Ski Gear & FREE Beer at Powder House!

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Featured Events

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 …

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 …

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…  *        * …

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!

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com The Great Outdoors

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 …

Delicious Burgers, Fries & Shakes at Bend Burger Company!

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Eats & Drinks

Are you hungry for an amazing burger? We’ve found it at the Bend Burger Company! With a downtown location near Drake Park and a second location on 3rd Street, this seems to be one of the go-to burger joints in Bend. Naturally we had to check it out for ourselves to see what all the hype was about. Love the …