Welcome to Central Oregon. Here you will find some of the finest places for paddling, hiking, golfing and dining al fresco in the summer. In winter, the high desert turns into a snowy playground with skiing, snowboarding, sledding and ice skating. It doesn't hurt that, whatever the season, this area is home to some of the country's top craft brews, unique boutiques for tax-free shopping, world-class restaurants and accommodations to please every lifestyle and budget.
Talk about the spice of life. No other Northwest destination offers such vast array of sights, activities and adventure. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to think of a pastime we don’t have a venue for…
Mt. Bachelor for the skiing and snowboarding. Cultus Lake or Lake Billy Chinook for waterskiing and wakeboarding. Tetherow, Crosswater or Aspen Lakes for golfing. Phil’s trail for mountain biking. The Cascade Lakes Highway for road biking or sight-seeing. Smith Rock State Park for rock climbing. South Sister for hiking or mountain climbing. The Metolious, Deschutes or Fall River for fly fishing. The Les Schwab Ampitheater for big-time concerts. The list goes on and on.
Central Oregon is a winter sports and recreation paradise. Choose from thousands of acres of recreation possibilities in the Cascades. Mt. Bachelor The model of a complete snowsports resort. Mt. Bachelor offers 360-degree lift-served groomed… Read Full Story »
From the day it opened 55 years ago, Mt. Bachelor gained a well-deserved reputation for its deep powder, its long season and the incredible vistas north over the Three Sisters Wilderness, west over the High… Read Full Story »
Exceptional properties, committed to the finest attention to detail and service, await your arrival at these destination resorts. Black Butte Ranch blackbutteranch.com An 1,800-acre destination community located seven miles west of Sisters on Highway 20,… Read Full Story »
Central Oregon’s only night skiing destination, the Hoodoo Ski Area just west of Sisters lets you ski under the stars (and the lights) on Fridays and Saturdays. And every day, Hoodoo offers uncrowded, affordable, family-friendly… Read Full Story »
This might be one of the hardest jobs in the region - keeping track of everything that's going on in Central Oregon. From folk festivals to quilt shows to big-name music concerts and small town farmer's markets, there literally is something for everyone happening nearly every single day here. Whether it's an annual event beloved by the community or a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try something new or hear a new band, this is the place to turn to find out when and where it's happening.
Join Chef Bette Fraser of The Well Traveled Fork for a fabulous and delicious cooking class! The hands-on classes, which include a meal, begin at 6pm in Chef Bette’s gourmet kitchen. Directions will be emailed after class… Read Full Story »
Under the direction of Andiel Brown, the UO Gospel Singers, two-time winners of the Disney Gospel Choir Fest, visit Bend’s Tower Theatre for an unforgettable evening of uplifting, high-energy music! The UO gospel program has… Read Full Story »
Central Oregon Business Expo Business Expo Hours 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Business Expo After Hours 4:30p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Deschutes Fair & Expo Center Always Free to Attend The Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB… Read Full Story »
Bombadil - Live Music – Bend Oregon Bombadil, the quirky, sophisticated and obsessively creative North Carolina-based band whose music one reviewer called “obtuse but melodic indie folk pop with a flair for the fantastic,” has headed… Read Full Story »
Live Music – Dojo – Bend Oregon – Man Cave Trio No cover charge. Free Bag Jazz featuring Georges Bouhey, Laz Glickman, and Jason Jackson performing the tunes of Jimmie Smith, Miles Davis, and originals. Time:… Read Full Story »