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.