7 ways to make your Bend vacation sing

7 ways to make your Bend vacation sing

Bend’s music scene has grown by leaps and bounds in the 21+ years I’ve lived here, and spring is when excitement starts to build. That’s when concert announcements start trickling out for venues like the Les Schwab Amphitheater and the Clear Summer Nights concert series. Festivals share their upcoming lineups, … 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

4 Bend “firsts” worth celebrating this winter

4 Bend “firsts” worth celebrating this winter

On September 23, Mt. Bachelor became the first ski area in North America to offer skiing and snowboarding in advance of the 2017-18 winter season when an early storm dumped more than a foot of snow. Though that was only for a weekend, they followed it up this week by … Continue reading

7 spots to enjoy live music outdoors in Bend this summer

7 spots to enjoy live music outdoors in Bend this summer

Is there anything as magical as an outdoor concert with sunshine on your bare arms and a warm breeze carrying a melody out over the sparkling river? Bend’s summer months are brimming with opportunities to enjoy music in the great outdoors, and here are 7 of my favorites.   Ticketed … Continue reading

8 things that haven’t changed much at all in Bend

8 things that haven’t changed much at all in Bend

So my grandma died yesterday. I know I’m usually upbeat on this blog, so I promise I’ll still lace this post with a few doses of irreverent humor. I’ve been feeling nostalgic about my childhood summers in Central Oregon. I’m a fourth-generation Oregonian who grew up in Salem, but for … Continue reading