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Summer vacation

Forest Grove offers several fun activities

Maddy Kellas

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Given the recent rainy weather, it may be hard to believe summer is quickly approaching. Students who are planning to stick around the Forest Grove area during the break do not need to go far to find entertainment during the summer months. For example, Outdoor Pursuits (OP) will remain open and available to students during the summer.

According to the OP team, the only trip planned for the summer is already full, but there are other ways students can take advantage of the their equipment rentals over the break.

“We have loads of gear for people to take out on their own trips such as surf boards and wet suits, stand-up paddle boards, tents, sleeping bags and more, for all summer adventure needs,” the OP team said. “Our bikes are also still available to rent for people who are looking to keep it local.”

The OP office is open for rentals Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. For information on pricing and specifics on the gear available, check out the OP website. There are also a variety of events and activities going on outside of Pacific University’s campus. For example, the Washington County Fair in Hillsboro, takes place July 27-30.

The fair offers carnival rides, farm animals, food booths, stage entertainment and more. Admission to the fair is free, but the activities and entertainment are priced separately. Students willing to make the trip into Portland will find multiple festivals and events such as the Willamette River festival on July 30 which features live music, food carts, dance troupes and more.

Throughout the summer months, many parks in Portland will be hosting Movies in the Park and Concerts in the Park. Admission is free for these events. Whether they choose to stay close to campus or venture off elsewhere, students should not have trouble finding something interesting to do this summer break.

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