• 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.

  • Black Sage 2018 - Saturday May 5th

    Posted on in category Biking

    Fest Series Presents: Black Sage 2018 at the Oregon Dirt Park

    Hosted by Carson Storch and Kyle Jameson. This is a really cool event organized by top world riders who also happen to be local.

    The FEST is a series of rider-driven invitational events created by and for professional freerider mountain bike athletes and moto riders. Each series event lasts for ten days, but in keeping with the spirit of riders riding for riders, only one day is open to the public. The public day for this year’s Black Sage event will be next Saturday, May 5th at the Oregon Dirt Park at 12600 Juniper Canyon Road near Prineville. Put this one on your calender and get tix HERE!


  • 40th Anniversary Animal House Screening Tower Theater 5/11

    Posted on in categories Event , Film

    Join Fox Sports 94.9 for the 40th Anniversary of the hilarious and iconic National Lampoon’s Animal House Friday May 11th at the Tower Theater!  Come in you toga/costume to win cool prizes!

    This summer marks the 40th anniversary of the release of National Lampoon’s Animal House … and the Tower joins with FOX Sports Radio to throw a well-deserved party! Directed by John Landis and written by Harold Ramis, the “best comedy of all time” (Bravo, AFI, Library of Congress) stars John Belushi and Tim Matheson leading a misfit group of fraternity brothers who challenge the authority of the dean of Faber College.

    In 1978, Animal House received generally mixed reviews from critics, but Time and…

  • Only Slightly Exaggerated - Travel Oregon

    Posted on in category Film

    Hope you are enjoying the sunshine and warm spring temps in Central Oregon this week. It gave us thoughts of warm weather things to do in this magical place of Oregon.  Travel Oregon’s recent video captures the magic of why it really is such a great and diverse state in a fun and whimsical way and we thought we would share it.

    Travel Oregon is a great resource to explore great places, activities and events around the state. Hope you are making plans to get out there and enjoy it.

  • Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy - Presentation In Bend

    Posted on in categories Event , River

    Monday April 23 at 10 Barrel Brewing Eastside. Space is limited and registration is required. Info HERE! 

    Join acclaimed photographer and author Tim Palmer as he inspires us with stories and shares his awarding winning photos with us.

    This year is the 30th anniversary of the Upper Deschutes River being designated Wild and Scenic and the 50th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

    Tim will reveal the history and essential policies of this unique program and showcase spectacular photos of Wild and Scenic rivers from all parts of the country.

    Tim Palmer is the author and photographer of 26 books about rivers, the environment, and adventure travel. As a writer, citizen conservationist, and environmental planner…


    Posted on in category Event
    Sunday April 22, Ronald McDonald House Bend

    The Bend Stronger Together 5K Walk, Run & Roll is a region-wide fundraising event where our supporters to walk, run, and roll to raise money for families with seriously ill children — the same families who receive a free “home away from home” at one of our three Oregon Ronald McDonald Houses.

    Another great opportunity to get outside and enjoy Bend while making a difference in our community.  “Community Inspired” Thats what we’re talking bout”.

  • JDRF One Walk For Diabetes

    Posted on in category Event

    Saturday April 21, 1pm in Drake Park. Come out and walk for a cure. Good people, food, music, and good times. Come on out and join the fun and be part of a good cause.

    The JDRF Community One Walk is led by passionate volunteers with one goal: to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). It’s amazing what can happen when a community comes together to make a cure a reality—and there’s no better time than the present to get started!

  • Earth Day Fair & Parade - Sat April 21

    Posted on in category Event

    Join The Environmental Center for a fun and festive celebration of the natural world! The festivities kick off with a colorful, creative parade filled with children and adults costumed as their favorite plant or animal. B Side Brass Band and three Earth Guardian puppets will lead the parade through Downtown Bend. Here’s the scoop:

    11:00 am: Assemble on Louisiana Ave. next to McMenamin’s
    11:30 am: Parade starts (about 8 blocks)

    No motorized vehicles or written words allowed in the parade. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are allowed.

    Make your own costume for the parade! We encourage you to organize a costume-making workshop with your school, club, church, etc. Check out these upcoming costume workshops:

    Following the parade, enjoy live…

  • Central Oregon Guitar and Gear Swap

    Posted on in category Music

    Central Oregon’s Biggest Guitar Event Is Back!!!
    Saturday April 21st from 9am-4pm at the Bend Factory Stores. Come Buy, Sell or Trade: guitars, amps, pedals, speakers, cables, picks, straps, banjos, ukuleles, harps, toys, knickknacks, cases, stands, tripods, mics, pianos, drums, trumpets, saxophones, etc… EVERYTHING!!!  More INFO HERE!

    $3 at the door. Bring individual items to sell at $2/ea. Vendor Tables are available at $50/ea.

    For one big day discover a wide selection of unique finds, amazing deals & special items!

    Brought to you by Sunday Guitars & Flip Flop Sounds

    A Benefit for CROCK (Cascades Rock Ensemble)

  • 2018 Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge Teaser

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    We hung out with all the great people at this year’s Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge and a great time was had by all.  Another awesome event with great vibes and great community having fun and raising some $$$ for Cancer Survior Pat Malendoski.

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