The Great Christmas Tree Hunt

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Winter Adventures

As most people, as soon as Thanksgiving dinner was over, I started thinking about getting the Christmas decorations out and finding the perfect Christmas tree. I immediately started searching for Christmas tree farms thinking there would be several in this area. Much to my surprise, I was unable to find a single one around Bend. I learned that there are …

Breakfast with Santa at The Pine Tavern Restaurant

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Eats & Drinks

The kids were super excited when they found out we had tickets to Breakfast with Santa. This weekend was the 25th annual Breakfast with Santa at the historic Pine Tavern Restaurant. As one of Bend’s oldest restaurants overlooking iconic Mirror Pond, it is also well known for the giant Ponderosa pine tree that is growing in the middle of the …

Bend Christmas Parade

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Featured Events

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

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Featured Events

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 …

Indoor Winter Fun at Cascade Indoor Sports Complex

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Fun for the Kids

Living in a town that places a huge emphasis on outdoor activities year round, I continue to be impressed with the vast number of indoor activities available. It is nice to have options to keep the kids busy as the temperatures begin to drop. One of our most popular hangouts is Cascade Indoor Sports Complex. With a wide variety of …

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 …