Articles by Kim Cooper Findling

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Sisters Country for Two

July 19th, 2017

Located at the base of the majestic Cascade Mountains in Central Oregon, Sisters is an iconic western-themed town,…


What’s the best hiking trail near Madras?

I suggest the7-mile Tam-a-lu Trail loop hike near Lake Billy Chinook. Itfeatures a mile-long climb to the top of…

June 14th, 2017- Post Your Answer
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Pedal and Sip in the Applegate Valley

May 23rd, 2017

The Applegate River winds leisurely through the heart of Southern Oregon wine country a varied landscape of family…

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Luxury Getaways in Central Oregon

April 18th, 2017

Our very best days are about balance. When it comes to vacation, there’s nothing better than combining outdoor…

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Central Oregon’s Old School Charms

December 27th, 2016

Yes, even as Oregon grows up and gets more sophisticated, it hasn’t lost its laid-back charm. In fact, you’ll find…

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Where should our family go for a Christmas getaway near Bend?

Hello! It’s hard to say about the weather for sure, but there’s a good chance it’ll be cold in…

December 9th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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8 Great Family Adventures in Seaside

November 2nd, 2016

Seaside has been Oregon’s beachfront playground for more than 100 years. The small city on the NorthCoast stands…

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Where should we go stargazing near Bend?

Hi Jason, welcome to Bend! There are two actual observatories, one in Sunriverand one at Pine Mountain east of town.…

October 27th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Family Fun in West Linn

October 25th, 2016

The charming community of West Linn is situated between the Willamette and Tualatin rivers on the southern outskirts of…

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Road Trip: Sunriver

October 6th, 2016

Sunriver has been one of Oregon’s favorite getaways for nearly half a century. The resort community 16 miles south of…

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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 “Bend, Oregon Daycations: Day Trips for Curious Travelers,” "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, walking beaches, and hanging out with her family.

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