▶️ Birdseed isn’t just for the birds

In this Taste This! culinary adventure, Dave Jones visits with Birdseed Food Co owner Ashley Chase to get the scoop on her gluten-free granola. Birdseed granola is available locally at a variety of locations, including Newport Avenue Market in Bend, Oregon.

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. And have fun doing it.

▶️ Exploring Bend’s history by bike

Bend has a rich history, but it can be hard to take it all in from behind the wheel of your car. It is much easier to view that history from a bike. For this week’s Destination Oregon, Dave Jones hops on an e-bike for a trip down memory lane.

Thanks to the folks at Let it Ride for showing us around. Join us every Thursday for another new edition of Destination Oregon, where Dave Jones takes you to some of the most interesting and beautiful places across our state.

▶️ Drink ideas for an at-home Happy Hour

For this week’s On the Scene, Central Oregon Daily’s Meghan Glova brings Happy Hour to your home, with drink ideas from Oregon Spirit Distillers in Bend.

Thanks to our On the Scene sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to show you some of the best events and entertainment that our region has to offer every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.

It’s almost CeaBikini time!

For this week’s Origin Story, we are talking bikinis, and maybe it’ll motivate you to pick up a new hobby! That’s right, with the weather this week, we figured we could all get a little bikini motivation! CeaBikinis are made by Christina Evert in Bend, and her love of sewing, came from her grandma, but led her down a path of success.

Christina opens her Etsy shop one day a month, on the 15th. This month she is also sewing masks for sale. They are $15 and she will donate a mask for each one sold. That will all be included in her Etsy shop. For links and more information, visit ceabikinis.com.

Thanks to BendBroadband Business 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 Friday on Central Oregon Daily News at 5 p.m.

 

EarthCruiser Overland Vehicles for Your Next Adventure

It’s tough to film these right now with everything going on and so many businesses closed, but we feel it’s still important to showcase some amazing local businesses in Central Oregon. So here’s the encore edition of Earth Cruiser. They are perfect adventure-mobile for those who want to see all corners of the world.

Thanks to BendBroadband Business for sponsoring Origin Stories where we introduce you to people turning their passion into a profession every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.

▶️ Origin Story: Bend Language Institute

At home with the kids … maybe now is a good time to finally learn another language. Late last year, Samantha O’Connor visited the Bend Language Institute, a business that has now moved many classes online in the wake of the pandemic. Today we look back at how the local language center got started. This is their origin story.

Thanks to Bendbroadband Business 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 Friday on Central Oregon Daily.

 

▶️ Origin Story: Junk to Jems

For this week’s Origin Story we meet a local woman who decided to become a jeweler a little later in life. She’s doing so by turning one man’s trash into another man’s, or woman’s, treasure. This week’s Origin Story is Junk to Jems.

Thanks to BendBroadband Business for sponsoring Origin Stories where we introduce you to people turning their passion into a profession every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.

▶️ Origin Story: Zealios

For this Origin Story, where we introduce you to awesome people doing awesome things, we are talking personal products for athletes. The company is called Zealios. It was started by two guys who played rugby together with a goal to make an entire line of personal products for athletes, from shampoo to sunscreen.

Thanks to BendBroadband Business for sponsoring Origin Stories where we introduce you to people turning their passion into a profession every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.

▶️ Origin Story: Bleu Bite Catering

Having a baby changes your life, and in this Origin Story we meet one woman whose pregnancy changed both her life and her career. Central Oregon Daily’s Samantha O’Connor introduces us Cerstin Cheatham, owner and chef at Bleu Bite Catering.

Thanks to BendBroadband Business 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 Friday on Central Oregon Daily News at 5 p.m.

 

▶️ Origin Story: Meli Wraps

The co-founder of Meli Wraps in Bend had a long career in the hospitality business. But one day, she stumbled across a market in Australia with her best friend and their whole world changed.

Thanks to BendBroadband Business 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 Friday on Central Oregon Daily News at 5 p.m.