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.