Seasonal Features Summer

Sunrise comes early and glorious days stretch far into evening. In Oregon it’s easy to fill the summer hours with all kinds of adventure. Visit iconic Crater Lake with the family, or head out to the Deschutes River on a quest for steelhead.
Enrich your table with artisan sea salt from Netarts Bay and Willamette Valley wines, and get inspired by a Columbia Gorge kiteboarder. What’s your summer pleasure?
  1. Summer Weekend at Crater Lake

    A family explores the beauty of the caldera.

  2. Chasing Rainbows on the Deschutes

    World-class fly-fishing and river camping

  3. Gifts From the Sea

    Artisan salt maker harvests the waters of Netarts Bay.

  4. Tonia Farman Harnesses the Wind

    Kiteboarder offers healing through the elements.

  5. Vanguards of the Vine

    Oregon winemakers keep blazing the trail.

Enjoy the Season Stories from Summer

five of 52 Stories about Summer in Oregon
  1. Rodeo Roundup

    written by Mikhael Romain on February 1st, 2014

    This summer celebrates the state’s rich tradition of rodeo, including the iconic Pendleton Round-Up. Parade, dance, watch bronc riding and horse races, or even try your hand at wrangling a calf. There’s no shortage of exciting things to…

  2. Cascades Lakes Scenic Byway

    • Distance: 66 Miles (106 Kilometers)
    • Minimum Driving Time: 3-5 Hours
    • Best Time to Drive: June-October (the Road Closes Beyond Mt. Bachelor In Winter)

    Round a bend to find Mt. Bachelor looming larger than lifeand find its image perfectly reflected in a mile-high lake aroundanother bendand you’ll understand why Scenic Americanamed the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway one of the nation’s…

  3. Girlfriends’ Getaway

    written by Eileen Garvin on May 25th, 2012

    I wanted to get out of town and try something different, some combination of physical and relaxing. A weekend in the sweet little town of Manzanita with some of my favorite women seemed like just the thing.

  4. Hiking in a Desert Paradise

    written by Kim Cooper Findling on May 25th, 2012

    Perched on Wildhorse Lake Overlook at the top of Steens Mountain, I found myself wondering why, exactly, I should bother hiking down the incredibly steep, rocky trail extending from our feet to the sparkling blue lake below.

  5. Southern Oregon on Two Wheels

    written by Robbie McClaran on May 25th, 2012

    Day one: Portland to Agness After weeks of waiting for a relentless La Nia to loosen her grip on spring, I spotted a perfect four-day window in the forecast. Maps studied, gear packed and the first 180 miles under my belt, I exited I-5 toward the…

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  1. Planning a trip to Portland, Oregon this summer. Any suggestion on things to do, places to stay? I’ve never been and I’m from the East Coast.

    Lots of summer beer & neighborhood festivals in Portland! Check out this site for beer events. Lots of wine nearby, too. When you're here check out my blog for events!

    Answered by Dave Strom, Ask Oregon Expert
    Written on February 3rd, 2012
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