THE TEMPERATURE is climbing. The Prius is packed with a picnic spread and cold drinks. The iPod blasts the Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ Safari.” The river beckons. Your only “deadline” is sunset. This is summer. Finding the right swimming hole is one thing. But taking your day on the water from so-so summer excursion to the highlight of the season requires a little planning and the right packing. Burnish the memory with these seven local good-time boosters.
6. SIDLAB MAGIC DRY SHAMPOO
Sexy beach hair is one thing. Greasy beach hair is quite another. Fortunately, the translucent clay in Portland-based Sidlab’s “Magic” shampoo naturally absorbs unwanted oil and sunscreen, returning your ’do to public viewing status. $22 at Blush Beauty Bar