These are the (tiny) businesses in your neighborhood
By government standards, retailers only need to have fewer than 500 employees to be classified as "small." But in a town like Bend, small businesses may have as few as one employee.
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.
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!
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.
Yes, it is good to have routines, like James Bond always ordering the same drink, shaken, not stirred. But, we also think that it is a wide world of beverage choices out there and not worth limiting the horizons completely.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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?
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?
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.
A host of ways to celebrate Mom
SATURDAY 9 Crazy Mama Craft Faire—Mother’s Day CelebrationSupport local independent artisans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Gregg Swanson makes a career out of giving strength advice for others' careers
Gregg Swanson didn't start as a fitness coach. As a kid, he says he was "uncoordinated," and asthma kept him away from many sports.
With the population booming and a four-year college campus on the doorstep, Bend is quickly changing. But really, does it seem that different from the year before?
Burly Gifts for Adventurous Souls
There is an irony that shopping for those guys and gals in your life who are the biggest adventurers doesn't require traveling much distance. Along a few-block stretch on Century Drive, there are three prime stops to completely equip a Sir Edmund Hillary expedition—or, to do even better.
The kitchen is an ever-expanding universe, with endless opportunities for welcomed gifts, from basic equipment for beginning chefs, like a collection of quality knives, to specific tools for the most advanced cook. Ginger's Kitchenware (Old Mill, 375 SW Powerhouse) has a varied collection of knives, including everything from a paring knife to butcher cleavers ($29.99-$280, Wisthof).