Articles by Kim Cooper Findling

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A Chef Comes Home to Central Oregon

November 19th, 2015

It’s 9 a.m. at 5 Fusion & Sushi Bar, and the classy downtown Bend restaurant is quiet except for muffled sounds…

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Guide to the 2015 BendFilm Festival

September 30th, 2015

In its twelve-year tenure, the BendFilm Festival has cemented itself as a relevant and fantastic artistic force in the…

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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.…

September 4th, 2015- Post Your Answer
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Summer Fun on Oregon’s McKenzie River

July 14th, 2015

Summer is a great time to visit the lovely McKenzie River, when weather and recreational opportunities are at their…

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Exploring the Land of Lava

May 28th, 2015

It’s easy to forget that the natural beauty of Central Oregon is entirely volcanic in origin. Newberry National…


Big Brewer Thinking Small

February 24th, 2015

At Deschutes Brewery’s main brewing facility in Bend, hundreds of thousands of barrels of craft beer are brewed each…

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Good Gravity

January 30th, 2015

The brewers walk the catwalk in their flannel shirts and tall rubber boots, occasionally peering into the enormous…

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We are staying in Klamath Falls at the end of April. What are some fun day trips we can take from here?

Oh, wow, you are in for a treat! Klamath Falls is a beautiful area with lots to see. Bird watching and boating are…

March 3rd, 2014- Post Your Answer
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Family Road Trip: Black Butte Ranch

July 24th, 2013

There is no smile more satisfying than one on the face of your own child. I am looking at two of these gorgeous smile…

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Westfir Lodge

June 25th, 2013

Westfir is four miles north and west of Oakridge, and unless you are an avid mountain biker, fan of the Aufderheide…

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About Author Kim Cooper Findling

Kim Cooper Findling grew up on the Oregon Coast and became a Central Oregon girl in the mid-90s, taking in the sunny skies and never looking back (except a few wistful glances at the ocean). She is the editor of “Cascade Journal” and the author of “Day Trips From Portland: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler” and “Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir.” Catch her around the state sampling microbrews, hiking river trails, revisiting the ocean, taking silly pictures with her iPhone and hanging out with her family.


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