Bend Oktoberfest

Fun for Everyone at the Bend Oktoberfest

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Featured Events 0 Comments

School is back in session and the morning air is cool, all signs that Fall is just around the corner. The best way to kick off the Fall season in Bend is with the annual Bend Oktoberfest! This event is an incredible opportunity to sample seasonal local craft beers as well as select Bavarian wines, eat unique food, and participate …

Best Bend Blog

Thank You for Voting Living the Bend Life as Best Local Blog!

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Local Favorites

Thank you to everyone! I am honored to have been voted Best Local Blog in The Source Weekly’s annual Best Of Central Oregon 2017 reader’s poll! Living the Bend Life would not have received this award for the second year in a row, without the gracious support (and votes!) from all of you. I originally created “Living the Bend Life” …

Lotus Naturals

Lotus Naturals ~ All-Natural Health and Wellness Products Made in Bend

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Local Favorites

It’s no secret that shopping in Central Oregon can be a challenge.  One of my first concerns when I moved to Bend was how on earth would I ever survive without a mall?  Heck, the Target in my old neighborhood was bigger than the Macy’s here! It was a bit of an adjustment to say the least. Once I really …

Sparks Lake

Find your Adventure at Sparks Lake

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com The Great Outdoors

With so many beautiful lakes surrounding Central Oregon, and each lake with its own unique characteristics and charm, you could visit a new one every day and still not see them all! With limited time based on summer travel and many, many other activities happening in the area, it’s no wonder that it has taken some time to make the …

Growler Giveaway

Hydro Flask Growler Giveaway Contest!

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Local Favorites

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 Eats & Drinks, Local Favorites

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 Local 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 Local 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 …