Articles by Kim Cooper Findling

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Exploring the Land of Lava

May 28th, 2015

It’s easy to forget that the natural beauty of Central Oregon is entirely volcanic in origin. Newberry National…

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Big Brewer Thinking Small

February 24th, 2015

At Deschutes Brewery’s main brewing facility in Bend, hundreds of thousands of barrels of craft beer are brewed each…

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Good Gravity

January 30th, 2015

The brewers walk the catwalk in their flannel shirts and tall rubber boots, occasionally peering into the enormous…

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We are staying in Klamath Falls at the end of April. What are some fun day trips we can take from here?

Oh, wow, you are in for a treat! Klamath Falls is a beautiful area with lots to see. Bird watching and boating are…

March 3rd, 2014- Post Your Answer
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Family Road Trip: Black Butte Ranch

July 24th, 2013

There is no smile more satisfying than one on the face of your own child. I am looking at two of these gorgeous smile…

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Westfir Lodge

June 25th, 2013

Westfir is four miles north and west of Oakridge, and unless you are an avid mountain biker, fan of the Aufderheide…

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Where are some places to stay near Bend that offer horseback riding?

Hello! Lucky you, there are some beautiful places near Bend to ride horses! Here are my top faves: Black Butte Ranch …

February 19th, 2013- Post Your Answer
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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…

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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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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