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, […]
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 […]
Each September, the Thrilla Cyclocross Series has been the heart of casual bike racing here in Bend for 20 years.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Tracey Seslen and her two children slowly walk along the weathered boardwalk outside the Sage Saloon. They study a placard affixed to the building that explains part of this city’s […]
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 […]
Mountain biking starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.
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 […]
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.
A Perfect Blend of Culinary Delights and Breathtaking Views Having resided in Bend for just over five years, my wife and I had long harbored the desire to savor the […]
Photo courtesy of NW Raw. NW Raw is an organic, plant-based, gluten-free cafe that caters to the health-conscious. With origins in Ashland, NW Raw is now serving its healthy cuisine […]
A Longtime Favorite Gets A Refresh The transformation of the long-beloved Barrio into its stylish successor, Bar Rio, is complete and its doors in downtown Bend are now open. Owners […]
Restaurant Review Nestled in downtown Bend’s Brooks Alley, the long-awaited Dear Irene has finally opened its doors, and in every last detail, it lives up to the anticipation. With elevated […]
The initial challenge for architect Eric Meglasson, who typically designs only modern homes, was to work with the McGuires on a contemporary version of a traditional-style home. “Their Scandinavian roots reflected more of a European chateau,” he said. “I adjusted it to fit the Central Oregon climate and specifically to fit narrow design guidelines for the neighborhood.”
Mandy Davis’ vision for a home learning space was realized but believes that having a designated homeschool room is not a prerequisite for successful homeschooling. She feels the essence of homeschooling lies in the freedom to personalize the educational approach, creating learning experiences in a variety of environments and embracing the world as the classroom.
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.
Soaking in afternoon backyard bliss is a favorite pastime for Central Oregonians. Outfitting an outdoor space conducive to both solo R & R and family time often makes the top […]
Raina Verhey paints landscapes of the soul Utilizing thick oil paint and textured impasto-style brushstrokes, Raina Verhey unearths and explores meaningful and complex emotions in her art. “My work is […]
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 […]
Throw, Hike, Repeat Just about every 1970s American household had at least one Frisbee sitting on a garage shelf, buried in a toy bin, or resting in the backyard where […]
The Gambler 500 Takes Oregon Clean Up on the Road Each July, watch for a hodgepodge of unlikely cars zipping across the high desert, with their drivers cleaning up trash […]
A cup of fro-yo after a day at the lake, a cone at the ice cream shop down the street from your childhood home, or a scoop of gelato after dinner […]
It’s said a heart makes a home. For Josh and Stephanie Wilhite, they took their time to bring personal touches to a remodel of a West Hills family home when […]
A short walk from the forested parking lot to the put-in above Benham Falls on the upper Deschutes River. The kayakers, including Axel Hovorka, Orion Junkins, Ciaran Brown and Noah Metzler, […]
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.
Revel throughout the streets of downtown Bend during a First Friday Art Walk and listen as each bar, restaurant and art gallery beckons for attention with the siren sounds of […]
Nestled along the scenic shores of Suttle Lake, the Boathouse at Suttle Lake Lodge is the perfect destination for a relaxing late lunch, capping off a day of lake activities […]
For Heylen Thienes, principal designer at Tricorn Black in Bend, designing a space is much more than a marriage of function and form. It’s about getting to know her clients, […]
Though Bend may often feel like big city living amid the hustle and bustle of the busy summer season, the reality is that when the days get longer and the […]
PHOTOGRAPHY BY TAMBI LANE First image: Tangy and sweet Limoncello Profiteroles complete a meal. “A space unlike anything else in town.” That’s how Executive Chef and Proprietor John Gurnee described […]
In the summer, there’s a festival for everyone from music lovers and beer connoisseurs to foodies.
Kayla McKenzie’s work as an architectural photographer and Matt Reilly’s background in construction made them a well-qualified team for remodeling their kitchen. When they first toured their eastside Bend home […]
The only female member of Bend’s Discovery West Builders Guild, Lynnanne Likens of Visionary Homes, likes a plan. Be it a house plan, a plan for the order of construction […]
Too Sweet Cakes is a bright bakery in Bend that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. Inspired by a childhood passion for baking, owner Shelbi Blok attended culinary […]
Winter is a long season in Bend but that’s also why many of us live here. For Bend-based, professional triathletes Paula Findlay and Eric Lagerstrom, winter is their “off-season,” a […]
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and Central Oregon is brimming with exciting ways to celebrate and show your appreciation for the special women in your life. From mouthwatering […]
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 […]
Single-use plastic is so last century, right? Director of Sustainability at Hayden Homes Amphitheater, Cassidy Cushing, thinks so too. Last year alone, Cushing oversaw efforts which eliminated the use of […]
Cate Havstad-Casad hopes to start a revolution. While managing 360-acres from the Madras farm she runs with her husband Chris, Havstad founded Range Revolution. She refers to it as the […]
Remember this name: Diggory Dillingham. The swimming sensation has his sights on the Paris Summer Olympics in 2024. Dillingham, 18, a senior at Mountain View High School, secured a swimming […]
Kinetic energy is the energy possessed by an object in motion, the energy that exists within the flow of a dance or the beat of a drum. While artist Miguel […]
The name for the new wine merchant and tasting salon in The Hixon at Westside Yard says it all. “Viaggio” is an Italian word for journey—a voyage, travel or trip. […]
HOW TO ENTER: Follow these 3 steps to officially be entered: 1. Visit our Instagram page and in the post comments, tag a friend you want to take a trip from […]
The first rule of gravel riding: Always carry a first-aid kit. And salami. Oh, and a fly rod if possible.
Registered Nurse Alexandra Becker talks to us all about what you need to know when considering wrinkle reducers, fillers, and more.
Interior designers help their clients create spaces that look as wonderful as they feel. Kymberlea Earnshaw of the eponymous firm Kymberlea Earnshaw Design focuses on “wellness-driven interior design” not only […]
There is an immediate vibe of tranquility when walking into the home of Beth Davies, managing principal broker for LivOregon Real Estate. The renovation project began after her youngest daughter […]
The façade of the modern home facing a busy Bend street may garner an appreciative glance at its angled roofs, wide walkways, attractive plantings, an overarching Russian olive tree and […]
Bend has seen a surge in custom home builds in recent years, bringing a new level of design sophistication to Central Oregon. One way to personalize and upgrade a high-end […]
Where to stay, play and eat in Oregon’s Central Coast Range
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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 […]
Unassuming at its face, Dundee offers something that is quintessentially Oregon. It gives the first impression that, when visitors dig a little deeper, delivers a richness warranting the area as […]
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 […]
Artist Clara Smith Adds Fresh Style to Western and Equine Themes Clara Smith is an artist of many talents, including: graphic design, drawing, painting and digital art. Though, the variety […]
As a budding artist designing clothing and handmade leather goods, Alicia Renner found a sense of community at a shared artist workspace, Poet House, which once existed in downtown Bend. […]
The entryway of a home is a space to welcome visitors, and to feel comfortable each day while arriving home. There are tricks to making elevated entryways that work for […]
See that distinctive silhouette outlining the edges of Three Fingered Jack along the Cascade Range? Well, deeper in the archives of history is the tale of a three-fingered pioneer trapper […]
Jefferson Greene remembers his grandmother, Verbena “Sasawaipum” Greene, telling stories about the first people and the trees, mountains and animals that spoke with the breeze. Most of all he remembers […]
Fair-weather skiers rejoice the return of Oregon’s ideal conditions.
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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 […]
It’s a peaceful evening at Suttle Lake Lodge with its breathtaking natural views and rustic atmosphere. The lake is glassy, the surrounding forest is vibrant and the aroma of delicious […]
We do it 20,000 times a day. Breathe in, breathe out. But what if the goal is to run faster, sing better, lower stress, overcome addiction, or manage pain and […]
Michael “Mike” and Kathryn “Kat” Burn make it a point to look at things differently. Take their home, for example. It’s constructed of prefabricated panels rarely seen in custom-home neighborhoods. […]
Photo by Trevor Lyden While more established winter pastimes such as Nordic and downhill skiing have surged in popularity in the past few years, fat biking is growing at a […]
Sitting in a New York cafe in 2012, John Kish charted the idea for a mystical space where plants and theater met, much like the Little Shop of Horrors. He […]
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Editor’s Note: The first part of this post is the printed version of our interview with David James Duncan, found in the March + April issue of Bend Magazine. Following, […]
Records from 296 B.C. in Ancient Greece tell of a place where men would gather to get their hair and beards trimmed, and of course, debate political and philosophical subjects […]
When Bend resident Pema Sherpa went home to Nepal during the pandemic, she was once again exposed to the difficult realities that are a part of being from a developing […]
Photo of Bend Breakfast Burrito, by Tambi Lane Photo Don’t hit the slopes or the trails with an empty tank, grab one of Central Oregon’s best breakfast burritos. Delicious and […]
Six miles west of Redmond, Eagle Crest Resort is a surprise to anyone who’s never stopped to see the resort, play golf at one of its three courses or wander […]
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After years of living off the grid, Jason Daniels and Lindsay McAnulty moved into Bend to secure permanent housing that would be suitable for their blended family, which includes five […]
Winter nights may seem cold and dark, but there’s a sultry dance movement bringing heat to Bend. Latin dancing has ignited in Central Oregon with partners spinning and grooving to […]
Angelina Swanson is a natural. From her athletic lifestyle, to the planet-conscious, Bend-based aos (Angelina Organic Skincare) business she created, she embodies her brand as more than a namesake. Starting […]
Ski days aren’t just incredibly fun, they’re also taxing. A lot of physical work goes into a good day on the mountain—around 400 calories are burned in one hour of […]
Emily Cathcart was born into a life surrounded by fine art. Her father, a gifted painter, took her to Santa Fe, New Mexico, throughout her childhood for his gallery art […]
When each new client comes to Neal Huston with a dream home or commercial space in mind, he sees the project as a puzzle to be solved. Sometimes the pieces […]
On an artist’s journey, natural landmarks can be an essential influence for what comes alive on a canvas. In the Pacific Northwest, diverse and striking landscapes seem to be endless, […]
If your New Year’s resolutions include bringing balance back into your life, it may be time to step out of the daily grind and plan a wellness retreat for 2023. […]
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The Meissner Nordic Ski Club was at it again, and the Forest Service roads and paths southwest of Bend were once again magically transformed into glorious ribbons of cold, corduroy […]
In today’s world, being mindful of what we do with our food, both what we consume and what we don’t, is a wonderful way to kickstart a more sustainable lifestyle. […]
Gone are the days (for now) of condensation on a cool glass of lemonade at a barbeque, or a refreshing brew on a patio after a mountain bike ride. It’s […]
Pablo Picasso said that every child is an artist—the problem is how to remain one once they grow up. June Park, an artist living and working in Bend, is refreshingly […]
Photo Toby Nolan When second-generation family owners of an Idaho/Oregon railroad construction company were looking to design a new fireplace for their home, they turned to Paul Shepherd at Bend’s […]
The glitz and glam of the roaring twenties are alive and well just behind the doors of Redmond’s Gompers Distillery. Walking into the prohibition-themed speakeasy, with its vintage decor of […]
The globe-trotting odyssey of 81-year-old Marda Stoliar and her Bend-based International School of Baking would easily fill the countless number of cookbooks she has studied, gathered and reviewed during the […]