How to Summer Solstice Your Way: Tips for Every Kind of Person on the Longest Day of the Year

Summer solstice. Midsummer. Litha. The longest day of the year. The first day of summer goes by many names, with a history rooted in early hunter-gatherer societies that evolved through ancient civilizations to its present-day form. But you don’t care about that. You’re on a mission to make plans for how you’ll spend all 941 … Read more

Top 10 Pacific Northwest Summer Activities

Classic PNW Summer Activities

Summer in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) is what it’s all about. Locals brave the long rainy season to enjoy the lush, green summers full of sunshine and perfect weather. But no summer in the PNW is complete without a few day trips, hikes, and other outdoor activities. If you don’t have time to complete a … Read more

Summer Storage for College Students

Instead of lugging all of your stuff home during summer break, consider leaving your possessions in a storage unit.

Summer break is now in full swing, and unless you’re taking summer courses, it’s time to pack up your belongings and head home! Maybe you’ve got an internship lined up or a summer job in the works. Maybe your planning a summer of backpacking adventures or a relaxing break at home. Whatever your plans, don’t pack … Read more

Your Summer Break Game Plan Starts with Self Storage

two students studying outside on a grassy knoll

There are plenty of ways to kick summer into high gear in and around Eugene, OR. From hiking the trails along the Willamette River to catching live music, take advantage of all the area has to offer when school wraps up for the semester. Before you head out on your warm-weather adventures, reserve self storage … Read more

Summer Break Made Simple with Self Storage

woman putting books into boxes

The end of the spring semester is an exciting time for students in Portland, OR. The upcoming summer months mean warm-weather fun and freedom from your school schedule, but they also signal a break from friends you’ve made throughout the year(s). With so much to focus on before school ends, getting organized may have escaped … Read more

Prepping Your Boat and RV for Summer Fun

covered boats stored in storage yard

As the weather warms up, owners of RVs and boats everywhere are rejoicing! It’s finally time to get the boat or RV out of Northwest Self Storage in Hillsboro and get ready for fun in the sun, whether that be summer road trips through Oregon or a cruise on Henry Hagg Lake. As an RV … Read more

June is for Fishing

Did you know that June 18th is the official “Go Fishing Day”? Actually, the whole month of June is an ideal time to get out your fishing gear and enjoy this fun sport. Many people like to keep all their fishing tackle tucked away in storage units in Bend, Oregon, storage units in Portland, Oregon … Read more

Storing Your Summer Toys

Couple on a jet ski in the water

As autumn continues to progress and summer is left far behind, you will want to begin thinking about moving your summer toys into winter storage. With a few tried-and-true self storage tips and some attention to detail, you can ensure that your cherished items come through the cold months without any problems. When spring arrives … Read more