• San Juan Islands Sea Kayaking Tour

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe has some really epic travel programs and this one will get you out sea kayaking in the San Juan Islands. This 4-Day kayaking tour is September 12-15 and is a perfect introduction to multi-day sea kayaking. You will learn sea navigation, ocean-specific paddling techniques, efficient boat packing and wilderness camping skills, all while enjoying the company of friends and expert Tumalo Creek guides.

    For more details see and register at

  • Outdoor City Is Coming To Mt. Bachelor Sep 13-15

    Posted on in categories Biking , Climbing , Event , Hiking , Music , Running , Travel & Adventure

    Press Release July 31, 2019

    Justin Yax, DVA Advertising & PR, 541-389-2411,
    Beverly Lucas, OCUSA, 458-292-7550, 

    Event serves up a menu of cycling, running, climbing, and hiking, plus music, food, and fun for outdoors lovers of all ages and levels

    (BEND, Ore.) — While outdoor lovers might not need another reason to visit – or return – to Bend, Ore., Outdoor City USA is set to premiere its three-day, multi-sport outdoor festival September 13-15 in the heart of Central Oregon. The event will include…

  • After Work: Group MTB Ride By Pine Mountain Sports

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event , Travel & Adventure

    Pine Mountain Sports does an incredible job with engaging events like this.  Meet up after work at Pine Mountain Sports for a fun and social mountain bike ride for guys and gals of all abilities!  More INFO HERE!

    When: Wednesday Aug 7th

    Where: Pine Mountain Sports, 255 SW Century Dr.

    We’ll pedal to the trails from the shop and divide into groups based on riding levels . Each group will have a ride leader and a designated sweep, and decide its route and ride time based on everybody’s needs. We’ll all wait for each other and regroup at each trail intersection. All abilities are welcome and nobody is left behind.

    Trek, Juliana, and Santa Cruz mountain demo bikes are…

  • The Subaru Of Bend Outside Games Start Next Week

    Posted on in categories Event , Travel & Adventure

    On July 25th the Subaru Of Bend Outside Games kick-off and it will be a weekend of fun and adventure. It’s a great event that benefits local non-profits. This year will again have the Bend Summer Comp at Goodlife Brewing. This has quickly become one of the best climbing comps in the U.S. attracting the best pro talent. A FREE concert on Friday the 26th at Goodlife Brewing is another highlight of this year’s games.  Lots of other events to get involved with. Kids and Dogs, paddling and biking on dirt with free shuttles, demos and lift rides at Mt. Bachelor.

    Save the dates and check it all out at

  • Introducing Our Newest Featured Artist - Austin James Jackson

    Posted on in categories Positive News , Travel & Adventure

    Austin Jackson has an incredible talent for capturing nature and Oregon’s natural beauty. We are so stoked to feature his photos and will be posting a series on Instagram over the next few weeks.  Cropped photos are on the banner on the homepage.  Check out his website

    Enjoy the great summer weekend ahead in Central Oregon.

  • Have A Great Weekend!

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Where are you headed this weekend? 4 Peaks Music Festival, camping in the forest, to a river or lake, the coast, or maybe the desert? Oregon has so many choices. Wherever the road takes you enjoy the beauty of our great state.

    Backyard Bend is “Community Inspired”  #backyardbend #communityinspired

  • Kayak Field Trip: Habitat Health Of The Upper Deschutes

    Posted on in categories Event , River , Travel & Adventure

    Join the Coalition and Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe for a water-based exploration of the Upper Deschutes. This trip will be co-led by Mason Lacy, PhD and Toni Pennington, PhD. Mason will provide insight on the unique hydrology of the Deschutes and discuss opportunities as well as barriers to restoration. Toni will discuss aquatic plants and water quality. More INFO HERE!

    When: Monday, June 3, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Where: Deschutes River, Dillon to Benham Falls and back. Meet at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe.
    Register here. $65 fee includes all equipment, transport, and river guides.

  • Leslie Gulch Hike In Oregon's Owyhee Canyon Wilderness

    Posted on in categories Hiking , Travel & Adventure

    Eastern Oregon offers some of the most amazing wilderness and natural areas in the lower 48 and the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) is a leader in protecting and sharing these areas for public enjoyment. ONDA has several hikes detailed on their website to help you explore this region of Oregon. This hike offers different user levels the opportunity to get to some awesome Eastern Oregon desert landscapes.

    Follow the link to the ONDA website for the full description of this recommended hike.

    Remember this is a remote and fragile area of Oregon, so please learn about traveling in these wild areas and use environmentally friendly practices while enjoying.

    From the ONDA website – Leslie Gulch Hike Description

  • Paul Sebesta - Stanley Paul Photo

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Meet Paul Sebesta, our current featured artist. He has got an eye for the landscapes of Oregon and we are stoked to feature his work this month. You will find amazing captures of the incredible beauty of our state in his work. We’ll feature some select photos of his on our IG and FB pages this month. To see more go to his website 


  • Circumnavigating Crater Lake: Winter Backcountry Ski Trip Hosted By Oregon Wild

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

    Circumnavigating Crater Lake in the winter is a fun and ambitious way to experience Oregon’s only National Park. Come hear about a recent trip on splitboard and skis from some local Bend peeps. More INFO HERE.

    When: Wednesday March 27th 6pm-730pm

    Where: Broken Top Bottle Shop