1. Climb or mountaineer Mount Rainier, the highest peak in the Cascade Mountain Range and an active volcano that rises 14,410 feet above sea level.
Pack your snow shoes for a winter ecology walk with a ranger through ancient forest.
2. Slide and slurp fresh-harvested, Olympic Peninsula oysters in the town of Shelton, at Xinh’s Clam and Oyster House located on the Puget Sound.
3. Pack a picnic lunch and travel to Hood River’s waterfront park to watch kiteboarders, or ride the wind and strap the board to your own two feet by contacting Cascade Kiteboarding for lessons.
4. Attend a Shakespeare production in Ashland during the annual Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Find your place in the outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theater while bats swoop overhead at dusk. Catch a Green Show before your production — they’re free — with Renaissance Shakespeare-inspired acts, music and dance.