6 great places to read in Bend

6 great places to read in Bend

You come to Bend for all the hiking, biking, and paddling your outdoorsy heart can handle. But book lovers know the best thing about vacation is the abundance of peaceful, glorious, uninterrupted moments for reading. Every bibliophile knows reading’s more fun in a scenic spot with good ambiance, so here … Continue reading

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 to do with 2 hours in Bend?

What to do with 2 hours in Bend?

Several times a day, visitors rush into the Bend Visitor Center in a big hurry. “We’re passing through and only have two hours,” they pant. “What should we do?” It’s a common enough inquiry that it seemed smart to share a few options. While truly seeing Bend takes several days … Continue reading

What’s open in Bend as Memorial Weekend 2019 approaches?

What’s open in Bend as Memorial Weekend 2019 approaches?

It’s that time of year when every fan of Bend, Oregon becomes bizarrely fascinated by road conditions. Which seasonal gates are open? Is the snow cleared yet from that road? Can I access my favorite recreation playground? Relax, road watchers. We’ve got your answers as of May 16, 2019. Cascade … Continue reading

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