Properties in Central Oregon

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Central Oregon Film Office

The Central Oregon Film Office, located in Bend – Sunriver, Oregon is your one-stop resource for all Film and Television productions shooting East of the Cascade Mountain Range. Central Oregon is home to one of the most diverse film regions in the United States. From towering snow capped mountains to sub tropical rain-forests, authentic Western desert tundras to bottomless crystal blue volcanic lakes and, of course, our own charming communities surrounding Bend, Sunriver, Redmond, Sisters and LaPine. Central Oregon has an abundance of assets to offer, at incredibly competitive costs for production. Bend has 300 days of sunshine per year, four distinct seasons, and a professional location and infrastructure team that will ensure you get the most out of your Central Oregon production experience. The Central Oregon Film Office can provide working relationships with state, county, and city officials and is at the ready to facilitate all production needs. Central Oregon has daily non-stop flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Salt Lake and Phoenix to the commercial airport in Redmond (RDM). We also offer access to private and charter flight to Bend’s general aviation airport and heliport. The Central Oregon Film Office knows that production budgets are not what they used to be. Let us introduce you to Oregon’s 20% incentive packages, 16% cash back personnel rebates and more. Before you decide on the site for your next production, come check us out in Bend, Oregon. Discover our world of new locations, access, less cost and ease of production. In cooperation with Oregon Film The Central Oregon Film Office works in cooperation with the Oregon Film Office and the Central Oregon Visitors Association to service all productions east of the Cascades. Producers looking for more information on filming throughout Oregon, should contact Tim Williams, Executive Director of Oregon Film, at tim@oregonfilm.org or 917 254 4021

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Central Oregon KOA

Whether you are traveling in your RV, enjoying the comforts of one of our cozy cabins or staying in a grass padded tent site our Central Oregon KOA campground is your vacation spot. Enjoy our outdoor salt water swimming pool, playground, peddle bikes, rock garden and dog park. We offer an abundance of outdoor activities i.e. volleyball and basketball courts, horseshoes, tether ball, badminton and numerous yard games. From Central Oregon KOA, you can take a day to enjoy some of our local attractions. Fifteen minutes south to smith rock for some amazing hiking or drive west and spend the day at lake Billy Chinook. A couple hours east and you can experience Oregon’s renowned painted hills or forty minutes north, you could spend the day world class fly fishing, or on a guided Whitewater rafting trip down the Deschutes River. There truly is something for everyone in central Oregon. We are at Central Oregon KOA campground we are conveniently located in Culver, OR east of hwy 97 in the middle of the high desert surrounded by pristine farmland on 37 acres Central Oregon KOA offers 56 spacious RV sites (majority pull through). Each site has water and power (30 and 50 amps available, many with sewer). In addition, we have seven cabins which range from a deluxe cabin with all the comforts of home to cozy one room cabins that have small fridge and coffee service. Our 18 tent sites are located on well maintained grass areas and range from single sites to group sites, some that offer water and electric. Regardless of whether you are in a cabin, RV or tent site each has their own fire pit and picnic table. In addition to your personal vacation spot we have a cozy country store, outside gathering area complete with tables, chairs and laundry facilities. So, grab the family, your friends and come swim, play, sight see, do a little shopping in our country store or just relax with the friendly staff at one of Central Oregon’s favorite gathering places. While you are here plan to join us for Friday and Saturday evening ice cream social and our delicious Saturday and Sunday all you can eat pancake breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Central Oregon Symphony

The Central Oregon Symphony is a regional orchestra whose concerts are available to the musically curious free of charge. The Central Oregon Symphony is proudly supported by Central Oregon Community College, the Central Oregon Symphony Association and a legion of generous donors. Central Oregon Symphony Association has partnered with Crook County and Deschutes County Libraries to present Music In Public Places events throughout our season! The series includes performances in LaPine, Prineville, Redmond, Sisters libraries along with Symphony Spotlight recitals at Wille Hall in the Coats Campus Center, COCC Bend. The concerts will happen simultaneously at various locations throughout Central Oregon. Music In Public Places is a program that highlights our Central Oregon Symphony musicians. Most groups perform classical chamber music concerts in public venues throughout Central Oregon. Concerts are open to the public and tickets are not required. Audience members may leave at any time, children are welcome to attend, and we expect there to be ambient noises in the background. These concerts are made possible thanks to our generous donors and a grant from the Deschutes Cultural Coalition. Ways to Support The Central Oregon Symphony Association education programs and chamber music events would not be possible without the generous support of individuals, businesses, organizations, and foundations. There are many ways to support your local symphony orchestra. Each opportunity offers its own experiences and rewards. Annual Individual Donations from community members who love the arts and show their support through their gifts to the Symphony. We proudly display their names in our concert series programs. Endowment Contributions through COCC Foundation are set aside and invested, with a portion of the income used to support the Symphony’s operations each year. Matching Gifts double your gifts! Contact your employer to find out if your company matches gifts. Planned Giving provides support through a bequest, charitable gift annuity, or trust arrangement. Remembering the Symphony through a bequest in your will or with a trust or annuity will assure an unparalleled musical experience for generations to come. Sponsorships give local businesses exposure to audiences of music lovers. There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities within the Central Oregon Symphony concert season and special events. Tribute Gift is a wonderful way to celebrate a milestone like a birthday, anniversary, or recognize accomplishments like graduations. It can also honor the memory of a dear friend or relative. Tribute gifts are listed in our programs. Volunteer Opportunities abound with our Symphony including ushering at concerts, helping with our Beat Beethoven 5K run/walk, and serving on a COSA board committee.

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Chockstone Climbing Guides

Chockstone Climbing Guides offers personal, professional and customized rock climbing instruction and guiding services for all ages and abilities at Smith Rock State Park. Our seasoned Smith Rock guides provide exceptional service for their clients. Choose a climbing guide and get started today. Chockstone Climbing Guides offers specialized climbing services at Smith Rock State Park and beyond. Jim and Anne Ablao opened Chockstone Climbing Guides in 2004 with a few committed climbing guides interested in forming a guide service that is committed to the standards of American Mountain Guide Association. We are an AMGA accredited guide service, assuring our clients receive the highest professional standards in our industry. In 2009 Chockstone and First Ascent Climbing Services merged into one company. Both company names are familiar at Smith Rock State Park, as First Ascent Climbing Services has been guiding since 1997 at Smith Rock and earlier at Joshua Tree National Park. Jim Ablao has been guiding throughout the western US since 1989 and a climbing guide at Smith Rock State Park since 1999. Over the years he has earned certification as an AMGA Rock Instructor and Rock Guide, he is also our AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Certification Program provider an AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Program Provider. He began climbing twenty-five years ago and still exudes a refreshing enthusiasm and passion for climbing, teaching and adventure. He climbs rock, ice and summits throughout the mountains and deserts of the US. His climbing has also taken him to summits and cliffs of Argentina, Chile, S Korea, Mexico and Canada. Courses Basics of Rock Climbing Intermediate Rock Skills Learn to Lead Guided Climbing Multipitch Climbing Tours Private Guided Day Tours Custom Group Programs Camps Youth Smith Rock Climbing Camp Adult Camps 4 Day Kids Camp Chockstone Climbing Guides can help you reach new heights!

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Club Pioneer

The Saloon at Club Pioneer is a favorite watering hole. Wally and his team mix up great hand crafted cocktails and feature a wide selection of ice-cold local Craft Beer. Whether your in the mood for Steak Bites & Honey Mustard or Sautéed Mushrooms & Garlic Bread, or our Prime Rib & Mushroom Quesadilla, Club Pioneer’s Happy Hour features items like these to accompany our handcrafted cocktails and local craft beers on tap! Pull up a stool and stay a while! The building dates back to WWII, but inside it’s all about the cowboy tradition, logging, great food and making memories with friends and family. Club Pioneer is more than another restaurant in Prineville – it’s a Prineville Tradition! Established in 1942, people have been coming to the Club Pioneer for decades. What started as a rough and tumble saloon with a brawl most weekends, Club Pioneer today is a restaurant for any occasion. Whether just gathering with friends or family or celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and other important milestones in life. The interior celebrates the Central Oregon logging history with live edge juniper doors and woodwork throughout – all cut and milled locally and installed by local craftsmen. Prints of “old Prineville” are throughout the restaurant and give a sense of history of this establishment. In the Saloon a painting still hangs with a hole in it. Local legend is that a man came into the Saloon and shot a bow and arrow through the crowd who were dancing (yes, there was dancing back in the day). The arrow missed hitting any of the guests but ended up in the painting hanging behind the band. While things are a bit calmer these days, there is still a sense of being in a place where locals love to gather. Even if you’re not a Prine-Villian, our staff will make you feel right at home while you enjoy one of our hand-crafted cowboy cocktails, local craft beer or locally cut steaks from Oregon Beef. In 2009 Jim Roths came to Club Pioneer. After a couple of years he “fell into the soul” of this community and he and his wife, Donna, purchased the Club Pioneer and another local establishment, Dillon’s Grill. While honoring the past and the traditions of Club Pioneer, our food is straight forward and made from the highest quality ingredients. Club Pioneer is known for our steaks and for our seafood. Steaks are cut specifically for Club Pioneer by Oregon Beef. Our prime rib, offered nightly, is the RR Ranch Prime Rib. We’re open for lunch Monday – Friday opening at 11am. Dinner is served 7 days a week starting at 4pm. On Sunday we offer a Sunday Brunch that’s become quite popular among our local guests. Club Pioneer offers reservations (recommended) and can accommodate semi-private parties up to 40 inside the restaurant. We also offer full-service catering. Join us and make yourself part of the tradition called Club Pioneer. We hope to see you soon.