Exclusive Smith Rock Farm to Fork Dinner

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Featured Events

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.               …

Add Proxy Falls to your Bend Bucket List!

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com The Great Outdoors

Proxy Falls is a stunning set of waterfalls located an hour and a half from Bend, over the Mackenzie Pass. The drive is equally amazing, passing through massive lava fields (50 square miles!) with captivating views of the Three Sisters on one side of the road… and Mt. Washington and Mt. Jefferson on the other… Once you reach the summit, …

Explore Paulina Peak and Paulina Falls

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If you have not yet made the trek out to the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, it is well worth the trip and something you should definitely add to your “Bend Bucket List”! This amazing area is located about an hour south of Bend, past Sunriver & La Pine.  Features include includes two lakes, East Lake and Paulina Lake, Paulina Peak, …

Munch and Movies

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* Munch and Movies debuts this Friday at Compass Park in Northwest Crossing. This is a fun event for the family and runs every Friday August 19 through September 9. As the name implies, it is an outdoor movie shown in the park. This year the line-up includes Zootopia, Guardians of the Galaxy, Inside Out…  *        * …

Living the Bend Life Wins for Best Local Blog!

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Around the Bend

Thank you to everyone for your votes and support! I am honored to win 1st place for Best Local Blog in the Source Weekly’s annual Best of Central Oregon 2016 reader’s poll.  I love sharing our adventures and offering tips on my Bend Blog…Living the Bend Life! I am thrilled to be in the company of the best restaurants, businesses, and services …

Hiking Sahalie Falls and Koosah Falls

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com The Great Outdoors

We had the most amazing experience hiking Sahalie Falls and Koosah Falls recently. This little slice of heaven, located on the McKenzie River, is just an hour outside of Bend and well worth the drive! I’ve been wanting to visit this amazing place for a while, so I pulled out my handy-dandy Bend, Overall book, so we would know exactly where to …

Floating the River in Bend!

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Now that the new Passageway Channel is Open, I wanted to offer some tips for floating the river in Bend! One of the most popular summer activities in Bend is floating the river. On any given day, you will see the river full of tubes, paddle boards & kayaks. As many of you know the passageway channel recently re-opened for …

Check Out Bend’s Family Friendly Art Scene!

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Sharing art experiences with our kids makes for wonderful childhood memories, family bonding, and quality family time together. That is the reason I am so pleasantly surprised that Bend has a very accessible local art scene and plenty of classes for adults and kids alike!                    Coming from a big city where …

Let the Good Times Roll at Munch and Music!

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Head on down to Drake Park Thursdays this summer to enjoy the free concert in the park. July brings back one of my favorite events…Munch and Music! Bring your lawn blanket, low-profile chairs, and your sweatshirt and settle in for another fun summer night here in Bend. Be sure to come with an empty stomach, as you will find a …