Memorial Day weekend seemed to sneak up on everyone this year; and came rushing into Bend with a calendar full of events. Portlanders flocked over the mountains to get a taste of the Central Oregon sunshine and Bendites had to decide whether to stay in town and soak up the culture and recreation in their our backyard or hit the road and explore new places.
With a solid line-up of activities and good weather in the forecast, there was a lot to do in Central Oregon. With three whole days of freedom, there was almost enough time to take advantage of it all.
Here is just one example of a go-getter’s schedule for the weekend in Bend, Oregon.
Morning: Get up at 4:45am – Fueled by Thump’s Hairbender Espresso Blend, head up Century Drive. Skin South Sister, ski 5,200 vertical feet, hoot, holler, and make it back to town in time for lunch.
Morning: Grab coffee and breakfast at Chow.
Afternoon: Head out to Sisters for Central Oregon’s newest competitive mountain biking event; the Sisters Stampede. After an exciting race on technical single track, the Moon Mountain Ramblers cap off the afternoon with a free show.
Afternoon: Replenish your stores and cap off a great weekend with a beer and a basket of fries at the Bend Brewing Company.
Evening: Back to Reality…. Early to bed, tomorrow is another workday!