Van and small trailer camping in Oregon’s outdoors From colorful deserts to pristine coastlines and pine-covered mountains in between, Oregon’s diverse landscape offers many impressive areas to explore. To truly be immersed in these environments, we often camp right in the middle of it all. But...

Four Peaks Music Festival returns to Tumalo Eight years ago, four friends decided Central Oregon needed its very own music festival. Ever since, they have brought a mix of national, regional and local bands and musicians together to create the festival experience for locals each June....

Shakespeare in the Park What light from yonder window breaks? ‘Tis Shakespeare in the Park performed by the Northwest Classical Theatre Company. The Portland-based thespian troupe will fill the Central Oregon air with three performances of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors this summer. The 5th annual cultural event...

Encouraging kids to take outdoor fun to the next level For children, summer is about riding bikes, exploring neighborhoods and climbing trees. With plenty of free time and good weather, summer is also the perfect time to encourage kids to take that neighborhood stroll or...

 An indoor person living in an outdoor town I moved to Bend in 2011 for the same reason that a lot of people my age move anywhere…to be with my grandchild. However, I was an unlikely candidate to take up residence in Central Oregon because, you see,...