What to do when it hits 100 degrees in Beaverton, Oregon

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Respect Realty LLC 200311024

First of all, I don't know how you people in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada do this. It has been three days and I am dying! I was hoping to escape the heat a little by using the pool at our condo project. And wouldn't you know it, a part goes out and it is out for the week. By that time it will be back in the 70s again and who wants to use the pool when it is that cold?

Well, there is one thing I could do when it gets that hot in Beaverton, and its the first thing I did... leave! I know, not very creative, but we drove for one hour and 12 minutes and it was 40 degrees cooler, and we actually had to buy a sweatshirt for me!

The Oregon coast between Lincoln City and Newport has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Its fun for the whole family, and it turns out it is a great way to beat the heat!

Start your day at 9:30am in Beaverton, Oregon and head west!

  1. Stop at Devils Lake in Lincoln City and just check it out and let the kids play on the playground equipment to let them get a few wiggles out before heading down toward Newport the rest of the way.

  2. Once you are about to Newport you can either hit the Yaquina Head light house, which charges a day use fee, or you can go the extra few feet and stop at Agate Beach, picnic, and then head to the beach and play in the ocean and check out the tide pools for some cool animals and plant life.

  3. Newport has many touristy things to do and one is the Oregon Coast Aquarium that is still fun despite the star of "Free Willy" Keiko the Killer Whale no longer lives there. You can see Jelly Fish, Crabs bigger than a car at 13 feet long and even touch pet stingrays and sharks. (That was actually a thrill, Sharks don't feel like you expect them to!)

  4. Now, we didn't do this, but they are options... Check out the Ripley's Believe It or Not, The Wax Museum, and even the Undersea Gardens. We have been to all 3 and they are cool, but this was only for a one day trip to beat the heat.

  5. Now, back up north as you trek back toward Portland to end your day. We stopped off at Depot Bay to check out the whale watching as they have a resident whale that seems to live there year round. We weren't disappointed, she showed and the kids were thrilled. Too bad she was too far away to get a picture of.

  6. On to Li'l Sambo's family Restaurant, and in case you are wondering, it is not part, and never was part, of the Sambo's chain of restaurants from the 70s. (We asked.) They had a very family friendly atmosphere and great food. I suggest you try their Halibut Fish & Chips. (I enjoyed it thoroughly.)

That really should take most of your day and if you leave now, you should get back to Beaverton about 9:30 and the temperature should be a comfortable 82 degrees. And then you can plan what you are going to do on the next 100 + degree day, but I certainly don't suggest you stand outside in it!

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Todd Clark - broker
Kastings & Associates
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Richard T. Dolbeare
KW Island Living - Lihue, HI
R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist

Have you considered Hawaii where it never gets too hot or too cold?

Aug 16, 2008 06:17 PM #1
Aaron Cullen
Brokers Inc. Residential Real estate - Folsom, CA
Folsom, El Dorado Hills & Sacramento Real Estate &

Come visit us in Folsom!  It was 105 degrees in my backyard yesterday....

Aug 16, 2008 06:23 PM #2
Chris Horton
Horton's Lawn Care L.L.C. - Burton, MI

#1 should be stay hydrated if you can't leave for a cooler town :-D I love my line of work but those scorching hot days are killers, losts of fluids and breaks are required.

Aug 16, 2008 06:26 PM #3
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I'm sitting with 2 fans on me and I'm sitting a 150 miles north of you. The coast is a very good idea right now... 

Aug 16, 2008 06:37 PM #4
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!


That sounds like a nice day you mapped out. When iot is 100 degrees and 80 or 90 percent humidity in Wisconsin it gets really uncomfortable.


Tom Braatz

Aug 17, 2008 01:31 AM #5
Edie Lomason
Michael Saunders & Company - Venice, FL

Come down to Venice Island Florida, where we have Gulf breezes and the temp had never been recorded to hit 10 degrees.  And people think FLorida is too hot!


Aug 17, 2008 01:45 AM #6
Fran Gaspari
Patriot Land Transfer, Inc. - Limerick, PA
"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ


Really nice post!!! I guess it's never too hot to blog, eh! LOL, Thanks,   Fran

Aug 17, 2008 01:55 AM #7
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Todd, sure sounds a lot more fun that staying inside your air conditioned home!  And I love your slide show!

Aug 18, 2008 12:11 AM #8
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Richard - I was in Hawaii for 2 hours, it was a nice two hours though (LOL)

Aaron - Not a chance you are going to catch me there during the summer!

Aug 26, 2008 01:19 PM #9
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Chris - In your line of work, you need to keep the lawn hydrated correct? (LOL)

Paul - You should have left! It was well worth the drive and it kept me and my family from going crazy.

Aug 28, 2008 09:53 AM #10
-- Casey Brischle
Columbia Bank - Spokane, WA
Spokane Home Loan Mortgage Professional

Great trip.  My family growing up made plenty of trips down to Cannon Beach, Seaside and Newport.  I love the ocean.  Great pics!

Aug 28, 2008 10:38 AM #11
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Tom - Oh, we don't have that kind of humidity here and I am really glad of that, I just can't imagine that! I don't know how you people do it at all...

Edie - Never hit 100? We only get maybe 3 days a year above 100, but you are right, when I think Florida, I do think hot. What is the humidity like though?

Sep 01, 2008 03:04 AM #12
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Fran - Oh, it was too hot, but I managed to figure out hot to operate the camera just fine!

Patricia - Air Conditioning, what is that? (LOL)

Casey - It is an amazing area isn't it!

Sep 02, 2008 08:19 AM #13
Linda Jandura
Raleigh Cary Realty - Apex, NC
Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist

Todd, my daughter lived in Beavrton for about 3 years and I don't remember her saying it ever got that hot. Now we live in North Carolina, and I have one word AIR CONDITIONING! (guess that's 2 words).   we go from our Air conditioned house to our air conditioned cars to the air conditioned office or store. Air conditioning saved the south!

Stay cool!

Sep 02, 2008 11:32 AM #14
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Linda - It normally doesn't, maybe 3 times a year. I see no reason to own A/C if it only reaches that temp a couple times a year. But, of course I wasn't thinking that on that day! (LOL)

Sep 02, 2008 12:02 PM #15
Paul Gapski
Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty - El Cajon, CA
619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo
Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Sunny San Diego!
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