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

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