How to keep your kiddos from driving you nuts in Bend

How to keep your kiddos from driving you nuts in Bend

There’s nothing more wonderful than a family vacation. The starlit bonding over campfire s’mores. The shared laughter as you bob on innertubes with your toes in the icy river and the sun on your shoulders. The bickering in the backseat because the kids are tired and cranky and if I … Continue reading

8 awesome historical spots in Bend

8 awesome historical spots in Bend

Whether you’re a hardcore history buff or just someone with a mild interest in learning more about a place you’re visiting, Bend is a cornucopia of hidden historical gems. We teamed up with our friends at the Deschutes Historical Museum to bring you eight don’t-miss historical attractions that are easy … Continue reading

How to celebrate Independence Day 2018 in Bend

How to celebrate Independence Day 2018 in Bend

If there’s one holiday that perfectly captures the awesomeness of being in Bend, it’s Independence Day. That’s my humble opinion, but considering July 4 is one of the busiest days for Bend tourism, I’m not the only one who feels that way. From the waggy-tailed joy of the Pet Parade … Continue reading

4 ways to play with your food in Bend

4 ways to play with your food in Bend

Your mother told you not to do it. Maybe she swatted your hand away from the serving bowl or pointed at your fork and insisted you learn how to use it. Though playing with your food isn’t socially acceptable in most circles, here are four times it’s totally okay to … Continue reading

Enjoy a walkable Westside day in Bend

Enjoy a walkable Westside day in Bend

It’s no secret that summer is the season of roadwork in Bend, and right now there’s a major improvement project underway on Bend’s popular 14th Street (also known as Century Drive). The downside of the construction? Driving along 14th can be tricky right now, and periodic sidewalk closures can make … Continue reading

What you should know about floating the Deschutes River in 2018

What you should know about floating the Deschutes River in 2018

Whether you’re drawn to Bend by the breweries, the hiking trails, or the mountain biking, there’s one activity that’s almost certainly on your to-do list if you visit between late-May and September: Floating the river. I know this because previous blogs I’ve written on the subject remain our most highly-trafficked … Continue reading

7 things your mom secretly wants in Bend

7 things your mom secretly wants in Bend

Today we’re going to talk about 7 things your mom secretly wants you to do for her in Bend. By “your mom” I might mean “me.” And by “you” I might mean “my family.” But since it’s almost Mother’s Day Weekend 2018, I figure this list might hold true for … Continue reading