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Base Camp: McKenzie Bridge

Today, the Oregon Lakes & River research team headed up the King/Castle trail just across the covered bridge from base camp on the McKenzie River, which flowed this day in sparkling rivulets of aqua light. Sirs Galahad and Edmund Hillary, with their our steeds, Pippin and Max, went in search of the holy grail of trails: the panoramic view at the top of the mountain.

Who Cares What I think About Tennis Fashion?

Nobody should give a ding-dang what I think about tennis right now, particularly fashion, but here I go.
The US Open is gads of fun and commentator Pam Shriver looks great, having finally "done something" with her hair. She's a blast to listen to in the stands, too. Smart lady. Great sense of humor.

Last Week of August

If Labor Day is right around the corner (and it is)that means we're all heading back-to-school and into shorter days. Yikes! Cram in all the fun you can in the mean time. Here's a list of lake and riverside events in Oregon this week that you might want to consider:

August 26
Pickin' & Paddlin' Music Series: Moon Mountain Ramblers

Waterfall Bike Ride: August 21

Some "unorganized" fun to consider: Bike the river trails. It's just too much fun!

For example, if you live in Central Oregon, there's a very cool trail along the Deschutes River that includes the drama and beauty of three waterfalls: Lava Island, Dillon and Benham.

Summer Winding Down? Not a Chance!

Are the days getting shorter or is this just a terrible illusion? The good news: plenty of outdoor things to do before it's time to turn our attention to school supplies. Auuugh!

More August Events

Looking to have some more fun before August turns into September and then everyone goes back to school and business as usual? Below are some events you might want to check out the 2nd week of August. Our favorites: Wine by the River in Bend, Brats, Brews & Blues in K-Falls, Shakespeare in the Park in Eugene, and the Crater Lake Century bike ride. Details below.

The Whole List:

August 13

First Week of August

Upcoming events that you might want to know about, on or near Oregon lakes & rivers, are listed below. Our favorites include High Street in Drake Park in Bend, the Crater Lake Rim Run, The Bite of Oregon in Portland, live music presented by Breedlove Guitars at Elk Lake, and the Providence Bridge Pedal in Portland. Live it up!

August 6
Munch and Music: High Street - Swing/Funk/R&B

Expanded Lake & Riverside Events

COMING UP THIS WEEK: Event highlights include outdoor concerts, movies and plays from Bend to Springfield. In between: Summerfest on the McKenzie, Wooden Boat Show in Eugene, and hikes, runs and bike rides from hither to yon.

July 29
Rhythm on the Range: Intervision - Soul, rock, jazz and pop
Sunriver

Oregon Lakes & Rivers "Events This Weekend"

Lots happening outdoors, as summer enjoys its zenith. Free concerts, wine tasting, windsurfing and more. If you're looking for some structured fun, near Oregon's lakes & rivers you might find it on this list:

July 23-26
Oregon Brewers Festival
Waterfront Park, Portland
Pouring more than 80 different beers from around the country, OBF is the quintessential draft beer celebration.

Lake & Riverside Events - Oregon

While the Oregon Lakes & Rivers website is still in process, we want to let you know about some cool-cat lake and riverside events taking place throughout Oregon. We’ll Tweet and post on Facebook to alert you to this temporary event blog.