Top Northwest Outdoor Activities for June

June is just bursting with outdoor activities for you and your family, and if you’re like us, you can’t wait to get outside and enjoy what the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Here are our top picks for the month:

Central Coast Flyfishers Meeting: You might not have heard, but the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration – the group of scientists that keeps tabs on our air and water – has moved its headquarters to Newport, Ore. NOAA veteran Rick Brown will discuss this move as it applies to fly fishing and Newport in general.

  • June 10, 6 p.m., Bayshore Beach Club, 1512 N.W. Oceania Dr., Waldport. For more information, contact Alan Canfield at 541-563-6976.

Fly-casting Clinic: Sorry guys, but this clinic is ladies only. Women anglers will get a chance to learn fly-casting techniques and find out how to make the most of their fishing equipment from a master certified instructor.

  • June 12, Blue Lake Regional Park, 20500 N.E. Marine Dr., Fairview. $5 entrance fee. For more information, call 503-704-4838.

Gorge Ride: Grab your outdoor gear and enjoy the Historic Columbia River Highway on this 38.5-mile bike tour east of Hood River.

  • June 12, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Dr., The Dalles. $30 pre-registered, $40 day of.

Boater Safety Course: Snooze fest, right? Wrong! If you plan on boating in Oregon, this class is step one towards obtaining your mandatory Oregon boating education card. What could be more exciting than that?

  • June 19, 9:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m., Fisherman’s Marine and Outdoor, 1120 N. Hayden Meadows Drive, Portland. $10 class fee. For more information, contact Leroy Bentley at 503-629-2026.
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