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Photo courtesy Skamania Lodge

Score a bottle of wine and a night in a river view room at Skamania Lodge for $138 (regularly $259) through the karma-building Sharing Spree site. A portion of your purchase will go to the Beaverton Education Foundation.

X Marks the Spot in Tillamook
Embrace your inner Jack Sparrow with Kayak Tillamook’s new Treasure Map Tours. These guided paddle excursions explore coastal bays and estuaries while teaching participants about Oregon’s rich coastal history.

Oregon Berry Festival
The Ecotrust Event Space hosts the Oregon Berry Festival this weekend, celebrating our state’s sweet crops with live music, a market, and cooking demos from local chefs like Abby Farmmatino of Abby’s Table.

Craft Beer Month!
We’re in the thick of Oregon Craft Beer Month, with weekend events happening around the state (search by region at Here in Portland, mark your calendars for the Oregon Brewer’s Parade (July 26), which launches the 25th annual Oregon Brewers Festival with a march from Cascade Brewing on SE Belmont, across the Morrison Bridge to the waterfront. Also: Indulge in McMenamins All Day Happy Hours.

Vancouver Six to Sunset Concert Series
Pack a picnic and cross the river for a summer series of concerts, Thursday evenings in downtown Vancouver’s Ester Short Park. July’s line-up includes the Patrick Lamb Band (July 19) and Stone in Love (July 26). Details here.

Fort Dalles Days and Rodeo
The Dalles goes All-American this weekend with a Pro Rodeo, parade, concerts and a Cowboy Breakfast. More details at

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