Sure, the Great American Eclipse is coming. But that's not all our state has seen.
Can our state handle the cosmic frenzy that's about to break loose?
On August 5, Portland Monthly throws a beer bash for the astronomical event of the century (barring an asteroid or doomsday solar flare).
An Alaska Airlines charter flight is eclipse viewing at its most exclusive. Oh, and there are two seats up for grabs!
In exchange for a week of eclipse prep and crowd control, a few select volunteers can camp at the John Day Fossil Beds.
The Other Oregon: Eclipse on 26
The John Day Fossil Beds and the Strawberry Mountains get some serious shade August 21.
Most hotels in the path of next summer's Great American Eclipse (which passes straight over Oregon) have been booked for years. Starting November 17, there's another lodging option: camping!