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

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