Restaurant review: Bend-O Bento Japanese Kitchen

Bend-O offers simple, authentic Tokyo street food

For more than six years, the Bend-O Bento Japanese Kitchen has captivated lovers of true … Read more

Take a bite out of Bend at weekend foodie fest

The annual Central Oregon foodie festival is back with competitions, races and of course, a … Read more

Bend music festival returns to Stevenson Ranch June 21-24

Nahko and Medicine for the People headline 4 Peaks

Nahko Bear is finally telling his origin story, 10 years and three albums into his … Read more

Michael Franti stays human in Bend

‘Soulrocker’ returns to Les Schwab with new album, documentary

It’s time for your Michael Franti fix, Bend. The rapper, rocker, peace advocate and now … Read more

Slocan Ramblers, True North play Pickin’ & Paddlin’

Concert series returns to Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe

Pickin’ & Paddlin’, the long-running outdoor concert series and fundraiser for the Bend Paddle Trail … Read more

4 Peaks gives Bend musicians chances to shine

Blackstrap Bluegrass, ¡Chiringa!, more get leg up from festival sets

In 2007, the 4 Peaks Music Festival launched with local band Blackstrap Bluegrass — then … Read more

Q&A with fine artist Randal Leigh

‘Petroglyph Homage’ on display at Franklin Crossing

Who: Randal Fyfe Leigh is the Central Oregon artist behind the “Parietal Art and Petroglyph … Read more

High Valley kicks off Bend Radio Group shows

Canadian country duo to play Oregon Spirit Distillers

The Northwest is taking over Nashville. Just check out the lineup for the first Bend … Read more

Tribal Seeds, Uncle Kracker are coming to Bend

Munch & Music lineup also announced

As the summer concert season gets underway, promoters are still announcing shows. Read on for … Read more

Featured Artist: Photographer Joan Ouchida

Who: Joan Ouchida’s photography is on display at the Vault Taphouse through June 28. Creating … Read more

Upcoming concerts

June 14 — Tow’rs (indie folk), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, June 14 … Read more

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venue

Thursday 6/14 Countryfied: The country band will perform as part of the Music in the … Read more

Exhibits in Central Oregon art galleries this week

Art Adventure Gallery: Rotating artists of various mediums; 185 SE Fifth St., Madras; 541-475-7701. Artists’ … Read more

Recommended reading from Central Oregon librarians

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “The Library Book,” by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark, illustrated by Chuck Groenink … Read more

Northwest best-sellers

Hardcover fiction 1. “A Gentleman in Moscow,” Amor Towles 2. “The Outsider,” Stephen King 3. … 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 restaurant news

Locavore, El Sancho offer feast for fathers

Dad’s Day fiesta — Central Oregon Locavore is teaming with El Sancho on Sunday to … Read more

Movie times for the week of June 14-20

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

On local screens the week of June 14-20

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

Anatomy of a Song: Dustin Byers, ‘Walk a Mile’

Artist: Dustin Byers Featured song: “Walk a Mile” Multi-instrumentalist Dustin Byers is best known on … Read more

Marvel gives us superheroes with a curfew

Young adults grapple with clueless parents, corrupt authority figures, oh, and emerging superpowers in “Marvel’s … Read more

Star back in spotlight decades after playing the Fonz

You know him as the Fonz. And probably Barry Zuckerkorn, the Bluth family’s inept attorney … Read more

Pato Banton returns to Bend

British reggae singer brings spirituality to The Capitol

Everything comes back to community and spirituality for Pato Banton. In the reggae genre, this … Read more

Restaurant review: Baldy’s Barbeque

Redmond location reemerges in former Fireside space

It took a little longer than planned for Brian and Paige Dioguardi to open their … Read more

Heavy meta: “Accomplice” opens in Bend

A play about a play

When director Scott Schultz offered to show this reporter a flow chart breaking down the … Read more

Humm, Deschutes partner on ‘kom-brew-cha’

Humm Zinger available Saturday at Hummfest party

Beer crosses over readily with other fermented beverages, such as cider and mead, offering similarities … Read more

The Sisters Rodeo rides again

Giddy up and hold tight, the “biggest little show in the world” is barreling into … Read more

Portland author pens provocative near-future novel

Leni Zumas’ “Red Clocks” often compared to “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Portland author Leni Zumas’ best-selling second novel, “Red Clocks,” has been dubbed “The Handmaid’s Tale” … Read more

Review: Michalis Patterson balances dark, light on ‘Recycled Experiences’

Bend songwriter and world traveler plays release show at Volcanic

Bend songwriter Michalis Patterson toured the world before his 21st birthday. He’s visited 13 countries … Read more

Q&A with painter Sheila Dunn

Who: Sheila Dunn is a Bend figure, animal and landscape painter with three concurrent Bend … Read more

Careaoke for a Cure returns to Silver Moon

Bend to belt it out for third annual American Cancer Society benefit

Careaoke for a Cure, a benefit for the American Cancer Society, returns to Silver Moon … Read more

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