Articles by Kim Cooper Findling

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Where is a good lakeside cabin that is dog-friendly and has good fishing?

Elk Lake Resort ( be a good destination for you. Cabins allow pets, though not sure about the “run free” part. There is a beach, however, on the other side of Elk Lake that I know allows dogs off-leash. It&…

January 7th, 2013- Post Your Answer
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Cabin in the Woods: House on Metolius

October 24th, 2012

For years, visitors had access to the secreted-away and astoundingly beautiful House on Metolius 200-acre estate only…

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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…

July 26th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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Four Slept in the Cuckoo’s Nest

July 25th, 2012

The Sylvia Beach Hotelmay have been founded on the lofty spines of great literature, but the cool Newport bed and…

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Hiking in a Desert Paradise

May 25th, 2012

Perched on Wildhorse Lake Overlook at the top of Steens Mountain, I found myself wondering why, exactly, I should…

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Sand Lily Lovin’ in Central Oregon

May 22nd, 2012

Spring comes to Central Oregon a bit later than other parts of the state. Our elevation and easterly location in the…

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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…

May 7th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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Planing on going to Bend next weekend. Know any good nature places to go to with a nice view?

There are many nature places with great views around here! Some of my favorites are covered in snow at the moment &…

February 17th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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About Author Kim Cooper Findling

Kim Cooper Findling grew up on the Oregon Coast but became a Central Oregon girl in the mid-90s, taking in the sunny skies and never looking back (expect a few wistful glances at the ocean). She is the editor of “Central Oregon Magazine” 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, taking silly pictures with her iPhone, and camping with her husband and two daughters in the family tent trailer, Brutus.


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