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

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

10 things to know before you hit Bend Brewfest 2015

My unwise decision to get the flu the day before last year’s Bend Brewfest put an unfortunate halt to my plans to attend this beertastic event every year since its inception. But I’m making up for it in 2015, starting with the Bend Brewfest kickoff at noon on Thursday, August 13, … Continue reading

How to rock your 2015 Memorial Day Weekend in Bend

Every year, Memorial Day Weekend marks the kickoff of peak tourism in Bend. It’s when the Bend Visitor Center switches to being open seven days a week (9-5 weekdays, 10-4 weekends) so visitors can meander by for maps, brochures, and tips. There’s a lot going on in Bend every Memorial … Continue reading

9 reasons to do the Bend Ale Trail in November

There’s pretty much no bad time of year to journey to Bend and trek the most famous trail of suds in the West. You can drink doppelbocks in December, sip sours in September, and acquire ambers in April. While it’s true you can hit the Bend Ale Trail any day … Continue reading

10 fun things to do this 2013 Memorial Day Weekend in Bend

Bend is a pretty spectacular place to be any time of year, but there’s something extra-special about Memorial Day Weekend. Maybe it’s that we’re all shifting our gazes to summer, or perhaps it’s the energy from all the out-of-towners flocking here for a long weekend. Or maybe it’s just that … Continue reading