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

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

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

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