Oktoberfest 2012




The annual festival to drink the remainder of last year’s beer before making more is upon us!  Of course we no longer have the same issue that the Germans had with their beer before there was refridgeration but we won’t turn down an opportunity to dance, sing, eat good food and drink good beer. The 2012 […]




Munch and Music Kicks Off Tonight




For the 22nd year Thursday nights will be rockin’ in downtown Bend at Drake Park.  Munch and Music is a free concert series that runs for six consecutive Thursdays from July 12 through August 16.  This year’s music lineup (scroll to the bottom for the full schedule) features a couple surprising names from the 80’s.  Do […]




Summer Sunday Concerts Start June 10




One of the great benefits of living in Bend is all of the great concerts that are available during the summer.  What makes it even better is how many of them are free. It would be interesting to add up how many bands perform for free in Bend each year at festivals, fairs and assorted […]




2012 Pole, Pedal, Paddle




Another sucessful Pole, Pedal, Paddle is in the books.  This year there were 2922 participants making up 882 entries as teams or individuals.  A quick glance through the results revealed contestants from Alaska, Idaho, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and even a few people from Atlanta, Georgia. The muti-sport race is six stages with a total course distance […]




NorthWest Crossing Spring Festival ’12




Becky and I spent a fabulous Saturday at NorthWest Crossing Spring Festival.  This was our first big festival since Winterfest and it didn’t disappoint.  The entertainment was top notch, including:  Chris Barron (lead singer of the Spin Doctors), 2nd Hand Soldiers (a great reggae cover band), Katt and Roots Revolution (the guy can sing), and […]




Bend Winterfest 2012




We weren’t able to get down to Winterfest until about 6:30 last night which didn’t give us a whole lot of time to walk around and see and do all there is to do.  However, we did get to see some really cool ice sculptures like the one on the left.  Those people are able […]




Registration Open for U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle




To the left is this year’s winning poster design by Nick Diemel.  I like it.   Registration for the 2012 U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle is open.  This year’s race will be held on May 19.  If you know you will be racing this year, now is the time to register as prices will increase […]




Bend Winterfest is Coming!




  Bend Winterfest 2010 Mt. Bachelor Rail Jam from Wes Coughlin on Vimeo. I saw the first sign that Winterfest is coming!  Buttons for admission to Winterfest are on sale now.  If you wait until February 16 to buy your button the price will be $8 but you can buy a button now at any OnPoint […]




Christmas Lights in Bend




Last night we decided to take a tour of homes with holiday light displays as outlined by the Bend Bulletin.  We weren’t able to view all of the homes on the list as there are more than 70 and our eight year old was less than excited about the idea.  To my knowledge there aren’t any […]




BMC Announces Urgent Care Clinic at Mt. Bachelor




  Don’t worry about getting hurt when you ride the mountain this winter.  Bend Memorial Clinic (BMC) announced last week that it will be staffing a “satellite urgent care clinic” at Mount Bachelor this winter.  The clinic will be open on weekends and major Oregon holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Spring Break from 9am to […]