The Great Outdoors: Riddle Brothers Ranch at Steens Mountain

After all these years, Eastern Oregon is still in many ways, Cowboy Country. For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us to the Riddle Brothers Ranch, a historic ranch that you can tour near the majestic Steens Mountain Wilderness.

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.

 

Destination Oregon: Cowboy Dinner Tree

Cowboy Dinner Tree, those three words elicit one of two reactions in Central Oregon, either “oh yes” or ‘huh?”

In this week’s Destination Oregon, Dave Jones takes us to the iconic, historical and rustic restaurant in Silver Lake. They are open Thursday through Sunday through October, and then Friday through Sunday the rest of the year.

A special thanks to our Destination Oregon sponsor, Bi-Mart, for giving us the time and resources to take you to some of the most interesting and beautiful places across our state with a new edition of Destination Oregon every Thursday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Restoring Historic Cabins at Paulina Lake

You often see old buildings within our local forests and many of them have a historic value that may not be apparent from the outside. For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us to some historic cabins being restored by HistoriCorps at Paulina Lake.

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.

Destination Oregon: Freebridge Brewing in The Dalles

It’s not unusual to find new uses for old buildings. It happens all the time. In The Dalles two local entrepreneurs recently opened the town’s first brewery and you won’t believe what the building was originally built to be. 

In this week’s Destination Oregon report, sponsored by Bi-Mart, Dave Jones takes us to Freebridge Brewing in The Dalles.

 

Destination Oregon: Balch Hotel

A short two-hour drive north of Central Oregon can take you back in time to the early 1900’s. In this week’s Destination Oregon, Dave Jones takes us to Dufur, Oregon and a historic old hotel that is designed to help you unplug and relax.

Thanks to the folks at the Balch Hotel for showing us around.

A special thanks to our Destination Oregon sponsor, Bi-Mart, for giving us the time and resources to take you to some of the most interesting and beautiful places across our state with a new edition of Destination Oregon every Thursday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Destination Oregon: Jacksonville Inn

The southwestern Oregon town of Jacksonville is like a time capsule from the 1800’s. Located a few miles west of Medford, the town’s crown jewel has provided food and lodging to presidents, political figures and regular folk for more than a hundred years.

In this week’s edition of Destination Oregon, Dave Jones takes us to the iconic Jacksonville Inn.

Thanks to the folks at the Jacksonville Inn for showing us around and join us every Thursday night for another new edition of Destination Oregon.

Ski Mum: Ski Uphill at Mt. Bachelor

Ski Mum heads to Mt. Bachelor to ski uphill. Mt. Bachelor has added an uphill trail for skiers to test out their backcountry gear in the safety of the resort in order to get your fitness and comfort level up before heading out of bounds. The trail can get you all the way up to the Summit Lift when the lift is running and then, of course, you get to ski back down. It also lets you access the mountain for free! Snowboarders can also take advantage of the uphill trail, but you’ll need to pack your snowshoes.