When I first mentioned to friends and coworkers that we were temporarily moving to Bend, Oregon, the common response was a two-parter: 1) Ooh, Bend is really popular these days. My XYZ just moved there, too, and 2) But why? Are there a lot of things to do in Bend? We fell in love with… Read More A Guide to the Big Little City of Bend
Over the past two months, I’ve drunk more craft beer than ever. After all, Bend, Oregon, is one of the top craft beer cities in the U.S., with one of the highest numbers of craft breweries per capita. Visiting Bend breweries became, well, research, shall we say? There are more than two dozen breweries in… Read More The Best Breweries in Bend: A Research Project 😉
If I’m honest, Corvallis was never on a “must visit” list of mine. But 2020 is full of twists and turns, and so there we were in Corvallis near the end of September. Despite some uncooperative weather on our first day, we got to discover and enjoy some of the best things to do in… Read More Hikes, Brews & Wines: A Dog-Friendly Weekend in Corvallis
Three years ago, when I got laid off after more than four years at my job, I packed up my bags and went off to explore. It was the most fantastic adventure as I hit up Peru, China, Thailand, Nepal, Bhutan, Vietnam, and Hong Kong. This year, when COVID hit and halted the world in… Read More We’ve Gone Slo-madic — With a Pup!
Maybe it was the show Portlandia for you, perhaps it’s all the craft breweries in town, or possibly even its famous donut shops. Whatever your reason for heading up to the Pacific Northwest city of Portland, you’re bound to have a good time. Here’s an itinerary for 3 days in Portland, heavy on the beer,… Read More 3 Days in Portland: The Perfect Long Weekend Itinerary
One of my favorite things to do in cities around the world is to wander around and find cool street art. When I visited Portland in June to visit a friend, I knew I wanted to explore the city’s massive art scene. I navigated, wandered, and mapped out some of the city’s best street artworks for… Read More The DIY Portland Street Art Crawl: A Visual Orgasm