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  • 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!!!

  • Trail Tales: A Conversation With Inspiring Community Members Copy

    Posted on in category Event

    We got together with our friends at Deschutes Brewery and Frisky Ripples to create a forum to highlight various topics with inspiring community members. This is a series of discussions that will take place at Deschutes Brewery Public House.

    Deschutes Brewery Presents…… Trail Tales: Conversation with Inspiring Community Members.

    Brought to you by BackyardBend and FriskyRipples

    Trail Tales is a live, hosted conversation, with a mission to build local connections and bring our Bend community together.

    Trail Tales is hosted by, Sue Fox and “Jaymo” Kris Jamieson. The two lifelong Oregonians have been in Bend since way before it was cool, and enjoy the trails and tribulations of our growing community, just as you do. We’ve felt it…

  • Back To School and Bend Traffic

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    Bend traffic, school zones, being nice. It’s really pretty easy. Check It Out.

  • Bend Bicycle Film Festival Friday Sep 7th At The Tower

    Posted on in category Biking

    Join the Bend Bicycle community at the Tower Friday for a night of fun and fundraising while watching local films of, yes you guess it, biking!!! This is a great time to hang out with great people who care about biking in Bend and the movie makers sharing their stoke for riding in 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…

  • Cold War Kids Live In Bend September 1st

    Posted on in category Music

    Another live show at Oregon Spirit Distillers tomorrow Sept 1st. This should be another great show at this great small venue. There are still some limited tickets left. Get them HERE!

  • Community Pints Tuesday Aug 28th - Deschutes Brewery

    Posted on in category Event

    Raise a glass to sustainability! Every Tuesday in August, Deschutes Brewery will donate $1 of every pint sold to The Environmental Center. More INFO HERE!

  • Top Mens All Mountain Skis

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Well… for many in Central Oregon and other mountain towns it’s time to start thinking about skiing and snowboarding as summer slowly starts to fade. This video from skis.com covers some 2019 mens all mountain skis and gives a nice look at 7 of the best and insight into what your looking for in an all mountain ski. Check it out!!!

    Full article HERE!

  • The Air Show Of The Cascades

    Posted on in category Event

    The annual air spectacle will take place today and tomorrow Aug 24 & 25. Tour planes on the ground, music, food, and other events make this more than an air show and a great day of fun for the whole family. Check out more INFO HERE!  

  • Volcanic Bike & Brew Festival At Mt. Bachelor

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event

    This weekend is the Mt. Bachelor 4th annual Volcanic Bike & Brew Festival. This is an event for riders and spectators, oh yeah and beer drinkers!!!

    This year, Race Cascadia will host the Mt. Bachelor Volcanic Enduro Race, where athletes will test their biking skills on some of the toughest terrain Mt. Bachelor has to offer. This race will serve as a bonus for the Cascadia Dirt Cup and can be used toward CDC series points. It’s a great weekend for locals and visiting mountain bike enthusiasts to get away for a weekend!

    Come out for free bike clinics, live music, and vendors, all located in the West Village Base Area.

    Visit the Beer Garden for brews, your favorite BBQ foods and the…

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