Join the Deschutes Land Trust for a panel discussion with local leaders working to create more inclusive and equitable outdoor spaces in Central Oregon. We’ll learn from the panelists’ personal outdoor experiences in Central Oregon, connect with local organizations working to create more equity outdoors, and discuss how we can all play a part in fostering an inclusive environment on our favorite trails, mountain lakes, ski lifts, and local parks. Registration is required. Only one member per household needs to register for this event.
Register Here to receive virtual event information: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/creating-outdoors-for-all-co
September 24, October 8 and 22 the Bend Trail series resumes with it’s fall dates. A great opportunity to get out and be part of an event again. MORE INFO HERE.
Back for another season of low-key, Thursday evening trail races at different trailheads. The Bend Trail Series races are each between 4 and 7 miles and the course is unveiled the Monday before the race. These are very friendly and casual events that are great for those looking to try trail racing for the first time, as well as the more experienced runner who wants to feel the burn of a fast race. We host an awards party immediately following the final race of the Series at the…
Tuesday September 22nd, 6PM – 7PM. Hosted by Deschutes Public Library
During his presentation, Professor James Stanley Harrison will examine major events in the history of Blacks in Oregon from the 17th century to the 1960s and highlight the unvarnished truth of a successful fight against oppression within national and international contexts.
A link to view this program will be available beginning September 22 at 6:00 p.m. here: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/60523
Monday September 21st, 5:30 PM – 7 PM Online Event Hosted by Oregon Natural Desert Association
Join Oregon hiking expert Bill Sullivan for a VIRTUAL slideshow tour of a dozen new trails he discovered while researching the third edition of his book, “100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Eastern Oregon.”
Discover a colorful badlands on the Owyhee River, a new wilderness with cactus flowers on the John Day, and a viewpoint hike to a ranch at the east end of the Columbia Gorge. We’ll even explore half a dozen little-known hot springs. As always, Sullivan spices his talk with the geology, wildlife and history of the land.
The Little Woody Barrel-Aged Beer & Cider Festival celebrates barrel-aged libations from across the Northwest
Sept 18 -19, 2020. TICKETS and INFORMATION HERE.
Due to the restrictions regarding large gatherings, we have partnered with downtown businesses for a fabulous walking tour that will allow you to imbibe your favorite wood-cask ales, ciders and whiskeys all the while social distancing. The elixirs you have come to know and love will all be here, you’ll just need to tie up your walking shoes to find them. Starting at the original home of the Little Woody – The Deschutes Historical Museum Parking lot – participants will receive a traditional tasting glass, a punch card and a…
Join us for our next Live Streaming Event from the Cascade Chute Out Rodeo Thursday September 17 at 8pm.
RL and Sabrina from KSJJ 102.9 will host live on location to talk with folks and watch some of Thursday night’s bull riding. The Cascade Chute Out is one of the only chances to see rodeo this year in Central Oregon. Slack events run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting at 9am. Thursday, PRCA Pro Rodeo Bull Riding starts at 7:00 PM. Friday and Saturday performances start at 7pm. Tickets and information HERE.
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…
From Mayor Sally Russell
Today as fires are still raging across Oregon, causing large scale evacuations in Klamath, Jackson, Josephine, Douglas, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, and Clackamas Counties, we grieve for the families, businesses and beautiful natural areas severely affected by this unprecedented disaster in Oregon.
My heart goes out to all of the families and communities. Please reach out to loved ones and neighbors who are suffering and in need. We are all in this together.
In Bend and Deschutes County the winds are forecasted to shift in the next 24-48 hours, bringing more smoke and increasing the chance of fire getting out of control in the forests on the edge of, and within,…
Hemp has become a large part of the Central Oregon agriculture industry. Learn more about this “Growing” industry on
Thursday September 17th from 1pm – 330pm. MORE INFO HERE.
Founded by Courtney N. Moran, LL.M. in 2014, the event will be online Thursday, September 17 to focus the Oregon Hemp Industry on the most important harvest-season issues arising in 2020.
OIFHA President Courtney N. Moran, LL.M. will speak on the upcoming USDA Interim Final Rules 2020 – challenges, opportunities and how to get involved NOW to effect change.
Sunny Summers of the ODA will update us on the transition from the 2018 Farm Bill and what that means for farmers and businesses right now.
OIFHA member Matt Ochoa…
Wildfire season has reached Central Oregon as we saw with the surreal wind and smoke filled skies on Monday that fueled the massive growth of the Lionshead fire. The lightning caused fire started on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation approximately 14 miles west of the Warm Springs community and has spread to the Willamette National Forest and beyond. The Lionshead Fire is being managed with a full suppression strategy. This fire has consumed over 90,000 acres of forest and much of that has been in just the last couple of days. For perspective the Green Ridge fire that has been burning for almost a month has burned just over 4,000 acres.
The image above of the US Fire…