Inside A Christmas Carol

You've probably seen this play—or film—at least once during the holidays. The director of this version tells us why this one is not "the same old story."
Kelley Ryan has acted, managed and costumed dozens of plays in her long career as an actress, but the Cascades Theatrical Company's "A Christmas Carol," will mark Ryan's directorial debut. We talked with Ryan about the iconic tale, and how CTC's production will set itself apart.


Spring Olson

A quest to share simple, local ingredients and practices through Sakari Botanicals
"It's really important to slow things down, learn how to get outside and enjoy your surroundings.

Source Spotlight

Wild Roots, Berries & Booze

Can Northwest fruit cure a hangover? A writer knocks 'em back to find out... for the good of humanity, of course
Chris Joseph had a problem.

Culture Features

A Noob's Guide to Special Oregon Stuff

The rules on the wacky tabacky, driving and other stuff in Oregon, for you eclipse visitin' noobs
Yeah, yeah, we get it—you came for the eclipse... but it doesn't hurt that Oregon happens to have great beer and legal weed, too.

Culture Features

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Food & Drink

Silver Moon Returns

Like the all-mighty luna, the brewery has re-emerged after renovations


Bad Wolf Bakery Expands with New Coffeehouse

If you are headed to OSU-Cascades or Mt. Bachelor, there's a new spot to grab coffee and some tasty bites.


Coffee Injection: Riff Cold Brew Coffee Launches

Heavyweights from Crux and Stumptown join forces with LinkedIn.
Coffee culture continues to grow in Bend.


Local Culture Rides Kraut Trend

School teachers by day, kraut delivery cyclists the rest of the time
It's been said here before: sauerkraut is the new kimchi, and Local Culture is proof this trend is still hot.


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Why BendFilm? As the fest nears, a word from a local film lover.

Michelle Haynes Alvarado; Owner and Director at Wahoo Films
"E arly in my career, I thought I knew everything.


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The Dark Side of Your Morning Cup of Coffee

Coffee and Birds, it's not always a happy marriage
Not being a coffee drinker anymore, and not being in the bird-researcher loop as many of my friends are, the business of songbird conservation and coffee-growing methods went right over my head.

Natural World

Boys to Men

"Man Camp" aims to foster male courage and empowerment
O ne of Hollywood's most powerful producers, a man accustomed to churning out Oscar statues like so much theater popcorn, winds up in disgrace after explosive, widespread charges of sexual harassment.

Outside Features

Natural World: The trouble with people and deer

I f you take the time to read this column today you may not enjoy it; some of it is about misfortune and despair—but you can give it a happy ending.

Natural World

20/40/60: The Drive Less Challenge

A Millennial, a Xennial and an old hippie endeavor to alt-commute to work. Who will log the most miles?
T he City of Bend is 35.9 square miles—hardly a megalopolis that makes walking, biking or otherwise getting out of your car to get around a daunting task.

Outside Features

Birds of Lake Abert (and the fun of getting there)

A  lot of readers have asked me why I spend so much time in, and talking about, the wilds of interior Oregon.

Natural World

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Special Sections

Shop Local: The New Players in the Game

New(ish) local businesses divulge their keys to success
Call them the upstarts, the noobs, the gamers who only recently picked up the paddle.

Shop Local

Arts & Crafts

Brewing Up Beer Labels Takes Some Hard Work Too
Take a good look at your beer bottle.

The Beer Issue

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Bend Nest

Bend Nest Summer 2017

As school wraps up – a little later than usual due to the record number of snow days this year - it’s time to celebrate the many transitions in our children’s lives and realize just how far everyone has come.

Digital Bend Nest Editions

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NASA's Eclipse Path Map

Where to see the eclipse across Oregon
Hold onto your hats and bust out those fancy cardboard goggles, because the Great American Eclipse is headed our way August 21, 2017. Here's a map of the path of totality for Oregon, courtesy of NASA.


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