• Natural History Pub: Eagles and Us

    Posted on in categories Event , Film

    Join Joe and Cordi Atkinson for a discussion of falconry, raptor rehabilitation and the challenges eagles face. For over 20 years, these master falconers have used falconry training to help rehabilitators prepare young golden eagles for life in the wild. They also care for three non releasable golden eagles that have been featured in programs aired on PBS, the BBC, National Geographic and others. In 2015, they trained the world’s rarest eagle, the Philippine eagle, as part of a documentary highlighting its critically endangered status. More INFO HERE!

    When: Tuesday March 12, 7pm

    Where: McMenamins Old St. Francis Bend

    Made possible by The Nature Conservancy in Oregon

  • Riding Gravel Bikes in Tasmania: The Inside Scoop

    Posted on in categories Biking , Film

    This Wednesday, Feb 27, hosted by Web Cyclery/Web Skis and Dirty Freehub. More INFO HERE!

    Even if you think Tasmania is somewhere in Africa, come join the Dirty Freehub team for a good ole “show and tell” event about their latest adventure to this island way down under. Find out why Gravel Girl (Linda) has nominated Tasmania as the next gravel capital of the world and which are her Tassie bucket list routes and hear a few of the tall tale stories from their rides. Captain O (Kevin) will also be on hand to give out his opinions on important topics like what bike, tires and spare parts to bring, weather considerations, and more. And Mark, our own Bendite…

  • Backcountry Film Festival Coming To Central Oregon

    Posted on in category Film

    Screenings this Saturday and Sunday in Bend and Sisters. More INFO HERE!

    We are giving away some tickets on our Facebook Page.

    The Backcountry Film Festival is produced each year by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a nonprofit organization working at the national level to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for their winter landscapes. Funds raised at each screening stay in the local community to support human-powered recreation and conservation efforts, winter education and avalanche/safety programs and to raise awareness of winter management issues.

    This year’s line up is highly anticipated, so be sure…

  • 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour - Bend, OR- 2 Dates!

    Posted on in categories Film , Fishing

    TWO DATES- 2/5 & 2/6 at The Tower Theater. More INFO HERE!

    The F3T is a one of a kind experience. Each year anglers of all ages gather in big cities and small towns alike to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts yet unmade. In its 13th lap around the globe, the Fly Fishing Film Tour is packed with remarkable films, topnotch stories, and imagery that will fuel your dreams for months to come!

    With an emphasis on the people, places, and fisheries that help make up the vast world of fly fishing, the 2019 F3T will take you from Alaska to Florida, South Dakota to French Polynesia,…

  • JP Schlick

    Posted on in categories Film , Skiing & Snowboarding , Travel & Adventure

    Introducing JP Schlick, our current “Featured Artist”.

    JP is a videographer and photographer living in Bend. He shoots action sports and his work is featured at Evo Gimbals, Snowplanks, and Blackstrap.  His photos on the home page banner represent Central Oregon nicely and you can find him on Instagram @shreditate 

    Thanks JP!!!

  • K2 Siren of the Himalayas - Movie At LOGE Camps Entrada

    Posted on in categories Climbing , Film , Travel & Adventure

    Tonight Friday Dec 21, LOGE Camps Entrada will show this documentary. FREE to the public. More INFO HERE. 

    A feature documentary showing the adventure, peril, teamwork and serenity of a mountaineering group’s attempt to summit the world’s most challenging peak.
    Shot in Pakistan in the summer of 2009, the documentary follows world-class alpinists Fabrizio Zangrilli and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner with veteran climbers Jake Meyer and Chris Szymiec in a breathtaking glimpse into the world of high altitude mountaineering.

  • Blizzard Of Aahhh's Giveaways

    Posted on in categories Event , Film , Skiing & Snowboarding

    Join us tomorrow evening, Wednesday Nov 28th at The Tower Theater for the Blizzard Of Aahhh’s 30th Anniversary Tour. Our previous post explains the film and the guys who made it that will be there, but we wanted you to know about the great giveaways happening too.

    The Grand Prize is a 2-night trip to Squaw Valley April 10th to ski with the Blizzard crew and Johnny Moseley plus attendance to the special VIP party for the finale screening event.

    You can also win skis, ski boots, clothing and other schwag. So come on out for a fun night of ski film nostalgia and stoke.

    Presented by us, Backyard Bend and our friends Tokyo Starfish, Goodlife Brewing,

  • 30th Anniversary Tour of 'Blizzard Of Ahhhs' At The Tower Copy

    Posted on in category Film

    Wednesday November 28th, Tokyo StarfishBackyardBend, and GoodLife Brewing present a very special evening as the most popular ski movie of all time, The Blizzard of AAHHH’s, turns thirty!    MORE INFO HERE!

    Join Producer/Director Greg Stump, ski heroes Scot Schmidt & Mike Hattrup for this once in a life time event. After the show, Q&A with the stars about the movie, its game changing impact, their take on the future of snow sports and more.

    There’ll be craft beer from GoodLife Brewing. Plus prizes and surprises from your friends at Tokyo Starfish and Backyardbend.

    Don’t miss this very special evening with Scot Schmidt, Mike Hattrup, & Greg Stump live for the 30th Anniversary…

  • Featured Artist

    Posted on in category Film

    Meet Kyle Schenk, otherwise know as @bendflyguy on Instagram. Kyle is our current featured artist and a backyard bend user. He lives in Bend and is a graduate of Oregon State University – Cascades earning his degree in Tourism and Outdoor Leadership. He’s and avid outdoor enthusiast and loves the beauty of Oregon’s natural places.  He especially loves fly fishing Central Oregon’s rivers. His many talents include marketing freelancer, photographer, fly guide, and storyteller. You can find him on the Gram at @bendflyguy and @troutdoorsmarketing or at his website Troutdoors Marketing & Media. 



  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival At The Tower Friday Oct 5th

    Posted on in category Film

    The Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) does some great things in Oregon and Friday they present The “Wild and Scenic Film Festival”. Come see where epic adventure and environmental advocacy meet at ONDA’s annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Join us for an evening of short films showcasing our earth’s natural wonders, feats of courage and athleticism, and the amazing stories of activists working to protect our environment.

    Catch one of two screenings:
    Matinee (doors at 3:30, show at 4:30):

    Evening (doors at 7, show at 8):