About Central Oregon

About Central Oregon

In my time on this planet, I've been to numerous cities, states, countries, and even continents. But central Oregon remains my home. Occasionally someone from outside of the area will ask me, “What’s so great about central Oregon?” There are many answers to that question. Popular ones include the fantastic weather, the wealth of year-round outdoor activities, and the relaxed lifestyle. The links and videos on this page should give you just a little taste of what the region has to offer. In short, it's the perfect place to live, work, and play.



Reference Sites

The websites below are fantastic resources for the area. Living in central Oregon, we are just a few hours away from any other point in the state and the two Oregon travel sites can help you explore the state as a whole. The two central Oregon tourism sites are loaded with useful information regarding activities, restaurants, resorts, golf courses, guided tours, craft breweries, and just about anything else you might be curious about.


Local Guide Publications

The following magazine-format guides are ree available free of charge at most visitor centers, chambers of commerce, resorts, and select hotels throughout central Oregon.  Our Sunriver office receives about half of them.  Luxury Home Magazine is available at most of the larger real estate companies in the area. The Bend and Sunriver offices of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate each receive a monthly alottment of issues which are available free of charge to guests & clients.



With the exception of The Oregonian, the following newspapers are specific to the region:


Lifestyle, Design, & Travel Publications Produced In Oregon

The following publications are specific to Oregon and can be found at many retailers, hotels, and resorts in the area. 


Lifestyle, Design, & Travel Publications Produced Outside Of Oregon

While not specific to central Oregon or the rest of the state, the following titles can be found in many stores and are a good source for home design as well as decorating ideas & inspiration:


Books About Design & Architecture

Please see the library of personal recommendations I've assembled over at Obsidian Architecture. I also have a page for central Oregon guidebooks on that site as well!


NOTE:  In the spirt of full disclosure, I have no relationship with any of the magazines referenced on this page and I do not receive referral fees from them.  The titles I've compiled at Obsidian Architecture are tied to my Amazon affiliate account and I do receive referral fees and (more likely) Amazon credit from purchases made from those links.



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