Via Oregon - May/June 2021 - 9

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5 things to do
in early summer
Fire up the grill, frolic in flowers, and feast your
eyes on an iconic species of the Oregon coast.

1

Pick your own petals.
Flower farms throughout
Oregon are bursting with
spring buds, from giant
peonies to colorful tulips
and beyond. Throw a dart
at a map of the Willamette
Valley, and chances are
you'll find a farm where
you can wander through
fields of blossoms, order
bulbs for your own garden,
and bring home bunches
of blooms.

dad. Do some2 Interview
thing interactive this

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Father's Day, June 20, and
document things you may
not know about your father
figure. Ask him questions
and capture his answers
via voice recorder or video.
your grill. It doesn't
3 Prep
take much to clean your
barbecue, and once you
do, your grilled masterpieces will taste even
better. To clean a gas grill,
turn it on high with the
lid closed for 20 to 30

Look for vibrant blooms
at local flower farms.

minutes. After it cools, rub
it down with a brush. For
charcoal grills, empty the
coals and wipe out any
residue. Use hot water, a
sponge, and liquid dishwashing soap to clean it
inside and out.
the air conditioner.
4 Inspect
Make sure you're prepared
for summer by giving your
HVAC system a little TLC.
Before you run it for the first
time this season, remove
and clean the filters-or
replace them entirely. This
not only helps your system
work more efficiently, it also
keeps dust and summer
pollen at bay.
bird-watching. In May,
5 Go
the tufted puffin returns
to nest on the sea stacks
along the Oregon coast.
Grab your binoculars and
head to Face Rock in
Bandon or Haystack Rock
in Cannon Beach for the
best views of these striking
birds. - K AT I E H E N RY

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