How to celebrate Independence Day 2019 in Bend

How to celebrate Independence Day 2019 in Bend

Few things capture the joy of summertime more than Independence Day in Bend, Oregon. From the waggy-tailed joy of the Pet Parade to the breathless speculation over which side of Pilot Butte will catch on fire (it’s a thing!), spending Fourth of July in Bend, Oregon is a magical experience. … Continue reading

What mom really wants for Mother’s Day 2019 in Bend

What mom really wants for Mother’s Day 2019 in Bend

Ever ask your mom what she wants and get the ol’ “Just you, dear” in response? Yeah, she’s lying. Moms are selfless creatures programmed to put everyone else’s needs first, but that doesn’t mean she should get shortchanged on holidays. Here are a few things your mom really wants in … Continue reading

7 ways to make your Bend vacation sing

7 ways to make your Bend vacation sing

Bend’s music scene has grown by leaps and bounds in the 21+ years I’ve lived here, and spring is when excitement starts to build. That’s when concert announcements start trickling out for venues like the Les Schwab Amphitheater and the Clear Summer Nights concert series. Festivals share their upcoming lineups, … Continue reading

Tawna’s roundup of top Bend events for 2019!

Tawna’s roundup of top Bend events for 2019!

It’s January 2019. Time to visit the gym once or twice before losing interest, make resolutions we’ll forget about by March, and of course, look forward to a year’s worth of amazing events in Bend. It’s possible not all of those things apply to you, just like it’s possible your … 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

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

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