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BEST SPRING CYCLING


IN THIS ISSUE The shoulder season is one of the best-worst-kept secrets in Central Oregon. It’s the time of year when you could ski fresh powder in the morning, then squeeze in a bike ride in the afternoon. Late winter and early spring is the perfect time to visit Central Oregon. The first step to planning your getaway on the east side of the Cascade Mountain Range is figuring out where to sleep. We did the work for you: book a room at Tetherow Resort and make it your basecamp for a long weekend of exploring Central Oregon. You could ski, golf, hike and bike all weekend, or you could soak in the hot tub and cozy up by the fire. The choices are endless. While the weather is ever-changing, there’s so much to do and to explore around Central Oregon that doesn’t require Gore-Tex or snowboots. Whether that’s visiting our natural history and wildlife museum, planning your trip around a popular local event or taking a drive to see new public art, there are plenty of ideas for getting out of the house with the whole family. As always, the Visit Central Oregon team is here to inspire your trip. For restaurant recommendations, questions about gear rentals and getting tickets to cultural events, we are here to make your Central Oregon vacation the best it can be. Visit us on our website or on Instagram and Facebook. Happy adventuring! Visit Central Oregon

MARCH 2019

CYCLING SEASON: It’s never too early to start planning your spring cycling trips.

LOCAL ART: The best murals to view (and probably Instagram).

DESTINATION: TETHEROW Find unpretentious luxury at this resort on the edge of Bend.

RESTAURANT ROUNDUP: Where to take the whole family to eat in Central Oregon.

LOCAL PICKS: 3 Things Calendar

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CRAFT CULTURE

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CENTRAL OREGON BREWS

RIFF COLD BREWED COFFEE The cold brew coffee revolution isn’t just happening in Central Oregon, it’s at the center of it. One of the newest additions to Bend’s burgeoning Box Factory district is Riff Cold Brewed Coffee, a taproom unlike anything the town has seen before. The founders of Riff (the same people who started Crux Fermentation Project years ago) bet on cold brewed coffee being the next hot beverage trend, and the bet paid off. You can already find bottles of Riff in one-of-a-kind recipes and flavors on local grocery store shelves. Now, the Riff Taproom recently opened. Try out their different cold brew recipes as well as a menu of bowls, sandwiches, salads and more. Stop in for a midmorning pick-me-up and try out this newest venture in Central Oregon’s beverage industry.

BONEYARD BREWING After more than a decade brewing beer, Boneyard—particularly its RPM—is still one of the most popular breweries around town, with a cult following beyond Oregon. Boneyard is known for its experimental beer that appeals to masses. Favorites like Skin N Bones, Hop a Wheelie, Bonafide and Femme Fatale drink as well on their own as they do with food. And speaking of, the renegade brewery opened a pub last year that is often packed to the edges with people. The menu differs from your standard pub fare as well, with a fusion-style of cuisine that was made to complement its brews. The pub has a casual atmosphere that allows for large groups of people to drink, eat and

PHOTO PETE ALPORT

hang out for a while.

BENDISTILLERY/CRATER LAKE SPIRITS When it comes to spirits, Central Oregon is in no short supply. A handful of artisan libation-makers have come onto the scene in the last decade and produced spirits that have stocked the shelves of local bars and homes. In between Sisters and Tumalo, Bendistillery is one of the spirits trailblazers in the region. Its variety of light and dark liquors have won over many locals and visitors. The distillery also collaborates with local breweries. The annual release of Black Butte Porter Whiskey, a bottle that’s awaited with anticipation and sells out within minutes, is a collaboration with Deschutes Brewery. The distillery also has a tasting room in downtown Bend. With the feel of an urban speakeasy, visitors can get a taste of the liquors and learn how to mix them into delicious and one-of-a-kind cocktails.

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Spring Cycling Routes

IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY to grease your bike gears and start planning your spring cycling trips. This year, make a point to check out one of the newest additions to Oregon’s Scenic Bikeway routes, the Crooked River Canyon Scenic Bikeway. Passing towering cliffs and following the stunning Crooked River, the scenic bikeway route will bring cyclists to remote areas of Central Oregon. It’s an out-and-back route that begins and ends in the heart of Prineville. When you’re done with your ride, reward yourself with a local beer and bite at one of the new breweries that have recently popped up in the town.

Crooked River Canyon Scenic Bikeway Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 37 Miles Type: Out and Back

More Great Early Spring Cycling Routes Madras Mountain Views Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 29 Miles Type: Loop

Sherar’s Falls Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 33 Miles Type: Loop

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CURE YOUR CABIN FEVER

Discover inspiring experiences at the High Desert Museum. Late winter and early spring in Central Oregon can offer a little bit of everything when it comes to the weather. Getting out of the house on the weekend is always a good idea. If you're looking for a place to spend an afternoon that the whole family will enjoy, visit the High Desert Museum. It’s a museum that explores the cultural and natural history of the West. There are three rotating exhibits to check out, including exceptional art and fascinating wildlife like the otters that captured the attention of the kiddos in the photo below.

Watch the video to learn more about what you can find at the High Desert Museum.

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PUBLIC ART Get inspired by these public art projects around Central Oregon. (Oh, and don’t forget to take the obligatory photo in front of the mural and tag us at #visitcentraloregon so we can share!) CENTRAL OREGON MAY BE popular for its outdoor recreation, but the arts have a long history here—and who could not be inspired to be creative by the landscape? Take a trip to visit these murals that celebrate the people and places that have shaped the region.

TOWN:

Bend

WHERE:

Newport Market

WHO KNEW THAT A TRIP to the local grocery store could also become a chance to view local art? Newport Market, an employee-owned specialty grocery store on the west side of Bend, commissioned local artist Kim Smallenberg to paint the wall of the building facing 12th Street. The result is a love letter to Bend designed to bring joy and perhaps a smile on faces as

Watch the video for a behind-thescenes look at how "The Bend Wall" mural was created.

they pass by. It includes breweries, Pilot Butte, Mt. Bachelor, the Tower Theatre and more. “We wanted to bring a little joy to our corner of the world, and to give people a reason to smile,” said Newport Market CEO Lauren Johnson. “We gave her a broad canvas, literally and figuratively, to use her talents to help us celebrate all the things we love about Bend.” Watch the video to learn more about this colorful addition to Bend’s west side.

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TOWN: Prineville WHERE: Crooked River Brewing Co. LATE LAST YEAR, A NEW MURAL popped up in Prineville. Part of Travel Oregon’s “Oregon: Only Slightly Exaggerated” campaign, the mural is painted on side of Crooked River Brewing Co. Oregon’s travel arm commissioned seven of these murals to be painted in towns around the state—other locations include The Dalles, Yachats, Roseburg, Forest Grove, Ontario and Oakridge. Visit Prineville to see the new mural. The mural depicts a scene inspired by the nearby Ochoco National Forest, along with some majestic creatures found among the clouds. The phrase "Oregon is Magic" is painted over the top, and we wholeheartedly agree.

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URBAN ADVENTURE IN BEND On the edge of Bend as it meets the Deschutes National Forest, Tetherow is a luxury destination resort that suits every lifestyle. GOLF? CHECK. HOT TUB? CHECK. Renowned restaurants? Check. Tetherow Resort is a year-round destination for adventurehounds, luxury-dwellers and getaway-seekers. Spring is the perfect time of year to book your trip. There’s powder on the mountain, clear trails nearby and, outside of Central Oregon’s peak tourist season, visitors can enjoy the town like a local. This spring, make Tetherow your Central Oregon basecamp.

RELAXED LUXURY A variety of accommodation options are available at Tetherow to suit your needs—and incomparable views of the mountains, forests and high desert are included. The fifty luxury rooms are a sight all their own, with modern furnishings and space to spread out. Wake up refreshed and ready to adventure; come back to your room at the end of the day to relax in front of the gas fireplace after a day of exploring the region.

For families or those traveling in groups, consider one of the vacation rental homes at the resort property that have up to five bedroom and five bathrooms. The houses allow for groups to spend time together in a home away from home, while still enjoying all of the perks that are available to Tetherow’s guests, including discounted greens fees, free gear storage, shuttles and more.

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The Row

THE BEST BITES Tetherow may be a world-class resort, renowned for its lodging, dining and golf, but the resort is anything but fussy. The same goes for its restaurants. The Row and Solomon’s are both acclaimed restaurants on the resort property that are favorites for locals in Bend.

Grabbing a beer after skiing at Mt. Bachelor all day? Looking for a place to bring the whole family to eat? The Row is your restaurant of choice. The creative pub has a bar with plenty of local taps to choose from and the big game on the screen. The dining area has tables large

Solomon's

enough for the whole group to eat together and lively atmosphere complete with 180-degree views of the Cascades. The Row’s menu has a nod to Tetherow’s Scottish bent. Traditional pub fare is elevated but still accessible. Try the Scotch eggs or the Truffle Marrow Burger. Everyone in the family can find something that they’ll love. The Row also serves breakfast, where you can fuel up for the day ahead.

A more intimate dinner can be found across the patio at Solomon’s. At the recently opened fine dining restaurant, you’ll find hiking and golf shows peeking out from the white tablecloths. The chefs have put their own twist on Pacific Northwest fare. Think steelhead, quail and elk, along with mushrooms, seafood and more. Each meal is bursting with the flavor of the seasons and originality. Pair your meal with a glass or bottle from its curated wine and beer list that showcases Oregon’s bounty of makers. Attentive service, a quiet atmosphere and plates you’ll go to sleep dreaming of all await here.

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ADVENTURE TIME Though you could be perfectly content to stay within

If you’re looking for a more low-key snow adventure,

Tetherow for your getaway, there’s so much to explore

Cascade Lakes Highway offers a variety of snowshoeing,

that’s so close by. Most who stay at Tetherow take their

Nordic skiing and sledding opportunities. Rent gear in town

swing on the Scottish-style links course. A Golf Digest pick

and spend a morning or afternoon playing in the snow.

in the Top 100 courses to play golf in the United States, the David McLay Kidd masterpiece looks like it was

Tetherow’s location in town means you’re also nearby

transported from Scotland’s shore. The true links-style

Bend’s urban hiking trails. Take a long walk in Shevlin Park,

course features plenty of fescues, knobs and knolls, and is

which is often clear of snow by late winter and early spring.

a local favorite.

Tetherow’s hot tub is open year-round. Soak tired muscles in the soothing hot water and take in the crisp air.

Off the greens, sought-after spring skiing awaits at Mt. Bachelor. With more than 200 inches of snowfall this year,

In town, there’s always live music, plays, indie films and art

Mt. Bachelor’s snowpack is primed for great spring skiing.

galleries to discover. Bend’s downtown streets are filled

Just outside of Bend, Tetherow allows you to beat the

with small businesses where you can find one-of-a-kind

traffic and get an early start on the mountain—you could

pieces to bring back home. Grab a cup of coffee at a local

be out the door and on the slopes in thirty minutes. Look

cafe and stroll the blocks of boutiques, bookshops, jewelry

for spring ticket deals so you and your family can enjoy

and clothing stores and more.

multiple days of bluebird skies and fluffy snow.

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY

s t n a r u a t Res

Where to take the family after a day’s adventure, no matter where you are in Central Oregon. JACKSON’S CORNER | BEND Jackson’s Corner has two locations in Bend, but each one

offers the same charming atmosphere. Large farmstyle tables allow for families to eat together. The farm-to-table menu means that even when your everyone in the family orders pizza (which is fantastic at Jackson’s Corner), you’ll know that they’re getting fresh, local ingredients.

SISTERS SALOON & RANCH GRILL | SISTERS Little cowboys and cowgirls will feel right at home at Sisters Saloon & Ranch Grill. The restaurant, housed in the historic and renovated Sisters Saloon, has a diverse menu, so everyone in the family can pick out something they’ll eat. Whether it’s a hearty sandwich or whole grain veggie bowl, the food is a innovative blend of traditional western fare with contemporary twists.

ONE STREET DOWN | REDMOND

Jackson's Corner

If the aroma of scratch-made baked goods and a fresh cup of

RIO DISTINCTIVE MEXICAN CUISINE | MADRAS

coffee doesn’t lure you in to One Street Down, perhaps the

Traditional Mexican cuisine meets modern flavors at Rio in

blueberry cakes or english muffin sando or BLT or buttermilk

Madras. Large plates of food will satisfy every hunger

fried chicken will. It’s a great place to eat before or after

craving. Try the vegetables sopas, the chile rellenos or the

visiting attractions in Redmond like Smith Rock, Cline Falls or

fish tacos. The restaurant is a great place for families,

the Redmond Caves.

with friendly service and a casual atmosphere that will make it easy to stay and say yes to another basket of tortilla chips.

RIVERSIDE | MAUPIN North of Madras, Maupin is a small town on the Deschutes River that is popular for its range of outdoor activities. Raft, fish, swim, surf and bike around the area that is full of adventure and low on people. The must-stop for lunch or dinner in Maupin is the Riverside. Opened in 2015, the restaurant and bar offers Pacific Northwest style food that is unfussy, but delicious.

SUNRIVER BREWING | SUNRIVER & BEND Whether you’re in Bend or Sunriver, Sunriver Brewing is one of the best places for families to eat together. The brewpubs have an elevated menu of standard pub fare for parents to choose from and favorite options for kids. The lively atmosphere lets families feel comfortable being themselves.

Sunriver Brewing

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OUR PICKS

Muse Conference

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MUSE CONFERENCE

SUBARU WINTERFEST

The Muse Conference is a four-day event for women and girls. The conference brings together activists, entrepreneurs, writers, athletes and more from around the world to Bend for a weekend of social change. There are panels and discussions to join, workshops, live performances, special events and more.

Subaru Winterfest is a one-of-a-kind weekend at Mt. Bachelor's West Village. Each day there will be live Americana, bluegrass and indie music. Test out the latest gear and pick up some giveaways from top skiing and snowboarding brands. After getting your turns in, grab some snacks and drinks and enjoy the party.

FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 3

MARCH 15-17

HIGH DESERT STAMPEDE MARCH 29-30

For being one of the newest rodeos in the circuit, the High Desert Stampede is already one of the most popular. Held in Redmond, the rodeo is known from bringing in the top rodeo athletes for a weekend of fun competition that brings a modern edge to traditional rodeo. Kick up some dust in your cowboy boots and watch the horses and bulls all weekend.

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