Articles by Kim Cooper Findling

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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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Who Are Lincoln City’s Secret Float Fairies?

October 3rd, 2016

When you visit the beaches of Lincoln City this year, you probably won’t see Rebecca Graham. She has a top-secret…

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What should we do in Bend if we only have one day?

There is much to be discovered in Bend. If you only have a day, here are my suggestions. Walk a bit of the Deschutes…

September 30th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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What are the must-do trails south of Bend?

Definitely check out the Green Lakes Trail on Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway. It’s popular, but for a good reason …

September 12th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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What are the best places for water sports near Bend?

You’re in luck. There are great rafting and water sports options around here. The Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway…

August 11th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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What are the best lakes to wakeboard near Bend in June?

I’d say the most popular place for wakeboarding in Central Oregon is Lake Billy Chinook. It’s strikingly…

June 3rd, 2016- Post Your Answer
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The Case of the Missing Canoes

May 24th, 2016

Shirod Younker’s passion for canoes began early. Growing up near Coos Bay in the ’70s and ’80s, he recalls that…

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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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