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Bontà Gelato

SWEET TREATS

WHERE TO FIND GREAT SWEETS IN CENTRAL OREGON

It’s OK, everyone gets a sweet tooth every now and then. Luckily, Central Oregon has the bakeries, confectioneries, ice cream shops and more to satisfy.

Bontà Gelato - Bend

Bontà is a natural, artisan gelato company that has grown to such popularity in Bend that it can be found on dessert menus in some of the town’s top restaurants. Husband and wife duo Jeff and Juli Labhart spent a year traveling the world in search of new and exciting tastes. After training with traditional Italian gelato masters, the couple opened Bontà. Find flavors like Turkish coffee, dulce de leche & sea salt, and locally-sourced Tumalo lavender & honey, alongside classics like chocolate and vanilla, with many gluten-free options.

Ida’s Cupcake Café - Redmond and Bend

Many Central Oregon locals can recognize an Ida’s cupcake right away, and the treats are commonplace at events across the region, from weddings to birthdays. Ida’s claims the secret to success is the variety of homemade cake and buttercream frosting recipes, and the option for customers to combine any two flavors. They also offer many gluten-free options. Single orders and catering specials are available in person, for curbside pickup, and mail order.

Tastee Treet - Prineville

For authentic Americana and a real diner experience, look no further than Tastee Treet. Although the menu isn’t completely based around sweet treats, this all-American establishment offers old fashioned ice cream and milkshakes that are sure to leave a smile on anyone’s face. Experience a part of Central Oregon tradition that locals can’t get enough of.

Goody’s - Sunriver and Bend

Consider Goody’s your one stop shop for all things sweet. The local candy store boasts handmade chocolates and ice creams, inhouse popped caramel corn, candied apples, milkshakes and a vast selection of gummy candies. The chocolate is natural and additivefree, and uses beans from the Guittard Chocolate Company, while the ice cream is made in partnership with local dairy and berry producers, providing the freshest flavors around.


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SPRING IN THE OLD MILL Bend’s Old Mill District is steeped in history; the mill that the district was built around is the original lumber mill that helped create the town as we know it today, situated on the Deschutes River to help transport logs with the currents. Now, the mill stands as a symbol of progress and evolving industry, as the modern district has shed its lumber past and is now known for its art, shopping, dining and adventure.

Arist: Yuya Negishi, Photo courtesy Old Mill District District

art

The Old Mill District is home to 20 public art installations, including many murals that add a splash of color to the surfaces they inhabit. Keep an eye out for the vibrant pieces from artist Yuya Negishi, including the staircase flower mural behind Ben & Jerry’s and The Dragon, along the Deschutes River behind Gap. Take the river walk to see more art along the walls in each tunnel. Look for the South Tunnel murals under Columbia Street, a collaborative project between Arts Central, a team of Nike designers from Portland and the Old Mill District. Use the Old Mill District as a starting point for exploring all the murals of the region through the Central Oregon Mural Trail. Learn more at visitcentraloregon.com/mural-trail.

shopping

Everyone will find something they love in the Old Mill. Kids and parents will love Wild Child, a new toy store that opened over the winter, offering high quality and sustainable toys, clothes, books and games. All products are catered to children from infancy to the age of 12. Hello Sunshine is the quintessential Bend boutique. This shop is home to clothes, accessories, home décor and more, all made with a touch of Pacific Northwest style. The Ticket Mill is the perfect spot for Bend souvenirs like hoodies, hats, mugs and more. This stop also includes Old Mill specific gifts, like gift cards to any store in the district and tickets to the Les Schwab Amphitheater for concerts and shows, tentatively expected to return later in the summer and fall.


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Call businesses in advance to check hours and latest protocols.

dining

Life is good at the new tiki bar, Rapa Nui, where tropical drinks are served with fresh pressed fruit juice and an Asianinspired tapas menu awaits exploration. A local favorite place to sip, Va Piano offers views of the nearby river while serving up award-winning reds alongside delicious charcuterie boards. The Boxwood Kitchen is a comfort food favorite that is sure to please everyone. Their menu features burgers made with local beef, mac & cheese, fried chicken bits, and for dessert, a to-die-for chocolate mousse.

Rapa Nui Tiki Bar, Photo @heathermwinner

Adventure

New experiences are waiting just around the corner at the mill. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play offers outdoor yoga and fitness classes along the river for the adults, while the kids get to play in their indoor ninja warrior obstacle course; it’s a win-win for the whole family. When the weather is warmer, check out Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe. Paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and more; if it floats, you can probably rent it from here. For more on-the-water fun, try a guided fly-fishing tour with Confluence Fly Shop. The owner personally leads the excursions, and provides anything from a half-day lesson to a 5-day, 4-night adventure with camping, fishing and good eating.

The Boxwood Kitchen, Photo Talia Gavin


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Central Oregon is one of the most pet friendly communities you’ll ever visit. Our furry friends work, dine and adventure with us all year round. With one pup for every three people, each dog has a personality as unique as their owner. Join Chad Copeland as he explores the region with man’s—and woman’s—best friend. Follow the show and see special behind the scenes content at adventurecalls.visitcentraloregon.com.

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Central Oregonians are a collection of dreamers, doers, storytellers and innovators who call this beautiful place home. The result is a thriving community of makers who help weave the cultural fabric of this unique area. To showcase the depth of creativity that flows here, Visit Central Oregon created the “Central Oregon Makers” campaign. We hope the content inspires you to seek out and support the people who bring our region to life. Visit visitcentraloregon.com/makers to view the entire series.


Wine in the Sunshine

Eat Drink Bend features and2plates eateries. A P R cocktails I L/MAY 0 21from |TRlocal AI LHEAD They scout restaurants, breweries, and wineries to share with you the best and unknown dishes and drinks while sharing stories from our locally-owned Central Oregon establishments.

Central Oregon has long been labeled a “beer town,” but more wine bars and tasting rooms are popping up across the region. Whether you fancy a tasting flight, a glass of Oregon-grown varietals or a cheese board with chardonnay, check out one of these spots for a springtime Oregon wine experience.

Eqwine Wine Bar

Located in downtown Redmond, Eqwine serves tastings and glass pours from wineries in the Hood River and Columbia River Gorge regions, available both indoor and outdoor Thursday through Saturday. 218 SW 4th St., Redmond | eqwine-wine.com

FERM & fare

Bend’s boutique wine shop and tasting room is located along the Brooks Street Promenade, with wine selections from all over the globe. Test your wine I.Q. with “blind tastings” Thursdays, where four “brown bagged” bottles are featured for sipping and critiquing. 924 NW Brooks St. #102, Bend | fermandfare.com

Good Drop Wine Shoppe

The downtown Bend wine shop boasts an impressive selection of sought-after reserves from Bordeaux, Napa Valley and Walla Walla. The expert staff can assist in choosing the right wine for purchase or enjoyment on the patio, open Tuesdays through Saturdays. 141 NW Minnesota Ave., #2719, Bend gooddropwineshoppe.com

Stoller Wine Bar

Enjoy tastes of the Willamette Valley at Stoller Wine Group’s first satellite tasting room, located in Bend’s Box Factory. Sip on Stoller’s signature pinot noir, chardonnay and rosé and snack on charcuterie boards and small plates. 555 NW Arizona Ave., Suite 30, Bend stollerfamilyestate.com

faith hope and charity vineyards

This Terrebonne winery pays homage to the Three Sisters Mountains of the Cascades. With over 15 acres of French-American hybrid varietals, Faith Hope and Charity Vineyards stands as Central Oregon’s premier winery. Enjoy wine tastings and food pairings from noon to 5 p.m. daily, with live music resuming from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings beginning in May. 555 NW Lower Valley Drive, Terrebonne faithhopeandcharityevents.com

Elixir Wine Group

Wine adventurers, this is the spot. Elixir Wine Group’s boutique cellar features wines from South America, Oregon, Napa Valley, Europe and Australia. Willamette Valley pinot noir and chardonnay are also produced for their Bend wine label, Ermisch Cellars. Last summer, they hosted pop-up dinners from fine dining group Loyauté, and there’s hope of more collaborations later this year. 11 NW Lava Rd., Bend | elixirwinegroup.com


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Adventure Basecamp TAKE TIME OFF AT TETHEROW RESORT, AN OASIS AT THE EDGE OF TOWN.

Tetherow is a resort and community that lies on the west end of Bend; at the edge of the forest, but still near the heart of the city. Voted the No. 1 resort in Oregon and No. 3 in the Pacific Northwest in Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards in 2018, Tetherow Resort rests on 700 acres bordering the Deschutes National Forest and offers world class luxuries.


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dining

At Tetherow, there are three stops for amazing food: Solomon’s, The Row and The Café. Solomon’s features a rotating menu that highlights vibrant ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. Its extensive wine collection will perfectly accent any meal, but be warned— reservations are encouraged as tables can fill up quickly. The Row offers more casual, pubstyle fare with flat screen TVs, delicious food and a vast tap list. This is a popular stop after any game of golf to grab a beer and a quick bite. The Café is located in the Tetherow Sport building and offers a fresh and convenient selection of made-to-order and grab-and-go options, available exclusively to hotel guests and Tetherow members only. Enjoy the entire menu poolside, as well.

lodging

There are two main lodging options at Tetherow: vacation rental homes and the boutique hotel. Tetherow vacation rental homes provide a home away from home with up to five bedrooms, a fire pit, hot tub and private patio for stargazing and taking in views of the Cascade Range. The Tetherow boutique hotel is nestled in the heart of the resort and offers 50 luxurious rooms, all with stunning views and convenient room service. Both options will provide easy access to all of the resort’s amenities.


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amenities

Keep your body moving and your family entertained with so many activity options to choose from. Tetherow Sport is the allin-one athletic facility for cardio and weight machines, a steam room and sauna and personal training options. State-of-theart cardio machines feature 19-inch touch screens with access to virtual coaching, Netflix, the internet and television. Tetherow’s heated outdoor pool is accompanied by hot tubs, cabanas, fire pits, café access and plenty of space for relaxing and unwinding. Cabanas are available for a memorable pool day and can also be reserved for private parties and intimate outdoor events. These state-of-the-art cabanas offer comfortable seating, adjustable privacy screens, heaters, adjustable roofs and power outlets. Tetherow Resort offers shuttle services for guests going to downtown Bend, the Old Mill District and Mt. Bachelor ski resort. The resort itself has over 700 acres that can be explored through an intricate network of hiking and biking trails, while the surrounding Deschutes National Forest offers infinitely more options, should guests opt for an outdoor adventure. Tetherow members and guests are situated perfectly to catch the spring season at Mt. Bachelor; the ski resort is only a 20 minute drive down the beautiful Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway. With 4,318 acres of snowy mountainside to explore on Bachelor, skiers and snowboarders will love making Tetherow Resort their basecamp. On the way down, be sure to check out the resort’s apres ski menu.

Check out tetherow.com or give the resort a call at 844-431-9701 for more information.

golf

What would Tetherow be without their award winning golf course? Recently voted a Top 10 course in Oregon by Golf Digest, Tetherow boasts an 18-hole championship, semiprivate course with a unique layout designed by David McLay Kidd; the award winning architect of the Bandon Dunes and Castle Course in Scotland. Guests shouldn’t miss their chance to golf one of the top 100 courses in the nation, right here in Bend. Make your way around the course with three transport options: traditional golf carts, Finn Scooters or Golfboards. Special deals are available now for avid golfers. Ever dreamt of golfing with a pro? The resort offers golf clinic packages that include professional equipment outfitting, pointers from the experts, and even private lessons from PGA Tour Athletes on how to conquer Tetherow’s high-challenge course and more.


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Scott Lake

NEW WILDERNESS PERMITTING SYSTEM When are permits required?

Permits will be required for visits to the wilderness areas beginning May 28, with this year’s permit season ending Sept. 24.

How do I get a permit?

The simplest way to secure permits is to visit recreation.gov, or to call 1-877-444-6777. Be prepared with your name, entry date, group size (maximum of 12 people on one permit), entry trailhead and for overnight permits, the length of the trip.

When should I get a permit?

For trips planned in advance, a portion of all permit inventory is available as of April 6 , while the remaining inventory will be released seven days before a trip would start, on a rolling basis.

Photos @katherine.clock & @wes_stokes_

Now is a great time for summer day-hikers and backpackers planning to visit Central Oregon’s picturesque wilderness to get familiar with a new trail permitting system launching this year. The new system aims to cut back on overcrowding at popular trailheads, which will in turn lead to quieter, more peaceful wilderness enjoyment on these outings. The new Central Cascades Wilderness Permit system will help regulate use on 19 of the 79 trails within the Mount Jefferson, Mount Washington and Three Sisters wilderness areas—requiring day-use permits for hiking. Meanwhile all 79 trails will require overnight-use permits. The low-cost permits ($1 for day-use and $6 for overnight) are being implemented to ensure that the beautiful landscapes of Central Oregon, which are easily accessed by locals and visitors regionally and worldwide, are wellprotected into the future.

Mount Jefferson Wilderness


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TAKE CARE OUT THERE When it’s time to hit the trails, whether it’s for an afternoon, a weekend or longer, remember to learn the rules and regulations before visiting, practice good trail etiquette and show respect for the forest and other trail users you meet along the way. With a little education and planning, we can all “Take Care Out There,” protecting our trails for use by future generations.

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STAFF PICKS

MARAGAS WINERY

Beer

Coffee

Breakfast

Three creeks brewing

sisters coffee co.

cafe sintra

Burger

Dinner

Cider

HARVEST DEPOT

the bite

Avid Cider company

Dessert

Art

Spirits

seahorse chocolate

rimrock gallery

the rooftop at scp hotel redmond

sisters

LA PINE

bend

sisters

tumalo

prineville

culver

sunriver

bend

redmond


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