The Ultimate Summer Travel Guide

Portland Monthly's best summer travel tips, guides, and products—all in one place.

By Marty Patail July 18, 2014

Image: MaxyM


5 Perfect Portland Days
Itineraries for every kind of summer visitor

25 Great Portland Bike Rides
Todd Roll, founder of Pedal Bike Tours, rounds up local rides for novice bikers in his new book "Pedal Portland: 25 Easy Rides for Exploring the City by Bike." We get the inside scoop on his favorite rides.

Best Places to Board Your Pooch in PDX
We know leaving a pet behind can be painful, so we sniffed out five of Portland's top spots to stash your dog while you're away.


Oregon's Best State Parks
From fantastic seashore cabins to a brand-new high desert escape, stake your claim to our spectacular camping commonwealth. 

The Northwest's 8 Best Wildflower Hikes
It's wildflower season! Celebrate with some of our favorite floral displays in the region.

A User's Guide to Mount St. Helens
An aerial view of the mountains attractions, and a step-by-step approach to summiting the volcano.

Summer Skiing at Timberline
A warm-weather trip to Mount Hood's slopes combines mountain-town charm, skiing folklore, and environmental questions. 

Summer Bouldering to Rock Your World
Moderate temps and dry surfaces from June to October open up one of Oregon’s fastest growing sports to the outdoors.

Where to Hike in the Gorge
Enjoy five hidden hikes tucked away in one of Oregon's most stunning landscapes.

Northwest Glamping
Get your dose of the great outdoors, without giving up your creature comforts at these seven luxury camping spots.


8 Great Northwest Swimming Holes
Our guide to close-in swimming holes doles out details on where to get wet, whether you’re a family of four looking for calm waters (and close-by restrooms) or an adventurous couple seeking a secluded spot to soak up the sun.

Riverfront Property
We've scouted the best locales for weekends at the river, whether you're looking for fly-fishing spots, lazy floating, or white-knuckle rides.

Beach Retreats
From pizza night at Cannon Beach to sandboarding the dunes of Florence, we've got the best places to stay, play, and chow down on the coast.

Lake Escapes
We explore the best landlocked waters of the Northwest, from secluded beaches to wild waves fit for a weekend of watersports.

Rent a Houseboat on Shasta Lake
Houseboat rentals on California's Shasta Lake make the perfect summertime adventure.


Gear Up!
The best Portland stuff for your next camping adventure.

Poler's Camping Cocktail Kit
A boozy collaboration with Philadelphia's Art in the Age puts the glam back in glamping.

Oregon’s Coolest Beer Gear
A curated collection of the best suds-centric gifts for your favorite brewmaster.

5 New Portland Golf Accessories You Need
The Masters Tournament is in full swing. Whether you're watching from your couch or out on the links yourself, gear up with these five new Portland-designed accessories.


Adventures on Kauai
PoMo’s intrepid staff members travelled to Hawaii’s “Garden Isle,” in search of tropical wilderness for both budget and big-ticket travelers.

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