4th of July Parade & Festival

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The 4th of July in Bend is amazing! And it’s a lovely reminder that we live in a small town with festivities that are fun, convenient, safe and easy to access. That’s something that is hard to find in bigger cities. Even through we are a vacation destination and summer brings loads of tourists to Bend, I am still in …

Bite of Bend

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It’s the beginning of summer and that means the beginning of festival season here in Bend! I don’t think there is a better way to kick it of then with the Bite of Bend food festival! This was our first year to attend the event, and the local restaurants and food trucks did not disappoint! Located in the center of …

Let’s Run…It’s Race Season in Bend!

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As I continue to embrace the Bend lifestyle, I decided (or should I say let my girlfriend talk me into) running the annual Happy Girls Run. I have only run one other 5K in my life, and it was through Disney World, so I wasn’t sure what to expect with a course through nature. With Bend being such an outdoorsy …

Bend Christmas Parade

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The place to be on Saturday at noon was downtown at the annual Bend Christmas Parade! Parade Floats and participants ranged from Smokey the Bear, to the Polar Express, to Roller Derby Girls…and everything in between!                         I can’t forget to mention the garbage truck carrying Santa’s sleigh full …

Sunriver’s Grand Illumination

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We spent the day after Thanksgiving at the North Pole! Sunriver Resort brings on the fun at their annual Grand Illumination event. A blanket of snow covered the landscape which set the scene for a beautiful event. Upon arrival, we hit the “North Pole” tent, which was heated & offered tons of fun for the little ones with crafts, face …

Ski Gear, Free Beer, and Live Music at The Powder House!

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We had a blast this weekend at The Powder House annual Powder Palooza. Is there a better way to launch the biggest pre-season winter snow gear sale of the season than to have a party? There was free food provided by Baldy’s Barbeque & the free beer from Cascade Lakes Brewery was flowing! The sun was shining and there was a slight …