• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon

    Posted on in category Event

    Today is Giving Tuesday and you might consider a charitable gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon. Your donation can make a big impact on the lives of young people in our community. You can also consider becoming a mentor to not only impact a child’s life today, but to transform their potential for tomorrow.

    Thank you to all of our community non-profits who support so many people and places we love in Central Oregon. HAPPY GIVING TUESDAY.

  • Giving Tuesday

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    Tuesday Dec 3 is Giving Tuesday. This is the nationally recognized day for charitable giving during the holiday season. Today we want to spotlight the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA). This Central Oregon non-profit has been guiding and protecting Oregon’s natural deserts for over 30 years.  Visit the ONDA website to learn more about this great community organization and consider a charitable gift this Tuesday.

    Visit the Get Involved page to see many other local non-profits making a difference in our community.

  • This Tuesday, Dec 3rd, Is Giving Tuesday

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    Did ya know?

    Giving Tuesday is the international movement to create a day of charitable giving at the beginning of the holiday season, this year falling on December 3.

    Check out the “Get Involved Page” where there are links to many of Central Oregon’s non-profits. The Deschutes Land Trust is just one of our community non-profits that is doing great work to conserve our wild and scenic lands. You can find more information about what they are doing HERE.

    Consider a charitable gift to one or more of our community non-profits this holiday season.  Follow us as we share stories leading up to, and on Giving Tuesday, to see how you can help conserve Central Oregon for today, and for…

  • Sunday Is The First Day of Grooming At Virginia Meissner

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Sunday Dec 1st is the first day of grooming at Virginia Meissner, so bust out the X-Country gear and head out to the trails with friends and other snow enthusiast. The recent snow should make for good conditions.

    If you don’t know, the Virginia Meissner Community is a non-profit. Snow grooming and the shelters firewood and maintenance is provided by the community. You can donate or volunteer and be part of this wonderful amenity we have right in our #backyardbend.  More INFO HERE.

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Today we give thanks for so many wonderful things; the Backyard Bend community, the opportunity to live in Central Oregon, Oregon’s wild and scenic beauty and the recent snow that ushers in the winter season.  With that snow, Mt. Bachelor has announced a limited opening tomorrow, Friday Nov 29th. Check the Mt. Bachelor website for all the weekend festivities and operating details.

    Thank you for being a positive member of the Bend and Central Oregon community. There are so many great people and organizations here doing good things to make our community a great place to live.

    We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Winter Blast Coming To Oregon

    Posted on in categories Skiing & Snowboarding , Travel & Adventure

    It looks like winter will arrive in Central Oregon starting today. A large low pressure is moving in from the Pacific and expected to dump two feet or more in the mountains by Wednesday evening. Today and tomorrow morning will be very difficult travel over the mountain passes. By Thursday conditions improve for your holiday travels.

    Our weather pages have webcams and all the links you need in one place to quickly check weather conditions in Bend/Mt. Bachelor and other locations around the state. In one place you can quickly see ODOT webcams of mountain passes, check the NOAA forecast, the Mt. Bachelor conditions page and find ski forecast at Mt. Bachelor and other resorts at SnowForecast.com.…

  • Post-Turkey Day Hike, Whychus Canyon Preserve

    Posted on in category Hiking

    Looking for something to do this holiday weekend? Why not get out with the Deschutes Land Trust for a hike of Whychus Canyon Preserve. This is a great way to learn more about the good work the Deschutes Land Trust is doing, be in nature and work off a few of those calories from Thanksgiving.

    This Friday Nov 29th From 10am-2pm.  Registration is required 

    Ready to hike off all that turkey and pie? Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Mary Crow for a hike to explore Whychus Canyon Preserve. We’ll follow the trail through juniper forests, enjoying the crisp, cool temperatures of late fall. Look for wildlife tracks–including turkeys!, watch for birds, and learn more about how nature prepares…

  • Reel Rock 14 At The Tower Theater

    Posted on in categories Climbing , Film

    This is the season for films as we wait for the snow to come. Reel Rock at The Tower Saturday Nov 23rd.

    Reel Rock returns to Bend for two showings of another incredible lineup of films. Come celebrate climbing and community with us, all while raising funds for Bend Endurance Academy and Oregon Adaptive Sports!

    Two Showings:
    4:30pm
    8:00pm

    Thank you to our title sponsors for making this event possible!
    Mountain Supply
    Bend Rock Gym

    FILM LINEUP
    The Reel Rock Film Tour, one of climbing’s greatest celebrations, returns this fall with a new collection of world premiere films. In The High Road, the…

  • 20th Annual Powderhound Preview & Fundraiser

    Posted on in categories Film , Skiing & Snowboarding

    This is the 20th year of Powderhound!!!  A few tickets were still available. Call Pine Mountain Sports or the Tower.

    The Powderhound Preview & Fundraiser, Pine Mountain Sports 20th annual welcome to winter party, is tonight Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend. The Powderhound Preview & Fundraiser is Central Oregon’s winter film festival that’s comprised entirely of local skiers and boarders and their films and slideshows.

    Massive thank you’s to our returning, annual title sponsor: Subaru of Bend!

    Show Time: Doors at 6PM, Show Starts at 7PM.

  • COTA Movie Night: Divided

    Posted on in categories Biking , Film

    COTA Movie Night @ McMenamins presents Divided. Thursday Nov 21st at McMenamins. More INFO HERE.

    Fear of failure can stop all sorts of adventures before they even start, but what if failing is the best part? In 2017, the female duo of Rickie Cotter and Lee Craigie raced the Tour Divide together, a 2745 mile self-supported mountain bike race from Canada to the Mexican border. Shot entirely using a Go Pro and an iPhone, this is a heart-warming and funny documentary about the journey of two friends.

    Divided was an official selection of the Banff Film Festival in 2018, and the Cascadia Adventure Film Festival in 2019.

    Run time: 40 minutes

    Link to movie trailer: More

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