Articles by Kim Cooper Findling

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Oregon Dreamer

December 2nd, 2011

As a young man, Don Kerr described himself as a “desert rat.” Raised in Portland, he entered Oregon State…

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The Fabulous North Umpqua

November 22nd, 2011

Oregon amazes me. Just when I think I’ve seen every gorgeous wonder in a lifetime spent in this incredible state,…

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Family Vacation Bliss at Brasada Ranch

October 10th, 2011

A taste of the Oregon high desert slathered in luxury makes the whole family happy My four-year-old daughter loves…

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Cinema, Connection, Conversation: BendFilm Fest Hits Town

September 6th, 2011

In its eighth year, the BendFilm Festival has become a community-driven event that draws filmmakers from across the…

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Bagpipes and Brotherhood on St. Patrick’s Day

March 14th, 2011

Bend Fire Pipes and Drums Blowout Bend’s Downtown Five years ago, Mike Baxter witnessed Seattle Firefighters…

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A Bird’s-Eye View

February 1st, 2011

The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Eastern Oregon was one of the first refuges established in the United States…

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Instructions for a Perfect Christmas Tree Hunting Experience

December 14th, 2010

Party Members: A family of four, ranging in age from 3 to 46. Destination: Meissner Sno-Park, 14 miles west of Bend.…

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Hunting for Pumpkins in Central Oregon

October 13th, 2010

One of my favorite family outings is our annual journey to Terrebonne each October to choose a pumpkin. Two great farms…

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Bend Film Rocks

September 22nd, 2010

Naming my favorite Oregon event is easy. It’s BendFilm, set to light up lives October 7 through 10 in Bend. In…

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A Fine Time at Five Pine

September 20th, 2010

Five Pine Lodge in Sisters opened in 2006 and pretty much immediately took over several romantic-getaway-type top-ten…

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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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