Brand New in Bend

A lull in the housing market hasn’t slowed the growth of new restaurants, brewpubs, resorts, and more in this sunny Central Oregon town. Bend’s real estate market might still be a bit of a bust (whose isn’t?), but that hasn’t stopped the Central    …more details

…On Waffles

The Luminaria is an annual fundraiser for our local ski-based nonprofit, Meissner Nordic. The clear, moonlit ski almost made the candle-filled bags unnecessary in the calm, Central Oregon weather. This family-friendly event illuminated the trails to    …more details

Dawn Patrol. Double Thumbs Up.

My alarm startled me this morning, it rang earlier than normal. It took me a moment to realize why I was getting up so early. Then I remembered… DAWN PATROL. Last winter, early morning skate skiing adventures were not uncommon – this year, not so    …more details

From Santiam Pass to Diamond Lake, Cascade resorts cater to cross-country skiers

When snow piles deep in the Oregon Cascades, it's nice to have someone grooming a trail.  Or, the same is true when snow is in short supply, like it has been so far this winter.  This point can be argued by the hard-core skier, but breaking trail    …more details

Central Oregon Skiers Canada Bound

20 Bend Residents Ready for Masters World Cup Age-group World Championship: Mary Wellington is going to be one busy lady over the next couple of weeks, crisscrossing the U.S-Canadian border so she can cross-country ski. Wellington, 40, who skies    …more details