They are here, smack in the middle of the state, east of
the Cascade Range in a region that’s largest city, Bend, was once
dubbed by Oregon’s Gov. Neil Goldschmidt as being in: "The middle
But "nowhere" is definitely "somewhere". Central Oregon encompasses
three counties (Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook), five cities (Bend,
Sisters, Redmond, Madras and Prineville), another handful of towns,
portions of the Cascade Range, seven rivers, fifteen good-sized
lakes and four reservoirs. There are close to 170,000 residents,
and 3.5 million tourists think they’ve discovered it each year.
|Central Oregon: View from the Middle
lets you in on this special place with chapters that cover the history,
geology, towns, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, recreation, destination
resorts, love of llamas, growth, development and the people who make
this high desert oasis unique.