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!

In This Feature:

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.

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, and Marty Patail Edited by Rachel Ritchie

8 Low-Key Oregon Adventures

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

08/01/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, Margaret Seiler, Michael Zusman, and Maya Seaman

10 Adrenaline-Packed Summer Days

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

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Marty Patail, and Caleb Diehl Edited by Rachel Ritchie

The Northwest's Best Hidden Waterfalls

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

08/01/2014 By Adam Sawyer

The Perfect Portland Picnic

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

08/01/2014 By Allison Jones

5 Places to Splash in the City

Take your brood for a plunge without leaving Portland.

08/01/2014 By Kelly Clarke

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.

08/01/2014 By Margaret Seiler