Plan your Family Getaway at the Great Wolf Lodge

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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

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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!  

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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

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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 …

Breakfast with Santa in Bend

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The Christmas Season is upon us and I am amazed at the wide variety of holiday events and activities available here in Bend. For being such a small town, there are so many kid-friendly options to help create fun family memories during the month of December. One of our favorite holiday traditions, which began last year at The Pine Tavern …

Don’t Miss the Sunriver Grand Illumination

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* Sunriver Resort brings on the fun this Saturday at their annual Sunriver Grand Illumination event. This is an outdoor event featuring a “North Pole” tent, which is heated & offers tons of fun for the little ones!   Last year, our kiddos enjoyed holiday crafts, face painting & magic! There were also cool local artisans, a few food trucks and a bar for …

Ski Gear & FREE Beer at Powder House!

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Trust me, you don’t want to miss Powder House’s annual Powder Palooza event. Is there a better way to launch the biggest pre-season winter snow gear sale of the year than to have an awesome party? There will be live music, FREE food provided by Baldy’s BBQ and FREE beer from Cascade Lakes Brewing Company!  Powder House sure knows how to do …

Online Grocery Shopping in Bend with ClickList!

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Around the Bend

Did you know that online grocery shopping is now available in Bend? Yes, that’s right…you can order your groceries online and pick them up at Fred Meyer without leaving your car! Just think about the endless hours saved wandering the aisles or standing in line at checkout. For me it is often with bored kids that entertain themselves at the …

Pumpkin Patch Fun at Smith Rock Ranch

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Fall is in the air & pumpkins are everywhere! I experienced the coolest pumpkin patch I’ve ever been to last fall, just outside of Bend. In Texas & Florida the “pumpkin patches” were either in a school or church parking lot, in the sweltering heat. At Smith Rock Ranch, we had the pleasure of walking through hundreds of pumpkins to …

Exclusive Smith Rock Farm to Fork Dinner

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Are you looking for an idea for a special date night? Or maybe wanting to try some delicious local food in Bend? Here is a unique opportunity to join Aperion Management Group, as they host the inaugural Farm to Fork: Sunset at Smith Rock dinner on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 5pm. The event benefits Heart of Oregon Corps.               …