Our current featured artist is Tana West. She has an eye for capturing Oregon life and we are pleased to feature her photos. You can find a gallery of her images on the featured artist page. Below is her story of her passion for photography. You can find her on Instagram at @tana_west.
Hi, my name is Tana West I’m the mom to 3 amazing kids and 2 adorable grandkids with another on the way. I’ve lived and worked full time in Bend the past 19 years. I started getting into photography as my youngest two kids became involved in competitive sports. My daughter, in traveling soccer and my son in motocross.
For soccer I would take…
Here’s a story that is positive and inspiring to get your weekend off to a feel good start. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy Marty’s message of resilience.
Meet Marty Loudder– associate dean and professor at Texas A&M. With the help of Chris Taylor, of Fishheads of the San Juan, Marty has overcome the difficulties of her physical limitations due to childhood Polio so that she can enjoy time on the water with her family. This incredible story of determination and perseverance is an inspiration for us all to never let anything deter us from following our passions. Marty has some amazing techniques that enable her to fly fish confidently and successfully. Seeing the whole family light up with…
Sunday August 30th, Parking Starts at 630pm.
Summer is waning so get yourself and the family out to Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards for a Drive-In Style Movie this Sunday. If you haven’t been to the vineyard, you are in for a treat. The views and setting are amazing and this is a special place to take in Central Oregon. Pizza, snacks, beer, wine and a raffle will be available for the Broken H Rescue Ranch to support at-risk youth in our community.
Purchase tickets through the Facebook Event at the 3 Rivers Limo Co. page or call (541) 604-9808.
* The vineyard will not be selling tickets for these events, you must purchase through 3 Rivers Limo…
Introducing a six part series that dissects the challenges facing California’s forests and the solutions in place to help them avoid and recover from wildfires. Oregon forest have very similar conditions to Northern California and this should be a powerful and relevant series for west coasts communities.
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit helping not only to plant trees, but to bring awareness and solutions to the problems of imbalance that our forest are suffering from.
Connect with One Tree Planted and we will bring you this series as it is released.
Friday August 14th, 730pm. More INFO HERE.
LOCATION: The drive-in is hosted at the corner of Shevlin-Hixon and Columbia near the Deschutes Brewery Warehouse.
TIME: Gates will open at 7:30 PM and films will start just after dusk or roughly 8:45 PM.
Come celebrate summer with your friends at a safe physical distance and enjoy films uniquely suited for outdoor viewing from the comforts of your car at the BendFilm Pop-Up Drive-In.
Maiden directed by Alex Holmes
Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male…
July 12th, 7pm gates open at the Faith Hope and Charity vineyard.
Grab the kids, get in the car and head to the Faith, Hope and Charity vineyard this Sunday July 12th for an old style drive in movie night.
What better way to spend a midsummer night. There will be pizza, beer, wine, soft drinks and a variety of snacks. A raffle with a variety of prizes will be held after the show and benefits the Broken H Rescue Ranch to support at risk youth in our community. And, you’ll get to enjoy an evening at a spectacular spot in Central Oregon with some of the most incredible views around. More INFO HERE.
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This film is sure to get your angler stoke on. It’s a great film to watch if you like fly fishing and also a nice way to experience the natural beauty of the lower Deschutes river. Settle in for a relaxing journey on the river that is the life blood of #backyardbend and the mighty steelhead that make their way from the ocean all the way back to their place of birth in Central Oregon. Grab a cup of coffee this Sunday morning and enjoy!
Tuesday April 14, 4-5pm.
Learn more about the crown jewel of Oregon’s high desert. Steens Mountain gained Wilderness protection 20 years ago, but the story doesn’t stop there. Discover places to explore and hear about the ongoing efforts to secure permanent conservation outcomes in this rugged landscape. Join ONDA’s Outreach Coordinator Corinne Handelman for this live-streaming event from the comfort of your own home.
Register on our website to join: https://onda.org/event/steens-wilderness-haven-digital. Only one person per household should register for each live-streaming event that you plan to join. We will email you a private link to join the event prior to the start time.
This event is part of ONDA’s High Desert Academy series,…
Here’s something educational and creative you and the kids can do. Improve your photography with free online classes from Nikon. Everything from photography fundamentals, to kids photography, video, using flash and more to help you capture those stunning photos of #backyardbend in all of its glory. So grab a cup of joe and start learning more about your camera and how to use it to get better photos.
Monday March 9th at the Tower Theatre. More INFO HERE.
This is the second installment of the High Desert Speaker Series in Bend. We’ll be taking a deep dive into one of the wildest places in the country: Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands. Follow along with Corie Harlan, ONDA’s Owyhee Coordinator, on an exploration of this incomparable region, its awe-inspiring natural landscapes, rich culture and history, key wildlife habitats and recreation hubs. Begin planning your next high desert adventure and learn about timely conservation initiatives you can support to counter threats to the region and ensure that the Owyhee stays wild.
TICKETING AND EVENT NOTES: Doors open at 6pm and the presentation begins at 7pm Tickets are available for purchase for…