On a clear, sunny April day in 1957, Bend furniture store owner Bill Healy and small group of friends skied to the base of what then was Bachelor Butte, gazed up at the snow-covered flanks of the mountain, and said, “This is it!”
Mountain Bike Trail Guide: Fall and winter riding options
For some, mountain biking is yet another way to stay fit while enjoying the outdoors. For others, it is all about the thrill of flying off jumps and speeding around corners while riding downhill on well-used trails. And for still others, mountain biking is about the sense of adventure.
This fall marks the third year that Bend Fire and the Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 2 have collected winter clothes during the Bend Fire Warm Clothing Drive. According to Dave Howe, battalion chief for Bend Fire, the community has donated over 1,000 pounds in warm gear including vests, mid layer gear, coats, hats, gloves, socks long underwear and scarves.
Central Oregon: Innovative cold brew coffee taproom hits bend
Central Oregon’s craft coffee scene is buzzier than ever, from award-winning micro-roasters to hipster specialty cafes. But the latest addition to the java culture is something we haven’t seen anywhere else — not even in New York or San Francisco.
Riff, located inside The Box Factory in Bend, is the first-ever space devoted to cold brewed coffee, a technique that yields lower acidity and a smoother flavor than your average Joe.
Join us behind the Lodge for holiday fun for the entire family at our Grand Illumination tree lighting ceremony! This year's event will include a visit from Santa, live music, children's craft projects, train rides, Oregon Observatory telescope viewing, face painting, sleigh rides, works from select local artisan, huggable characters, fireworks and more. Grab a bite from local vendors or at one of our Resort restaurants. Live entertainment will take place outdoors on the main stage.