Guys’ Night Out

 Article Gregg Morris  Surrounded by nature’s playground and over 20 local craft breweries, Bend is either a mountain town with a nightlife problem or a beer town with a recreation problem. After a long day riding Phil’s Trail, skiing Mount Bachelor’s backside, or paddling the Deschutes River, there’s no shortage of nighttime opportunities. Either way, guys will jump at the…

Reach Your Potential

 Article Kelsey Claspell | Photography Barbara Dudley  It’s no secret that Bend is a mecca for people who enjoy an active lifestyle. From mountain biking to rock climbing, downhill skiing to backcountry hiking, and everything in between, Central Oregon offers endless possibilities. An essential part of prepping your body to enjoy the Bend life starts in the gym. Year-round training…

Who Am I?

 Article and Photography  Phil Anderson defies singular definition: attorney, family man, traveler, child advocate.  “Growing up, my brothers and I would play outside all day, building obstacle courses, making

Family Access Network Fundraiser

Family Access Network (FAN) held their 12th Annual Luncheon Fundraiser April 13 at Pilot Butte Middle School, raising more than $110,000. FAN serves nearly 9,000 disadvantaged children and their family members each year in Deschutes and Crook Counties. They provide essential services with a goal to keep children healthy and in school. PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE … Continued

Take Back the Night Hosted by Saving Grace

Saving Grace Imagine Life Without Violence organized a “Take Back the Night” event April 20 in Bend. The walk through downtown, booths, art installation and words from survivors allowed participants to increase awareness and speak out against sexual and domestic violence. PHOTOGRAPHY BY CAITLIN AND CO.

Earth Day Event at Riley Ranch Nature Reserve

A “SOLVE It for Earth Day” clean up project took place April 21 at Riley Ranch Nature Reserve as part of a statewide event. SOLVE (originally called Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism) is a nonprofit that mobilizes volunteers for litter cleanups, invasive plant removal, planting native trees and shrubs, and other environmental projects throughout the … Continued

Dude Food

Whether You’re Cooking for One or Cooking for Many, These Easy Dishes are Sure to Impress Anyone Gathered at Your Kitchen Table Article Nicolette Martin FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH WITH JALAPEÑO SLAW   INGREDIENTS (SANDWICH) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Cayenne pepper, to taste Boneless, skinless chicken breasts Vegetable … Continued

The Men’s Issue

Hello, Summer!   June celebrates the start of summer and also Father’s Day. We honor that by making this our Men’s Issue. Here’s to all of the special men in our lives–husbands, fathers, brothers, sons and friends.   Like last month, this issue includes a “Faces of the Community” feature, this time spotlighting five local … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

Floor Coverings International of Bend Provides Mobile Showroom Floor Coverings International of Bend has opened with a unique model of delivering custom floor options for Central Oregon homes. Their mobile showroom, filled with more than 3,400 samples, comes directly to customers for a simple, easy and stress-free experience. They provide high quality design and installation … Continued

Men of Bend

 Article and Photography Joshua Langlais  Jeshua Marshall, Larry & His Flask  What do you like about Bend?