Taste This! – Browns Basics Bakery & Eatery

For this week’s Taste This! culinary adventure, Donna Britt visits a from-scratch bakery cart in Bend’s 9th Street Village, where big flavors are coming out of the smallest kitchen you can imagine. You can visit Charley at Brown’s Basics Bakery & Eatery at the 9th Street Village at 9th and Armour in Bend. For their hours more information, visit: brownsbasics.com.

A special thanks to our sponsor, Newport Avenue Market, for giving us the time and resources to bring you this delightful culinary feature each week. Life is short. Eat good food.

Origin Story: Bend Photo Tours

Every week we meet a Central Oregonian who turned their passion into a new creation or career path. In this week’s Origin Story, we meet Toni Toreno, who helps people dust off their cameras, get outside and capture images of Central Oregon with Bend Photo Tours.

And thanks to BendBroadband for giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregonians who have turned their passion into a profession, with a new edition of Origin Story every Monday on Central Oregon Daily News at Five.

Fifth Time’s the Charm for One Local Business

Retail space and store fronts are in short supply in Bend, especially with plenty of new small businesses popping up and other local businesses looking to grow. But one small business owner lucked out and will be having the 5th grand opening for WrenandWild this weekend, this time in her own space.

The Great Outdoors – Passion Drives Design of Outdoor Gear

Much of Central Oregon’s economic base is comprised of small businesses that provide unique services, including those that serve the thriving outdoor industry. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings profiles Kim Brannock of Sy Design, a Bend woman who designs outdoor clothing for major brands across the world.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Taste This! – JEM Organic Nut Butters

In this week’s Taste This!, Donna tastes heads to JEM Organic Nut Butters to see how they’ve gone from chocolate truffles whipped up in a kitchen to producing 50 tons of nutrient dense and creatively flavored nut butters.

A special thanks to our sponsor, Newport Avenue Market, for giving us the time and resources to bring you this delightful culinary feature each week. Life is short. Eat good food.

Taste This! – Volcano Veggies

In this week’s Taste This!, Donna tastes veggies from an indoor, in-town farm run by the Sbarra family. These delicious greens are organic and locally grown with love, as Shannon and Jimmy like to say. We thank them for their time and for their veggies, which you can find at Newport Avenue Market. For more info visit volcanoveggies.com.

A special thanks to our sponsor, Newport Avenue Market, for giving us the time and resources to bring you this delightful culinary feature each week. Life is short. Eat good food.

Taste This! – Oregon Spirit Distillers

Oregon Spirit Distillers is a local distiller that’s been making spirits since 2009. For this week’s Taste This! culinary adventure, Donna Britt discovers how local, organic Oregon products are turned into fine whiskeys, gins, vodkas and absinthe.

Thanks to Newport Avenue Market for giving us the resources to take weekly culinary adventures. Life is short. Eat good food!

Bend Resident Creates a Wheelchair for the Wilderness

Geoff Babb, an avid outdoorsman, suffered a near fatal stroke in 2005 that put him in a wheelchair. Unwilling to give up his love for the outdoors he gathered some friends and family to help him create the AdvenChair– a wheelchair fit for the great outdoors.

Local Businesses Take Advantage of Online Sales

Big businesses aren’t the only ones taking advantage of what has become one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker checked in with two local business owners to see how they were handling the holiday rush.

Shop Small Saturday

With Black Friday wrapping up and Cyber Monday looming, Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker is here to tell you there’s a way to get those holiday deals while keeping your dollars local. She spoke with some local business owners about Shop Small Saturday.