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Top things to do in Bend Oregon this “sprinter” 

Top things to do in Bend Oregon this “sprinter” 

In Bend Oregon, our seasonal weather is anything but predictable. These past couple of months have proved this, alternately between snow, rain, sun, wind and everything in between. The good news is that this “bridge” time gives us many options when it comes to recreation, depending on the day and its arbitrary weather pattern. The season right now? A mix of winter and spring: Sprinter.  Get some final turns in at Mt. Bachelor: Don’t put… more >

Five things you must do this winter in Bend, Oregon

Five things you must do this winter in Bend, Oregon

Winter took its sweet time getting here, but now it seems it has arrived with fresh snow and cold temperatures creating a prime environment for some of our favorite Central Oregon activities. Visiting Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort for a day of nordic or alpine skiing or snowboarding should, of course, be on everyone’s list. But that’s not all there is to do in our Bend, Oregon winter wonderland.  Visit Elk Lake: An extremely popular summertime destination,… more >

Calling all photographers! Submit your best photo for our 2022 wall calendar

Calling all photographers! Submit your best photo for our 2022 wall calendar

The forty-year-long annual tradition of the Brooks Resources wall calendar continues – with a twist. We are issuing our first-ever photo contest to find the perfect image to grace the walls of Central Oregon homes and businesses in the coming year. In the past, we have featured a commissioned regional scene by a professional photographer from the area on the calendar. This year, we are asking for your participation by… more >

Our list of top things to do in fall in Central Oregon

Our list of top things to do in fall in Central Oregon

How much do we love these (mostly) sunny days and crisp, cool nights in Central Oregon? Autumn is a favorite for many, as we transition between two of our top outdoor recreational seasons in the region and into what some call the “shoulder” season. Not to worry, there’s still plenty of fun to be had around here! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite fall activities for you here:  Hit the trails: Okay, we know,… more >

Celebrate National Dog Day in Bend, Oregon

Celebrate National Dog Day in Bend, Oregon

It’s National Dog Day! Originally created to bring attention to the plight of animals around the globe and encourage adoption, the day has become a time to celebrate dogs and dog ownership. And, if you didn’t already know, we love our pups in Central Oregon. While there are many great ways to celebrate your best fur friend here in the High Desert, we’ve rounded up a couple of our favorite dog activities and… more >

Top 10 Things to Do In Bend, Oregon in the Summer

Top 10 Things to Do In Bend, Oregon in the Summer

While it took its sweet time in coming to visit us, it appears that summer has arrived in Bend, Oregon. With our hot, sunny Central Oregon summers, a whole host of new possibilities open up for outdoor activities. Snow has melted in the Cascades, and that means new areas are now open for recreational use. While there is fun to be had year-round in Central Oregon, there’s something special about the long days of summer. What are some… more >

Top 10 Things to Do In Central Oregon in the Springtime

Top 10 Things to Do In Central Oregon in the Springtime

Spring can be a tricky season here in Central Oregon as just when the flowers start to bloom and the weather warms, we can easily get hit with another snowstorm. However, the promise of longer days and sunnier skies is in the air. That gets us thinking about the very best Bend, Oregon springtime activities that you don’t want to miss out on.  Trails, trails, trails: It’s no secret that we have a multitude of… more >

Dinner among the Trees

Dinner among the Trees

Last week, we had the opportunity to host our Board, partners and significant others for a rustic dinner under a canopy of trees and a brilliant full moon in Discovery West. Since we are breaking ground in our newest neighborhood starting this week, it was the perfect opportunity to enjoy the pristine landscape before the hustle and bustle of construction began. With the hospitality and culinary brilliance of our host,… more >