Central Oregon

Soak Up The Local Coffee Scene: Bend, Oregon

  The heart of central Oregon, Bend is a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. The laid back, casual, hip vibe fills this community of outdoor lovers. Surrounded by snow capped mountains, ancient volcanic flows, and forests as far as the eye can see, with the scent of pine… Read More

Summer Lake, Oregon

Summer Lake, Oregon

Photo of the day: Summer Lake in Central Oregon. Summer Lake is one of Oregon’s largest lakes at approximately 20 miles x 10 miles. Located in south central Oregon on the edge of the Fremont-Winema National Forest and about 2 hours southeast of Bend, the area’s remoteness is its very… Read More

Obsidian Rock Flows

The ancient lava beds of Central Oregon are not as old as you might think. Like walking on a moonscape, you can walk right through lava beds covered with pumice and shiny black obsidian. “Rainy” Oregon? I think not!

Crooked River Gorge, Oregon

Crooked River Gorge, Oregon

The Peter Skene Ogden Scenic View State Park is located just off Hwy 97 in Central Oregon. If you are heading to Bend, Sisters, or Smith Rock State Park, make sure to stop by this wayside and admire the views of the steep basalt cliffs. Imagine the bravery it took… Read More