33 Bend experiences for 2018 holiday gift giving

33 Bend experiences for 2018 holiday gift giving

Raise your hand if you have  too much stuff. I’ve got both hands in the air, and while I appreciate every loved one who generously gifts me an object, my less-than-huge home is already bursting at the seams. That’s one reason I love the trend I’ve seen in recent years … Continue reading

What to do while everyone else goes skiing in Bend

What to do while everyone else goes skiing in Bend

Bend is an epic ski town. Everyone knows that. But not everyone skis. Heck, I’ve lived here 21 years and only once have I strapped boards to my feet and aimed them down a slope. I can vouch for the fact that there’s tons of stuff to do in Bend … Continue reading

What’s happening in Bend, Oregon for Thanksgiving 2018?

What’s happening in Bend, Oregon for Thanksgiving 2018?

If your Thanksgiving fantasies involve a delicious mix of skiing and mountain biking, blended up with some of the best shopping and dining around, you’re in for a treat during your Bend Thanksgiving vacation. Wondering what’s happening Thanksgiving week in Bend? Gobs of stuff! Here’s what’s in store for everyone … Continue reading

5 ways to make the snow fall in Bend

5 ways to make the snow fall in Bend

I’ll admit it, I’m superstitious. I step over sidewalk cracks and pick up pennies for good luck. I believe that if I wash my car on Monday, it’s guaranteed to rain on Tuesday. (This might be why my car is perpetually filthy, but let’s not dwell). Statistically speaking, Bend is … Continue reading

Find budget-friendly Bend fun for $6 or less (or free!)

Find budget-friendly Bend fun for $6 or less (or free!)

Vacations can be expensive. Between the cost of hotel stays, restaurant meals, and must-have souvenirs, you catch yourself wincing each time you bust out the credit card. But you don’t have to break the bank to vacation in Bend. Here are 9 ways to have fun for $6 or less … Continue reading

10 ways to savor your extra Daylight Savings hour in Bend

10 ways to savor your extra Daylight Savings hour in Bend

It’s that time again. Time to fall back for Daylight Savings 2018. Here in Bend, we’ll switch our clocks just after midnight on November 3, which means we all gain an extra hour. What’s the best way to spend it? Grab a Bend happy hour Countless bars and breweries around … Continue reading

Are you ready for Bend Ale Trail Month 2018?

Are you ready for Bend Ale Trail Month 2018?

Sure, you can sip your way around the legendary Bend Ale Trail in January, February, March, April, May…yeah, you get the idea. But there’s something extra special about doing it in November. Make that several somethings. November is Bend Ale Trail Month, and 2018 marks the fifth time we’ve enjoyed … Continue reading

5 neighborhood side trips to explore in Bend

5 neighborhood side trips to explore in Bend

If you’ve vacationed in Bend a time or two, odds are good you’ve hit all the major tourist attractions. Drake Park, a hike to Tumalo Falls, maybe a river float or a visit to Mt. Bachelor. While those things should be on every visitor’s Bend bucket list, it’s fun to … Continue reading