CC Loves: Summer Adventures

Jun 30, 2023 | CC Loves

How we’re spending our summer

Summertime in the Pacific Northwest is something special. Here are our team’s tips for how to spend long, warm July days. 

Portland Favorites

  • Start your day at Matutina for coffee & conchas (Mexican sweet breads). Peruse Powells or wander the Pearl or the West End.
  • Hike around Mt Tabor followed by breakfast or a snack at Tabor Bread.
  • Try the Moscow Mule at Palomar.
  • Wander Oak’s Bottom Wildlife Refuge or pack a picnic and build a sandcastle at Sellwood Riverfront Park
  • Have a spritz on the patio during happy hour at Enoteca Nostrana
  • Head (a little) out of town and grab a gourmet sundae on the Sandy river at Sugarpine Drive In in Troutdale (pairs well with a hike in the gorge!)

Day Trips

  • Go to Sauvie Island. Pick berries, go bird watching, wander a little, hit the beach and cool off with a swim in the river.
  • While you’re out there, make a day of it! Visit Scappoose and rent a Stand Up Paddleboard
  • On your way home, hit the St Johns food carts (or Tacqueria Santa Cruz !). Take your dinner to Cathedral Park and watch the sun set. 
  • Hike Ramona Falls  near Mt Hood
  • Head south to visit Silver Falls State Park and hike the Trail of 10 Falls (7.2 miles). Pack a lunch and take the long route! 


A Weekend Away

The Gorge: Visit the Society Hotel in Bingen, Washington (90 Minutes away). Stay in a bunk room and use the spa. Book online here.  Explore White Salmon (don’t miss the White Salmon Bakery! 

Independence/Albany/Corvallis: Stay at the Buena Vista House. Book the Cobb house (made of cobb!). While you’re there:


Have fun, and let us know if you go on any of these adventures!