Articles by Kim Cooper Findling

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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 beautiful and large. Three rivers come together and are dammed into a fantastic waterway for boating. Another popular spot is Cultus…

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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10 Things to Do in Sisters

March 21st, 2016

Sitting between the high desert and the spectacular Cascades mountain range, Sisters (pop. 2,174) is a little city with…


What restaurants should I try in Central Oregon? Mind you, I’m a chef!

I can recommend many great restaurants. Don’t miss 5 Fusion award-winning chef Joe Kim is amazing. Ariana…

March 18th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Family Road Trip on Oregon’s North Coast

February 29th, 2016

As hints of spring begin to appear, the lust for a road trip kicks in. When the weather trends towards sunny and…


Do you have any suggestions for day trips on a motorcycle?

I can think of several scenic tours you might enjoy. The Cascade Lakes Scenic Bywayis a great choice lakes,…

February 18th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Love Under a Stormy Sky

January 6th, 2016

There is nothing quite like a coastal winter storm. A stormy sky unleashing a powerful, windy and wet display is…

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7 Wonders in Winter

December 31st, 2015

Having lived in Oregon my entire life, I can say for certain that there are countless reasons to love this beautiful…


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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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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