In the July issue of Portland Monthly, Tripster readers will:

 Get a mile-by-mile guide to circumnavigating Mt Hood by foot or bike this summer.

◊ Start planning day and weekend trips to the Northwest's best beer destinations: Astoria, Hood River, and Bend.

◊ Check out our Oregon Golf Guide, in which we map Black Butte's new course, rank the resorts, get the dirt from the caddies, and offer options for apres-links dining.

◊ Get our picks for your calendar this month, from the Oregon Berry Festival to the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic.

◊ Explore the Willamette River's history with a stunning, high-tech map that reveals the veins of now-vanished channels the waterway carved in its past. 

◊ Find out how Sokol Blosser's chic new tasting room is set to craft a new Willamette Valley aesthetic for wine country visitors.

◊ Lace up some boots to hit the challenging Rock of Ages Ridge Trail, an 11-mile loop packing the drama and challenge of a backcountry epic into a day hike.

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