Articles by Kim Cooper Findling

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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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What should we do and see in Central Oregon in September?

Hi! You’re in for a treat. Central Oregon in September is so beautiful. I have several recommendations for you.…

September 4th, 2015- Post Your Answer
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Summer Fun on Oregon’s McKenzie River

July 14th, 2015

Summer is a great time to visit the lovely McKenzie River, when weather and recreational opportunities are at their…

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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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