Visit Central Oregon is a 501c6 that serves as the regional destination marketing organization. Visit Central Oregon drives overnight visitation to the region to support a thriving tourism economy. Visit Central Oregon inspires travel to the region through an integrated marketing campaign that celebrates the unique culture, people, and landscapes in the area.
As the Regional Destination Marketing Organization appointed by Travel Oregon, Visit Central Oregon manages the Regional Cooperative Tourism Program which is leveraged by the Deschutes County budget to optimize the economic impact from tourism to the region. Visit Central Oregon collaborates with industry partners towards a shared healthy vision of tourism for the region.
At Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) we believe a life outdoors is a life well-lived!
We believe that it’s in the wild, untamed and natural places that we find our best selves, so our purpose is to awaken a lifelong love of the outdoors, for all.
Since 1938, we have been your local outdoor co-op, working to help you experience the transformational power of nature. We bring you top-quality gear and apparel, expert advice, rental equipment, inspiring stories of life outside and outdoor experiences to enjoy alone or share with your friends and family. And because we have no shareholders, with every purchase you make with REI, you are choosing to steward the outdoors, support sustainable business and help the fight for life outside.
So whether you’re new to the outdoors or a seasoned pro, we hope you’ll join us.
Designed for Your Lifestyle
Every GCI Outdoor™ product is created to fit the way you live. You’re not afraid to conquer the mountains – and you want to enjoy the view when you get to the top. We design the highest quality and innovative functionality into all of our products to help you do just that.
Travel Light and Go Anywhere
With portability and durability built in to our chairs, stools, and tables, you can spend less time packing, lugging, setting up, and fixing your gear – and that’s more time you can spend on what truly matters.
Whether you’re at your child’s soccer match, sitting around a campfire, relaxing by the beach, or tailgating before the big game, we’re proud to be part of that experience.
My name is Kate, the founder of Kate's Real Food, and I’d like to share a little about our story and growing brand.
My passion for organic food and simplicity developed at a really young age. My Mom grew up on a family farm in NY that was passed on through generations spanning over 200 years. As an adult, I worked for a farm in Victor, ID called Cosmic Apple Gardens that really helped shape my perspective on food, caring for animals and our land, and the importance of soil health and organic agriculture.
In search of adventure, I moved to Jackson Hole, WY. I spent my day's backcountry skiing, hiking, and biking. To sustain my busy lifestyle fueled by the great outdoors, I began making great-tasting, whole-food, energy bars that conveniently fit in my pocket. I used the same food values I was taught during my time on the farm and incorporated them into my recipes.
Soon, I had a local fan-base who insisted I sell my bars. There began my vision to inspire ‘the good life' - to enhance experiences, live a life of texture, and let delicious, organic foods be an integral part of life’s journey. After a few years of continued encouragement, I finally decided to take on my greatest adventure: Kate’s Real Food.
Our USDA-certified organic snacks can now be found in 4,000+ retail locations across the country, including Whole Foods, REI, H-E-B, Amazon.com, and more.