Bend City Council Approves Transportation Licensing Program

After years of residents asking for it and months of negotiations with the city, the ride-sharing service Uber is ready to launch in Bend, but before they can hit the streets, the Bend City Council has more regulations in place to make sure the transition goes smoothly.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has the latest on how city councilors are trying to even the playing field with the local taxi companies.

Free Breedlove Block Party Coming May 6

Two Old Hippies Guitars celebrates their new Guitar Showroom & Outlet Grand opening with a free block party Saturday, May 6th from 3-6 p.m. at the new American Loop location in Bend. Showroom manager JC Trayser talks to Central Oregon Daily about the event which include hourly guitar giveaways, free restringings, live music and educational talks. Local food trucks and Deschutes Brewery will also be there for all the fun.  Get more info at and

New Bend Boutique Features Aerial Yoga and Natural Beauty Products

Mandy Butera had a vision of a beautiful boutique where the community could experience well being through movement and natural skincare, cosmetics and elixirs. Hear her story and find out more about Wren & Wild, now open at 910 NW Harriman in downtown Bend. Wren & Wild is Bend’s first Aerial Yoga Studio and also where you can find natural skin care, makeup and other organic beauty products that nourish the whole body from the inside/out.

A Place for All Ages to Create, Explore and Enjoy Art

Base Camp Studio Executive Director and Founder Darlene Becker talks about why she started Base Camp Studio and how the non-profit exists to cultivate creativity and provide opportunities for engagement in the arts for the entire community. Summer camps, art therapy, creative movement. Get the entire program and class schedule here. And check out their new studio space at 2531 NE Studio Road in Bend.

Bendistillery Returns to Downtown Bend

Crater Lake Vodka and Gin were first introduced to Central Oregon in 1996, and since then Bendistillery has become America’s most award winning small batch distillery. For our Oregon Makers segment, Alan Dietrich, the CEO of Bendistillery, joins us to talk about their spirits and the new tasting room on Bond Street in downtown Bend, that features infused vodkas, Reserve productions, and mini craft cocktails. Tours of the distillery, located in Tumalo, and tastings of their Crater Lake Spirits are also available daily.

Drowning Prevention for Infants and Young Children

Accidental drowning is the leading cause of death for young children. Infant Self Resource training teaches lifesaving skills starting at 6 months of age. Kids learn how to float from the start and gain the skills to help save themselves if they were to ever fall into a body of water. Being around water during the summer isn’t the only time kids are at risk. During the training, the kids will wear everyday clothes and as well as winter gear to learn how to turn over and float if they were to fall into water fully clothed.

Jens Trumpa joins Central Oregon Daily  at 3 p.m. to talk about the program.

Concept Closets

Concept Closets is a locally owned company with 13 years experience. We service all of Oregon.  No job is to big or small.  We take pride in quality, courtious, service. Whatever your needs, bedrooms, pantry, laundry, linen, office or garage we’ve got you covered.  In addition to our shelving we also do shower doors, mirrors and bathroom accessories.

Supper Club: Social Entrepreneurs

Three guests, good food, and a glass of wine at Pine Tavern Restaurant … those are the ingredients for our weekly Supper Club series, brought to you by Great American Furniture Warehouse.

On this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Diane Dean sat down with three Central Oregon business owners from Sudara, Axiology and Think Tanky, whose companies are changing the world.