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  • Watch Darrin Mees At X Games At Spoken Moto

    Posted on in category Event

    You can come watch local, Darrin Mees, compete at X Games Aspen this Saturday Jan 26th at Spoken Moto. Our current featured video tells his story. He’s competing in the Snowbike Cross and will be trying to bring home some hardware to Central Oregon. Come watch with other locals and support Darrin. It will be fun. More INFO HERE!

  • Surfrider Foundation Newport-Bend Chapter KickOff

    Posted on in category River

    As our surfing and paddling community grows and many shuffle between Bend and the Oregon coast, we hope to activate our water conservation community in protecting our rivers, lakes, streams and ocean. Come join this group as they kick off the Bend chapter of the Newport-Bend Surfrider Foundation. More INFO HERE!

    Thanks to Deschutes Brewery for supporting with location, free food and beer! REI will have swag for all those who sign-up to be surfrider members.  Local non profits will also be there; Bend Park and Rec will present a brainstorming session on how we all can work together for better water quality and conservation in Central Oregon.

    Come join for networking, brainstorming, food, drinks, swag and how you…

  • 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!!!

  • 10 Barrel Local's Only & Pig Pickin' At Mt. Bachelor

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    This Saturday Jan 12th at Mt. Bachelor there will be some fun at Skyliner’s Parking lot with 10 Barrel’s Local’s Only Day. More INFO HERE!

    Live music, 10 Barrel brews, and making laps on Skyliner lift. Come hang out, grab a few beers, play a few games, and win some free swag!

    This Saturday, we’ll also be having a Pig Pickin’ with a 200 lb. smoked pig, and some delicious Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches!

    SnoPlanks will be demoing boards and skis at their demo shed, and Gear Fix will be there to help fix torn clothing, and soft goods. Swing by to say hi!

    Beers flowing and beats bumping from 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m

  • Snow Camping With Wanderlust Tours

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Want to try something new and different? How about winter camping? Learn some new skills and have fun spending the night out in the wilderness during winter.

    Join Wanderlust Tours’ professional naturalist guides on an all-inclusive winter weekend adventure! They’ll snowshoe through the gorgeous Central Oregon wilderness, learn all about the trees and animals and stars, and dine on a delicious dinner catered by Wild Oregon Foods, warming by a blazing bonfire beneath the starry night sky! By the end of this trip, you’ll have built and slept in your very own snow camp– how many people can say THAT? 💪❄️😊

    First trip departs January 18th, reservations via phone. Call (541) 389-8359.

    For more…

  • TORTA Initiative To Create MTB Trails In Pacific City

    Posted on in category Biking

    Pacific City is a favorite beach town of Bendites and if you don’t know there is a proposal to create a new Mountain Bike trail system in US National Forest just north of Pacific City. TORTA was formed and is initiating the process with the Forest Service. The public comment period is still open and this link to the TORTA Facebook Page has all the information about this project.

    Think of it like when Phil’s trail was created and Phil Meglasson and his friends Bob Woodward, Dennis Heater and others wanted to ride in the forest west of Bend. Consider commenting on the project.

    You can comment by emailing aswickham@fs.fed.us. The links to comment are also on the TORTA…

  • Another Blast Of Winter Heading Our Way

    Posted on in categories Skiing & Snowboarding , Travel & Adventure

    Looks like another round of snow is approaching the Cascades this weekend and we may receive several feet. What a great holiday period with good snow pack and some sunny days. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming of the “White Room”.  Link to Bend/Bachelor Weather

    The weather pages are a great resource to plan your outdoor adventures. The snow-forecast.com page is one of our favorites. It provides not only snow forecast but temps and freezing levels to help understand what’s happening out there.

    It looks like it could be messy getting over the passes this weekend so be safe out there if you are headed back to the other side of the Cascades. We’ll see you out there…

  • Bend Resilience Beer Fest

    Posted on in category Event

    Saturday January 5th. In collaboration with Sierra Nevada’s Resilience IPA initiative to support the Camp Fire Relief Fund, the Central Oregon brewing community has come together to put on one epic brewfest! More INFO HERE!

    Come join your favorite Central Oregon craft breweries for the Bend Resilience Beer Fest, the only sanctioned Resilience event in the country. Each brewery will pour their own take on the Resilience IPA recipe, and Sierra Nevada will also be present with their own kegs of Resilience Butte County Proud IPA.

    Admission to the event is free, with beer tokens available for purchase. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Camp Fire Relief Fund. Food trucks and music will also be on…

  • Hoodoo Ski Area's Annual New Year's Eve Party

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding
    Hoodoo’s annual New Year’s Eve Celebration on Dec. 31 is almost here and includes lifts running from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and professional fireworks on the mountain. The bar and restaurant will be also stay open until midnight for your enjoyment. Ring in the new year on the snow.  More INFO HERE.

    MUSIC
    Enjoy with live music from 6 p.m. – midnight in the lodge with Leroy & The Sidekicks.

    Outside on the on the Three Creeks Brewing Co. patio, enjoy live music by No Device, a new funk/soul/rock band that pulls its members from some of the legendary Eugene groups from past years, including Eleven Eyes, Reeble Jar, Marv Ellis & We Tribe and the Essentials).…

  • Weekly Snow Roundup

    Posted on in categories Skiing & Snowboarding , Travel & Adventure

    Here is your snow-forecast.com “Weekly Snow Roundup”. Central Oregon is looking good with several storms coming at us and a possible White Christmas. Keep your fingers crossed. We need Monday night’s freezing level to get just a little lower for snow in town.  Here’s your links to more weather info for the week ahead. Thanks for following and supporting Backyard Bend.

    Weekly World Snow Roundup 

    North American  Snow Roundup

    Happy Holidays

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