Wedding Cakes

The art of the cake
A dream wedding is not complete without a spectacular cake. Luckily for couples in Central Oregon, there are very experienced and talented wedding cake artists in town.

Wedding Issue

Happy Hour Guide—Winter 2016

Happy Hour is a time to leave the cares of the day behind and that's easy with the Source Weekly's Happy Hour Guide, because we've put the leg work in for you. We've traversed the land from Bend to Sunriver to Redmond and Sisters uncovering the Happy Hours of an aficionado's dream.

Happy Hour Guide


For those ready to take their yoga practice to a more vigorous place, acroyoga may be the answer. Acroyoga is a dynamic form of yoga that incorporates acrobatic moves in a partnered yoga session.

Guide to Getting Fit

Year in Review 2015

In This Issue: As we look back on 2015, one thing is clear—it was an eventful year. City Council tackled big issues, Bend’s food and theater scenes continued to blossom, and local athletes achieved great heights.

Year in Review

Gift Guide 2015: Modern Marvels

Cutting edge gifts for futuristic folks
Check out part two of our Gift Guide. The modern marvels make great gifts for the technology lover.

Gift Guide

Shop Small Saturday

Why there isn't just one reason to shop local
It isn't a challenge to find local shops in Bend. More than 350 small businesses are registered within the City and approximately 150 of those fill ground-level spaces dotting several downtown blocks with window displays filled with books, shiny jewelry, toys, antiques, and an endless list of products, according to the Downtown Bend Business Association Executive Director Rod Porsche.

Small Business Saturday

Give Guide 2015

A gift is a gift, no matter how small
Give Guide's Nonprofits--Click Here To See Our Full List The word philanthropy often calls to mind high society galas and multi-million dollar endowments, but at its core, it's much more simple and down-to-earth.

Give Guide

Winter Wellness 2015—Unconventional Cures

The road less-traveled through our Winter Wellness Issue
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Bundle up or you'll catch your death!

Winter Wellness

Breakfast + Lunch Guide 2015

As Bend continues to grow, so too does its food scene. And while dinner tends to get all the attention, we think breakfast and lunch are equally worthy of celebration.

Breakfast & Lunch Guide

Snowriders' Guide 2015

It's never to soon too start thinking about hitting the slopes. Whether we're due for a winter full of fresh powder and blue skies, or an unpredictable and patchy season, it never hurts to be prepared.

Snowriders Guide

Fall into Fun

Autumn brings an array of activities for indoor and outdoor types
After the hectic clip of summer, fall brings a slower pace. Parents get a reprieve from constant contact with children, river traffic thins out, and stopping to step in a pile of particularly crunchy leaves seems like a perfectly good reason to take a detour.

Falls Events Guide

Indulge a Little

Top-of-the-line treats
With the craziness of summer behind us, the days are getting shorter, and we find ourselves settling back into a daily routine. After the frenetic energy of summer, now is the perfect time to relax a bit and indulge.


2015 Best Of Central Oregon

As voted by Source Weekly readers
Central Oregon has a particular manner of evolving: It likes its classics—like, Phil's Trail and breakfast at McKay Cottage (this year's winner of Best Breakfast, for the sixth year in a row). But it also accepts newcomers, and quickly embraces and absorbs them.


Canine Colleagues

Local shop and office dogs share their stories
This June marked the 17th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day. (By comparison, Take Your Daughter To Work Day started 23 years ago.)

Dog Days of Summer

The Prince & the Pauper

Bikes are for everyone—and every budget
by erin rook Petie Thom, sales manager at the Eastside Hutch's Bicycles, says she usually starts by asking customers a series of basic questions to guide their search for the perfect bike, components, and accessories: Have you done any research?

Bike Issue

Summer Events Guide

A selection of the season's hottest events
On June 21, the sun will rise at 5:21 am and set at 8:51 pm, the so-called longest day of the year. But really?

Summer Guide


Feel the music in your feet
Sometimes, a concert is more than an opportunity to hear a beloved band, throw a few back, and socialize with friends. Sometimes it's about spending time with music that moves you—literally.

Outdoor Music Guide

Word to Your Mother

A host of ways to celebrate Mom
SATURDAY 9 Crazy Mama Craft Faire—Mother’s Day CelebrationSupport local independent artisans.

Modern Moms

Are We There Yet?

Why women are still fighting for equality
Are We There Yet? By many accounts, 2014 was a banner year for women, and it isn't hard to see why.

The Women's Issue

The 2015 Restaurant Guide

It has been an odd year for restaurants in Central Oregon. While the economy has blossomed and the population has steadily grown along with tourism, the number of new restaurants over the past year has been relatively low.

Dining Guide

A Sign of the Apocalypse

Droughts, droughts everywhere, but how many drops are being conserved?
One of the impacts of global warming is the prolonged droughts on the West Coast—and the corresponding shortage of water for growing food and flushing toilets. In California and Oregon, snow packs have traditionally been critical water sources when they melt in the springtime.

The Green Issue

Taking The Economy's Temperature

Housing sales are warming up. Is that good?
Like predicting the weather in Central Oregon during the finicky spring months, economic forecasts are tricky; sunny afternoons do not necessarily promise warm and dry evenings. Likewise, in the mid-2000s, thousands in Central Oregon were basking in a booming housing market.

State of the Market

Brewer in the Woods

Ale Apothecary brews eccentric elixirs
Ale Apothecary began as a gamble. After leaving his job at the area's most established brewery, Paul Arney had to make a choice—either find a way to go it on his own, or sell the house and leave town.

The Beer Issue

The Cowboy's Six-Pack

Want to be as rugged as possible? Drink this.
What's the difference between a beer...and a cowboy beer? A sort of weather-beaten, leathery manliness, perhaps?

Made in Bend

Feeling Hot Hot Hot

The 2015 Lust List
It's been an unseasonably warm winter, and we think we know why. The mercury is rising in cafes and classrooms, bars and hospital waiting rooms.

The Love Issue


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