Your guide to a perfect spring day in Downtown Bend

Your guide to a perfect spring day in Downtown Bend

When my sister-in-law visits from Seattle, she has a few requests: a trek around the Bend Ale Trail and a handful of the city’s best bars, then snow play or standup paddleboarding. But her chief request is for one full, gloriously uninterrupted day to explore Downtown Bend. I can’t say … Continue reading

15 spots for great brunch in Bend

15 spots for great brunch in Bend

To some, brunch is just a hash brown-studded meal that happens sometime between breakfast and lunch. To others, it’s a religion served with a side of avocado toast. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, here are more than two-dozen spots around Bend where you’re guaranteed to find the … Continue reading

Plan the ultimate winter girls’ getaway to Bend, Oregon

Plan the ultimate winter girls’ getaway to Bend, Oregon

March is a fab time to be female in Bend. That’s thanks in part to Bend Women’s March, which offers enough female-centric hiking, biking, film screenings, and celebrations of womankind to make your head spin all month long. But even if you’re not visiting for that, we’ve got tons of … Continue reading

8 ways to eat your veggies in Bend

8 ways to eat your veggies in Bend

If you’re like 80% of the people in my Facebook feed, one of your New Year’s resolutions involves eating healthier. If you’re like most people I know, you’re a little fuzzy on what that means. One thing for sure is that eating veggies with your meal can curb your urge … Continue reading

6 ways to go big in Bend

6 ways to go big in Bend

There’s a time for budget-friendly travel and there’s a time for splurging. You’ll find plenty of both in Bend, ranging from discounted lodging and activities to bucket-list indulgences when you feel the urge to splurge. If the latter is on your horizon this winter, here are six ways to treat … 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

12 things to know for Bend Brewfest 2018

12 things to know for Bend Brewfest 2018

Ahhh….Bend Brewfest. For fans of summertime and craft beer, this sudsy nirvana is the equivalent of riding a rainbow-striped unicorn into a blissful field of sunshine and hop-scented glitter. That sounded weirder than I meant it to. With roughly 200 beers on tap, the 2018 Bend Brewfest promises to be … Continue reading