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

10 things you won’t hear people say in Bend, Oregon

10 things you won’t hear people say in Bend, Oregon

There are many things that make Bend unique. Endless sunshine. A spellbinding volcanic landscape. More breweries than you can shake a pint at. But it goes beyond that into the little idiosyncrasies of our language and the things you will (and won’t!) hear folks say around here. Before someone takes … Continue reading

8 fab ways to do the Bend, Oregon art scene in 2015-2016

8 fab ways to do the Bend, Oregon art scene in 2015-2016

Bend’s reputation as a beer and outdoor adventure mecca occasionally overshadows some of the more subtle attractions that leave visitors feeling giddy as a puppy gulping Dawg Grog. But after watching Bend’s art scene explode over the last couple years, I’m thrilled to see how many folks have realized they … Continue reading