The Great Outdoors: Flying High

We are launching a new weekly report called “The Great Outdoors,” sponsored by Camp Abbot Trading Co., where Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings will take you out of the city and into the wild for a look at the issues and developments that are affecting the wildfire, rivers and forests of Central Oregon.

For our first installment, Brian takes us up in the air for some spectacular views of the Three Sisters and Mount Bachelor, courtesy of Big Mountain Heli Tours.

Faith, Hope, and Charity Vineyards May Be One of Oregon’s Best Kept Secrets

Cindy Grossman visits with Central Oregon Daily about her beautiful 312-acre vineyard in the Terrebonne countryside. We also sample their Frontenac wine one of many wines offered at the vineyard. Whether you want to have a relaxing brunch or get married among the vines, check out Faith, Hope, and Charity Vineyards HERE.

How Tumalo Cider Came to Be

Tumalo Cider Company brewer Kelly Roark and his business partner Jeff Bennett brought some delicious cider samples to Central Oregon Daily and they also told the story of how making cider from free apples has grown into the beloved Tumalo Cider that locals are raving about. We also got to hear how The Tumalo Cider House was built from the ground up with the help of friends and family.

Central Oregon Makers: Cascade Street Distillery

Family-owned and operated, Cascade Street Distillery puts flavors of Central Oregon into the bottles of their Broken Top Bourbon, South Sister Gin and North Sister Vodka, and are adorned with labels of art by Dan Rickards of Sisters. From Cascades water to juniper berries and ponderosa pine pods, these are homegrown spirits. Central Oregon Daily at 3pm invited Katie Beasley, of Cascade Street Distillery, to talk about the family business and the products they produce.

Even You Can Have a “Little Slice of Heaven”

With flavors like White Chocolate Raspberry, Chocolate Chip, Turtle and Chocolate Covered Strawberry, who can resist Little Slice of Heaven Cheesecakes? Especially since it’s made locally, in Bend. Julie Higgins, owner of the cheesecake company, joined Central Oregon Daily at 3pm to share the story behind her business story and why her cheesecakes are so delicious. She has distribution at C.E. Lovejoys Brookswood Market and Newport Avenue Market, which makes it very convenient for those who might not have the time to bake dessert for upcoming holiday gatherings.