7th Street Brew House
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Cascade Lakes Brewing’s Redmond Pub
The 7th Street Brew House is the incredible extension of Cascade Lakes beers by the locals in the city of Redmond. The Brewery had been in operation for about a year and the regulars wanted someplace to take their family and friends to eat. As a result, 7th Street was born. With a popular mug club membership to taco night, 7th Street has become the hometown favorite in Redmond. This is where people go to have a great tasting meal, a cold beer, and see good friends. In the summer, enjoy the indoor/outdoor atmosphere complete with garage doors that kick open, a fire pit to keep you warm during the brisk evenings and horseshoe pits.
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Cascade Lakes Brewing’s Redmond Pub
Adventure Guru is a video-based adventure guide for everyone… EVERYONE. Whether you have a garage full of gear, or simply a pair of sneakers and a curious spirit, the goal is to get you outside. Nature is medicine, and the pharmacy is open.
“I noticed that it was really hard to find the best outdoor activities near me…” said founder, Shannon Enete. The solution involves quick, fun-inducing, videos that portray the terrain, accessibility, conditions and everything else from start to finish.
Shannon also noticed that outdoor recreation has a diversity problem. Most resources focus on the same narrow demographic, young elite athletes with the latest equipment in remote locations. What about everyone else? “I want people around the world to see themselves on my platform. Every size, color, age, sexuality, and ability (both cognitive and physical) will be represented on Adventure Guru.” One of the ways we will accomplish this is through the Regional Guru program (www.adventure-guru.org/joinus
Join Adventure Guru today and change the world one adventure at a time.
At Adventure Guru, we are actively seeking partners to build and eco-education for our upcoming online learning platform. We’re especially excited about collaborations with education-related and eco-friendly nonprofits, and experts in biology, oceanography, biomimicry, energy, and chemistry to name a few. There will be 3 facets to Adventure Guru University: ECO Education, Wilderness Survival and Adventure Skills. Please contact us at Adventure Guru.
Adventure Guru is changing the world and we need your help! We want every type of person (size, shape, color, age, sexuality, ability, etc) to represent the beauty of humanity and inspire those like you to get outside and enrich their lives.
GEAR NOT REQUIRED
Nature takes you just as you are and so do we. Film your outdoor fun (trails, lake, river, beach, castle, cliff diving, mountain biking, etc) on your smartphone or action camera, then submit the videos here to help us change the world one adventure at a time. It’s super easy, just click the link or icon.
Join Bend Electric Bikes for our fun, guided tours of Bend, Oregon. Leave the car behind and use our comfortable, easy to ride electric bikes on our bike-friendly avenues, bike trails, and through our vibrant neighborhoods to discover our history, taste our beers and see what we love about Bend. It’s great for families and pets can come too! Click here for tours for description, pricing and booking.
Along with Electric Bikes, Bend Electric Bikes also offers a large variety of different type of cargo bikes to fit your hauling needs. Whether it is carrying your kids on the back or making a quick trip to the grocery store, Bend Electric Bikes has you covered!
Note: All new bikes purchased from Bend Electric Bikes include free tune-ups for a year. Appointment Required. We will happily service and repair all electric bikes from brands that we sell or have a direct relationship with their suppliers. We will repair mechanical issues on most electric bikes but cannot repair electrical issues on bikes that we have not supplied or do not have supplier backup. We will happily diagnosis a NON-BEND ELECTRIC BIKES BRANDS ebike, conversion kit, or scooter however, due to time and research involved there will be a minimum charge of $45, and bill at a labor rate of $90 per hour thereafter regardless of our ability to repair. (Rates subject to change)
Please call 541-410-7408 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
Bend Map Co. offers free maps of all of the best shopping, dining, golf, and adventures from Bend Oregon and the surrounding areas.
With stunning views of the Cascade Mountains and a seemingly endless supply of sunshine, it’s no wonder that Bend is on so many “10 Best Places” lists. Bend, Oregon has some of the best shopping, dining, activities, and adventures you will ever experience. Bend Oregon road maps are the perfect way to make sure you have a fantastic experience while you’re visiting us.
Our local Bend experts will send you a survey to get the information that they need to complete your itinerary. From there, we use our experienced knowledge of Bend to decide which lakes, trails, rivers, breweries, restaurants, and more, fit exactly what you are looking for.
Bend Outdoor Guide’s itineraries include a schedule of events, insider tips, meal suggestions, Google Maps directions, and gear recommendation. Our itineraries are also available as an app. Shop Bend Outdoor Guide’s Itineraries.
How many hours have you spent trip planning, just to feel like you missed out? Bend Outdoor Guides creates customized itineraries according to exactly what you are looking for. No wasted time. No crowded tour vans. Just you and your friends having the time of your life!
Benefits of a Custom Itinerary
Located in Bend, Oregon.
The Bend Paddle Trail Alliance is a non-profit organization incorporated to establish and promote the Deschutes Paddle Trail for a wide variety of recreational water enthusiasts.
BPTA shall promote and establish a navigable paddle trail within Deschutes County that will enhance river and lake recreation and appreciation for a wide variety of recreational water enthusiasts while promoting water safety, education, and stewardship.
The Deschutes Paddle Trail
Whether you want to sea-kayak the beautiful High Cascade Lakes with sweeping mountain views, paddle a gentle section of the Lower Deschutes River among the otters, beavers and eagles, or whitewater-raft an exciting stretch of river just minutes from Downtown Bend, the Deschutes Paddle Trail has something for all recreational water enthusiasts.
The Deschutes Paddle Trail showcases the geographical diversity of Central Oregon while providing access to and information about nine of the High Cascade Lakes as well as stretches of the Little Deschutes and Deschutes Rivers within Deschutes County.
The Deschutes Paddle Trail inspires visitors with its unique geology and natural beauty. Meandering at times, frequently tranquil and occasionally astonishingly powerful, the Deschutes Paddle Trail is an awesome display of nature.
The Bend Paddle Trail Alliance a nonprofit organization, and is devoted to the preservation of the natural beauty of the Deschutes Paddle Trail. Recently the organization has created and published, with support of local partners, comprehensive guides to the entire Deschutes Paddle Trail. The guides provide information on local wildlife, river safety and proper stewardship.
Enhancing water recreational needs in Deschutes County
Choose from one of our several Bend Photo Tours offered daily, sign up for a theme specific Photo Workshop or Expedition (updated throughout the year), expand your photo education with our Lectures or get one-on-one attention with our Photo Tutoring.
Whether you’re a professional photographer, expert novice, or prefer to have us photo document your tour, our expertly skilled photographers can guide you to all the amazing photo-ops throughout Bend’s beautiful Deschutes County. We are conveniently located at Bend Tour Company, in the Old Mill District for ease.
From novice to expert, we can always continue to expand our photography skills. Bend Photo Tours creates a photography experience highlighting the amazing Central Oregon landscape, while our expert photographers provide guidance on how to enhance the way you capture the Beauty of Bend.
Choose from our several picturesque tours or we can work with you on creating a tour that caters to your photographic needs.
Get one on one support with your photography questions and camera inquiries. One of our expert photographers at Bend Photo Tours will work with you on your specific needs and get you to a place where you feel comfortable working your camera, and understanding the fundimentals and artistic aspects of shooting.
Pricing: $95 per hour up to 2 people
Want to take home stunning photos of you with epic Central Oregon as the background…we can capture that for you! Book one of our several Photo Shoot Tours in and around picture perfect Bend. Call Bend Photo Tours today!
At Bend Rock Gym we provide a world-class climbing experience in a cutting edge facility with high quality routes, comprehensive climbing programs, and modern fitness amenities. We value opportunities to get involved in our local community, promote life-long healthy habits, and cultivate a welcoming environment to build lasting friendships and climbing skills.
Bend Rock Gym For Beginners
Looking for something fun, different and exciting to do as an event this year? Whether it’s a birthday party, school group, or corporate team building exercise, indoor climbing is guaranteed to be a hit! Give us a call at Bend Rock Gym (541) 388-6764 or e-mail email@example.com and we’ll make it happen!
Bend Rock Gym has a full host of yoga classes for beginners and seasoned experts alike! Whether you are thinking about giving yoga a try or are looking for a great way to improve your flexibility and overall climbing, yoga at Bend Rock Gym is the perfect option for you. Drop-ins are welcome!
We are located at 1182 SE Centennial, Bend, Oregon, just off Reed Market Road. Stop by to check us out, we want to meet you!
Hours of Operation
Saturday, Sunday: 10:00am-8:00pm
The Bend Tour Company offers Segway Tours, E-Cruiser Tours, E-Bike Tours, Heli-Tours, Ale Trail & Beer Taps Tours, Art Safari and Sunset Spectacular Tours. The Bend Tour Company offers informative and entertaining explorations of Bend’s past and present. The tours highlight Bend’s great history, and its wonderful sights and attractions, exceptional restaurants and unique shopping opportunities.
Guided tours take guests past the many historic homes and buildings throughout Bend’s Old Mill Quarter, Downtown and West Side neighborhoods. Guests glide along the magnificent Deschutes River and through the beauty of Farewell Bend, McKay and Drake Parks and around and over exquisite Mirror Pond. Did we mention you get to ride a SEGWAY?
Our Sunset Spectacular Tours are just that… SPECTACULAR! The tours include all of the great history, sights, shops, restaurants, breweries and attractions included in many of our other tours, plus stunning views of our incredible summer sunsets over Oregon’s magnificent Cascades mountain range! Choose to experience the Summer Spectacular Tours on our SEGWAYs, Cycle ‘Rounds, E-Cruisers, or Electric Bikes. You simply can’t go wrong with these tours!
Electric Bike Tours: Our partners Bend Electric Bikes and Let It Ride Pedego Bikes – Mount our Electric Bikes and experience the heart of Bend as you travel through the parks and along the river from the saddle of one of our super comfortable Pedego electric bikes and Bend Electric Bikes. Your tour guide will take you places that most don’t see as you enjoy the ride on your electric cruiser style bikes learning where to shop, dine and play in sunny Central Oregon. You’ll enjoy the sights of Downtown Bend, the Old Mill District, beautiful nature trails along the river, historic Drake Park and all of the award winning breweries along Bends famous Ale Trail.
Big Mountain Heli Tours: Known as the “outdoor playground of the West,” our town is world famous for both its outdoor pursuits and its pristine beauty – but that’s just half of the story. Bend has a second, unlimited, playground that starts at 10,000 feet. It’s a place of unparalleled vistas that stretch for miles, sunsets that take your breath away, millions of years of volcanic history, and unfettered access to remote and unusual locations in the Central Oregon high desert. Big Mountain Heli Tours, in partnership with Bend’s premier flight school, Leading Edge Aviation, is staffed by highly experienced commercial pilots and mechanics who have a passion for flying helicopters in and around Bend’s big blue mountain playground. Big Mountain Heli Tours was created to showcase the very best of Bend and Central Oregon to the estimated 3 million guests who visit us each year.
The unparalleled mobility of the Eco-friendly tours from Bend Tour Company offers groups to glide safely along the pathways of Bend, providing a truly entertaining and unique sightseeing experience with extraordinary access to everything that Bend has to offer!
Segway, E-Bike, Heli Tours, Art Safari, Beer Tap Tours
BEND TOWNCARS LLC in Bend, Oregon, has made a name for itself as the premier town car and limo service by providing incomparable elegance, comfort, and safety as well as experienced chauffeurs with more than five years of experience.
With our airport shuttle service you never have to go to sleep worried that you won’t make your flight the next morning when you rely on us.
Bend TownCars is the company in Bend, Redmond, and the rest of Central Oregon that people are choosing for airport shuttle service and limo-quality taxi service. Their friendly staff and team of drivers make for a pleasant experience while getting you safely to and from your destination.
Bend TownCars operates as a shuttle, taxi and offers a 15 Passenger 2015 Ford Sprinter Van, 2008 Cadillac Escalede ESV and 2007 Lincoln Towncar, additional van and Audi Sedan. Shuttle and taxi rates as low as $10 which is lower than any other provider in our area.
Bend TownCars the rich assortment of different craft beers offered in our area in a safe and secure environment with our selection of brewery tours. Bend TownCars We also provide safe and secure transportation for golf outings and private parties.
Are you and your friends looking to enjoy some of the most amazing breweries in Bend, Oregon? Breweries like the famous Deschutes Brewery™, Bend Brewing Company™, Cascade Lakes Brewing™ Company, Crux Fermentation Project™, Good Life Brewing Company™, 10 Barrel Brewing Company™, Boneyard Beer Company™, and more are fun to visit when you have a designated driver. Bend Towncars can be that driver and get you to the breweries in style and most importantly, safely. In addition, we can drive you to our regional breweries, such as Sunriver Brewing Company and Wild Ride Brewery in Redmond and more!
Experience the luxury and comfort of a limousine by traveling with our town car transportation service.
Lincoln Town Cars, Cadillac Escalades Expedition L, and 15 Passenger Transit Van
Leave the driving to us! We are only a phone call away. Call us today for reliable service you can count on.
Big Mountain Heli Tours is Bend, Oregon’s premier helicopter tour company. Join us for incredible scenic flights to local mountains, vineyard tours and explorations, weddings, events and unique flight adventures throughout Central Oregon and beyond!
It’s ski season here in Bend and our backcountry is covered in deep, beautiful snowpack. Our Winter Wonderland Helicopter Tour is perfect for Bend visitors and locals who want to experience and explore as much of our magnificent snowcapped Cascade range as possible. Looking for that special place? Big Mountain Heli Tours can take you to new heights to see pristine mountain peaks, blue crystal lakes and rivers not to mention the natural beauty of the high desert.
Bend City & Lava Lands Heli Tour: With stunning Cascade Mountain views to our left and right our helicopter pilots will take you and your friends on a scenic tour of Bend, Oregon “Beertown USA” and on to our local lava flow at Lava Lands State Park a National Volcanic Monument. Over the past 300,000 years massive volcanic eruptions have left volcanic scars outside of Bend. You may have visited Lava Lands and walked through the ancient flows but seeing their sheer size from the air is a unique look into the awesome power of Mother Nature, frozen for all time just as they happened, and devoid of life for thousands of years.
Scenic Tours – An Experience Like No Other
Experience “The Art of Flight” with Big Sky Balloon Company. Hour long scenic hot air balloon flights provide a one of a kind experience in Central Oregon.
Join us for an unforgettable experience! Big Sky Balloon Company. is the premier hot air balloon ride operator in Central Oregon. We offer scenic hot air balloon flights in this remarkable part of the Pacific Northwest. Our unique, custom hand painted balloon reflects the landscape around us as we float over some of the most dramatic land features the area has to offer.
For early morning flights be sure to dress in layers as it can be cool in the high dessert, but it warms up quickly and you’ll want to adjust accordingly. Temperatures in flight are actually much warmer than on the ground. Make sure your camera is fully charged so you don’t miss a thing.
Ballooning is a hands on experience and we welcome you to help with the inflation as well as the take down of the balloon if you like.
We conduct one flight a day early in the morning when wind conditions are calm and the air is stable. Flight times vary depending on the time of year, we typically like to be in the air within 1 hour of sunrise.
Complete your Black Butte Ranch vacation with a trail ride at the Black Butte Stables. We welcome all levels of riders from beginners, intermediate and Advanced. Our healthy and happy horses are ready to take you out on one of these scenic forest trail rides.
This ride has a nice, comfortable pace. Those who are able to maintain their seat may have a chance for some trotting. Everyone in his or her group must also have that ability. Our trail meanders through Aspen and Pine groves, over Indian Ford Creek along a beaver pond.
An exciting and challenging ride. Trot along a trail lined with manzanita, and a variety of wild flowers. This ride crosses Indian Ford Creek and travels around Glaze Meadow with big mountain views. Trotting experience is required for this ride.
Black Butte Pack Services Offers
We offer All Day Rides, a Photo Safari, Drop Camps, Deluxe Tent Drop Camps, Guided Fishing Trips and Game Retrieval. You can visit the mountains by hoof or heel! Black Butte Pack Services are ready to take you on a spectacular scenic adventure. Advanced reservations required.
Black Butte Stables operates under a special use permit with the Deschutes National Forest, and is an equal opportunity outdoor recreation service provider.
Horseback rides from easy to challenging
Brasada Ranch is home to some of Bend Oregon’s best horseback riding, offering over 900 acres of trail riding and adventure as well as panoramic high desert and Cascade mountain views. The Brasada Equestrian Center’s trusty troop of Mustangs, Draft-Cross and Western Pleasure horses come complete with horseback riding instruction for all ages and abilities.
Customize your Central Oregon trail ride, take a private horseback riding lesson, or attend an equestrian event.
Visit our website for information on various rides and rates.
Brasada Equestrian Center at Brasada Ranch
Cascade Guides and Outfitters, your Full Service Fly Fishing Outfitter is ready to show you the best fishing holes in Central Oregon. The staff of seasoned of professionals offer over 75 years of fly fishing experience and local knowledge of our crystal clear mountain fresh rivers and lakes to make your fishing experience a memorable one.
Cascade Guides and Outfitters provides the highest level of guiding services in Central Oregon with over 30 years fishing local waters. Our shop is a full line fishing equipment and outdoor clothing dealer. We can insure our guest that we have met the most rigorous standards in the fly fishing industry. We are license holders for both the National Forest Service and BLM lands. With our extensive licensing we are legally permitted to guide more waters than any other guide service in Central Oregon. This includes Crane Prairie Reservoir, Hosmer, East , Lava, Little Lava, Billy Chinook, Paulina, Wickiup, & Davis Lakes along with Deschutes, Crooked and Fall rivers.
Cascade Guides and Outfitters is staffed with a select group of professional guides who understand their responsibility they will provide you with an experience that is educational and enjoyable. You will find our services superior to and competitive with other non-endorsed guides. We offers half day, full day, and multi-day trips on the many rivers and lakes in the Central Oregon area along with a selection of fly fishing schools and accommodations. Considered one of the most unique trips available anywhere, our Classic Float trip utilizes wooden drift boats, bamboo rods, antique reels and silk style lines. Casting time honored patterns to rising trout. A full range of rental equipment is available to meet the needs of all types and ages of fishers. Groups and families always welcome.
Fly Rod – Reel
Boots – Waders
We offer a Fly Fishing “101” School – for both half day or full day excursion and our instructors will escort you to the river and assist you in “wadering up” proper assembly of your fly rod, rigging your fly rod with line, leader, tippet, split shot, indicator and flies. They will also instruct on safe wading techniques, entomology, reading water, stream etiquette, practical and proper casting techniques, line management, fly selection and most importantly how to relax and enjoy your fly fishing experience. After successful completion, our students are prepared to go out and fish on their own or hire one of our professional guides for more personal instruction.
The Hook Fly Shop is open year-round and as a full service dealer, we can offer you the quality you’re looking for, from flyrods and equipment to local flies tied by guides from our shop. The Cascade Guides and Outfitter staff at that shop has over 75 years of fly fishing experience, they are willing to help you in all your needs – whether it be a question on where to fish, or what flies are working best, or how to tie that fly – just ask!
Experienced Local Professional Guide Service
Cascade Relays is a small, family-run business with the mission to provide exceptional race experiences. There are lots of relays to choose from, but Cascade Relays races are different. We are a small, family-run business with the mission to provide exceptional race experiences, while supporting the communities we run through. We prioritize rural courses, local vendors & businesses, personal relationships and supporting local non-profits. You’ll get to know your Race Directors – Scott & Carrie Douglass – through communication throughout the year and out on the race course. Our staff and volunteers embody the spirit of our company – safety, fun and competition. Join the CLRG family!
Cascade Relays is a small, family-run business based in Bend, Oregon. Founders Scott and Carrie Douglass grew up in Bend, met in 6th grade and eventually married five days before the inaugural Cascade Lakes Relay in August 2008. Working closely together, Scott & Carrie are focused on the Cascade Relays Family, including the loyal participants, dedicated staff and volunteers, and local communities that contribute to the success of Cascade Relays events.
Cascade Relays currently produces the Cascade Lakes Relay and The Beer Chase Series – with local one-day relays in Bend, San Diego, and Boulder.
One day, one van, six friends, twelve legs, 12-20 craft breweries hosting exchange points where runners sample their amazing craft. Seriously, what could be better? Join us for a Beer Chase near you, and let us know where you’d like to see Cascade Relays host the next Bend Beer Chase!
The Cascade Relays Foundation supports local non-profits, school groups, and community organizations in the communities our events travel through. Cascade Relays has directly donated over $300,000 to local nonprofits and community groups since its founding in 2008. In 2017, The Cascade Relays Foundation granted $65,000 to partnering charities.
Scott and Carrie Douglass, co-founders of Cascade Relays, announced the formation of the Cascade Relays Foundation in November 2016. The Foundation allows Cascade Relays to continue supporting nonprofits in the communities along its Cascade Lakes Relays, Bend Beer Chase, Centennial Beer Chase, and San Diego Beer Chase course routes. Cascade Relays also provides pro-bono support and free equipment for several local nonprofit events throughout the year, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend Thanksgiving I Like Pie run, The Ronald McDonald House Stronger Together Walk, and TEDxBend.
Ready to experience running as a team sport?
Join the Cascade Relays family, and Relay On Us
More than just a race…it’s a lifetime experience.
Join us for our inaugural year of the Cascadia Adventure Film Festival. Sept 5th-7th. We will celebrate the adventures that push us to our limits, and help us forge a deeper connection to the natural world.
Cascadia Adventure Film Festival will showcase influential films that highlight the adventurous spirit that lives inside each of us — the films that get us stoked. We’re inspired by human-powered exploration and the values that keep the wilderness wild. It is through adventure that we discover who we are and what we can achieve. Adventure brings us closer to the natural world in our own backyard, and wherever we may go. So are you in?
4 SHOWS FEATURING INSPIRING ADVENTURE FILMS
CLIMBING — BIKING — TRAIL RUNNING — WATER
Celebrating Adventures That Push Us To Our Limits
Central Oregon Adventures Snowmobile Excursions offers Snowmobile Tours & Snowmobile Rentals. Providing breathtaking adventure for making lifetime memories with guided Snowmobile Tours and Rentals. Take a two hour, four hour, or sunset tour or rent a snowmobile and create your own adventure.
Central Oregon Adventures Snowmobile Excursions rentals are for experienced riders who are familiar with the terrain around Mt. Bachelor. If you don’t ride often or you are unfamiliar with the area, we encourage you to go with a guide. Our tours are not 10 mph trail rides, but are customized to your ability. Our professional guides will show you a great time. So if you have any hesitation or if there are drivers between the ages of 16 and 23 in your group, please check out our SNOWMOBILE TOURS.
For experienced riders, 24 years and older, there are 288 miles of trails and 250 thousand acres of terrain for you to explore in the Mt. Bachelor TRAIL SYSTEM. You don’t need to trailer your rental machines to the mountain as our machines are waiting for you at Wanoga Sno-Park. Our staff will go over the map and point you in the right direction for your desired experience. Helmets, goggles, and a full tank of gas are included with all rentals. You must have at least two machines in your group. We do not send out machines individually due to safety reasons.
Similar to our guided trips, Central Oregon Snowmobile Excursions clinics are kept to small groups so that you can get the most out of them. We keep the ratio of six machines per trainer. Our one day riding clinics begin at 8:00am and run until 4:00pm. Clinics can be booked any day of the week excluding holidays (2 weeks over the Christmas and New Years, MLK, and Presidents Day weekends). We also try to avoid the weekend events that are going on in our area (Drag Races, Dog Sled Races, X-Country Ski Races, etc.).
Snowmobile Rentals & Tours
Central Oregon Bungee Adventures offers bungee jumping experience located at the high bridge in beautiful PS Ogden State Park, the bungee site offers stunning views of the Crooked River Gorge and Cascade Mountains. Central Oregon Bungee Adventures professionally trained staff provide a all equipment and training for this one-of-a-kind thrill of bungee jump over the high desert Crooked River Canyon. Call today 541-668-5867 to reserve your spot with Central Oregon Bungee Adventures.
Our platform sits 300 feet above the river below, and jumpers dive 250 feet! It is the tallest commercial bungee jump in North America.
How long does it take?
In general, one jump takes about 10 to 15 minutes from the time you get harnessed in to the time you are back on solid ground.
We do accept walk-in jumpers, but strongly encourage you to make a reservation, especially in larger groups. During the busier days and months we regularly fill up with reservations. Space for walk-ins can be minimal, and the wait can be long. Please see our reservations or contact page to get your date and time locked in. Jumpers must be at least 14 years of age and between 90 and 300 pounds.
Group/party rates are negotiated on a case by case basis. Please give us a call at 541-668-5867 to discuss your group needs.
We jump rain or shine! Limiting weather events include lightning and strong wind. If your jump is interrupted by weather we can reschedule.
Established in 2015, Central Oregon Bungee is the brain child of long time Bend resident James Scott. Scott, a long time BASE jumper, skydiver and bungee jumper, is excited to bring his flavor of fun to the Central Oregon region.
Located at the high bridge in beautiful PS Ogden State Park, the bungee site offers stunning views of the Crooked River Gorge and Cascade Mountains. A typical season runs from May through October, weather permitting.
The premier bungee jump in the USA!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 917 254 4021
Central Oregon. Amazing locations for your next production.
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.
Chockstone Climbing Guides can help you reach new heights!
Rock climbing services at Smith Rock State Park
Christian Murillo Photography is a professional photography company specializing in Natural Landscape and Outdoor Lifestyle imagery. Christian is based in Bend, Oregon, and uses the unique variety of Central Oregon landscapes as his primary subjects. Whether you are looking for a beautiful local print to hang in your home or office, or looking to have a photographer tag along on your adventures in the mountains, Christian is who you are looking for!
Specializing in Natural Landscape and Outdoor Lifestyle imagery of Central Oregon landscapes as his primary subject
Cog Wild Bicycle Tours & Shuttles is more than a mountain bike touring company. We are a group of passionate riders, travelers, adventurers, advocates and community members that love sharing the best of Oregon by mountain bike. And like all the best things in life, mountain biking is best enjoyed with friends, so we treat you like our best friends.
We take you deep into the varied and vast ecosystems of wild Oregon – along rushing rivers, around impossibly blue lakes, across sunny, warm meadows, up towering mountains and back down again. We stop to smell the wildflowers along the way. We cool off in crystal clear streams and soak our satisfied muscles in natural hot springs. And we top it all off with thirst-quenching, locally brewed beer and amazing food.
We know. Making a decision about where to go or planning what to do on vacation is not the most fun part, so we take care of the details so you can enjoy your time in the saddle. We find the best places to sleep under towering trees and that picture perfect lunch spot around the next bend in the trail. We can help you decide what local craft beer to try with dinner (so many choices!) That way, all you have to do is enjoy the ride.
Join Cog Wild Bicycle Tours & Shuttles for day tours, multi-day vacations or even a shuttle to the trailhead.
National Geographic Photographer
Fine Art Images of Nature & Natural History, Photo Workshops
Cork & Barrel Wine Event is an annual wine and food event series featuring a different wine region each year in Bend, Oregon. Wineries are paired with local and visiting chefs to create a tasting experience like no other in Central Oregon.
Cork & Barrel Wine Event is held annually in July at Broken Top Club and is proud to feature the winemakers of the West Coast.
On Friday and Saturday, Cork & Barrel Wine Event guests gather under sunny skies at Broken Top Club for an afternoon of top flight wine and food pairings. Saturday includes a five course gourmet dinner, paired with a choice of hand-selected wines by the featured wine region, or craft beers. Additionally, guests will enjoy a varied silent auction and thrilling live auction including wines from all over the world, exclusive travel experiences, unique dining opportunities and much more.
Included in the Cork & Barrel event are a number of local and regional guest chefs. The role of our guest chefs is to partner with wineries for exclusive winemaker dinners on the Thursday before the main event, and to provide small plates to pair with tasting wines during the reception portion of the Friday event.
A tightly limited number of more intimate winemakers’ dinners with our visiting wineries are held throughout Bend on the Thursday of the event.
All proceeds from Cork & Barrel benefit KIDS Center’s direct services for children and families impacted by child abuse. KIDS Center is a non-profit child abuse intervention center dedicated to the prevention, evaluation and treatment of child abuse.
Services include a head-to-toe medical exam, child friendly forensic interview, child & family therapy and family support services. These services are provided for more than 1,000 children, youth and families each year. KIDS Center is also a leader in child abuse prevention training and education providing the nationally acclaimed Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children training for adults throughout the region. Cork & Barrel is the signature fundraiser for this service.
Cove Palisades Resort and Marina is a full service resort & marina located just 45 minutes north of Bend on the water sports mecca known as “Lake Billy Chinook”.
Cove Palisades Resort and Marina specializes in the rentals of houseboats, ski boats, patio boats, fishing boats, jet skis, kayaks, paddle boats, paddle boards and water toys. Offering moorage, on-site cafe, and a well stocked store. The goal of the friendly staff is to far exceed your expectations and deliver the vacation of a lifetime.
Fed by the Deschutes, Crooked and Metolius Rivers, Lake Billy Chinook is always full in the summer and offers three unique arms and over seventy two miles of shoreline. Cascade Mountain Vistas, basalt spires, soaring bald eagles and the steep canyon walls will awe you.
Plan you next family vacation on a beautiful Cove Palisades houseboat. The kids will thank you and you’ll enjoy years of memories. If you only have one day on the lake with your friends you can rent our large Party Barge.
Call Cove Palisades Resort and Marina today and we will help you put together a package that will fit your budget and please remember to bring your camera to capture the lasting memories and the whole family relaxing and smiling.
Visit our website to reserve your houseboat today at the Cove Palisades Resort & Marina.
Houseboats, Jet Ski’s, SUP, Marine Rentals
A year-round recreational destination situated among towering cliffs that surround Lake Billy Chinook. Come visit The Cove Palisades State Park, there are three day-use areas with boat ramps, swimming areas, and picnic facilities. Full-service marina with moorage, boat rentals, fuel, restaurant and general store. Off U.S. 97, 15 miles SW of Madras on Lake Billy Chinook.
Located in the heart of Central Oregon and encompassing the Deschutes and Crooked River Canyons, The Cove Palisades State Park is a popular year-round destination for camping, watersports, and hiking.
The Cove Palisades State Park offers two campgrounds amidst a scenic high desert canyon reservoir. Deschutes River Campground is open mid-May through mid-September. Crooked River Campground closes mid-December through mid-February. For a refreshing change of pace try our cozy deluxe log cabins, which are open year round and located lakeside at The Cove Marina.
MAKE SURE YOUR SITE MEETS YOUR CAMPING NEEDS
Before reserving, please become familiar with the particulars of your chosen site, including the size of the tent pad area and the type of equipment that you may bring to the park. Site details and tent pad sizes can be viewed online by clicking on the site name.
A Day-Use Parking Permit is required year round at The Cove Palisades. You can also purchase a 12 month pass, a 24 month pass or provide a current camping receipt.
88 electrical sites with water (E loop)
85 full hook-up sites (A and C loops)
91 tent sites with water nearby (B loop)
21 reservable boat moorages
3 group tent sites
3 deluxe cabins (1 pet friendly)
3 day use areas
2-lane RV dump station (E loop)
Marine pump-out station (closed in winter)
Full service marina, general store, and cafe (closed in winter)
Six campsites are accessible to campers with disabilities.
$ – $$$
Year-round recreational destination by Lake Billy Chinook
Featuring sandy beaches, swimming, boating, lakefront cabins and old growth pines, Cultus Lake has long been a summer seasonal favorite for fishing enthusiasts and campers alike. Formed by a glacier, these pristine mountain waters created a wonderful sanctuary for wildlife. In the early 19th Century, Cultus Lake was a highly sought destination for early explorers seeking to expand their trade in the fur trade industry. Today, it is home to rainbow trout, mackinaw and brook trout where patient anglers test their luck on shore or by boat, then trade stories by campfire light. Cultus Lake is on the Cascade Scenic Byway and a short drive from Bend, Sunriver and LaPine, Oregon.
Cultus Lake Resort near Bend, Oregon is a favorite Pacific Northwest destination for family vacations. Our resort has 23 rustic cabins, a general store where you can purchase anything from ice to cold beverages to fishing tackle, a BBQ restaurant where you can dine on house-smoked meats and fresh side dishes, a beautiful outdoor deck overlooking the lake, and a marina to moor your boat or Sea Doo and pontoon boat rentals for exploring the lake. Whether you are seeking a romantic wildnerness getaway for two, the perfect family vacation, or a fishing excursion with friends, Cultus Lake Resort offers a variety of activities including high-speed boating, jet skiing, freshwater fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, biking and more!
Dining at Cultus Lake Resort
We’ve got BBQ all summer long! Enjoy home-cooked meals with fresh sides, house-smoked meats, beer, wine, and signature cocktails. We ask that large parties of 8 or more call us at 541-408-1560 to make a reservation, preferably with 24 hour notice. Click for Menus
The Cultus Lake Resort Marina has everything you need to explore the lake! We feature a wide variety of watercraft rentals such as motorboats, pontoon boats, kayaks, paddleboards, and jet skis. We also have a small private beach for use by Resort guests only. In addition, there is a larger public day-use area next door with a nice beach and public restrooms.
The lake is one of the few in the area that allows high-speed watercraft and is excellent for water skiing. At Cultus Lake Resort, we rent pontoon boats, Jet Skis, fishing motorboats, as well as several different types of non-motorized watercraft. We don’t have any high-speed watercraft for rent that you can use to tow skiers or tubes.
Reservations for Jet Ski’s and Pontoon Boats can be made below or by calling 541-408-1560.
The original Cycle Pub that started it all in Bend! With stylish good looks, and a true pub-like feel, the Cycle Pub is a great way to tour the Bend Ale Trail, and experience world class craft beer up close and personal. At Bend Tour Company we present our Big Bike, there’s ten pedaling seats, two passive bike seats, and a super comfy bench for two more on the back. Features of the Big Bike include cup-holders, overhead storage for purses and jackets, sound-system and adjustable seats! Big Bike tours require a minimum of 8 riders to get rolling and can accommodate up to 14 riders total (minimum age to ride is 12 years old). All tours are 2 hours in duration and are only be booked as private group tours.
Bend, Oregon is known for cycling. And world class microbreweries. Cycle Pub gives you an opportunity to enjoy these two passions, and create an experience you and your fellow riders will never forget. It’s a nontraditional bike, where you sit and pedal in a non-traditional way, and enjoy non-traditional features and beverages. Our best description, it’s a rolling pub on wheels, that you pedal!
For smaller groups, we offer our 6 seat work of art, the Small Bike or Cycle Round! Quick, nimble, easy to pedal, and a fantastic way to see the sights of Bend with family and friends. Our Small Bike is a bit more intimate than our Big Bike so it is a perfect fit for groups of 4 to 6 riders. Small Bike tours are also 2 hours in duration and also book as private group tours.
The best way to enjoy a Cycle Pub outing is to plan your trip on the fly with your guide as your group heads out. Tours make a stop at Silver Moon Brewing, as a way to thank them for their sponsorship and then hit the open road enjoying a lap around Bend. Some stop options work great to send in a scout team for growler refills or wine restocks, while other stops are the perfect fit after pumping hard on the pedals to grab snacks and quiet down your group’s grumbling tummies. All tours conclude back at The Bend Tour Company’s tour center conveniently located between Downtown Bend and the Old Mill District.
With energizing rides tailored to all fitness and experience levels, the Bend CycleBar will inspire you, motivate you, and invigorate you to face your day.
The CycleBar is conveniently located in the heart of the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon. We offer memberships and welcome drop-in guests to take their ride to the next level. We have classes for a classic, performance and themed rides. Whatever your level, Bend CycleBar has a ride for you.
From the moment you’re greeted by our professional and courteous staff, the CycleBar experience is unmatched by any other. Enjoy our luxury amenities, CycleStats® personal performance tracking, CycleBeats® mind-blowing playlists, and invigorating rides led by CycleStar® Instructors, the most inspiring people in the business. We pride ourselves on ensuring the details of your ride are taken care of so you can clip in, clear your mind, dig deep, and Rock Your Ride™.
Whether you are an indoor cycling pro or entirely new to the experience, CycleBar® is the ride for you. Our highly trained CycleStar Instructors will help you achieve your goal, whether you are performance training, leisure or a heart healthy balance, we are here for you.
At CycleBar®, our energizing instructors are equal parts DJ, drill sergeant, motivator, and friend. They build a community of riders and help them improve their performance, and reach their goals one ride at a time.
The CycleTheatre is where the real action happens at CycleBar. This tiered theatre holds up to 55 custom bikes, two larger-than-life flat-screen TVs, personal data monitors, and our state-of-the-art audio, video, and lighting technology that creates a multisensory experience.
Do you want to know what you are in for? Check out our blog
Every ride is a party and we like to keep things fresh. Check in with us to see what’s on tap at the bar this week.
Book the entire studio—including your very own CycleStar Instructor—for a private event for your team, your friends, or your charity event. If your group is seeking a Team Building event, look no further than CycleBar® We can work with you to tailor to your needs for an experience of a lifetime.
The Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room and Gift Shop is housed in the middle of their working production brewery and doubles as a showroom for Deschutes branded hats, shirts, glasses, snowboards, golf balls, and whatever other creative ideas they have for putting their logo on. Conveniently located above the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon for you to visit and taste the beer that launched the craft-beer movement!
The public is also invited to enjoy a FREE guided walking tour of the Deschutes Brewery production facility. As you walk along the tour, you’ll learn about the history of the Brewery, their brewing process, and meet the beer-obsessed folks who cultivate them.
Tours and tastings are free and all ages are welcome.
Deschutes Brewery Gift Shop and Tasting Room Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm and Sat & Sun, 12pm-5pm. Tastings from 12pm – 5pm, daily.
Free Guided Tour Schedule: 7 days a week at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM.
The Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room is a fantastic place to have your company party, meeting, or other special event. Private banquet facility with seating for up to 80 or reception style for 150. Full service so you can relax and enjoy your event. Spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains await you. Off-site catering available.
This National Wild and Scenic designated river begins just south of Bend and ends its 252 mile journey as it empties into the Columbia River.
It’s the most fly casted on, biked along, hiked next to, tubed down, foot dipped in, wedding photographed in front of river in all of Oregon. The meandering waterway might cut back and forth across Central Oregon, but it also brings together the area more than any other natural wonder here. It can be nasty, rapid and awe-inspiring in one spot only to slow to a lazy, welcoming crawl just a mile or two down river. Amazing to look at, but more fun to play with, the Deschutes River is Central Oregon’s pride and joy. French for “River of the Falls”, during the period of fur trading, the Deschutes River winds through Sunriver, Bend, to the mighty Columbia.
Time on the water is worth a thousand fish. At Deschutes River Anglers, we’ve spent over 20 years finding them, and we’re eager to show you what we’ve learned. Come enjoy a Deschutes River Fly Fishing adventure with Bend Oregon Born Guide and Outfitter Cory Godell today.
The Lower Deschutes stretches 100 miles exactly, and with our experience we can show you how to fish every inch of it.
Central Oregon born and raised, Cory is working on his second decade of guiding the Deschutes. Cory spends the majority of his winters fishing and improving steelhead habitat working for the Oregon Fish and Wildlife’s Trout Creek Project. A self-described “dry-fly nut,” Cory has a nose for rising fish and a knack for finding new spots where trout like to take a deftly-placed fly.
When the Deschutes season finally winds down, Cory shifts gears and goes to work for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. So really it is back to the river. Spring and winter he operates the smolt and adult steelhead trap on Trout Creek and helps with redd counts. This on the ground habitat work helps the future of the Deschutes fishery and brings him full circle on his love and quest for steelhead knowledge. Call us today at Deschutes River Anglers 547-771-2288
The tailwater stretch of the Owyhee River can call for a multitude of tactics in the same day for 20+ inch Browns, let us show you what to use to coax them into the net!
Deschutes River Outfitters is your full-service premiere outfitter specializing in guided single & multi-day Trout and Steelhead fly fishing pursuits on the Deschutes River. Explore the breathtaking canyon, wildlife, wild “redsides” rainbows, and steelhead on an unforgettable, fully catered camping float-trip experience. Or if time doesn’t permit, let our knowledgeable, experienced guides take you down the river on a one-day trip. Experience the world famous Deschutes and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Day & Multi-Day Trips
“The Fishing Gets Better As Soon As You Drop Below Trout Creek” It certainly does, how could the fishing not get better? The pressure drops by probably 90% once you row past the last boat ramp for 30 miles. Less pressure usually means very good things to the flyfisherman.
Even though the fishing is significantly better on Deschutes River Outfitters multi-day trips there are other reasons to go as well. Many clients have been so awestricken with the scenery and boat ride through the wildest stretch of the Deschutes they have asked me if I could take them and their spouse on just a float without the fly rods. I can’t do it…go past great fishing spots without sticking a fish or two would be just too hard on my heart.
Besides the great rock formations and the springs and waterfalls in the canyon there is a great boat ride. We go through one class IV rapid called Whitehorse and we go through two class III rapids on this float as well. The river is constantly moving. In fact, this stretch of river drops more gradient than the Colorado River does through the Grand Canyon.
The wildlife is also a calling card on this great trip. With deer, osprey, blue heron, geese, ducks, and golden eagles seen almost daily. We also see cougar, bear, and elk from time to time.
The wildlife, boat ride, and scenery are all great reasons to go on this trip but my favorite reason is the fishing. Because of the class IV rapid this takes out all but the best of oarsmen through this stretch of river. This naturally eliminates a bunch of competition.
The great part of booking a 3 or 4 day trip is that you fish your brains out if you wish. You can fish until dark and wake-up and start fishing again. Most of our clients choose to wait until after breakfast as their odds of catching fish go way up.
Guided Trout and Steelhead Fly Fishing Outfitter
A shallow lake with access from Century Drive featuring turquoise colored water and scenic views. While the fishing here isn’t going to produce any whoppers, casting a line for the rainbow and brook trout are made worthwhile thanks to the views alone.
The lake has a hike-in campground with 11 sites that’s a popular spot for folks to set up shop before hiking South Sister or embarking on any of the other hikes nearby.
One of two lakes that sit within the Newberry Crater stocked with sockeye salmon (Kokanee) and Atlantic salmon. This is a very popular place to fish and camp near La Pine, known for its proximity to trails through lava rocks and waterfalls. Three forest service campgrounds and a resort offer plenty of places to spend the night, but the sites do fill fast during the peak summer months.
Nestled within the majestic South Sisters Wilderness area, Elk Lake Resort offers outdoor recreational opportunities to guests year round. Summertime is the perfect time at Elk Lake! Paddleboarding, boating, fishing, hiking, fat tire biking or just hanging out in the Historic Lodge full service bar and restaurant amidst magnificent mountains, breathtaking landscapes, and scenic views.
Winter at Elk Lake Resort is filled with crisp sunny days, breathtaking scenery, and tons of fresh powder making it a favorite destination location for snowmobilers, snowshoers, cross country skiers or those coming in via Snowcat for a cabin stay or to enjoy any of our Winter activities.
Our Event sites offer some of the most majestic and pristine lakeside scenery in all of Central Oregon! We are a popular Wedding destination site year round with an Event team that will cater to your every need. Private corporate events, family reunions, large Holiday gatherings….we have you covered!
Amenities available at Elk Lake Resort:
6 Glamping Tents (Summer only)
Full Service Bar and Restaurant
Fat Tire Bike Rental
Wedding Destination/Full Service Event team
Snowcat TransportLocated on the Cascade Lakes Hwy, Elk Lake Resort is an all-season vacation spot. Beautiful mountain views of South Sisters, Broken Top and Mt. Bachelor. The restaurant at Elk Lake Resort continues their commitment to serving only the highest quality sustainable and locally grown foods.
Elk Lake Resort has rentals of kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. What a great way to spend a warm sunny day with the family. During the winter months, you can ski and snowmobile in for a stay or enjoy lunch or dinner. They also provide pick up service near Mount Bachelor for their winter guests. Be sure to put this winter escape on your short list.
Choose a cabin, deluxe home or campsite for your stay at beautiful Elk Lake!
Elk Lake Resort Restaurant continues our commitment to serving only the highest quality sustainable and locally grown foods. Our restaurant menu is constantly being updated, so come join us for some of Central Oregon’s finest home style meals.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
At Elk Lake Resort we continue to support our favorite Oregon Craft Brewers and Wine Makers. We serve fresh pints always on tap and a great selection of wines by the glass.
Elk Lake Resort offers numerous rotating choices of the finest handcrafted regional ales including, Boneyard Brewing Company, Cascade Lakes Brewing Company, Deschutes Brewery, Good Life Brewing, Sunriver Brewing, Wild Ride Brewing, Riverbend Brewing, Three Creeks Brewing, Worthy Brewing, and Bucha Buena Kombucha.
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One of Oregon’s most beautiful vacation destination spots
Recommended by TRIP ADVISOR, The Erickson Aircraft Collection proudly displays a vintage aircraft collection started by Jack Erickson in 1983. The collection features over twenty-five rare aircraft, most of which are still in flying condition, such as the P-38 Lightning, P-51 Mustang, Ki43 Hayabusa, F4U Corsair, SBD Dauntless, Grumman Duck, Me-109, FW-190, B-17 Flying Fortress and many more. The Erickson Aircraft Collection is the Pacific Northwest’s premier Flying Collection.
The museum features one of the top collection of vintage warbirds in the country and offers a ride/membership program called “Soaring with the Warbirds”. Take a ride in a WWII aircraft and experience history in flight. Our top-notch pilots fly you out over areas such as Lake Billy Chinook, up close and personal with Mt. Jefferson, Haystack Reservoir, Lake Simtustus, Smith Rock, or where ever you want to fly within our 20-minute time limit. In the air, you can experience the beauty of Central Oregon from a totally different perspective and have the experience of a lifetime.
We are located at the Madras Municipal Airport on NW Berg Drive. To get to the hangar, take the NW Cherry Lane exit just off highway 26 and turn right on NW Berg. If you are navigating to the museum using Google Maps or other mapping services, just type in “Madras Municipal Airport” and follow NW Berg all the way down. In most cases, NW Airport Way has yet to be changed to NW Berg.
The roots of the Airshow of the Cascades started more than 30 years ago when pilot Ron Ochs held “fly-ins” at his ranch just north of Madras. One plane at a time and through homegrown hard work, the Airshow now draws upwards of 15,000 people.
With the help of our sponsors Willow Canyon Properties, Steve Forster/RE/MAX Out West Realty and the Airshow of the Cascades, we look to continue this spirit by taking a night to celebrate the many volunteers, businesses and members of the Central Oregon community that keep the tradition of aviation alive in Jefferson County.
COME SEE OUR WWII WARBIRDS
The Boeing Stearman PT-17 was typical of the biplane primary trainer used during the late 1930s and World War II and one of the most revered by pilots. Powered by a 240 hp seven-cylinder Continental engine, it was respected for its ruggedness, ease of maintenance, low operational costs, and flight characteristics. Challenging to an inexperienced pilot was its tendency to ground-loop in crosswinds. Over 10,000 were built for both the U.S. Army Air Force and the U.S. Navy and today many have found a new lease of life on the warbird circuit or serving as agricultural crop dusters and spraying aircraft.
The aircraft on display is a typical Boeing PT-17, USAAF serial number 42-16242. This aircraft was purchased surplus from the U.S. Government in February 1946 for $770.00 by a commercial aviation company and used as a pilot trainer until it was sold in January 1955. Over the next 32 years, it would be bought and re-sold seven times before coming to the Museum’s collection in 1992.
First Ascent is an AMGA accredited guide service, specializing in families! We are the recommended guide service of Sunriver, Black Butte, Eagle Crest and Pronghorn, the four premier resorts in central Oregon. Let us show you and your family the “ropes” at Smith Rock!
Certified climbing instruction, guiding and camps for Smith Rock and Beyond for all ages and abilities.
At First Ascent Climbing with Chockstone Climbing Guides, we personalize the day to meet your climbing goals, whether it’s to just have fun, get in as many climbs at Smith Rock as possible or try a new hard route. Let us help you achieve your climbing goals. Climb the classics! Experience the best of Smith Rock’s single or multi-pitch routes from the classic cracks in the Gorge to the multi-pitch routes on the iconic Monkey Face.
Choose your own adventure or let our AMGA certified guides provide an agenda that is suited to your climbing ability, goals and personal needs. We maintain a low client-guide ratio that allows the best opportunity for personal attention to learn and practice skills and maximize your climbing day. All necessary climbing gear is included (shoes, harness, helmet, etc). Full and half day trips available year round. Reservation required.
Smith Rock’s Premier Guide Service Since 1993
Only one word can describe the experience that you will have at Fly & Field Outfitters . . . .Family. This dream of a family owned and operated fly shop began 20 years ago. The Cook family knew to surround themselves with, passionate, experienced, and above all honest folks that truly love what they do. This “family” attitude is entrenched in every aspect of the business. Whether you are an employee, beginner fly fisher, or a veteran angler, you will be made to feel right at home. So, come and experience it for yourself.
What began as a hunch, an idea, a casual conversation between friends or family: A guided fly-fishing trip in Oregon! And now here you are! So let’s take a minute to get an overview. First, please understand that you need zero equipment to go on a guided trip with us! We supply all the essentials; rod, reel, waders, and boots are included in the cost of every trip we offer. You just need a fishing license and some flies, all of which we can provide at our shop.
It is equally important to understand that you do not need to be an experienced angler to go on a guided trip with Fly & Field Outfitters. We specialize in taking out complete beginners and getting a bent rod in their hand! Here in Central Oregon, we are fortunate to have fly fishing opportunities for people who have quite literally never picked up a rod. Check out our page on the Crooked River. It is less than an hour from our shop and full of eager, native trout and whitefish. If you’ve never fished, this is most likely where we will go. Once there, you’ll realize why!
More experienced anglers might prefer a day on the Fall River for beautiful, difficult to fool spring creek rainbows and browns. Another wonderful option is a drift down the mighty and famous Lower Deschutes for the chunky and brutally strong native Redband rainbows. Our professional river guides are on these waters year ‘round and understand what it takes to connect with fish better than anyone in the business.
Fly & Field’s flagship Oregon Guided Fishing Trip is a multi-day Deschutes Camp adventure on the Lower Deschutes River. This is one of the ultimate fly-fishing experiences you’ll ever embark on. Our guides and “baggers” (they set up camps and prepare meals – basically pamper you to death!) are amongst the most experienced in the business. This is a trip of a lifetime and we work so hard to make sure you’ll remember it forever and yearn to do it again!
Within an hour’s drive from the shop, we have the Cascade Lakes that fish wonderfully from May through October. Depending on your skill level and aspirations, we can take you to a lake where you will have lots of opportunities to catch average-sized trout or a lake where you might encounter the biggest trout of your life! Our stillwater guides have comfortable, purpose-built boats for covering as much water as necessary…in style!
All of our guides are experienced Central Oregon fly fishing anglers. We pride ourselves on being patient, encouraging, and diligent. Each of our waters demands a different approach and we customize our tackle and techniques to ensure you have the best chances of fooling fish. After all, being there is great, hooking fish is even better! Our guides will work flat out from the first cast till last to make sure you have every opportunity available to have a bent rod in your hand and a smile on your face.
Take a few minutes to check out the variety of waters, all located within an hour of Bend, Oregon. We are sure you will find one to your liking. Then take a minute to call the shop at 1-866-800-2812 and let’s talk you through every possibility and every aspect of what your day with us will consist of.
Live the experience with Fly & Field Outfitters!
Live The Experience With Fly & Field Outfitters
The Fly Fisher’s Place is one of west’s finest fly shops with 2500 dozen flies in stock, one of the largest fly selections in the region. You can trust that they will have the answers to your questions; whether you need a current fishing report, tackle advice, to order a rod or travel tips the Fly Fisher’s Place is a great store for you.
Central Oregon’s first choice for fly fishing guide trips, information, top of the line equipment from Sage, RL Winston, Beulah, Redington, Abel, Ross, Hatch, Rio, Scientific Anglers, Simms, and Patagonia plus one of Oregon’s best fly selections. If you are looking for the perfect nymph, emerger, dry, or streamer, we have it covered.
The Fly Fisher’s Place also offers over FORTY different trip options from single day trips to multi-day excursions. Customers have the choice of calling the shop at (541) 549-3474 or using the Online Booking page to book a guided fishing trip.
Experience the variety of fly fishing the Central Oregon Cascade Lakes!
Get to know all the lakes near the shop. With three different fly fishing only lakes—Sparks, Hosmer, and Davis Lakes—and a handful of other wonderful fisheries including our favorite, East Lake—there is plenty to explore.
Giddy Up Bike Adventures in Redmond and Bend Oregon, was born out of a passion for not only cycling but also sharing our beautiful neck of the woods with people of all different skill levels. Having adventures on a bike is an excellent way to have recreation while being kind to our planet. Also, we find that people love seeing what they are capable of on a bike. They are often surprised both by how far they can go and where they can go, both physically and internally.
Bicycles are excellent tools for adventure and they help us be better versions of ourselves. Oh, and they are REALLY fun. We do mountain bike tours, gravel bike tours, bikepacking, and road bike tours. We go for as little as 3 hours to 3 days.
Bend has hundreds of miles of some of the best single track in the nation. From the higher elevations with cool breezes, meadows and fir trees down to the lower ponderosa forests, these trails have something for every skill level. Giddy Up Bike Adventures will customize your mountain bike tour to match your skill level and maximize safety and fun. Giddy Up!
This is an absolutely gorgeous ride so you may want to pack your good camera! We start by getting the big climb over with so we can fly down the switchbacks on the north side. This is a morning only ride since it’s the High Desert and the 900ft climb is mostly in the shade and the crowds of hikers are less. This ride can be done most of the year, even when Bend Trails are snowed out. 9:00 am start at the latest. Giddy Up!
This one is thought of by many, as the best mountain bike ride in America. We avoid the super technical portion and ride the lower section of dreamy, flowy, tacky, single track. Bring something to swim in, because there are wild hot springs which make for a great pit stop and snack break. Old growth forests and the beauty of the crazy blue McKenzie River. Call us today at Giddy Up Bike Adventures and let’s ride!
Because of the long commute, this is only offered as a full day ride. We will add in some photo ops at Shahalie Falls or Mt. Washington. Also, time permitting, we can do a short side trip to Tamolitch pool which will have your friends jealous of your Instagram. Giddy Up!
This is our personal favorite. Period. Why? How about over 4k feet of elevation drop? How about the Jedi Forest? How about hero dirt most of the trip? You will smell your disc breaks as they begin to burn and glow red hot as we zoom downhill through the perfect flow trail. And did I mention the views that will take your breath away? This one costs a little more and has a 2 person minimum but it is worth it!
3-4 hours of super fun riding
Shuttle to trailhead
Local, expert guides
End of trail local beers from a cooler
Want to take an easy, enjoyable trip to see if this is your thing? This is the perfect trip for you. 18 miles of mixed terrain that is mostly downhill and very scenic, eventually ending up in a quiet meadow in the bottom of a canyon of the Deschutes River. The stars above and riffles of water lull you to sleep. Feel free to bring your fly rod as this is a favorite for rainbow and big browns. This trip starts and ends at Hutch’s Bicycles in Redmond. Check with us if you need any luggage or camping gear. Does not include rental camping gear or rental bike. Call about camping gear list.
36 total miles of fun mixed terrain miles
Shuttle if needed to Redmond
Breakfast, coffee or tea
Local, expert guides who tell silly jokes by the campfire
Bend to the Metolius River over-nighter (Two full days)
This pleasant ride takes you through ponderosa forests, through the town of Sisters, up to the shoulder of Black Butte volcano, then down an awesome stretch of single track to the various campsites. The Metolius is an intensely blue miracle that gushes out of the ground and flows north through fir trees, incense cedars, and ponderosa. Don’t be surprised to see bear or cougar tracks on the trail as you are now in their neighborhood. This is a truly special place. Check with us if you need any luggage or camping gear.
Shuttle to Redmond if needed
Lunch in Sisters on the way out
Breakfast at Camp Sherman
Morning coffee or tea fireside
Local, expert guides who tell silly jokes by the campfire
We start, appropriately enough, at Basecamp Pizza in Terrebonne and go right through the heart of Smith Rock and up around Grey Butte. The Good news here is that it’s all downhill from here (at least for that day). Sweeping vistas of the all the mountains west of here guide you as you navigate the sagebrush to a 30 mile downhill! We travel dirt roads and eventually pop out on the Deschutes at Trout Creek Campsite. The next morning we climb, mostly pavement, to the plateau overlooking beautiful Lake Billy Chinook then over the Crooked River gorge and wind up back at our vehicles and more importantly to Base Camp Pizza for uhh …Pizza. Congrats- you just rode 110 miles you deserve a beer too! Check with us if you need any luggage or camping gear.
110 miles of fun mixed terrain miles
Shuttle if needed to Redmond from Bend
Breakfast, coffee or tea
Beer and Pizza at Base Camp Pizza
Local, expert guides who tell silly jokes by the campfire (when there’s not a burn ban)
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Good Bike Company LLC is Central Oregon’s premier bicycle, touring, rental and repair shop. An independent bicycle shop in Central Oregon focused on a personalized riding experience through Oregon’s beautiful Scenic Bikeways, gravel roads and world class single-track.
Touring 12 Scenic Bikeways: Oregon has the only Scenic Bikeways program in the nation. Good Bike Co offers single and multi-day trips along any of the Scenic Bikeways.
Agri-Tourism: If a unique tour of Central Oregon’s lush valley and high desert is more your things, we are teamed up with over a dozen local farms and ranches.
Winery & Craft Brewery Tours – As an outfitter, we provide logistics, accommodations, mapping and the gear to get you there and back.
Rentals: Full and half day rentals available for our fleet of touring, road, gravel, mountain and fat tire bicycles.
Repairs: Certified service for any repair. We fix flats, offer basic, and precision performance tune-ups, and have the tools and experience to turn around any job so you can get back out there enjoying your ride.
Beer on tap and Coffee available to refuel before, during or after your ride.
Visit us in Prineville Oregon, the best little bike town no one has ever heard of.
BikePacking Into the Forest
Good Bike Co. organizes single track and road bike group rides, clinics, and bikepacking into the Ochoco National Forest and throughout Central Oregon. Check out our upcoming events for more info.
Central Oregon’s Premier Bicycle Tour Rental, Repair Shop
Good2Go is Sunrivers Headquarters for summer and winter fun! Good2Go has Sunriver’s largetst supply of watersports toys; old school river tubes, stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, rafts and more.
Good2Go offers private access to the Little Deschutes River for family friendly float trips floating through the historic Vandervert land and exclusive Crosswater Golf Course. Multiple trips are available on the Deschutes River with almost 40 miles of flat water to explore on trips ranging from 2 to 6 hours in length.
The Good2Go Deli can provide breakfast and lunch for your adventures or dine in at our sports themed deli in the Village at Sunriver.
Good2Go provides Sunriver’s largest fleet of snowmobile rentals, with over 250 miles of groomed trails to explore. Our knowledgeable staff can plan a route for a day of High Octane adventure. The Good2Go staff can also outfit any size group with sleds and snowshoes for exploring the local sled hills and wilderness trail systems that surround the area. To round out the seasons, Spring & Fall a great time to visit Good2Go with many “shoulder season” specials available.
IMMERSION BREWING, Bend’s first and only Brew-it- Yourself pub and craft brewery! You become the brewer and create your own quality craft beer. There are over 30 recipes to choose from and an experienced brewer to guide you through the 2-hour brew experience. After approximately 3 weeks, come back and bottle your 5 gallons of craft beer. Shipping options available to Oregon residents. Brew sessions range in price from $180 – $220 depending on beer recipe. Bring along a few friends and you can be brewing for just $45 – $55 each. Four person limit per kettle. BOOK YOUR BREWING SESSION NOW.
Be sure to grab a bite from Immersion Brewing’s made-from- scratch pub-style family kitchen that reaches far beyond traditional pub fare. Our featured dishes include Poke Marinated Ahi, Short Rib with edamame avocado succotash, and an antibiotic-free Duroc pork Porterhouse with spent beer grain spätzle and brussels sprouts, the restaurant is as central to the brewery experience as the beer.
Drink a brew from our 10-barrel brewing system. Try a Big Chilla, a Belgian-style NW Pale Ale; Little Fawn, a Saison; Bender, a Belgian-style NW IPA; or an IRA (Immersion Red Ale), a red ale. Choose from a craft cocktail menu and a selection of wines.
Join us for Locals Night on Tuesdays…Taco Tuesdays and $1 off Immersion beers after 5! Enjoy our outside patio!
Imperial River Company is located on the banks of the Deschutes River. We have breathtaking river views from our lodge rooms and outdoor dining areas. Whether you enjoy rafting, fishing, hunting, cycling or hiking, our Maupin lodge gives you easy access to every kind of outdoor adventure you could want.
Rafting Whitewater Adventure
When you choose to go whitewater rafting on the Deschutes with Imperial River Company, you choose to go first class. From our private put-in and expansive lunches to our friendly guides and staff photographers, we give you an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime! We provide high-quality rafting trips on the Deschutes River with certified guides, all while offering the best facilities and conveniences of any rafting company…period.
Lodging in Central Oregon has never been more relaxing. Rooms at Imperial River Company are designed with Oregon adventure and comfort in mind. We offer twenty-five riverside rooms with a distinctly high desert lodge feel. They are comfortable, well appointed and most have two beds. With over 1/4 mile of river frontage, we are ideally situated to provide you with convenient access for whatever your Deschutes River recreational activity might be. Enjoy yourself with You will enjoy the unsurpassed serenity right out the door, making it a perfect place for a relaxing stay.
Dining at our restaurant in Maupin is an experience you won’t soon forget. Whether you are searching for a relaxing drink on an outdoor patio, casual dining in a cozy restaurant, or a catered event, our delicious menu options bring unique High Desert cuisine to your table. Imperial River Company is known for fresh-cut steaks, born and raised on the Imperial Ranch, each cut is hand-selected for tenderness.
Meeting Conference Space
Would you like to book your event at Imperial River Company? We are happy to host weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats, and more in either our outdoor or indoor spaces. If you need catering, Chef Scott can create a custom menu, make recommendations, or do all the meal planning for your group.If we don’t already offer it, we can host and cater it. Book your meeting, wedding, conference, family vacation, or other events at Imperial River Company today!
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Actively relaxing on the banks of the Deschutes River in Maupin
Feed your mind, body and soul with our customized in-home cooking classes and events with the creative chefs of the Ingredient Studio.
At the Ingredient Studio we are chefs from NYC who took our first trip to Bend 10 years ago to visit friends. We found ourselves visiting year after year falling in love with Bend, Central Oregon and the people we met and imagining a life here. We finally took the leap and moved to Bend to start Ingredient Studio and share our passion for food through hands-on recreational cooking classes, private lessons, and unique and intimate food events. At the Ingredient Studio our mission is to provide a community of home cooks and food enthusiasts with a fun and friendly learning experience that will build culinary confidence. Together we’ll explore the bounty that Central Oregon has to offer.
We offer Private Cooking Classes, Cooking Parties and Private Events for small groups, so prepare to be empowered, inspired and have fun with customized, hands-on, private cooking lessons.
With our Cooking Parties, gather a group of friends and host a cooking party in your own kitchen!
Perhaps you would like to host a Private Event? Pour some wine and enjoy your guests! We’d love to do the cooking while you do the hosting.
Together, we will guide the enthusiastic home cook or curious foodie through custom-designed cooking lessons. We offer private, in-home classes where you can learn to make anything from delicious hand-made pasta to learning what to do with your favorite cut of meat or fish. Host an intimate dinner party in your home and leave the cooking to us! Emphasis is on healthy and whole foods that you can prepare with confidence and of course, always delicious!
Private Cooking Classes, Cooking Parties & Private Events
Central Oregon’s first and best guide to recreational dispensaries and cannabis shops is the Inhale Trail. This comprehensive guide showcases locations of industry providers while providing details on the rules and regulations of the cannabis industry, to assist tourists for a safe, educational and enjoyable experience.
The Inhale Trail informative map and guide is available to help share, educate and inform those wanting to know more about the incredible Central Oregon cannabis industry. The Inhale Trail directs to over 30 locations throughout Bend and participating dispensary and cannabis industry suppliers.
Juniper Swim & Fitness Center – We have over 200+ group fitness classes per week in both land and in the water. All ages are welcome at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center. Youth ages 12-17 may attend fitness classes, but must complete the orientation with the instructor and have a signed parental waiver on file.
In group exercise, like all social settings, common courtesy calls for sensitivity to others. Please follow this etiquette when participating in group exercise classes: read out class etiquette agreement.
All classes are on a first come, first serve basis. Please check with your physician before beginning any exercise program. If you have any medical considerations (recent surgeries, knee, neck or back problems, etc.), be sure to inform your teacher beforehand. Please note that instructors may use both physical assists as well as verbal cues to help students attain proper form, alignment and position. Please notify the instructor before class begins if you do not want to be touched. You are encouraged to bring and drink water throughout your workout.
Managed by Bend Metro Park and Recreation District which maintains and operates more than 2,000 acres of developed and undeveloped parkland. That includes 74 parks/open spaces and 56 miles of trail. The District also offers over 770 recreation programs for all ages and abilities throughout the area and at the Juniper Swim and Fitness Center and the Bend Senior Center. Additionally, BMPRD produces the July 4th Festival & Pet Parade and the Original Central Oregon Pumpkin Festival.
State of the art facilities and quality fitness programs open to all ages
From basics to advanced techniques, our cooking classes and camps here at Kindred Creative Kitchen offer the chance to learn to cook or bake like a pro from a classic trained chef, located in Bend, Oregon.
At Kindred Creative Kitchen, we offer Cook like a pro or Bake like a pro classes. In this action packed series taught by a pro, you’ll learn that when it comes to the fundamentals of gourmet cooking-You too can cook like a pro! Each class is taught hands-on in a ‘building block’ style and can be taken in sequential order, if desired. Classes are 3 hours long and meet once a week for 4 weeks.
Our workshops cover a wide variety of seasonal topics that change each week. Workshops are hands-on and technique-based and are taught by Chef Morris. These are: a great way to spend an evening out with friends; great for date night; as well as great for individuals. This is a fun way to learn new skills and meet some new people. Some Kindred Creative Kitchen workshops have beer and wine pairing.
Our Kid’s Night Out cooking program is open to all youth from the ages of 8-17 years old. Your kids will experience new foods and cooking/baking techniques that they can use at home with a hands-on and team-oriented approach.
We provide an age-appropriate and educational environment for them to have loads of FUN. Kid’s night out is offered on every other Friday night throughout the year. Kid’s Night Out runs from 6:00-9:00 on Friday nights, call to reserve, space is limited.
Chef Morris with Kindred Creative Kitchen has worked within the restaurant industry for over 18 years, and holds an Associates Degree in culinary arts from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Chef Morris has served as a Chef-Instructor for the Baking and Pastry Program at Cascade Culinary Institute. During her time at Cascade Culinary Institute she taught youth cooking camps during the summer. Chef Morris’ local experience includes pastry chef and consultant for multiple locations including: Bourbon Street, The Blacksmith Restaurant, Dilusso and Fireside Red.
In Las Vegas, she worked at Alex while they maintained their 2 Michelin stars, Bellagio, The Venetian, and Bradley Ogden’s. At Bellagio, she worked on the restaurant team under 3 World-Champion Pastry Chefs. Michele has attended many World Pastry Forums, where she attended classes taught by world-class chefs. She has also volunteered her time for multiple World and national Pastry Forums. Chef Morris is classically trained in Culinary Arts as well as Baking and Pastry.
Cooking Classes by a Classically Trained Chef
Home to Oregon’s largest Ponderosa Pine (191-foot Big Tree), La Pine State Park is a beautiful overnight and day-use park. There is a log cabin meeting hall, Fall River Falls, 12 miles of hiking trails and cross-country skiing plus the Big Deschutes River for kayaking, swimming, fishing and canoeing.
Ponderosa Pine forest, camping, recreation year-round
Hike the Tam-a-lau trail, swim, water ski or rent a houseboat at Lake Billy Chinook’s Cove Palisades State Park Marina. Lake Billy Chinook Houseboats are the perfect way to enjoy beautiful sunny Central Oregon, just three hours from Portland, with 75 miles of shoreline, lots of sun and a variety of fish including Kokanee, Bull Trout, Small Mouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, and German Browns.
Just 45 minutes North of Bend and located in the heart of sunny Central Oregon lies the houseboating, water skiing and fishing mecca known as Lake Billy Chinook. Fed by the Deschutes, Crooked and Metolius Rivers, Lake Billy Chinook is always full in the summer and offers three unique arms and over seventy two miles of shoreline. Cascade Mountain Vistas, basalt spires, soaring bald eagles and the steep canyon walls will awe you. Rent a Lake Billy Chinook Houseboat today and bring your family and friends for a memorable vacation.
Since fishing season on most water bodies starts in late April, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any other opportunities out there before then. Lake Billy Chinook, also referred to as Round Butte, is open year round. The Metolius arm of the river opens March 1. March and April is when anglers go after large bull trout. The largest bull trout taken at the reservoir was more than 23 pounds, which is a State record.
Premier Lake Billy Chinook Houseboats
Tour with us and experience the fun and freedom of Pedego Electric Bikes. They are comfortable, easy to use and give you access to see more of Bend.
Our guided tour offerings:
– Bend City Sights
– Art Safari
– Brew Taps Experience
– Sunset Spectacular
And we are always adding to our tours and experiences to make our guest’s days, even that much more enjoyable.
We also offer our tours on pedicabs, complete with a guide guide who does all the pedaling. Sit back, relax and enjoy! Our e-bike and pedicab tours are easy, comfortable and designed to give you an up close and personal experience that you can’t get any other way – more unique, more memorable, more fun!
For those who would prefer to explore independently, we’ve got you covered! Looking for a good time? Need easy transportation around Bend? Want to do it in style and comfort? Rent a Pedego Electric Bike and do it all. Our rentals are the perfect addition to your Bend adventure. Forget about renting a car – our electric bikes get you where you want to go and there is no hassle with parking. We have something for everyone – single bikes, tandems, trikes, trailers for kids and dogs – bring the whole family! Call us – we will book your rental and help with accommodations for kids, special requests or multiple day rentals.
Offering tours of Bend and rentals on Pedego Electric bikes.
The lake is home to the headwaters of the Deschutes River, which eventually flows north into the Columbia River. Although not deep, the lake is popular spot to fish, kayak and canoe. There’s a campground at the lake and areas for horseback riding as well.
The lake is home to the headwaters of the Deschutes River, which eventually flows north into the Columbia River. Although not deep, the lake is popular spot to fish, kayak and canoe. There’s a campground at the lake and areas for horseback riding as well.
This 30-mile loop in Jefferson County begins and ends in downtown Madras, but it only takes riders one mile to get out of town and onto peaceful country roads through a rich agriculture area.
The views on this “moderately” strenuous ride are magnificent, with sweeping views of the Cascades, including Mount Hood and Three-Finger jack. You’ll enjoy smooth paved roads with some gravel areas overlooking Cove Palisades State Park and Lake Billy Chinook where wildlife sightings are common. You’ll pass through several small communities, including Culver and Metolius on roads featuring very little traffic. The area’s mild winter makes this a popular ride year round.
Magnificent views of the Cascade Mountain Range
Travel Oregon (rideoregonride.com) calls this ride “without a doubt the most spectacular ride in Central Oregon.” dropping route dotted with the volcanoes that shaped the region’s landscape. Keep a look out for the abundant and diverse wildlife along the way, including bald eagles. Be prepared to take a day or two to partake in any of the number of recreation opportunities on the pass, including fly fishing the McKenzie River and mountain biking a trail system featured regularly in cycling publications worldwide.
Most of the ride is on a scenic byway that is closed during the winter months, but a bonus is that cyclists have access to the road in the spring as the snow melts and before cars are allowed.
The ride is classified as “challenging,” but the out and back is definitely doable in one day.
The most spectacular ride in Central Oregon
One frequent fisherman on the Metolius River may have summed it up best, calling it “The Last Great Place.”
This tributary of the Deschutes River flows north from it’s natural springs origins near Black Butte and is a fly fishing only, all catch and release river. It might be harder to tell which has it better here, the rainbow, brown and bull trout that thrive in the clear, cold waters or the anglers who call this one of the best places on Earth to cast a fly. Several lodges along the river and nearby fly shops have everything you need to enjoy one of Central Oregon’s jewels.
MotoFantasy rents many brands of motorcycles to experienced riders including the rare new 2015 Norton Commando 961SE. Other brands are BMW’s, Ducatis, Buell, Hondas (CBX 6-cyclinder), Kawasakis (Top Gun Ninja 900), Harley Davidsons (XL1200, softail deluxe and dyna-defender). Vintage bikes include a 1955 Vincent Black Shadow restoration project.
Hosted at DiamondStone Guest Lodge, overnight lodging offers private suites, and 3-7 day lodging/riding packages. Customize your vacation, riding Central Oregon’s scenic routes personally selected by motorcycle enthusiasts like you. Ride a different bike and panoramic loop in all directions each day. Combing four decades of riding with two decades of hospitality experience, DiamondStone is the ultimate gearhead getaway, your own MotoFantasy.
Rent bikes you might not buy, but would love to ride. Seven nights – seven bikes is a popular lodging package with some meals. Talk about fun; visit Central Oregon and Ride Your Dreams!
DiamondStone is a a private mini-resort on rural acreage offering unique accommodations, surrounded by peaceful countryside and year-round activities. Choose from custom Homestead Lodge/Cabin great for groups, independent lodge suites, or seasonal Airbnb. All are artfully decorated for travelers’ relaxation, to feel at home away from home.The upstairs Treetop Suite Event Center, or outdoor meadow event space can host your special occasion. Discover why so many call DiamondStone a hidden treasure, one of the best vacation spots in Oregon, operating over 20 years.
Customizing affordable vacations, events and family reunions, DiamondStone is beautiful acreage, west of Paulina Lake & Newberry National Volcanic Monument, sandwiched between the Little Deschutes River and Quail Run Golf Course, with motorcycle street bike rentals onsite! (Spring/Summer/Fall Motofantasy.NET)
As an extension to the 300+ miles of single track offered here in Central Oregon, The Mt. Bachelor Bike Park offers lift served access to an additional 13 miles of downhill oriented trails. Our beginner lift, Sunshine Accelerator serves as a great introduction to the bike park for all ability levels. From there, riders can progress to Pine Marten Express where a combination of machine built and single track trails provide a thrill for any adventurous spirit – from intermediate runs to advance double black diamond trails.
We have a fleet of Norco rental bikes featuring downhill and enduro bikes, trail and fat bikes as well as youth bike rentals.
Gravity School is back for this summer, with instruction available for those who want to learn or improve their biking skills. Gravity Bike Camps , specifically for kids and teens, will be offered in July and August. These week-long summer kids camps are now available for booking. Sign up before the space fills.
Gravity Sports is stocked with helmets, gloves, jerseys, shorts and pads, stop by inside Mountain Gateway where these items are available for sale. Our friendly sales team can help get you outfitted to ensure that your day on the trails is comfortable, safe and fun!
Once on the mountain, if your bike needs service or repair, stop by the Repair Shop located on the upper level of the Mountain Gateway building near the lift loading base. Our professional staff can service your bike or repair it if something goes wrong. For the “do-it-yourself” types, parts will also be available for purchase.
A volcanic attraction covering over 500 square miles beginning just south of Bend and extending to just south of Sunriver and east of LaPine. Managed by the U.S. Forest Service, this monument provides a unique opportunity to view the Lava Lands of central Oregon. It’s called a “monument,” but it’s actually a 50,000 acre region of natural wonders including lakes, lava flows and other geologic features unique to our region. Paulina Peak stretches nearly 8,000 feet above sea level and a hike to the top give you a birds-eye view across the High Desert.
Hidden in plain sight, Oregon’s massive Newberry Volcano is the largest volcano in the Cascades volcanic arc and covers an area the size of Rhode Island. Unlike familary cone-shaped Cascades volcanoes, Newberry was built into the shape of a broad shield by repeated eruptions over 400,000 years. About 75,000 years ago a major explosion and collapse event created a large volcanic depression (caldera) at its summit. Newberry last erupted about 1,300 years ago, and present-day hot springs and geologically young lava flows indicate that is could reawaken at any time. Because of its proximity to nearby communities of LaPine, Sunriver and Bend Oregon, frequency and size of past eruptions, and geologic youthfulness, U.S. Geological Survey scientists are working to better understand volcanic activity at Newberry and closely monitor the volcano for signs of unrest.
In November of 1990, Newberry National Volcanic Monument was created within the boundaries of Deschutes National Forest. Managed by the U.S. Forest Service, this monument provides a unique opportunity to view the Lava Lands of central Oregon.Newberry National Volcanic National Monument includes 50,000+ acres of lakes, lava flows, and spectacular geologic features in central Oregon. The highest point within the Monument is the summit Paulina Peak (7,985 ft.), showcasing views of the Oregon Cascades and across the High Desert.
It is hard to fathom as you drive through the summit area that you are within a 17 square mile caldera at the summit of a 500 square mile volcano, a volcano that remains very active to this day. Newberry is both seismically and geothermally active. Geologists believe the caldera sits over a shallow magma body only 2 to 5 kilometers deep. Visitors see numerous cinder cones (over 400 throughout the area), miles of basalt flows, as well as rhyolite flows of obsidian.
Lava Lands Visitor Center is the interpretive hub of Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Friendly rangers will help orient you to the Monument using our new 3D topographic map.Visit our state of the art interpretive exhibit on area geologic and cultural history, shop in the Discover Your Northwest Bookstore, view a variety of films scheduled daily, walk the Trail of the Molten Lands and the Trail of the Whispering Pines, picnic under the pines, attend a ranger talk, drive to the top of Lava Butte for a spectacular view of Central Oregon.
A volcanic attraction covering over 500 square miles beginning just south of Bend and extending to just south of Sunriver and east of LaPine. Managed by the U.S. Forest Service, this monument provides a unique opportunity to view the Lava Lands of central Oregon. It’s called a “monument,” but it’s actually a 50,000 acre region […]
Ochoco Brewing Company is a venture born out of desire and passion for community and quality of life mixed with just the right amount of handcrafted beer and fresh, locally produced food. Born from desire, passion and a thirsty home brewer, Ochoco Brewing Company is proud to be amongst a community of industrial athletes, cattlemen, contractors, tire slingers, and server technicians. Real People, Real Beer.
The dream was birthed from a simple vision: “Love God, Work Hard, Drink Beer. If we do these things well, we will surely love our neighbors as ourselves.” The brewery evolved out of basement home-brewing experiments in the early 2000’s. With financial funding and lot of hard work from friends and family, Ochoco Brewing Company opened its doors as a pub in Prineville in 2011 as Solstice Brewing Company. It took a little time to get the brewhouse completed, but in 2012 it finally came together. The original 7bbl brewery was crammed into an 800-square foot space with used pieces of equipment purchased from Terminal Gravity Brewing and Double Mountain Brewing here in Oregon. Although it’s not the fanciest brew system, it’s the same one that still brews our delicious beers today.
Although craft breweries are popping up everywhere, we believe in what Ochoco Brewing Company uniquely offers, and over the last few years, much of the original vision has taken hold. It is an environment where people can gather around good beer and food, and often live music, to converse and celebrate life, as well as journey together. Through the use of local meats, breads, dairy products and vegetables, our menu has flourished along with our beer. The life and activities in our restaurant reflect the needs and identity of our local community. Today our brewing facility daily delivers beer to the pub, as well as other establishments throughout Central Oregon, and both pub and brewery are an integral part of bringing delicious beer and food to Prineville.
Oregon Adaptive Sports provides life-changing outdoor experiences for individuals with disabilities. OAS offers year-round adaptive outdoor sports programs for individuals of all ages and abilities. If you or someone in your group/family is visiting Central Oregon and experiences a disability, OAS can empower you to experience the natural beauty and outdoor recreation that draw so many to our region. From skiing at Mt. Bachelor or Hoodoo to paddling among the Cascade Lakes, OAS has the adaptive sports equipment, staff, volunteers, and accessible transportation to create a successful outdoor experience for you!
Oregon Adaptive Sports is a Bend-based non-profit organization that provides life-changing outdoor experiences for individuals with disabilities. OAS’ year-round program include 10 different sports and activities for all ages and abilities. Oregon Adaptive Sports is working towards a day where all of Central Oregon is a model for a fully inclusive outdoor community.
Our programs are designed to accommodate a wide range of populations with different skill levels from never-evers to elite athletes.
Bend and all of Central Oregon are known far and wide for the plethora of warm weather activities available on the East side of the Cascades. Alpine lakes, wild and scenic rivers, towering basalt cliffs and old growth ponderosas await for you to hike, climb, bike, kayak or explore.
OAS offers a full slate of summer programs for youth and adults of various populations. OAS utilizes cutting edge adaptive equipment, accessible transportation, trained staff and volunteers to create the most fun and successful experience for each individual. Summer programs kick off May 30th and will run into September.
OAS offers a variety of summer programs at a variety of locations throughout Central Oregon. Programs are offered both on recurring schedules and available for private bookings. Most programs can accommodate a wide-range of ages and abilities, though some may or may not be suitable for certain individuals. To learn more about our summer program, please go to our Summer Page
The foundation of our program, OAS has been providing adaptive ski lessons for people with disabilities since 1996. Currently, OAS offers adaptive skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor and Hoodoo ski resorts as well as a range of Nordic/cross country ski and snowshoe opportunities throughout the area. OAS is proud to house cutting edge adaptive ski equipment to accommodate a wide range of abilities. Staff and volunteers are trained and often certified to work within several disciplines of adaptive winter sports. To learn more about our winter program, please go to our Winter Page.
Life-changing outdoor experiences for individuals with disabilities
Oregon Ski Guides is a division of Timberline Mountain Guides, Inc. that focuses on ski trips, instructional courses, and guided ski descents of peaks in Oregon and Washington. We are based in Bend, Oregon and we have been a Central Oregon company since 1983.
All of our Oregon Ski Guides have received American Mountain Guides Association training. We take pride in our programs and hope you will come join us for a ski trip this season. From mid-winter powder ski below treeline to skiing off volcanic summits in the summer, our trips span the full continuum of the ski experience.
Are you ready to go beyond the lifts and resorts? Oregon Ski Guides offers an Introduction to Backcountry Skiing. This two-day course will get you started learning the techniques of backcountry ski and splitboard touring. You’ll learn how the gear works and how to use it effectively. We’ll strive for saving energy on the uphill and having fun on the downhill while always focusing on sound decision making. Suitable for intermediate to advanced in-bounds skiers comfortable in changing snow conditions.
Broken Top Ski Mountaineering – Broken Top offers numerous lines to both climb and then ski, and its right in our backyard! This seldom visited peak in the Central Oregon Cascades is an incredible classroom for both mountaineering and skiing skills. During this three-day camp, we’ll focus on technical solutions to access difficult terrain such as chutes and big mountain faces. Mountaineering topics will include crampon and ice axe techniques, rope skills, building anchors, pitched snow climbing, belaying and rappelling. Previous ski touring experience is required. Previous mountaineering experience is not required.
Experienced Guiding from Timberline Mountain Guides
The Oregon State Park system is one of the most popular in the United States. Every year, we serve an estimated 40 million daytime visitors (5th in the nation), and 2 million campers (8th in the nation). There are 224 state parks, including 55 campgrounds, open on 105,000 acres.
We also manage the Ocean Shore State Recreation Area. Many people reach the ocean shore by parking at a state park, but county and federal parks, businesses and private homes also lead to the ocean shore. No matter how you get there, the ocean shore covers all 362 miles of Oregon’s coast, making it one of the most remarkable public recreation settings in the United States.
Outriders Northwest offer Guided Half-Day Side by Side Tours in the beautiful high desert, near Bend and Sunriver Oregon.
At Outriders Northwest, our professional staff has extensive knowledge and training in backcountry outfitting. Since our entire existence is rooted in your experience, our guides provide a wealth of local history and interpretive information to make your adventure with nature a memorable one.
It is our goal to provide the ultimate all-terrain adventure, with safety and enjoyment as our main objective. All we ask is that you show up with a desire to Go Explore! Outriders Northwest for the ultimate tour adventure – Book it Today
We provide half-day, all-day, over-night, and multi-day guided adventure tours to families, groups, and individuals, enabling them to safely explore the forest’s unseen natural beauty, that most people never see in a lifetime!
All Guests have a choice: Tour in our specially equipped Polaris ATV’s, Side-by-Sides, and Slingshots. Our average tour is 3 hours, mileages and times vary; 20 to 120 Miles; 2 – 8 hours (see specific tours), and 16 and older to drive – Licensed with adult approval.
As Stewards of the Forest – we provide eco-friendly education to create public awareness and capture the minds and actions of guests to protect our national lands for the future.
Connecting more children, our future land stewards, with nature.
Our professional staff has a wealth of experience, knowledge and training in backcountry outfitting. Since our entire existence is rooted in your experience, our guides provide a wealth of local history and interpretive information to make your personal experience with nature a memorable one.
It is our goal to provide the ultimate all-terrain adventure, with safety and enjoyment as our main objective. All we ask is that you show up with a desire to Go Explore!
At Outriders Northwest, we work hard to uphold the highest safety standards in the industry. We specifically use Polaris equipment because of their product design and engineering. Our intimate knowledge of the terrain, professional guides, plus the best equipment in the industry, provides for a safe and enjoyable experience and lasting memories. Check website for additional safety information and warnings.
Ouzel Outfitters has offered the finest whitewater rafting trips for families and charter groups since 1979. We offer 1/2- to three-day rafting adventures in Central Oregon on the McKenzie, Deschutes and North Umpqua Rivers. Transportation is included on all 1/2- and one-day McKenzie and Deschutes River trips.
We also offer three- to five-day vacation length wilderness trips on Oregon’s Wild & Scenic Rogue, Central Oregon’s John Day, Eastern Oregon’s Owyhee and Idaho’s Lower Salmon River. We are highly committed to the professionalism of our staff and to continually improving the organization, service and safety of our trips. We look forward to hosting you, your family and friends for a memorable rafting adventure.
Ouzel Guides Make all the Difference
Few river companies put as many resources into training, retraining and certification of their guide staff. Guides new to Ouzel must complete a competitive application and training process (regardless of their previous experience). Once training is complete, a long period of “apprenticeship” is required before being qualified to work. Returning guides are required to attend a 5-day training program where skills are refreshed, company standards re-iterated and new policies and procedures are introduced. Our guide staff are an extremely loyal and tight-knit group of professionals. With little turnover each year Ouzel maintains a high level of experience, tradition and teamwork. Our guides know our rivers, our trips and most importantly, our guests.
Oregon’s finest whitewater adventures since 1979
Paulina Lake is one of the twin crater lakes in the Newberry Caldera and is open year round. It’s located within the caldera of Newberry Volcano, about 25 miles south of Bend.
The caldera is what’s left after more than 500,000 years of volcanic activity. And unlike most lakes, neither Paulina or East lakes get any water from streams – they’re filled strictly with rain, snowmelt and hot springs. Paulina Lake is about 1,500 acres in size and averages 163 feet deep. But at its deepest point, this popular destination plunges to 250 feet deep. Motorized and non motorized boats are allowed here.
Paulina Lake is one of the twin crater lakes in the Newberry Caldera and is open year round. It’s located within the caldera of Newberry Volcano, about 25 miles south of Bend. The caldera is what’s left after more than 500,000 years of volcanic activity. And unlike most lakes, neither Paulina or East lakes get […]
The Paulina Plunge Downhill Waterfall Mt. Bike Tour is a wet and wild family adventure for all ages from 4 to 70. We will descend over six miles down a smooth forest trail, where our friendly guides will lead you to six pristine waterfalls and two natural water slides.
Gravity will be your friend as you descend deep into the Oregon back country, on your Fat Tire Mt.Bike. Only here will you discover the grandeur of the Paulina Mountains and the secrets of Chief Paulina’s water slide. Along the way you will learn the legends of the ancient indigenous people and the saga of Chief Paulina. During the length of the trip you will descend over 2,000 vertical feet, on your Fat Bike. That translates into four 1-1/2 mile downhill biking segments to each waterfall stop. The group will visit up to six pristine waterfalls ranging in height from 10 to 40 feet, including two safe natural water slides to explore and play on. Two short energetic nature hikes, at a distance of half mile each, will be required to reach the bubbling falls and slides below. This safe fun family excursion is suitable for all active ages 4 to 70 years young with confident beginner to intermediate biking skills. Trail-A-Bike Tandems for non-riding kids 4 to 8 years are available.
Learn the legends of Chief Paulina as you travel in his footsteps. Our guides will share their knowledge of the local history and geology as you travel to the waterfalls. Exploring this natural water park will be the highlight of your Central Oregon vacation. You’ll have the time of your life!
We provide mountain bikes, helmets and a day pack for each family or group. You’re welcome to bring your own lunch or purchase one from our staff.
Wet, Wild and Unique family adventure
Scenic beauty, camping and water recreation at its finest in the High Desert when you stay at the Prineville Reservoir State Park. Mountain waters flowing out of the Ochoco Mountain Range join to form the Crooked River. The river, confined by its canyon and the Bowman Dam, forms the 15-mile long, 3,000-acre Prineville Reservoir State Park. With two developed campgrounds and numerous primitive camps along its 43-mile shoreline, recreational opportunities are plentiful.
The fishing can be good anytime at Prineville Reservoir State Park. The lake supports rainbow trout, small and largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, and crayfish. The trout fishing experience is year-round, with the biggest fish being caught during the winter months either by boat or from the shore. The bass, catfish and crappie fishing is best between May and October.
Other recreational activities include waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, star gazing and wildlife viewing.
There are numerous year round camping opportunities within the state park on the reservoir. In the developed areas there are deluxe cabins with full amenities, full hook up RV sites and tent sites. Flush toilets and hot showers are also available. For those who like to rough it, there are many primitive drive in and boat in campsites around the reservoir as well.
This oasis in the High Desert is waiting for you so come out and enjoy the fun!
Two campsites and two cabins are accessible to campers with disabilities.
As part of the Crooked River Federal Reclamation Project, the Department of the Interior authorized the construction of Bowman Dam between 1958 and 1961. The project’s purpose was to furnish water for irrigation, flood control and fish and wildlife management. Through the Crook County Court, and a lease from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the land for the park was obtained in 1961. A lease agreement between the Bureau of Reclamation and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department allows the State to manage and maintain the natural resources and recreational uses on the reservoir. Prineville Reservoir State Park
Annual overnight attendance: 34,139
Annual day-use attendance: 548,488
Scenic beauty, camping and water recreation at it’s finest in the High Desert
River Borne Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips and fly fishing lessons in Bend and Central Oregon! With trip options for beginners and experts alike, including half and full day walk in trips on the Crooked River (Our best option for the beginning fly fisher). The Crooked River is an intimate high desert stream with a great population of wild trout. Every level of angler can experience success on the Crooked River, families and small groups are welcome! Fly fishing classes and casting lessons are also available and are taught locally and on the Crooked River.
For a little more adventure, River Borne Outfitters also offers day and multiple day guided fly fishing trips on the Blue Ribbon “Wild and Scenic” Lower Deschutes River. Trips are available for both wild trout and steelhead! Deschutes River guided day trips include eight hours of fishing and a shore lunch and covers over 10 miles of river. Deschutes River guided fly fishing day trips are available from May through October. The flag ship Deschutes River trip is a 3-4 day, fully outfitted camp trip by boat into the only section of the Deschutes where the fishing and scenery are the most spectacular!
All food, camp equipment and guide services are provided.
Guided fly fishing trips and lessons on blue ribbon rivers