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Self-watering sprouts gardening success

Photo caption:  The Self-Watering Standing Garden’s large reservoirs maximizes the time between watering. Photo credit:  Photo courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company By Melinda Myers Raised beds and containers expand our planting options. They allow us to grow edible and ornamental plants even where there is no plantable space to garden.  Use them to make planting, […]

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Explore Oregon’s Food Trail

The South Willamette Valley Food Trail  gives locals and visitors an opportunity to experience world-class wines, wild fields and foods and family friendly farms Explore over 50 destinations offering unique culinary and agritourism experiences in the South Willamette Valley! All the stops along the South Willamette Valley Food Trail are committed to thoughtful and sustainable practices. Here […]

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Go surfing in Bend!

Bend Whitewater Park offers tubing, kayaking and surfing thrills on the Deschutes River near the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon. Two different channels give river cruisers the opportunity to float the little rapids at The Fish Ladder or kayak, surf and paddleboard at the Whitewater Channel. The third channel is designed to protect and […]

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Lights are happening at the zoo

By Greg Johnson Travel Writer The annual ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo features more 1.5 million multi-colored lights meticulously displayed throughout the 64-acre zoo grounds. ZooLights runs through January 5, 2020. The zoo is closed December 25.Transit, military, senior and other special discounts and offers are only available at zoo ticket windows with proper validation. […]

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Bend goes virtual on Twitter

Visit Bend has entered the social marketing arena with the launch of its ‘Twisit Bend’ virtual welcome center on Twitter. The Twitter account is available for anyone to follow at www.twitter.com/twisitbend. “Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites are being used for more than simply staying in touch with friends” said Lynnette Braillard, Marketing Director […]