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Best bets for fun with the kids in Bend
July 27, 2015

  It’s no question that Bend is a kid’s paradise in the summer (and for the kid in you). Between outdoor activities, festivals, music, and treats, there’s nothing like growing up playing in Central Oregon. Here are a few of … Continue reading

Where to discover art in Central Oregon
September 24, 2014

By Dusty Trails   Bend may be known best for its outdoor activities and craft beer. But the art scene in Central Oregon is flourishing, too. It’s home to nationally recognized artists, musicians, filmmakers, painters, writers, and much more, with … Continue reading

Live it up for the last few days of summer
September 1, 2014

By Dusty Trails For most families in Oregon, it may feel like Labor Day weekend was the last hurrah of summer. But for those of us here in Bend, the season is just reaching its peak. “Indian Summer” is upon … Continue reading

South Sister: The rite of passage for every Central Oregonian
August 4, 2014

By Dusty Trails   Besides hiking up Bachelor, South Sister was my first real mountain. On the one hand, I was nervous because I had never hiked anything close to 12 miles with 5000 feet of elevation gain before. I … Continue reading

The Low-Down on Floating the River this Summer
June 30, 2014

By Dusty Trails The weather is getting hotter, the water is warming up, and Bendites are starting to get out on the water to float the river. It’s one of the more popular summer activities in Bend: last year, The … Continue reading

Our top picks for summer races (including beer)
May 31, 2014

By Dusty Trails   We just had a great Pole Pedal Paddle weekend and Happy Girls Half Marathon, and we’re only getting started. Here are our picks for some of the best summer races in Central Oregon.   Next up … Continue reading

Watching for Wildlife
May 8, 2014

By Dusty Trails Here’s a hint from a local: if we see you pulled over taking a picture of a deer on your smartphone, we will automatically assume you’re a tourist. That’s because we see deer so often here that … Continue reading

Enjoy dinner and a movie in style this spring
March 22, 2014

By Dusty Trails   It’s that transition time of year again. The snow on the mountain is still sublime, but the increased sunshine and warmer temperatures are getting us excited for different types of fun in Central Oregon. Until then, … Continue reading

Celebrate the snow at this year’s WinterFest!
February 9, 2014

By Dusty Trails   No one does winter quite like Bend. It’s even better now that our snow dances have finally paid off just in time for us to celebrate the 2014 Bend WinterFest, February 14-16 at the Old Mill. … Continue reading

The bright side about having a snowless winter
January 8, 2014

By Dusty Trails It’s been rather depressing for snow enthusiasts to be dodging rocks on Cliffhanger and sliding down ice on the nordic trails. The great news is that after weeks of this weird drought, it’s finally starting to snow … Continue reading