Growler Giveaway

Hydro Flask Growler Giveaway Contest!

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Bend Favorites 5 Comments

Bend Friends~It’s that time of year again! The Source Weekly’s Best of Central Oregon ballot is live. Let your voice be heard and vote for all your favorite Central Oregon businesses.  I would LOVE your support and to have the honor of being the Best Local Blog in Central Oregon for the second year in a row!  Please vote “Living …

EMW Fusion ~ Bend’s Premier Korean Fusion Food Truck

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Bend Favorites, Eats & Drinks

For being a small town nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, Bend has no shortage of food trucks. You will find them at The Lot, a beer garden anchored by a bevy of mobile eateries, at the various festivals in the warmer months, and parked in a multitude of random parking lots around town. However, one food truck …

First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk with Artist ~ MaryLea Harris

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Bend Favorites

Looking for something to add to your calendar this Friday? Downtown Bend offers a nice evening out with the First Friday Art Walk. Dozens of local businesses keep their doors open late for this monthly event. You will find the work of local artists on display throughout the various shops in the downtown area, with many serving snacks and drinks. …

Steelhead Falls

Steelhead Falls ~ Family-Friendly Hike Close to Bend

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com The Great Outdoors

As you may be able to tell by my other “The Great Outdoors” write-ups, I have a passion for the many waterfalls within our beautiful state. Discovering new waterfalls for our family to explore is one of my favorite things to do. So it came as no surprise when my one request for Mother’s Day was to visit a new …

ATLAS Cider

ATLAS Cider~A Passion leads to the BEST Cider in Bend

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Bend Favorites

Living in small town Bend, it seems like everyone knows everyone, and you certainly run into someone you know just about everywhere you go. So it was no surprise when my daughter started Kindergarten and one of her little classmates was named “Atlas”. Coincidence? I think not. I was sure he was the son of the owner’s of ATLAS Cider, …

Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick Exhibition at OMSI in Portland

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Weekend Getaways

* Our family loves spending time in Portland for little weekend getaways. There are so many cool places to visit, shopping to be done, and great restaurants to explore. We have been numerous times so it was actually quite surprising that we had not made it over to OMSI~ Oregon Museum of Science and Industry~especially since my son has been …

Plan your Family Getaway at the Great Wolf Lodge

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Weekend Getaways

This Spring Break my husband and I decided it was finally time to take our kids to the illustrious Great Wolf Lodge, and we are glad we did! What an amazing experience our family had at this grand resort in Grand Mound, Washington. Featuring an indoor water park, the Great Wolf Lodge has been on our to-do list ever since …

Youth Mountain Biking in Bend

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Fun for the Kids

Spring is approaching and my son is anxious to get back on his mountain bike and hit the trails!  We are fortunate that there are some pretty cool programs for youth mountain biking in Bend. Registration is now open for the spring session at Bend Endurance Academy (BEA), but hurry sessions fill up fast!  Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation (MBSEF) …

Summer Fun at the Jordan Kent Skill Camps!  

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Fun for the Kids

The longer we’ve been in Bend, the more impressed we are with the various opportunities this town provides. One of our favorite discoveries last summer was the Jordan Kent Skill Camps. This sports camp in Bend kept my son active in a fun, healthy environment all day long! Jordan Kent, a former Oregon Duck & Seattle Seahawks football player, formed Jordan …

Mt. Bachelor Ski Lessons with Ski or Ride in 5

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Winter Adventures

New to Bend and want to give skiing or snowboarding a try?  Want to get the kids involved in a winter sport without the commitment of the multi-week all day ski lessons?  There is still time to register for Mt. Bachelor ski lessons through their Ski or Ride in 5 program.  Hurry….the deadline to register is January 31. Mt. Bachelor …