• Meet Erik Hostetler

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Erik Hostetler is our featured artist this month and he is an accomplished photographer now living in Bend. We are so pleased to feature his work as it captures the sublime beauty of Oregon and rad winter riding here in Central Oregon. His photos of Oregon waterfalls are absolutely stunning.  He is the real deal.  We have some of his winter shots on the homepage banner and you can find him at or on Instagram at @brofoto

  • Winter Arrives

    Posted on in categories Skiing & Snowboarding , Travel & Adventure

    Winter will finally arrive to Central Oregon this over the holiday weekend. This is great for skiing, snowboarding and other snow activities and will mean winter driving conditions.  Keep up on the weather on our Bend/Bachelor weather page with forecast links, Mt. Bachelor web cams, and ODOT cams all in one place for you to easily assess what Mother Nature is throwing at us all over Central Oregon. is showing up to two (2) feet of new snow in the mountains heading our way. Be prepared and be safe out there this holiday weekend and enjoy winter. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  • GIVEAWAY - 2 Tickets To Dirty Heads

    Posted on in categories Music , Travel & Adventure

    We are giving away @ FREE TICKETS to Dirty Heads Sep 28th Live in Bend at Oregon Spirit Distillers. To enter go to our Instagram or Facebook pages and tag your friends in the Giveaway post. We’ll pick a winner tomorrow, Sep 25th, at Noon. Special thanks to sponsors The Herb Center, Oregon Spirit Distillers, and the Growler Guys.

    Tickets at

    Thanks to Riley Marshall, our current featured artist, for the skydive. This sport is thriving in Central Oregon and there are companies like Velocity Sports Equipment and Skydive Awesome right here in our backyardbend making it happen.  We have a featured video coming soon that will tell you all about it.

  • 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.

  • New Featured Artist Riley Marshall

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Meet our new “Featured Artist” Riley Marshall. Riley is an active outdoor enthusiasts and enjoys playing around outside in Central Oregon doing a variety of activities. Skiing, Snowboarding, rock climbing, biking, hiking, camping and even skydiving. As the marketing manager for a local outdoor products company, Velocity Equipment, she captures #backyardbend with an active perspective. You can see more of her photos on the home page banner and check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for more too. you can find her on instagram @therileymarshall.

    Thanks for sharing your photos Riley and thanks for sharing your stoke for Central Oregon!!!

  • Paddle Boarding The John Day River - Presentation

    Posted on in categories Event , Travel & Adventure

    Looking for something to do this week while learning about #backyardbend? Crow’s Feet Commons and Oregon Wild have teamed up to educate, and share tales of epic backcountry adventures told by members of our local community. More INFO HERE.

    On September 5th, local writer, Oregonian and outdoors woman Krystal Marie Collins (AKA K.M. Collins when featured in the Source Weekly) will recount her paddle boarding trip along the John Day River. She will read her May article “50 Miles For The Wild And Scenic Rivers Act’s 50th Anniversary” accompanied by select video and photographic footage. During the reading she will expand on topics from the original article such as access to public lands for underserved populations and…

  • Long and Winding River 2018: Explore the Headwaters of the Deschutes River

    Posted on in categories Hiking , River , Travel & Adventure

    The headwaters of the Deschutes River are at Little Lava Lake, but is this really where all of the water in the Deschutes River comes from? Join geologist Daniele McKay for an exploration of the Three Sisters and Mt. Bachelor area, and the true headwaters of the Deschutes River. We will explore pristine springs, mountain lakes, and recent volcanic deposits – all of which make the Deschutes one of the most remarkable rivers in Oregon. More INFO HERE!

  • Nate Wyeth - Featured Artist

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Our current “Featured Artist”, Nate Wyeth has some stunning photography of Central Oregon and other places around the world.  He has worked for major outdoor brands providing photography, design, and videography for their marketing campaigns. In addition, he’s an all around straight up good guy who cares about our community and the natural landscapes of #backyardbend.

    It’s the height of summer and milky way season so we leave you with this night image from Nate of Mt. Bachelor from Todd Lake. Check out his website

  • 92/9 & the Summer Meltdown Music Festival

    Posted on in categories Music , Travel & Adventure
    92/9 FM’s Music Festival Connection has got your FREE TICKETS to the famous Summer Meltdown Music Festival in Darrington Washington on August 2-5.

    Listen for your chance to win!

    Summer Meltdown Music Festival is where The Music meets The Mountain August 2-5, 2018! Summer Meltdown is a music, camping, and adventure festival in Darrington, WA – an hour and a half into the Cascade mountains from Seattle and Bellingham.

    Summer Meltdown is known for it’s vibrant community that is open to all ages – from the kids zone, to the late night tent, to lounging in the beer garden – this festival offers fantastic experiences for everyone.

    Summer Meltdown Lineup

  • RAD Camps Giveaway

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    WIN A FREE RAD Camps ADVENTURE! We are giving away 4 FREE Rad Camps trips. Rad Camps is an awesome, one of a kind experience for Central Oregon kids ages 7-17. Check out the video and see kids experiencing nature in Central Oregon’s backyard.

    “Like” Rad Camps and Backyard Bend on the Facebook and Instagram post and tag your friends for entries. You can tag as many as you like on both pages. Each one counts as an entry. We’ll choose winners on Friday July 20th at 3pm. Also, you can redeem a 20% discount on all Rad Camps programs by using the Promo Code “RADBACKYARD” at

    Have your kids “get rad”…