Editors' Pick: Looking west from the Skidmore Bluffs in Portland, you can see boats bobbing on the Willamette, with the vast green expanse of Forest Park in the background. If you're lucky, the soft strumming of a nearby guitar will provide the sound track.
"I love eating lunch on top of Marys Peak, outside Corvallis, Oregon, because it's incredible in any kind of weather. When it's clear, you can see forever. When it's foggy, it's like being in another world." —Rich Sandler
"When friends visit Boise from out of town, we take them to our favorite picnic spot: an outdoor table at the World Center for Birds of Prey. It's amazing to watch the birds stretch their wings and fly from roost to roost. We call it ‘lunch with the condors.'"—Beth Landis
“Having gone on at least 55 picnics since last March, it is difficult to pick a favorite one, but Andrew Firebaugh Historical Park on the San Joaquin River is beautiful, with green trees and bushes growing on the banks of the river and magnificent views of agricultural land. Near the park grounds are the Firebaugh Historical Jail, completed around 1885, and the ruins of the Firebaugh Drawbridge, built in 1885.”—Jan Giacolini