Rules of the Road
Shotgun Responsibilities: Stay awake (really), open cattle fences, fix snacks, and cue up fresh podcasts of This American Life
Climb a volcano, surf the sand, and dine on an organic farm
ASTORIA Wines from Shallon Winery are subtle as sea stackschocolate and orange?but tasty nonetheless (shallon.com).
PORTLAND A 30-mile mountain-bike ride (bikegallery.com; pumpclub.org) through Forest Park fronts views of Mount Hood and brings on a thirst for the best brews in America's craft-beer capital. Our pick: BridgePort IPA (bridgeportbrew.com). Dinner, literally, on the farm: Plate and Pitchfork (plateandpitchfork.com).
NEWBERG Sweethearts favor drive-in movies and bench seats (99w.com).
GOLD BEACH Chinook swarm up the Rogue River starting in July; steelhead arrive in late August (wildriversfishingservice.com).
EUREKA Born Again Boards shapes 1930s-style recycled-redwood longboards (bornagainboards.com) for the breaks near Eureka's jetty. On the road, the Avenue of the Giants detours off 101 through redwood forests (aveofthegiants.com).
WEAVERVILLE Miller's Drive-In, on Main, still delivers burgers and shakes to your car (530-623-4585).
MOUNT SHASTA Up you go (shastaguides.com).
TALENT Be sure to get reservations at New Sammy's Cowboy Bistro (541-535-2779).
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK Pedal the 33-mile rim road (martyscycleonline.com).
MAUPIN Nothing brings the Deschutes River's redside rainbow trout up like early-summer salmon flies (deschutesangler.com).
MOUNT RAINIER Summit with Everest guide Dave Hahn (rmiguides.com).