The Bend Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The festival will take place in person at multiple locations in Central Oregon October 12-15, 2023, and virtually, October 16-22, […]
Central Oregon is not only growing, it is also becoming more diverse, and local entrepreneurs believe the same is true of the community’s demand for international foods. That’s stirring up […]
Kristian Thordarson spent eight years as a general contractor in Portland before moving to Bend with his family in 2020. Thordarson took the move as an opportunity to zoom in […]
The Deschutes Railroad War is A Race for Oregon’s Natural Resources The Deschutes River Railroad War in the early 1900s shaped the future of Central Oregon. Without railroad tycoons James […]
Just six years ago, Bend’s Steve Tague knew nothing of the world of competitive indoor rowing. While he’d tried rowing machines in gyms over the years, it wasn’t until his […]
Everyone’s talking about JIA Asian Street Kitchen, the newly opened eatery tucked into Bend’s eastside. After experiencing its beautiful interior, the kind, attentive hospitality and its mouth-watering cuisine, Bend Magazine […]
Steps to Stay Safe and Healthy on Central Oregon Trails Whether working from home or in an office, a full day may be sedentary without planning to step away from […]
Each September, the Thrilla Cyclocross Series has been the heart of casual bike racing here in Bend for 20 years.
The words of John Muir—“The mountains are calling and I must go”—echo with every footfall and inspire the goal of reaching a mountain summit.
Mountain biking starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.
Enjoy the heat while it lasts! Here’s a run-down of ten ways to cool off in the high desert and dip in a watery oasis this summer.
Routing the Climbing Course It’s late morning as Alan Watts pulls up at Smith Rock State Park. We first climbed here almost 40 years ago, when Watts was establishing a […]
Mediterranean bites (and bagels) in Bend Since 2019, Bo’s Falafel Bar has been serving up Mediterranean delights and positivity to the Bend community. Originally nestled on Galveston Street, this colorful […]
Savor Slices at the Church of Artisan Pizza Since 2019, Grace and Hammer has been serving slices of pizza that are nothing short of divine. This Redmond pizzeria can be […]
Cuban Kitchen Reopens in Bend The Cuban Kitchen has reopened its doors and is better than ever. With a new location on N.E. Third Street, this beloved Cuban restaurant is […]
Restaurant Review Dear Mom Cafe, Bend’s newest Thai eatery, skillfully crafts traditional dishes with contemporary twists in its trendy space. Owned and operated by the Chalernhinthong family, this vibrant restaurant […]
Bowtie specializes in elevated Pacific Northwest cuisine, drawing on Soto’s extensive training in the region. Fresh salmon, tri-tip and local mushrooms fill their menus, but they define their cuisine as “fusion” since Soto’s breadth of knowledge allows him to be able to craft food for any theme.
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Photo by Toni Toreno This week, taste fresh hops, celebrate the fall season, connect with local farmers, ride your bike or run trails for a good cause, enjoy this year’s […]
The best events in Central Oregon this fall.
In the summer, there’s a festival for everyone from music lovers and beer connoisseurs to foodies.
Kick off summer and kick up your heels at the inaugural Big Ponderoo Music Festival. Sisters Folk Festival’s newest music event will be taking place on June 24-25, 2023 in […]
Stock the car with a picnic, water, the kids and the dog—it’s time for a road trip! From Bend, picturesque driving and sightseeing opportunities can be found in all directions.
Innovative companies help work and play hit the road with style. Drive through Bend, into the Cascade Range or down a National Forest road these days, and it’s impossible not […]
Here, we highlight a handful of local coaches who have dedicated their lives to helping kids—and kids-at-heart—reach their full potential, in sport and life.
Of the 135 Deschutes County Search and Rescue volunteers, 35 are women, all with a range of backgrounds and skill sets that make their contributions invaluable. The women of SAR are not just stepping up as volunteers, more and more often they’re the ones leading these complicated missions.