Photo by Cheryl Landes The 2021 Bend Oktoberfest has been cancelled due to safety concerns from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement on the event's website. The statement reads, in part: "Bend Oktoberfest is the largest fundraiser for Downtown Bend (Oregon), and not being able to hold this event will result in a … Continue reading Bend Oktoberfest cancels for 2021
A starry globe shining Christmas cheer at Nature's Coastal Holiday at Azalea Park in Brookings, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) In 2015, Pacific NW Christmas Lights began maintaining a map of the best Christmas light displays in the Northwest, and they're still going strong. They pinpoint every location on a Google map with a description … Continue reading Looking for holiday light displays? Check out these maps.
The world's last BLOCKBUSTER store in Bend, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Since 2004, manager Sandi Harding has kept the world's last BLOCKBUSTER store in Bend, Oregon, running smoothly while retaining a 1990s flavor. This month, in appreciation for her loyal customers in Deschutes County, where the store is located, she listed the store on … Continue reading Deschutes County residents can spend a night at the world’s last BLOCKBUSTER store in September
Photos by Cheryl Landes Rock O' the Range Bridge is the only covered bridge east of the Oregon Cascades. It was built in 1963, when William Bowen needed an access road across Swalley Canal, north of Bend, to the property he was developing. He decided that the bridge crossing the canal should be covered. Bowen … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Rock O’ the Range Bridge near Bend, Oregon