Climbing High at the Bend Rock Gym!

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Fun for the Kids

  We have a new obsession around our place…indoor rock climbing! The Bend Rock Gym makes it easy to become hooked with their awesome facility and super-friendly staff! With hours of fun to be had, and the added bonus is that this activity helps get all that extra energy out of the kids! This has been a perfect new winter …

Family Fun at Oregon Winterfest

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Winter Adventures

Our family got to experience another Bend first over the weekend… Winterfest! So many fun things to do, there really is something for everyone! We started our Saturday with the Kid’s Hot Cocoa Run & ended it with live music at night, while enjoying so many cool things in between. In a town loaded with festivals in the summer and …

Deschutes Brewery Tour & Tasting Room

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Eats & Drinks

We got a group together this past weekend to check out the Deschutes Brewery Tour. Being the first brewery to introduce craft beer to Bend in 1988, the tour takes you behind the scenes to show you how it’s done. Craft beer is a huge part of the lifestyle here in Bend, so we figured we should learn more about …

Nerf Battle & Skating Party!

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Fun for the Kids

We celebrated my son’s 8th birthday over the weekend with a birthday party at Cascade Indoor Sports Complex. It was an epic Nerf battle and roller-skating combo party! Nerf battle? Yes, that’s right…I’ve heard of laser tag or paint ball, but the Nerf battle was a first for us! My son was super excited about it! There are several birthday …

Learning Fun with the Children’s Museum of Central Oregon

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Fun for the Kids

The future Children’s Museum of Central Oregon held their first pop-up event last Saturday at the Armature to introduce Bend to the hands-on fun that will be available to our children once the museum opens. Over 500 people made their way through the craft stations & science experiments! Our kids had a blast learning at the various stations throughout the …

Blockbuster Video…A Blast from the Past!

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Around the Bend

In the mood for a blast from the past?  When’s the last time you went to a true old school video store? In these days of digital downloads & movies on demand, I was shocked to see a Blockbuster Video store here in Bend.  Located on the corner of Revere and 3rd Street, driving by I just about gave myself …

Bend’s Local Celebrity…the Little Caesars Lady

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Around the Bend

If you’ve spent anytime on 3rd Street in Bend, then I’m sure you’ve been fortunate enough to see the Little Caesars’ Lady dancing around like crazy. She’s got the moves, a huge smile & is bursting with energy! You can’t help but smile and wave back at her as you go by.  I just had to stop to meet her! …

Christmas Tree Shopping in Bend

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Winter Adventures

It’s the time of year to get your tree!  There are several options available here in Bend when in search of the perfect Christmas tree. There are Christmas tree lots all over town with a variety of gorgeous fresh cut trees. Another huge benefit to living in the Pacific Northwest! My personal favorite was the lot set up at the …