Bend’s Makers District on the rise Maker A person who makes something. A company that makes a specified product. A subculture that includes engineering-oriented pursuits as well as more traditional activities such as metalworking, woodworking and traditional arts and crafts. The Makers District is a new...

Detoxify with a little Lava Love Several years ago Portland nutritionist Elisabeth Dunham was nearly bedridden due to an onslaught of debilitating symptoms after becoming infected with Lyme disease. After she tried a myriad of cures, she finally found one that worked—products made from lava—and ended...

Central Oregon Locavore Dinner Series brings together chefs, farmers and guests Sinking my teeth into a bite of goat kibbe tartare, I was pleasantly surprised. A refreshing combination of mint and onions followed by cinnamon tickled my taste buds. I’d been told that goat meat resembled...

 Officers and Bend K9s team up to save and protect lives You’ll have to forgive Bend Police Officer James Kinsella if his uniform isn’t perfectly tidy. He spends 24/7 with Haras, a 60-pound Belgian Malinois police dog whose furry coat has a particular affinity for...