Bend Oregon Makes List of America’s Best Ski Towns




It’s no secret that Bend and Mt. Bachelor make a great combination as a winter destination.  So it should come as no surprise that a magazine like Travel + Leisure would name Bend one of America’s best ski towns. Great ski towns don’t come a dime a dozen and part of what makes Bend so special […]




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 […]




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 […]




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 […]




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 […]




Bend’s Ale Trail Makes Top 10 List




  Are you thirsty for some good beer?  Bend has beer.  I’m talking about award winning beer brewed right here in Central Oregon.  Bend is quickly becoming as much a destination for beer as it is for skiing, mountain biking, fishing and golf.  The website CraftBeer.com lists the Bend Ale Trail as one of the top 10 […]




Bend Brewers win Awards




The Great American Beer Festival was held this past weekend in Denver, Colorado.  This year 15 Oregon Brewers brought home Medals including three from Bend. Silver Moon Brewing won a gold medal for their Dark Side Stout in the Foreign Style Stout category.  They also won a Bronze Medal for their Legacy Lager in the American or […]




10 Barrel Brew Pub




Seems like everyone’s favorite place to eat in Bend lately is 10 Barrel Pub.  Becky and I stopped by there for lunch yesterday.  Of course we ate outside on their big patio.  It was about as perfect a day for eating outside as you could have.  Bright sunshine but only about 70 degrees.  Fortunately it […]