First Annual Central Oregon Beer Week




Central Oregon’s craft beer brewers have been getting a lot of attention lately.  From The New York Times, American Craft Beer, USA Today, The Oregonian and The New York Times again.  What better way to celebrate the booming industry of craft brewing than to devote a whole week to it?  That is just what the thirteen […]




33rd Cascade Cycling Classic Will Run July 17 – 22




Bend has long been known as a cycling town because of it’s multitude of roads winding through the foothills of the Cascade Mountains and plethora of trails for mountain bikers to chose from.  Although there are a number of cycling events and races in Bend each year, the showcase for Central Oregon’s love of cycling is the Cascade Cycling Classic. This year the […]




Outdoor Life Names Bend One of Top Fishing Towns




Bend, Oregon is known as a premier destination for outdoor activities (and beer), consistently making top 10 lists for everything from golf to skiing.  This month Outdoor Life Magazine ranked Bend at #8 on their list of the best hunting and fishing towns in the United States. While there are plenty of hunters in Central Oregon, […]




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 […]




Premier Ski & Golf Destination: Bend, Oregon




Bend is well known as being a Mecca for outdoor enthusiasts.  The list of available outdoor activities is wide ranging from white water rafting to mountain biking, snowmobiling to paddle boarding, and fishing to camping.  But Bend is perhaps best known for skiing and golf and Links Magazine recently combined the two and placed Bend […]




Bend’s Ale Trail Makes National News




A March 16 article in USA Today about tourists being drawn to distilleries and breweries gives a couple paragraphs to Bend’s Ale Trail and Boneyard Beer.  That is fantastic publicity for the Ale Trail and Bend itself as USA Today has over 3.1 million readers.  The excerpt below mentions that all of the breweries are within […]




Sunset Magazine Likes Bend, Oregon too




It seems as if there is never a shortage of publications touting Bend as a great destination to visit or place to live.  About a year ago Sunset Magazine listed Bend as one of the West’s Best Ski Towns.  Bend was chosen as the most food focused ski town.  The brief synopsis only mentions a […]




2013 Snowshoe National Championships in Bend, Oregon




It’s not the NCAA Final Four or the Super Bowl but VisitBend has secured yet another national sporting event for our area.  This time it will be snowshoers invading Central Oregon for their championship event.  The dates will be March 15 – 17, 2013.  One thing I noticed in the press release below is that not […]




Crap People Say in Bend, Oregon




It’s time for a little light hearted fun at the expense of those of us who live in Bend.  The video below was produced by the folks at 541 Threads.  These people do great work in our community.  For every shirt they sell they donate five meals to a local food bank.  Sadly, I haven’t […]




Bend, Oregon Named One of World’s Best Ski Towns




National Geographic has named Bend, Oregon one of the top 25 ski towns in the world.  The list includes well known names such as Aspen, Telluride, Jackson, Park City, and Ketchum in the United States and international destinations including Chamonix France, Zermatt Switzerland, Kitzbuhel Austria, Whistler Canada, and Niseko Japan.  Some impressive names to say the […]