Deschutes Dash sports festival   Go down to the Deschutes River on any given summer afternoon, and you’ll be treated to a spectacle of paddleboarders, aspiring rafters and sun-loving Bendites. What you won’t see every day is a group of over 450 people competing in everything from...

An insider's view of the outdoors I have a confession to make. Though I have lived in Bend for almost five years now, I’m more of an inside gal. I’m not what you would call “outdoorsy.” In my limited experience, outdoorsy types actually enjoy being in the...