How to Find the Best Physical Therapists in Bend, OR. Because Shit Happens.

How to Find the Best Physical Therapists in Bend, OR. Because Shit Happens.

Hey. It’s been a minute. But the reason I’m back with a brand new blog post is a damn good one. It’s a magical new PT joint in Bend, Oregon called Mandon Welch Physical Therapy and Sports Performance. Yes, there is a multitude of competent, skilled, and experienced physical therapists in Bend, OR. But within this plethora there exists a vast range of styles, techniques, modalities, and ways of approaching the human body. None of them, arguably, better than the other….

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Best Massage in Bend Oregon? Action Dynamix Has Your Back. No Pun Intended.

Best Massage in Bend Oregon? Action Dynamix Has Your Back. No Pun Intended.

Looking for the best massage in Bend, Oregon? Well, I’ve got a massage therapist for you (or rather three massage therapists under one umbrella). She not only knows her shit and makes you feel like a million bucks, but is also fairly priced, sweet as no-sugar-added, from-scratch pie, and delivers high-caliber massage work every single time. She doesn’t talk if you don’t care to talk during body work, but she is more than pleasant if you care to engage in…

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Eclipsed: Musings on Sunlight & Gratitude & Living in Bend, OR

Eclipsed: Musings on Sunlight & Gratitude & Living in Bend, OR

EBGTB is nothing if not a point of departure. Vans and van-saving, sure. Excellent coffee and cart eats in Bend and Central Oregon, hellsyes. Call and response posts about grief? You are here. Laura recently wrote about what bubbled up after she read Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking. I’m gonna echo a little with some thoughts about poet Elizabeth Alexander’s The Light of the World, which she wrote after her exuberant Eritrean husband, Ficre Ghebreyesus dropped dead, catastrophically,…

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Van Conversion & Custom Vans in Bend Oregon – The Van Guys

Van Conversion & Custom Vans in Bend Oregon – The Van Guys

It’s an understatement to say that “van life” is in its renaissance period. Everyone and their mothers is either funneling loads of $$$ into a van conversion, or buying one of the already (meticulously) built custom vans in Bend Oregon. Indeed, the van craze has been occurring in cities across the globe for some time now. Bend just happens to have Sprinter van conversions for sale all over the place and be a hotspot for DIY van customization. Given the city’s large population…

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Joan Didion & Magical Thinking – Nothing and Everything to do with Living in Bend Oregon

Joan Didion & Magical Thinking – Nothing and Everything to do with Living in Bend Oregon

No. This one’s not about anything in Bend in particular. Yes. There will be more posts like this over the course of the future. In the following paragraphs, maybe I’ll mention a bookshop or two in town where you can go and search for Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking. Or maybe not. Either way, I’m going to write a few words about Joan Didion, and a few about how little time we have here. In Bend, but more…

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Ariana – The Best Restaurant in Bend Oregon

Ariana – The Best Restaurant in Bend Oregon

Considering the near-zero level of my checking account when I first rolled into Bend Oregon over seven years ago, it’s no wonder this past Wednesday evening was the first time I ever set foot into the best restaurant in Bend Oregon, Ariana. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy a really good meal (pricey or not), or that I don’t like getting gussied up either. Because in fact I do enjoy and appreciate both of these things, even if there’s no particular…

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Spring in Bend Oregon – The Green Flash

Spring in Bend Oregon – The Green Flash

What’s Spring in Bend Oregon like? Well, it depends on who you ask and who’s asking. I know we’ve written and photographed quite a bit about snow and winter and more snow in Bend these past few months. There’s the mini spring skiing post we did. There’s the “what’s winter in Bend like” post or the Central Oregon spring mountain biking post. There’s also the fact that the majority of our Instagram feed features shots of folks enjoying winter. What can…

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The Vegans Are Alright: Thanks to A Broken Angel Food Cart in Bend, Oregon

The Vegans Are Alright: Thanks to A Broken Angel Food Cart in Bend, Oregon

A’ight. So here’s the deal. To all you eaters of seared flesh and animal byproducts: you’ll only be doing yourself a disfavor if you gloss over this post about a vegan food cart in Bend, Oregon. Or if you you don’t go eat at this vegan food cart at some point during its existence. Just because you eat meat doesn’t mean that you can’t not eat meat. At least once. Because dead animals or not, A Broken Angel food cart, the vegan…

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What About Winter in Bend Oregon?

What About Winter in Bend Oregon?

A few of you have asked about winter in Bend Oregon. What it’s really like, what to prepare for if you’re coming from Florida, how long it lasts, how cold it gets, how much snow or general precipitation falls in town, and so on. Needless to say, this post is about one of my most beloved things ever: WINTER. Bend Oregon Weather Stats It’s mid-May in Central Oregon and today’s snow report for Mt. Bachelor says moderate to heavy snowfall and…

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Vintage Couches And Fresh Coffee In Downtown Bend: Holing Up At Crow’s Feet Commons

Vintage Couches And Fresh Coffee In Downtown Bend: Holing Up At Crow’s Feet Commons

Want to disappear into one of those sink-y couches your grandmother used to cover in plastic (before they lost their spring)? How about about a steaming mug of Stumptown to go with your nostalgically upholstered furniture? If you want coffee in downtown Bend, there are a number of solid spots. But for a downtown Bend coffee spot with equal parts good espresso, sweet indoor/outdoor seating options, and vintage couchery, Crow’s Feet Commons is it. Crow’s Feet Commons – Coffee, Beer, Cider,…

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