5 reasons fall is the best time to Visit Bend

5 reasons fall is the best time to Visit Bend

With the official first day of fall happening this weekend (September 22, 2018), there’s a secret I need to tell you. You know how everyone says summertime in Bend is the cat’s pajamas? Most folks think so, based on summer hotel occupancy alone. But the truth is that summer’s quieter … Continue reading

4 ways to chill out in Bend

4 ways to chill out in Bend

Moms and dads, can we share a high-five? Those of us with school-aged kids just survived the chaos of cramming in one last summer vacay, the drama of back-to-school shopping, and the bedlam of settling back into routines for homework, carpools, and the myriad of after-school activities you swear you’re … Continue reading

Cedar Zagurski is the youngest Pillars of Art contributor

Cedar Zagurski is the youngest Pillars of Art contributor

For seven years, Visit Bend has had people drawing on the walls, but they’re not vandals. They’re artists sought after to create unique chalk art on the cement pillars in the lobby of the Bend Visitor Center through the Pillars of Art program, and Visit Bend just unveiled the newest … Continue reading

7 Bend secrets that’ll save you money

7 Bend secrets that’ll save you money

Bend locals are a sharing bunch, but we’re notoriously protective of secret trails, special hideaways, and lesser-known vistas we prefer to keep to keep to ourselves. All that to say I’m not giving away those kinds of secrets in this post, but I am coughing up 7 of my favorite … Continue reading

3 things to know about prime sunset season in Bend

3 things to know about prime sunset season in Bend

Bend’s legendary sunsets are something you can appreciate all year long, and there’s not a week in the calendar year when we aren’t treated to technicolor eye candy in the sky. But there’s extra magic in the air each August, so here are three things to know about Bend’s season … Continue reading

12 things to know for Bend Brewfest 2018

12 things to know for Bend Brewfest 2018

Ahhh….Bend Brewfest. For fans of summertime and craft beer, this sudsy nirvana is the equivalent of riding a rainbow-striped unicorn into a blissful field of sunshine and hop-scented glitter. That sounded weirder than I meant it to. With roughly 200 beers on tap, the 2018 Bend Brewfest promises to be … Continue reading

Four ways to celebrate special occasions in Bend

Four ways to celebrate special occasions in Bend

This weekend marks my 44th birthday, which brings up the inevitable conversation in my household: How do you want to celebrate this year? While you probably aren’t celebrating my birthday (though you really should seize the extra excuse to party) there’s a good chance you’ve had this same conversation about … Continue reading

10 things to do before summer ends in Bend

10 things to do before summer ends in Bend

It’s officially August, guys. Know what that means? Well, yeah, it’s my birthday month. Okay, okay…you can leave gifts at the Bend Visitor Center. But besides that, August means there’s an end in sight to the hot days of high desert summer. Sunsets are already getting earlier, and Labor Day … Continue reading

How to avoid lighting Bend on fire

How to avoid lighting Bend on fire

So, you’re fired up about your Bend vacation. You should be! Summer’s a great time for hiking, biking, paddling, and camping in this high desert oasis. It’s also a great time to inadvertently start a forest fire, which really shouldn’t be one of your vacation goals. Wildfire is a natural … Continue reading