6 ways to kickstart spring rejuvenation in Bend

6 ways to kickstart spring rejuvenation in Bend

Ahhh, spring. It’s the season of renewal and rejuvenation (and maybe a little confusion, as our yo-yo weather swings from single-digit temps to short-sleeve weather in a single day). If your springtime plans include a little joyful rebirth, here are six ways to get that in Bend. Score some fresh … Continue reading

Your guide to a perfect spring day in Downtown Bend

Your guide to a perfect spring day in Downtown Bend

When my sister-in-law visits from Seattle, she has a few requests: a trek around the Bend Ale Trail and a handful of the city’s best bars, then snow play or standup paddleboarding. But her chief request is for one full, gloriously uninterrupted day to explore Downtown Bend. I can’t say … Continue reading

5 ways to double your fun in Bend this spring

5 ways to double your fun in Bend this spring

Ahhh…spring. It’s officially here, but it doesn’t look much like it does in other parts of the state. This morning I stood and watched fat, fluffy snowflakes settle on the crocuses wiggling up through my frosty lawn. By afternoon, I’ll leash the dogs and head for the Badlands where I … Continue reading

What’s open in Bend as Memorial Weekend 2018 approaches?

What’s open in Bend as Memorial Weekend 2018 approaches?

We’re still a month from the official first day of summer 2018, but peak season in Bend begins a bit earlier than that. Each year, roads and attractions that close for the winter season start popping open like beautiful spring blooms in the weeks surrounding Memorial Day. Here’s what’s open … Continue reading

5 things to do before winter vanishes in Bend

5 things to do before winter vanishes in Bend

It’s officially been spring for more than a month now, but those of us in Bend know the new season is seldom ushered in by a fanfare of flowers and warm weather. Our little high desert mountain town sees winter temps well into May, and most of us don’t put … Continue reading