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

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Featured Events

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 …

I’m in Love…with Dutch Bros.!

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Eats & Drinks

If you’re not from the Pacific Northwest, California, or Arizona, you’ve probably never heard of Dutch Bros. Coffee. That was me when I moved to Bend in March. Just like there is a Starbucks on every other corner in just about every city in the country, Dutch Bros. corners the market in Bend. I noticed this interesting little drive-thru coffee …

Great Beer, Food & Atmosphere at Crux!

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Eats & Drinks

Not only does this place have a super-cool name~ Crux Fermentation Project ~ it has great food (including 2 food trucks out back, El Sancho Taco Shack being my personal fav), a wide variety of delicious beer, and an outdoor seating area with a HUGE open field. It was the perfect place for a play date…yes, I said it, a …

Lava Cast Forest

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com The Great Outdoors

The Lava Cast Forest is located just south of Bend and is not to be missed by locals & visitors alike. This area was formed when a lava flow overtook an old-growth forest and cooled to form casts of the trees that once stood there. The trail that runs through the area is a loop with several lookout points & …

Metolius River & Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com The Great Outdoors

Spent the day exploring another beautiful area in Central Oregon…the Metolius River! The Turquoise Blue waters near the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery were simply stunning! The kids enjoyed checking out all the fish at the Hatchery & feeding them with the food available from one of the many vending machines. Be sure to bring plenty of quarters as the kids …