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

Four ways to celebrate special occasions in Bend

Four ways to celebrate special occasions in Bend

This weekend marks my 44th birthday, which brings up the inevitable conversation in my household: How do you want to celebrate this year? While you probably aren’t celebrating my birthday (though you really should seize the extra excuse to party) there’s a good chance you’ve had this same conversation about … 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

The best spots for wine fans in beer-centric Bend

The best spots for wine fans in beer-centric Bend

You don’t need to trek the Bend Ale Trail to know there’s craft beer flowing through this city’s veins, but beer isn’t everyone’s jam. Maybe you’re a teetotaler on a quest for Bend’s best non-alcoholic beverages (in which case I’ve got a blog post for you). Or maybe you’re a … Continue reading

3 romantic dates for soaking, sipping, and supping

3 romantic dates for soaking, sipping, and supping

Sometimes you crave something beyond the traditional dinner-and-a-movie date. A shared experience that combines relaxation with a touch of intimacy, capped off with drinks and a great meal. Sound hard to find? It’s totally not! Here are three cool date ideas in Bend that combine soaking, sipping, and supping (a … Continue reading

4 fabulous, homey diners to try in Bend, Oregon

4 fabulous, homey diners to try in Bend, Oregon

If you want to find the pulse of a small town, look for its diners. Those little slices of Americana where you can belly-up to the counter and order a hearty breakfast with hot coffee poured by a smiling waitress who knows half the patrons on a first-name basis. There’s … Continue reading

What’s happening in Bend, Oregon for Thanksgiving 2017?

What’s happening in Bend, Oregon for Thanksgiving 2017?

If your Thanksgiving fantasies involve a delicious mix of skiing and mountain biking, blended up with some of the best shopping and dining around, you’re in for a treat during your Bend Thanksgiving vacation. Wondering what’s happening Thanksgiving week in Bend? Gobs of stuff! Here’s what’s in store for everyone … Continue reading

Get ready for Bend Ale Trail Month 2017!

Get ready for Bend Ale Trail Month 2017!

While beer fans can tackle the legendary Bend Ale Trail any month of the year, there’s something extra special about doing it in November. Make that several somethings. November is Bend Ale Trail Month, and 2017 marks the fourth time we’ve enjoyed this month-long celebration of Bend’s craft beer scene. … Continue reading