You know that friend you always call whenever you're about to take a trip or try something new—the one who always seems to know the best spots to check out?
Welcome to eagle, big pine, juniper and sagebrush country!
Central Oregon has the perfect habitat for eagles and other natural treasures.
10 things every newcomer should know
Welcome to Central Oregon! No, seriously, we mean it.
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The mainstay you crave, and where to get it best in Bend and beyond
When it comes to pubs, Central Oregon has more than its fair share—most with a burger or two on the menu. To help you decide which one to choose, we've narrowed it down to the five juiciest, drool-inducing burgers around.
10 places foodies frequent in Central Oregon
From gingery pork meatballs, to Japanese Wagyu steak, to the cardamom-infused ocean roll, Central Oregon has an abundance of must-have taste bud teasers. And don't forget the pea tendril-carrot salad with horseradish cream.
12 spots to post up, grab a beverage and watch the world go by
When it's gorgeous outside, Central Oregonians need little additional reason to sit out and sip something delish. Here's where to go to get your slice of patio heaven.
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10 places to get a great cocktail in Bend and Central Oregon
It may be Beer Town, USA, but make no mistake—Benditos like their cocktails, too. If your desire for libations falls more on the sweet, savory, or non-hoppy side, here's where to find your jam.
10 breweries and beer bars to make the most of Bend (and beyond)
Sure, there's lots to see and do around Central Oregon, but what about after all the hiking and biking and SUP'ing is done? The answer (for the over-21 crowd, that is) is to head out for a beer.
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There's no shortage of things to do in the region. Here's a rundown of some of the area's most popular events.
To see the most up-to-date listings for the week you're visiting, check out our events calendar in the Source Weekly's weekly print edition (in the blue boxes found... well, everywhere), or check out our online calendar at calendar.bendsource.com.
Whether you're visiting or you've been here a while, these books by Central Oregonians will give you reason to stop and sit a spell
Look for these authors' books at local shops, including Dudley's Bookshop Cafe at 135 NW Minnesota Ave. in Bend. And look for some of the authors' own advice in other pages of this guide!
10 spots to take the family in Central Oregon
Central Oregon is a giant playground for active adults, but there's plenty for kids to do, too. Here's where adventure-loving tykes—and parents—are guaranteed to up the fun-factor in any family outing.
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Read this before you float the Deschutes River
Exhausted from all that mountain biking/hiking/rock climbing you've been doing in Central Oregon?
Trails to ride, from beginner to expert
Central Oregon is a mountain bikers dream come true. From family friendly cruiser trails that start near Bend, to remote, high elevation rides, there's something for everyone.
When in Bend or beyond, here's where to hike and breathe that fresh mountain/desert air
Central Oregon boasts no shortage of hiking trails. These 10 options include easy-to-follow paths and showcase the variety of terrain the high desert has to offer.
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