Trendy foods you'll soon be seeing everywhere

Fancy Foods Show features the latest flavors, fads and drinks before they hit grocery shelves

Every year, thousands of food brands head to New York to show off their wares … Read more

How to roast peppers — the unsung heroes of your produce bin

Roasted peppers are one of the most versatile ingredients around. Use them on a salad … Read more

It’s getting easier to buy completely American-made goods

While some high-end companies like Brooks Brothers have always made clothing in the U.S., it’s … Read more

Offensive clothing keeps retailers on the hot seat

Pressure to release new clothing leaves little time for oversight, experts say

Fast-fashion retailer Zara found itself in the headlines recently after the first lady wore one … Read more

Most recent restaurant inspections

Deschutes County restaurant inspections Highest scoring Dutch Bros Coffee (NE U.S. Highway 97): 100 The … Read more

Anniversary: Kathy and Roger Wolcott

Wolcott Roger and Kathy Wolcott celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family vacationing for a … Read more

Anniversary: Monet Bossert and Charles Beith

Beith and Bossert Charles Beith and Monet Bossert, of Sunriver, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary … Read more

Stream these 5 ‘Sorry’-like social satires

“Sorry to Bother You,” the debut feature film from Boots Riley (the frontman for the … Read more

With aging attrition, quilters on mission for more members

Bend Quilters, recruiting

When quilter Nada Torgerson moved to Bend from Anchor Point, Alaska, in 2014, she was … Read more

Adoptable pet of the week

Samwell Samwell is a 3-year old fox terrier mix who does well with other dogs … Read more

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

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