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

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

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

How to celebrate Mother’s Day 2016 in Bend, Oregon

How to celebrate Mother’s Day 2016 in Bend, Oregon

Whether you’re a mom to humans, a mom to four-legged creatures, or a childfree visitor looking for a way to celebrate your own mother, Bend makes a pretty fab place to spend Mother’s Day. In 2016, the big day falls on Sunday, May 8, and there are a number of … Continue reading

4 fun date options for you and your Valentine in 2016

4 fun date options for you and your Valentine in 2016

Just 16 days, 9 hours, and 53 minutes until Valentine’s Day. Er, not that I’m counting. Okay, I’m totally counting. When I’m not here singing the praises of Bend, Oregon, I make my living as an author of romantic comedy, so I kinda live for the schmoopy stuff. When you … Continue reading

6 ways to find the holiday spirit in Bend, Oregon

6 ways to find the holiday spirit in Bend, Oregon

It’s that time of year again. The convergence of a gazillion holidays ranging from Hanukkah to Christmas to Kwanzaa to a bunch of holidays I probably can’t even spell. The overall effect is a general sense of merriment, and we’re certainly feeling it in Bend. Want a bonus boost of … Continue reading