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!

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

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

10 ways to make the most of Zwickelmania 2017

For as long as I can remember, Oregon’s statewide celebration of craft beer has taken place Presidents’ Day Weekend. But Central Oregon shook things up for Zwickelmania 2017. While Portland held the event as usual last weekend, Central Oregon is hosting Zwickelmania 2017 on February 25 instead. While I’m personally … Continue reading

What’s happening in Bend, Oregon for Thanksgiving 2016?

Oh, reader . . . you’re in for a real treat! No, not this blog post (though that’s pretty swell, too). But if you’re reading this post, odds are good you’ve chosen to spend Thanksgiving 2016 in Bend, which is pretty smart of you. So now that you’re here, what’s … Continue reading

How to rock a concert like a Bend local

A year ago I wrote this post featuring 15 tips for attending a concert at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. It turned out to be pretty popular, which makes sense since the venue itself can draw up to 8,000 patrons per show. But there’s more than one concert venue in Bend, … Continue reading