Samantha Bakall is a freelance journalist and photographer specializing in diversity-based food issues. She currently calls Portland home. A Chinese-American native of Chicago, Bakall has been obsessively eating, writing and making people wait while she takes pictures of their food since she was a teenager. Her work has appeared in The Oregonian, where she was the food and dining writer for more than four years; The Takeout; The San Francisco Chronicle; and others.
When the dog days of summer come, we head for the lakes. From painterly alpine lakes to quiet multi-fingered waters, here are seven lake retreats all across Oregon, where you can float, boat, hike, cast a line — or do nothing but chill. More