Summer Fun at the Jordan Kent Skill Camps!  

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Fun for the Kids

The longer we’ve been in Bend, the more impressed we are with the various opportunities this town provides. One of our favorite discoveries last summer was the Jordan Kent Skill Camps. This sports camp in Bend kept my son active in a fun, healthy environment all day long! Jordan Kent, a former Oregon Duck & Seattle Seahawks football player, formed Jordan …

Mt. Bachelor Ski Lessons with Ski or Ride in 5

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Winter Adventures

New to Bend and want to give skiing or snowboarding a try?  Want to get the kids involved in a winter sport without the commitment of the multi-week all day ski lessons?  There is still time to register for Mt. Bachelor ski lessons through their Ski or Ride in 5 program.  Hurry….the deadline to register is January 31. Mt. Bachelor …

Don’t Miss the Sunriver Grand Illumination

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Featured Events

* Sunriver Resort brings on the fun this Saturday at their annual Sunriver Grand Illumination event. This is an outdoor event featuring a “North Pole” tent, which is heated & offers tons of fun for the little ones!   Last year, our kiddos enjoyed holiday crafts, face painting & magic! There were also cool local artisans, a few food trucks and a bar for …

Explore Paulina Peak and Paulina Falls

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com The Great Outdoors

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 …

Let the Good Times Roll at Munch and Music!

Brenda@livingthebendlife.com Featured Events

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 …