervana, with more microbreweries per person than just about anywhere else in the world. Visit the wild open countryside of Eastern Oregon where you’ll venture through high desert terrain, mosey past rodeos, overnight in historic hotels and imbibe on Terminal Gravity brew. Take an eating excursion through the Mt. Hood and Gorge region of Oregon, visiting these can’t-miss foodie finds that include three classic microbreweries. And, if you’re around the Greater Portland region at the end of the month, see how it all happens at the North American Organic Brewers Festival from June 25-27. It’s the 6th annual festival of its kind where more than 15,000 beer lovers come together to taste at the largest all organic beer festival in the world.
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