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Oregon Adventure: Slay Bass to Save Salmon

With warmer waters and lower stream flows, both of which favor the sedentary smallmouth, they’ve made it into the salmonoid spawning beds high up in the north and middle forks of the John Day. There, they benefit from “prey naiveté,” meaning salmonoids have no instinctual fear of the non-native bass. So anglers who want to have the most impact should concentrate their efforts in the upper reaches of the north and middle forks of the John Day.

Hike It Baby!

With its mission to raise a generation of nature lovers, this nonprofit started in July 2013 in Portland. Founder Shanti Hodges began with a few families—today there are more than 300 branches around the country encouraging families to get outside.

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Total Eclipse of the Heart

Solar eclipse fever began hitting Oregon last summer and as early as July 2016, hotels across the eclipse path began to announce they were already filling up. The excitement hasn’t slowed down and pickings for eclipse lodging are now extremely slim. But a smattering of overnight lodging remains and there are still plenty of options for viewing the Monday, August 21 phenomena, which will be the first coast-to-coast full solar eclipse in the United States since 1918.

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Wayward Winds Lavender U-pick

Looking for something to do today? How about visiting Wayward Winds Lavender Farm?
Wayward Winds Lavender is one of the largest u-pick fields in Oregon, where you can experience an abundance of the most fragrant and beautiful lavender in existence. In addition to u-pick lavender, there will be essential oil distilling demonstrations and a full selection of premier, hand-crafted lavender products available. Come enjoy the beauty of this magical herb at Wayward Winds this July!

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Cravings

Across the state we’ve found our fav vegetarian, Italian and seafood delectables.

Editor Kevin Max prepares to board the flying cloud.

Editor’s Letter: July | August

Editor’s Letter: July | August
Editor Kevin Max shares his musings on Kerouac, pre-war baseball on the Sawdust Circuit, and the first 1859 Airstream trip.

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Getaway at Donny’s Gateway Pub

Yes, the donut burger is alive and well at Donny’s Gateway Pub in Sandy.
A biker bar that has a lot more in common with Cheers than the Hell’s Angels, the Gateway proudly serves up some of the tastiest—and most unique—pub food in all of Oregon.

Airstream Adventures: Hood River

1859’s Airstream Adventures continue! Travel to Hood River for a family adventure. Learn to cook camp-style lamb kebabs and wild mushroom risotto.