August is pretty much your last chance to get outdoors and have an awesome summer adventure. Luckily for you, there are a number of great outdoor activities to get involved with during August. Can’t decide which to pick? No sweat. Here are Coast Portland’s picks for Top 3 Outdoor Activities for August. Enjoy!
1. Fall Chinook Seminar
It may not be fall quite yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn some useful fall chinook fishing techniques! Join guide Jim Nicol as he teaches you the ins-and-outs of angling for chinook in the Columbia River.
When: August 4, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Fisherman’s Marine and Outdoor, 1120 N. Hayden Meadows Drive, Portland, OR
For more information: Call 503-283-0044
2. Meteors! A Star Party
It’s almost time for the Perseid Meteor Shower again, one of the most amazing meteor showers visible in the Pacific Northwest. The PMS produces an average of 60 meteors an hour, near the Perseus constellation in the Northeast part of the sky. The best place to view the shower? Why, Meany Lodge, of course. Located near Stampede Pass about 60 miles east of Seattle, Meany Lodge offers plenty of comfortable viewing spots, lots of dark sky, and even guided star tours with astronomers from the University of Washington and the Seattle Astronomical Society.
When: August 13-14, 9 p.m. till late
Where: Meany Lodge, 3 miles Southwest from exit 62 on I-90, WA
How much: Free to attend viewing, $25 to stay overnight
For more information: Visit the Meany Lodge website
3. Oregon Shorebird Festival
Bird enthusiasts, rejoice! The 24th Oregon Shorebird Festival will take birders of all skill levels on guided birding tours along the Oregon coast and water. Based at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston, the festival offers tours to such great bird-watching locations as Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, Millicoma Marsh, and the greater Coos Bay area. There will also be interesting lectures by wild bird experts from around Oregon. Twiddle-dee-dee!
When: August 27-29
Where: Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Charleston, OR
How much: $25/person, $45/family, with extra costs for dinners and accommodations
For more information: Visit the registration website