3 things to know about prime sunset season in Bend

3 things to know about prime sunset season in Bend

Bend’s legendary sunsets are something you can appreciate all year long, and there’s not a week in the calendar year when we aren’t treated to technicolor eye candy in the sky. But there’s extra magic in the air each August, so here are three things to know about Bend’s season … 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

10 things to do before summer ends in Bend

10 things to do before summer ends in Bend

It’s officially August, guys. Know what that means? Well, yeah, it’s my birthday month. Okay, okay…you can leave gifts at the Bend Visitor Center. But besides that, August means there’s an end in sight to the hot days of high desert summer. Sunsets are already getting earlier, and Labor Day … Continue reading

What you should know about floating the Deschutes River in 2018

What you should know about floating the Deschutes River in 2018

Whether you’re drawn to Bend by the breweries, the hiking trails, or the mountain biking, there’s one activity that’s almost certainly on your to-do list if you visit between late-May and September: Floating the river. I know this because previous blogs I’ve written on the subject remain our most highly-trafficked … 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

Show your feet (and the rest of you) a fun time in Bend

Show your feet (and the rest of you) a fun time in Bend

This blog post is for your feet. Since it’s possible your feet aren’t literate, you may need to read it to them. Ahem. Dear feet, It’s been a long winter, hasn’t it? You’ve been crammed into ski boots, subjected to frantic, icy sprints down the driveway on trash pickup mornings, … Continue reading

Get a Bend campfire experience (without the campfire!)

Get a Bend campfire experience (without the campfire!)

Late-summer in Bend means forest fire season, which puts a temporary freeze on your plans for cuddling by the campfire and roasting hot dogs over an open flame. Right now, all campfires (including charcoal and pellet fires) are prohibited on public and private lands across our bone-dry high desert landscape. … Continue reading

Bend summer is half over, so now what?

Bend summer is half over, so now what?

Over dinner a few nights ago, my husband got out his calendar and informed the kids that their summer vacation is officially at its midpoint. Even for those of us past the days of reading, writing, and ‘rithmatic, that’s a wakeup call. How can that be? There’s still so much … Continue reading