Kristen Riggle shares her perfect day in Bend with a baby

Kristen Riggle shares her perfect day in Bend with a baby

Babies are awesome, but they can make traveling a challenge. Fortunately, there are moms and dads who’ve blazed a trail before you and can offer tips on getting around Bend with a little one. While your regular Visit Bend blogger, Tawna, is out on vacation this week, we’ve asked author and … 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

4 ways to get your last hit of winter in Bend

4 ways to get your last hit of winter in Bend

Flowers are blooming, kayakers are flocking to the Deschutes in droves, and popular roadways are flinging open their gates and shoveling snow like mad. All signs point to summer’s arrival in Bend, but if you’re not ready to let winter go, you can still get your fix. Here are 4 … 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

What mom really wants for Mother’s Day 2019 in Bend

What mom really wants for Mother’s Day 2019 in Bend

Ever ask your mom what she wants and get the ol’ “Just you, dear” in response? Yeah, she’s lying. Moms are selfless creatures programmed to put everyone else’s needs first, but that doesn’t mean she should get shortchanged on holidays. Here are a few things your mom really wants in … Continue reading

6 sneaky ways to exercise in Bend

6 sneaky ways to exercise in Bend

Does anyone else dread exercising? That’s tough to admit in a fitness-friendly town like Bend where everyone’s constantly out running and mountain climbing on some of the world’s most spectacular trails. For me, the one thing worse than exercising is cramming myself into a bikini after a long winter of … Continue reading

7 ways to make your Bend vacation sing

7 ways to make your Bend vacation sing

Bend’s music scene has grown by leaps and bounds in the 21+ years I’ve lived here, and spring is when excitement starts to build. That’s when concert announcements start trickling out for venues like the Les Schwab Amphitheater and the Clear Summer Nights concert series. Festivals share their upcoming lineups, … Continue reading