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

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

7 spots to enjoy live music outdoors in Bend this summer

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

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?

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