4 ways to play with your food in Bend

4 ways to play with your food in Bend

Your mother told you not to do it. Maybe she swatted your hand away from the serving bowl or pointed at your fork and insisted you learn how to use it. Though playing with your food isn’t socially acceptable in most circles, here are four times it’s totally okay to … Continue reading

Enjoy a walkable Westside day in Bend

Enjoy a walkable Westside day in Bend

It’s no secret that summer is the season of roadwork in Bend, and right now there’s a major improvement project underway on Bend’s popular 14th Street (also known as Century Drive). The downside of the construction? Driving along 14th can be tricky right now, and periodic sidewalk closures can make … Continue reading

What you should know about floating the Deschutes River in 2018

What you should know about floating the Deschutes River in 2018

Whether you’re drawn to Bend by the breweries, the hiking trails, or the mountain biking, there’s one activity that’s almost certainly on your to-do list if you visit between late-May and September: Floating the river. I know this because previous blogs I’ve written on the subject remain our most highly-trafficked … Continue reading

What’s open in Bend as Memorial Weekend 2018 approaches?

What’s open in Bend as Memorial Weekend 2018 approaches?

We’re still a month from the official first day of summer 2018, but peak season in Bend begins a bit earlier than that. Each year, roads and attractions that close for the winter season start popping open like beautiful spring blooms in the weeks surrounding Memorial Day. Here’s what’s open … Continue reading

7 things your mom secretly wants in Bend

7 things your mom secretly wants in Bend

Today we’re going to talk about 7 things your mom secretly wants you to do for her in Bend. By “your mom” I might mean “me.” And by “you” I might mean “my family.” But since it’s almost Mother’s Day Weekend 2018, I figure this list might hold true for … Continue reading

5 things to do before winter vanishes in Bend

5 things to do before winter vanishes in Bend

It’s officially been spring for more than a month now, but those of us in Bend know the new season is seldom ushered in by a fanfare of flowers and warm weather. Our little high desert mountain town sees winter temps well into May, and most of us don’t put … Continue reading

Show your feet (and the rest of you) a fun time in Bend

Show your feet (and the rest of you) a fun time in Bend

This blog post is for your feet. Since it’s possible your feet aren’t literate, you may need to read it to them. Ahem. Dear feet, It’s been a long winter, hasn’t it? You’ve been crammed into ski boots, subjected to frantic, icy sprints down the driveway on trash pickup mornings, … Continue reading