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Deschutes River in autumn at Dillon Falls, Bend,Oregon,USA

Sunrise on the Deschutes River

written by Christian Heeb on October 28th, 2013

October along the Deschutes River is always a stunning and even more so recently when I went there with a German…

Philippe Boulot’s Favorite Rivers: Deschutes River

Maupin, OR 97730

The Deschutes River slices through the center of Oregon, flowing from humble beginnings at Little Lava Lake in the…

Deschutes River Trail

A series of three parallel trails through pine forests and lava flows along the variously placid and tumultuous…

Deschutes River-Big Eddy

Bend, Sunriver, Redmond, Sisters, OR

Great spot for family friendly rafting, native american

Deschutes River-Day Section

Maupin, OR

One of the states most popular Summer rafting trips, native american

Deschutes River-Middle

Maupin, Bend, Madras, OR

Excellent Fishing, camping and fun whitewater, native american

Deschutes River-Upper

Maupin, The Dalles, OR

Great fishing, good whitewater, and not as popular as other sections of the river, native american

Deschutes River State Recreation Area

Deschutes River State Recreation Area is an excellent place for family outing activities like hiking, biking, swimming,…

Deschutes River Anglers

63430 Palla Ln Bend, OR 97701

Their motto is “our boats, your trip”. Specializing in flyfishing only drift trips on the Lower…

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Deschutes Byway Bighorns

written by Grant McOmie on December 5th, 2014

Oregon’s back roads are the best! They can lead you down trails to secret hideaways, like the one that is less than…

What should we do and see in Central Oregon in September?

Hi! You're in for a treat. Central Oregon in September is so beautiful. I have several recommendations for you. Don't miss the High Desert Museum, which presents natural and cultural history and also has live animals on site. For hiking, try Smith…
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Distiller for a Day

written by Eileen Garvin on July 14th, 2014

Ready to drink in one of Oregon’s newest culinary trends, Portland Chef Gabriel Rucker travels to Central Oregon to…

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Casting for Steelhead

written by Eileen Garvin on July 9th, 2014

French-born Chef Philippe Boulot made his home in Portland’s Heathman Restaurant & Bar for more than two decades,…

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Motorcycle Riding in Central Oregon

written by Peter Russell on July 9th, 2014

While Bend deservedly has a reputation as a vacation destination in its own right, the city makes a fine base for day…

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Sisters to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway

written by Eileen Garvin on June 6th, 2014

Oregon’s 11 official scenic bikeways curated routes chosen to showcase the best and more beautiful rides in the…

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Sunny Spring Road Bike Rides

written by Eileen Garvin on March 13th, 2014

Spring sunshine always gets our wheels turning: the ones in our heads that start planning the ultimate spring road trip…

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Three Seasons in a Day

written by Nathan Swartz on March 13th, 2014

For a town situated in Oregon’s high desert, Bend doesn’t particularly invoke the typical imagery of hot,…

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Mount Bachelor Village Resort

19717 Mt.Bachelor Drive Bend, OR 97702

Looking for the perfect vacation accommodation with resort style amenities?  Located minutes from downtown…

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7 Wonders of Oregon: Smith Rock

written by Emily Forsha on February 23rd, 2014

Smith Rock draws climbers from across the globe, and it’s considered by many to be the birthplace of American…

Where can I go rafting near Portland with a 6 year-old?

For rafting near Portland with a six year old I'd suggest the Deschutes River near Maupin. It's a great introduction to rafting and flows all summer long!
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Fort Rock

written by Grant McOmie on June 28th, 2013

Oregon’s high desert is vast, timeless and remote where distances are great and people are few and where the only…

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Chasing Rainbows on the Deschutes

written by Chris Santella on May 30th, 2013

Most fly-fishers agree that central Oregon’s Lower Deschutes River with its native rainbow trout and steelhead …

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Canyons, Peaks and Orchards

written by Greg Robeson and Randy Kiyokawa on May 17th, 2013

When Randy Kiyokawa was a kid, he dreamed of growing up to be a policeman or a disk jockey. His parents had other ideas…

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Climb and Fish in Central Oregon

written by Emily Forsha on May 1st, 2013

How does sunshine, snowy mountains, alpine lakes and a thriving craft beer scene sound? In the high desert plateau of…

What should I stop and see between Portland and Pendleton?

There are so very many things! I recommend you request the most current copy of the Travel Oregon Visitor’s Guide, which will serve you for this trip and many others since it covers the whole state, region by region from local travel experts. As…

Where are some places to stay near Bend that offer horseback riding?

Hello! Lucky you, there are some beautiful places near Bend to ride horses! Here are my top faves: Black Butte Ranch (large family friendly resort outside of Sisters with incredible views of the Cascade Range and Black Butte) Brasada Ranch  (upsca…

My husband and I are planning a trip to Bend in August. We have a 14 month-old and would like to hike somewhere that isn’t too difficult and has some safe swimming holes. Any suggestions?

A great hiking option, relatively flat, is the Deschutes River Trail, which runs right through Bend. The trail system is awesome!  People do swim at McKay Park, but it's not really safe or a swimming  hole, necessarily. If you want that, I'd head u…
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Dog Days of Summer

written by Eileen Garvin on July 18th, 2012

Welcome to the dog days of summer! They are even better when you get to bring your best friend along with you. Here are…

Rivers Edge Golf Resort

Bend, OR 97701

A Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play”, River’s Edge Golf Course offers some of the best golf…

Sage Canyon River Company & Ewing’s Whitewater

509 Descchutes Ave. Maupin, OR 97037

Experience the sheer thrill of riding Class III and IV rapids under the watch of professional guides. Enjoy first…

Sherars Falls

Deschutes River

Sherar’s Falls, located within the ceded lands on the Deschutes River, is a traditional fishing site used by the…

Eagle Crest Resort

1522 Cline Falls Road Redmond, OR 97756

Experience the all new Eagle Crest Resort. Nestled against the Cascade Mountains near Bend, the 1,700 acre resort with…

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Imperial River Company – Lodging Rooms

304 Bakeoven Road Maupin, OR 97037

Imperial River Company is the only resort located on the banks of the Deschutes River in Maupin, OR. Offering guided…

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First Hand Oregon

written by Grant McOmie on June 8th, 2012

You may get your hands a little dirty and your feet a little wet, but you will gain appreciation for what it takes to…

Deschutes Steelheader Company

The Dalles, OR 97058

Welcome to Deschutes Steelheader Company. We are a BLM Permitted Outfitter on the 90 mile Lower Deschutes River. The…

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Summer Steelhead Season Opens

written by Eileen Garvin on May 31st, 2012

Notoriously elusive and much sought after, the Oregon steelhead is the subject of many a tale about icy winter rivers,…

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Sounds Like Summer

written by Eileen Garvin on May 24th, 2012

We dreamed all winter about these warm summer nights, and we intend to enjoy everylast minute. Outdoor summer…

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Crossings Restaurant

3075 N. Business 97 Bend, OR 97701

Fine Dining in Bend, Oregon On The River   Overlooking the beautiful Deschutes River, Crossings offers an…

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Wildflower Hikes

written by Eileen Garvin on May 13th, 2012

Hiking in spring and early summer is a treasure hunt of color as wildflowers bloom in the meadows and mountains of…

We are planning a trip to Oregon. We will spend a week on the coast, I believe near Newport. Then we plan to move inland. Which location would be best – Welches or Bend?

Hello! I am not going to make any claims about "better" because I truly love this entire state, but Central Oregon is a great destination! Bend offers incredible recreation, great microbrews, fine and casual dining, shopping, resorts, hiking, biking,…
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Go With the Flow

written by Eileen Garvin on April 29th, 2012

Late spring runoff is still with us, and that means rivers are flowing strong. For some early season boating, check out…

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Oregon’s Fishing Ambassador

written by Grant McOmie on April 20th, 2012

When it comes to building bridges along many of Oregon’s rivers, fishing guide David Johnson is one of the best. He…

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White River Adventure

written by Grant McOmie on March 30th, 2012

This week I hit the open road to explore the valleys east of Mt Hood and discover the White River Wildlife Area and…

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Wild for Mountain Biking

written by John Waller on March 11th, 2012

Spring has arrived, and the high desert singletrack is calling you out of hibernation. Join Lev Stryker, owner of Bend…

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Finding Oregon

written by Eileen Garvin on March 7th, 2012

We thought we knew Oregon like nobody’s business. Then we watched Finding Oregon, a video from Uncage the Soul…

Eagle Crest Resort

Redmond, OR 97756

Eagle Crest offers three unique golfing challenges in one incredible location. Their two 18-hole championship courses…

Eagle Crest Resort – Resort Course

Redmond, OR 97756

The original Resort Course features all of the elements that have made Eagle Crest® and Central Oregon a golf Mecca…

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