• Meet Toni Toreno From Bend Photo Tours

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Meet our new featured artist, Toni Toreno. She is an accomplished Central Oregon photographer and has started a new business – Bend Photo Tours. She is displaying some stunning captures of #backyardbend on the homepage banner. Here’s a shot of Ramona Falls.  You can find out more about her and what she is doing at bendphototours.com

    You’ll also find her on Instagram at @bendphototours  Thanks Toni!!!

  • Trending "Summer Weather For The Weekend"

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Looks like nice weather returning for the weekend in Central Oregon. Sunshine and warm temps are looking good for summer activities out in #backyardbend. We hope you are using the weather pages we’ve put together specifically for evaluating the places we like to play outdoors in Oregon. Web cams and the best links all in one place!!!  This photo is from Memorial Day and shows the Cascade Lakes area is open and ready to play in.

    If you haven’t, check out the local weather page HERE!

  • 8 Best Overland Vehicles You Can Buy Off The Lot

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    If you are an active outdoor enthusiast living in Central Oregon, you have or have thought about awesome vehicles to take you on your #backyardbend adventures.  While we don’t want to get too caught up in the idea that you have to have a rad vehicle to get out and adventure, ( a good ole pick up or Subaru are just fine and work too),  there are some pretty bad ass vehicles being made that go beyond the normal 4X4 SUV. These are vehicles designed for getting you and all your gear to your destination and perform on longer trips with more rugged and rowdy off-road conditions.

    This article from High Consumption provides some insight into 8 “Overland Vehicles” that…

  • Oregon Desert Trail Adventures

    Posted on in categories Event , Hiking , Travel & Adventure

    Tuesday May 15th, 630pm at The Gear Fix. More Info HERE!

    Did you know the Oregon Desert Trail is 750-miles AND multi-modal? There are sections you can hike, bike, paddle, horseback ride, and even ski in the winter.  Come hear a presentation about how this project got started and we’ll dive into different options for “quiet recreation” on our public lands east of Bend.

    This will be a great evening to learn about the incredible high desert of Oregon. Hosted by Oregon Desert Trail


  • Cascade Lakes Highway Open At Dutchman Flats

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    The Cascade Lakes Highway entrance from Dutchman Flats/Mt. Bachleor is open as of May 10th. This opens access to a new season and new adventures in #backyard bend. Enjoy your weekend.

  • Mountain Supply's Spring Extravaganza

    Posted on in categories Event , Travel & Adventure

    Saturday May 12th, 11am – 6pm. More Info HERE! 

    Local outdoor retailer, Mountain Supply, is having their annual Spring Extravaganza on Saturday. This is a great opportunity for deep discounts, raffle prizes, contest, and hanging out with outdoor peeps. Stop in and say hi and support local if you can.

  • GIVEAWAY Big Mountain Heli Tour For 2

    Posted on in categories Event , Travel & Adventure

    We’re giving away a heli tour for two with Big Mountain Heli Tours – Bend, Oregon. Here’s a teaser that gives an inside look at the people that make it happen. See the FULL LENGTH VIDEO on the hompage and be sure to enter using #backyardbend.

  • "Stop The Progression Already"

    Posted on in categories Travel & Adventure , Uncategorized

    Outside Magazine/online recently published an article calling bullsh**t on the progression mindset and social media driven images of, “bigger, faster, farther” and how this is leading to more serious injuries and deaths from action sports. We spent some time thinking about this and wanted to share the article to generate a healthy discussion on the topic in our local community.  You can find it HERE!

    What do you think about this topic? We would like to hear from you. Send us an email at info@backyardbend.com and let us know your thoughts.


  • Bend Ski Club Monthly Apres Ski Party

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

    Did you know there is the “Bend Ski Club”? Well, there is and they have an Apres Ski event to bring snow sports enthusiasts together to share the love of sliding downhill and meeting new friends.

    They’ll meet up Tuesday Jan 23 at Broken Top Bottle Shop 4p-6p. More info Here!

    Come out and celebrate winter (It’s finally here) and snow sports with other like minded folks.

  • Weather Trend Jan 17, 2018

    Posted on in categories Biking , Climbing , Fishing , Hiking , River , Running , Skiing & Snowboarding , Travel & Adventure

    Central Oregon has some significant snow on the way in the next week. Backyard Bend weather is a single comprehensive source for all the resources you need in one place to understand the weather conditions before your next outdoor adventure. Check it out!!!

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