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

Visit Bend staffers share their favorite fall belly warmers

Visit Bend staffers share their favorite fall belly warmers

When temps drop outside, it’s a good excuse to warm up your insides. Perhaps you’re a pumpkin latte connoisseur, or maybe you crave a seasonal beer that signals your belly that autumn is here. No matter what your taste buds and tummy want, you’ll find perfect fall sips in Bend. … Continue reading

Lost your muse? Find her in Bend during Tenth Month 2018!

Lost your muse? Find her in Bend during Tenth Month 2018!

Got a passion for independent film, culture, art, tech, business, or all of the above? Welcome to Tenth Month. Yes, October’s technically the tenth month of the year, but it means something more than that in Bend. Tenth Month is the convergence of premiere events including Swivel Digital and Creative … Continue reading

How to dress yourself in Bend, Oregon

How to dress yourself in Bend, Oregon

If you’re old enough to read travel blogs, you’re old enough to know how to tie your shoes and choose a shirt to match your pants. But knowing how to dress yourself in Bend is a different matter, particularly in shoulder seasons like fall and spring. As September draws to … Continue reading

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