A dog’s guide to making friends in Bend

A dog’s guide to making friends in Bend

Hello, I’m JackJack! I’m a one-year old pup living with the lady who writes this blog. Since her birthday is next week, I thought it would be a nice gift to eat her shoe   chase the cats    dig in the garden    write this week’s blog post for her. I’m helpful … Continue reading

7 strange souvenirs to take home from Bend, Oregon

7 strange souvenirs to take home from Bend, Oregon

Mugs. Fridge magnets. A T-shirt from your favorite brewery. We’ve all brought home at least one of these vacation souvenirs, but sometimes, you want something…different.  On a recent trip to New York, I commemorated the visit with a small wrist tattoo to add to my collection of inked body parts. … Continue reading

Want to get wild in Bend? Here’s how!

Want to get wild in Bend? Here’s how!

Let’s say you spend a day in Bend. You enjoy a morning of mountain biking on Phil’s Trail, followed by a hike at Tumalo Falls. Your cost for this day of recreation bliss? Free.  Okay, there’s gas involved, and maybe a day-use parking fee. But for the most part, you … Continue reading

3 Critters That Can Mess With Your Bend Vacation

3 Critters That Can Mess With Your Bend Vacation

For fans of Oregon wildlife, a visit to Bend is brimming with possibility. Maybe you’ll see river otters while paddling the Deschutes. Perhaps you’ll spot a beaver on a high lakes canoe outing  with Wanderlust Tours. You could even meet a cougar along the Bend Ale Trail (though it’s worth … Continue reading

How to celebrate Independence Day 2019 in Bend

How to celebrate Independence Day 2019 in Bend

Few things capture the joy of summertime more than Independence Day in Bend, Oregon. From the waggy-tailed joy of the Pet Parade to the breathless speculation over which side of Pilot Butte will catch on fire (it’s a thing!), spending Fourth of July in Bend, Oregon is a magical experience. … Continue reading

A perfect day in Bend when you’re rockin’ a wheelchair

A perfect day in Bend when you’re rockin’ a wheelchair

This week’s post is brought to you by our special guest, Kipp Wesslen. Kipp is a happily married guy who loves swimming, handcycling (on road and off), ParaTriathlon, Bend’s culinary scene, and competitive wheelchair racing. Neuromuscular ataxia may have thrown him some curveballs, but that hasn’t slowed Kipp’s roll. In … Continue reading

Kristen Riggle shares her perfect day in Bend with a baby

Kristen Riggle shares her perfect day in Bend with a baby

Babies are awesome, but they can make traveling a challenge. Fortunately, there are moms and dads who’ve blazed a trail before you and can offer tips on getting around Bend with a little one. While your regular Visit Bend blogger, Tawna, is out on vacation this week, we’ve asked author and … Continue reading