Our simple road map to making the most of Oregon’s peak season has it all, whether you’re looking to take flight in the Gorge or wiggle your toes in the sand on the coast.

Pick your level of adventure, and hit the road!

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8 Low-Key Oregon Adventures

The recipe for a great day will often involve a balanced blend of walking, pedaling, food, and beer.

  • By Maya Seaman, Michael Zusman, Margaret Seiler, Allison Jones, Eden Dawn, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 08/01/2014
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7 Relaxing Summer Day Trips

Into short drives, easy strolls, and sweat-free escapes? There's no shame in that! Here's how to make the most of summer in your flip-flops.

  • By Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, Eden Dawn, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/01/2014
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Car-Free Summer Escapes

These transit-powered day trips are proof that you don’t need your own four wheels to have fun in the Northwest.

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 08/01/2014
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10 Adrenaline-Packed Summer Days

Looking for a healthy dose of adventure? Gather your friends, pack up your gear, and make it count.

  • By Caleb Diehl, Marty Patail, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/01/2014
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GOURMET TO GO

The Perfect Portland Picnic

This summer, don’t leave home without a bountiful basket of local bites. Shakespeare in the park just got delicious.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 08/01/2014
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The Northwest's Best Hidden Waterfalls

Cool off with a sojourn to one of these five falling favorites.

  • By Adam Sawyer
  • Published 08/01/2014
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5 Places to Splash in the City

Take your brood for a plunge without leaving Portland.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 08/01/2014