• 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):

  • Dirt Divas End of Season Party & Film Hosted By Pine Mountain Sports

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event , Film , Travel & Adventure

    Monday September 17th Pine Mountain Sports is hosting an evening for the Dirt Divas to celebrate another year of riding together. There will be an End of Season Party in the movie theater and a showing of Moksha at McMenamins Old St Francis School. The 30-minute film highlights a group of mountain bikers in Nepal who want to grow the number of women in the sport.

    Doors open at 7:30 and the film/party starts at 8P. Come join us! More INFO HERE.

  • Daytime Nature Photography Tours With Mike Putnam

    Posted on in category Film

    Want to capture the spectacular beauty of Oregon’s mountain and high desert landscape? Wanderlust Tours has partnered with one of Central Oregon’s most talented landscape photographers to bring you Guided Photography Tours of Central Oregon! Join celebrated photographer Mike Putnam in venturing out to capture the stunning images only seen in Central Oregon.

  • Win A Crater Lake Photo Tour Outing With Bend Photo Tours

    Posted on in category Film

    We see so many great photos of the incredible landscapes of Central Oregon from the #backyard bend community. So we partnered with Bend Photo Tours this month for a great giveaway that will take your photography to the next level. It’s a 2 day and 1 night guided photo tour trip to Diamond and Crater Lake. You’ll learn from a professional photographer how to shoot these beautiful landscapes of Oregon and you’ll learn some night astrophotography while you shoot the summer Milky Way. Check out the Share and Win page and be sure to tag your Instagram and Twitter post #backyardbend. Now get out there and keep shooting and sharing.

  • Carson Storch "North Of Nightfall"

    Posted on in categories Biking , Film

    We already gave you the details about this event in our previous post. In this video we catch up with Bend’s Carson Storch to hear about North Of Nightfall straight from the source. Check it out.