Best Public Golf Courses in Bend




Central Oregon has long been known as a destination for great golf.  In fact, Golf Digest has named Central Oregon one of the Top 25 Golf Destinations in the world.  They continued to pile on the praise this year when three of the more than 24 courses here made Golf Digest’s 2013 list of 100 […]




Rainbow Trout Introduced to Hosmer Lake




In June 2013 the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife introduced rainbow trout to Hosmer lake.  Their stated intent was to “diversify the fishery.”  Our fly fishing contributor, Wayne Seim, a published fish biologist, wonders if this was the right move for one of his favorite Central Oregon fisheries. (click images below to enlarge) Hosmer […]




Bend Oregon Named One of the Most Romantic Cities in U.S.




Living in Bend I never really thought about this fun, Central Oregon city as romantic.  Sure, date nights here are never boring and there is never a shortage of great restaurants to choose from.  It just didn’t occur to me to think of Bend as a romantic city.  Until now. Livability.com just published their list […]




Bend Oregon Makes List of America’s Best Ski Towns




It’s no secret that Bend and Mt. Bachelor make a great combination as a winter destination.  So it should come as no surprise that a magazine like Travel + Leisure would name Bend one of America’s best ski towns. Great ski towns don’t come a dime a dozen and part of what makes Bend so special […]




Oktoberfest 2012




The annual festival to drink the remainder of last year’s beer before making more is upon us!  Of course we no longer have the same issue that the Germans had with their beer before there was refridgeration but we won’t turn down an opportunity to dance, sing, eat good food and drink good beer. The 2012 […]




Preferred Residential Has Moved!




Come by and see us in our new office at 2330 NE Division, Suite 4 in Bend, Oregon.  We are pretty much settled in now and would love for you to stop by and say hello.  Click here to see a map or get directions. We love our new office and all of the space […]




Leadman Tri Just a Month Away




Next month Central Oregon will host the first of three Leadman Triathlons to be held here in 2012, 2013 and 2014.  You can find more information about the race in this post from last November.  Visit Bend produced the following video about the triathlon and a local athlete who will be competing.  It also highlights some of […]




Munch and Music Kicks Off Tonight




For the 22nd year Thursday nights will be rockin’ in downtown Bend at Drake Park.  Munch and Music is a free concert series that runs for six consecutive Thursdays from July 12 through August 16.  This year’s music lineup (scroll to the bottom for the full schedule) features a couple surprising names from the 80’s.  Do […]




Summer Sunday Concerts Start June 10




One of the great benefits of living in Bend is all of the great concerts that are available during the summer.  What makes it even better is how many of them are free. It would be interesting to add up how many bands perform for free in Bend each year at festivals, fairs and assorted […]




2012 Pole, Pedal, Paddle




Another sucessful Pole, Pedal, Paddle is in the books.  This year there were 2922 participants making up 882 entries as teams or individuals.  A quick glance through the results revealed contestants from Alaska, Idaho, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and even a few people from Atlanta, Georgia. The muti-sport race is six stages with a total course distance […]