Mowing 50 lawns in 50 states

Man drives across U.S. with mower to fulfill ‘God’s plan’

Since May 17, Rodney Smith has driven nearly 19,000 miles across 46 of the 48 … Read more

Restaurant review: El Caporal

After 20 years, Mexican restaurant opens a new east-side space

Twenty years is a long time for a restaurant to succeed in one location, especially … Read more

High Desert Garden Tour is a map to landscape design

Six gardens offer displays of eclectic and native plants

For me, the annual High Desert Garden Tour means mentally redesigning my landscape — again. … Read more

Unconventional black bathroom accessory is back

When the jet-black toilet was introduced by Kohler in the 1920s, it was considered so … Read more

Multilingual family encounters ignorance, support

El Salvadorian-Armenian couple raises their daughter to speak both native languages — and English

I felt her staring at me on the playground as I called out to my … Read more

Adoptable pet of the week

Leah Leah is a 2-year-old Labrador retriever mix with a moderate energy level, so keeping … Read more

Brothers fly high with Chicago Bulls’ stunt-dunking team

AURORA, Ill. — Matt Ward will be the first to admit — and with a … Read more

Man on mission to replace plastic straws, keep turtles safe

Buddy Sparrow is trying to save the turtles — and he’s using about 32,000 paper … Read more

Four easy steps to make a great grain salad — every time

Whole grains are not what I intuitively reach for in the kitchen — despite my … Read more

Use a box grater to get creative in the kitchen

If you own a typical box grater, it has four sides. You probably routinely use … Read more

Study: Casual fashion driving growth in luxury goods

MILAN — Casual luxury is driving global sales of high-end apparel, footwear and handbags as … Read more

Bend Cycle Pub going strong (if not fast)

In its 7th year, Cycle Pub rolls, squeals, onward

Darla Knudsen and several family members were spinning bicycle pedals while rolling through Bend on … Read more

Portland woman is the ‘million-dollar palate’ behind new foods

PORTLAND — Most makers of fancy food like to supply a romantic story behind the … Read more

Most recent restaurant inspections

Deschutes County restaurant inspections Highest scoring Skjersaa’s Public House: 100 Croutons (Century Drive): 100 Duda’s … Read more

Entertainment news in brief

Sean Spicer developing TV show LOS ANGELES — Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer … Read more

Restaurant review: Spork

International menu earns local and national attention

In its five brick-and-mortar years on Bend’s west side, Spork has earned a reputation for … Read more

Anniversary: Pam and Ed Cheeney


Ed and Pam (Kowalczyk) Cheeney, of Bend, celebrated their 50th wedding with a four-week … Read more

Anniversary: Teri and Rick Gillson


Frend “Rick” and Teri (Loudenback) Gillson, of Bend, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with … Read more

You're going where? ST. LOUIS

St. Louis is my home away from home. It’s where I was born, and while … Read more

Adoptable pet of the week

Tabbouleh Tabbouleh is a 1-year-old American fuzzy lop mix rabbit who was found wandering an … Read more

Fans that keep you — and your living space — cool

Much like a stand mixer in the kitchen, a table fan sits out in living … Read more

Waiting for plants to grow in Central Oregon?

Grab a gardening book

The garden is in — and school is out. Whether you are heading off by … Read more

Trail Angels aid Pacific Crest Trail hikers

Looking for a few, good Trail Angels

The short list of hikers’ trail names are memorable: Ping Pong, Awesome Opossum, Air Lift, … Read more

Beermaker to consider adding buds to suds

Another major beermaker is looking at ways to enter the marijuana business. Denver-based Molson Coors … Read more

Adoptable pet of the week

Miss Thang Miss Thang is a 3-year-old domestic shorthair female. She prefers to be the … Read more

Single men are increasingly having biological children via surrogacy

Bill Guest was about 30 when his biological clock kicked in. His friends were having … Read more

Restaurant review: Astro Lounge

Bend establishment boasts 17 years of success

It’s impressive for a night club and cocktail lounge, regardless of the location, to persist … Read more

Perfecting homemade pizza

Great pizza can be made at home without any special equipment

The quest for excellent homemade pizza can sometimes border on obsession. Pizza stones, pizza steels, … Read more

One ingredient could upgrade your summer eats

“The Asheville Bee Charmer Cookbook: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by 28 Varietals and Blends” … Read more

Fashion show showed dresses using drones

At a recent fashion showcase in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, there were no models to show … Read more

Festival fashion can be a minefield of do’s and don’ts

PHILADELPHIA — Festival season is in full effect. But these unabashed months of dancin’ (and … Read more

Most recent restaurant inspections

Deschutes County restaurant inspections Highest scoring Just Cut Organic Juice Bar: 100 Cuppa Yo Frozen … Read more

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