RUNNER’S GEAR Teague Hatfield/Owner/FootZone, Bend.

When it comes to running, Teague Hatfield has put in the miles (and years) to be an expert.  In 2020, he’ll celebrate 20 years as owner of FootZone, where runners gear up, gather and connect with the running community. Last year, Central Oregon sponsored more than 100 walking and running events. With so many options, Teague suggests, “You can tech-out,…

Contributor GRATITUDE

 NAME: Cheryl Parton, editor  GRATEFUL FOR: “I am so thankful for my loving family and friends. Having lived in Bend for 20 years, I’m grateful for the way we all connect to each other and make our community better via shared experiences—whether through our kids, work, volunteerism or play. Every day is a gift.”  NAME: Gregg Morris, writer

Souvenirs from Home

While a souvenir is typically a small memento from an unforgettable visit, for folks living in Central Oregon, they are reminders of just how lucky we are to live here every day. A bumper sticker announcing, “My life is your vacation,” may not be subtle, but memorabilia like Bend-OR-abilia confirms there’s no place like home.

Color of the Year

As sure as color evokes memories and emotions, experts study the colors that align with our place and times to predict trends for the future. For 20 years, folks at the Pantone Color Institute have combed the world looking at color influences to name their Color of the Year. In 2019, they selected Living Coral described as, “Sociable and spirited,…

Donna Britt’s Favorite Things for the Kitchen

For media personality Donna Britt, food has always been the tie that binds. Growing up in the South meant cooking with her Granny, and when family gathered, it was to share a meal. These days, “Feeding the people I love is important,” she says. With a long career in broadcasting, in Memphis/Nashville/Seattle/New York and Central Oregon (first in 1988), Britt…


 Article Cheryl Parton  Instagram gives locals a platform, and viewers a glimpse, into the world of Bend trends and fashion. While top influencers can garner followers into the hundreds of thousands, Insta-Bend carves out its own niche by sharing the look and feel of our active community with inspirations from the environment. "I have always loved fashion, clothes and finding…

Lisa + her mom

 Article and Photography  Insulated Coffee Flask, "For cold mornings as a Hockey Mom.", 20 oz., $27.95


A visit to Cosa Cura is not only part visual treat and part treasure hunt, but the local store provides a guilt-free style of shopping. Buying resale, locally-made and socially-conscious products represents a shift to quality over quantity. “We like things that are funky and different,” says Angela Dietrich, owner and curator. The difference in the lines they represent can…

Jonny & Mike: Décor Picks

“Our inspiration is farmhouse modern. The look combines different materials in interesting ways—like pairing metals with reclaimed materials. Wood, with its earthy feel, works especially well in Bend.  A neutral palate gives a backdrop for unique textures in furniture and upholstery, but in our very active community, it’s also important to have furniture you can use. Weaves and materials should…


 1. TRAINER CONFESSIONS  2. Motivational Fitness Advice  Keeping your eyes on the fitness prize can be challenging for even the most hard-core fitness fanatics. Sometimes all it takes is a friendly nudge from an expert. We asked three local trainers to share their most common fitness-based motivational words they say to their clients.

for a Home Gym

Kevin Roll has sold and serviced exercise equipment in his BACK IN ACTION! Fitness Equipment shop since 2012. Last year—in an effort to accommodate demand and increase the product lines he carries—Roll moved his storefront to a new 4000 square foot facility. Here are some product suggestions Roll has to move your home gym into the 21st century.

Teaching Young Adventurers

For Brenna and Bill Warburton—two of the co-founders of Bend Endurance Academy (BEA)—adventuring started at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, as Bill ran the cycling club and Brenna was involved in ski racing and running. A semester in East Africa solidified their shared love of hiking, camping and sailing. As part of the nonprofit BEA, they promote healthy living…


As Bend Lifestyle Editor, I spend enough time putting pen to paper and stressing over deadlines. When I leave my desk, you can find me escaping to the woods to decompress and take advantage of Central Oregon living. As a former Deschutes County Search and Rescue member, I know how to pack a pack and get myself out of precarious…

Lauren Korte’s Home Décor Picks

Pair the 2017 Pantone color of the year with your favorite gold pieces for a fresh look this spring.

Cool Tools!

Cool Tools! Who: DIYcave owners Dave Danek & Aaron Leis 
What: Helpful tools that aren't found in your garage. 
Where: All tools are available for use with a membership to the DIYcave.

My Top Whitewater Essentials

WHO: Jayson Bowerman WHAT: Local Luthier, World-class paddle and Bend Paddle Trail Alliance Board Member WHERE: Bend Whitewater Park


Who: Tiffany Larsen What: REI - Bend Sales Associate & World Traveler on a shoe-string budget Where: Across the globe, including: South America, Europe, and the Peace Corps in Paraguay


Twenty-two breweries in Bend—and 29 in Central Oregon—proves our High Desert oasis truly is Beertown USA. To sift though the hundreds of local craft beers, we asked a local expert which ones are not to be missed. Jon Abernathy recently published Bend Beer: A History of Brewing in Central Oregon and has been blogging for more than a decade about…

Editor’s backpack

When not slaving over his laptop, Bend Lifestyle’s Editor Gregg Morris can often be found in Central Oregon’s Three Sisters Wilderness. Whether he’s out earning his turns for the day or spending the night in a snow cave, preparedness is foremost on his mind. Take a peek inside his backpack to see what he takes with him.