Restaurant review: Kokanee Café

Seasonal Camp Sherman restaurant welcomes new chef

One of the challenges of operating a seasonal restaurant is in maintaining consistency from year … Read more

Country, rock acts play Deschutes County Fair

Montgomery Gentry kicks off concert series

It’s Deschutes County Fair time, and like most events in Central Oregon, that means live … Read more

Cultures collide in Ellen Waterston’s poems

“Hotel Domilocos” contemplates our place in the world

The past few months have been hectic but rewarding for author, poet and literary arts … Read more

Review: Indubious expands sound ‘From Zero’

Rootstronica act with local ties plays release show in Bend

Portland-based reggae/rootstronica band Indubious is used to a fight. Its principal members, brothers Spencer and … Read more

Q&A with painter Susan Busik

‘Magical Realism’ shows till Aug. 26 at Oxford Hotel

Who: Bend artist Susan Busik is the painter behind the colorful acrylic works in “Magical … Read more

Brothers Comatose returns to Bend

San Francisco newgrass band plays Munch and Music

San Francisco string quintet Brothers Comatose have always had a rock musician’s approach to bluegrass … Read more

Russell Dickerson to perform in Bend

Country singer plays KSJJ-FM’s 35th anniversary

The next few weeks will be a good time to be a country fan in … Read more

‘Art in the West’ opens in Bend

High Desert Museum hosts large Western art exhibit

‘Art in the West’ — The High Desert Museum will hold an opening reception for … Read more

Movie times for the week of July 27-Aug. 2

A full week of movie times for screens in Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Madras and Prineville. … Read more

Upcoming concerts

July 27 — Brothers Comatose (newgrass), Munch & Music, Drake Park, Bend, munchandmusic.com. July 27 … Read more

Asleep at the Wheel performs in Bend

Country band swings into Tower Theatre

Grammy-winning country band Asleep at the Wheel will bring some Western swing to the Tower … Read more

Art-rock band Bent Knee plays Bend

Boston sextet blends genres at Volcanic Theatre Pub

Boston art-rock sextet Bent Knee proudly boasts that it is “unlike any band you’ve ever … Read more

Exhibits in Central Oregon art galleries this week

Art Adventure Gallery: Featuring photography by Edward Heath; through July ; 185 SE Fifth St., … Read more

Featured artist: Ceramic artists Michelle and Mitch Deaderick

Who: Michelle and Mitch Deaderick’s ceramic artwork is on display at Hood Avenue Art through … Read more

This week’s cheap eats

Find deals on meals at restaurants throughout Central Oregon. … Read more

Happy hour specials

Drinks and nibbles that are easy on your wallet … Read more

Central Oregon eateries, at a glance

Food critic John Gottberg Anderson’s reviews of Central Oregon eateries, at a glance … Read more

‘Atomic Blonde’

Violently stylish spy flick

The ’80s are back, baby — the fashions, the tunes, the Russian spies. The Cold … Read more

On local screens the week of July 27-Aug. 2

Synopses and short reviews of films showing now (or soon) on Central Oregon screens

Details of special screenings and mini-reviews of movies playing now (or soon) on Central Oregon … Read more

‘A Ghost Story’

An interesting look at life interrupted

Dallas filmmaker David Lowery seemed well on his way to blockbuster territory with his last … Read more

‘Food Evolution’

A reasoned discussion of GMO controversy

Calm, careful, potentially revolutionary, “Food Evolution” is an iconoclastic documentary on a hot-button topic. Persuasive … Read more

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venues

Thursday 7/27 Munch & Music: The Brothers Comatose: The bluegrass band performs an outdoor concert … Read more

Out of town events

Events close to Central Oregon

Concerts July 27-30 — Country Crossings Music Festival: Featuring Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, … Read more

Guardian of the Underdog plays Volcanic

Larry and His Flask bassist steps into spotlight in Bend

In the past three years, Jeshua Marshall has gone from barely being around to one … Read more

The best of Cork & Barrel

Favorites from 17 regional wineries at annual Bend event

When 17 regional wineries gathered under a single canvas tent last weekend and poured more … Read more

Author! Author! speakers announced

Three Pulitzer winners on tap for 2017-18 series

The Deschutes Public Library Foundation has announced the four authors headlining the 2017-18 Author! Author! … Read more

Lukas Nelson headlines fifth Newberry Event

La Pine festival to benefit Oregon MS society

Unlike most up-and-coming bands, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real had a leg-up from … Read more

Writer shifts from sports to historical fiction

Author Dave Boling to visit Bend, Sunriver

It’s not uncommon for journalists to become authors. However, a sportswriter crafting historical novels focusing … Read more

Bend brewers take on New England IPA

Hazy variant of popular style emerged in Northeast

As any beer judge will tell you, one of the visual indicators of a beer’s … Read more

Restaurant review: Bos Taurus

Steakhouse brings high-end beef to downtown Bend

Bend has never seen a restaurant like Bos Taurus. The fashionable steakhouse in the heart … Read more

Cascade Cycling Classic returns

Multi-stage race includes popular Downtown Criterium

Cyclists from across the globe come together this week for the annual Cascade Cycling Classic, … Read more

Anatomy of a Song: Jason Schweitzer, ‘Foolish’

Artist: Jason Schweitzer Featured song: “Foolish” Upcoming shows: • Natty Red with Andy Jacobs at The … Read more

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