Here at the Eternal Beginner’s Guide to Bend, we decided it was about time we gave you an update, or at least another opinion or two, about Central Oregon living. Because this can and does change on the regular, we’ve also decided to deliver it to you as it comes, in fits and spurts (multiple, smaller blog posts and pages), rather than just one static statement.
Hm, we’ll start with that as a through-thread: living in Bend is not a statement. Maybe shopping at Whole Foods is, but this is different. This is a community of real and varied people.
Ok so back in August of 2014, Catrina put up an informative little page about her “moving to Bend” experience. What Catrina had to offer about Bend was great, and it’s definitely been one of the most widely read sections on the (e)BGTB blog. It’s also her personal experience from 3 years ago and, well, what better time to expand in all kinds of directions on the subject of moving to Bend than now: when all kinds of individuals and families are flocking here to embrace Central Oregon living.
Want To Know What Central Oregon Living Is Like?
As if living in Bend, or anywhere else, could be distilled to a few thousand words written by one single person! A place is dynamic, people are dynamic, and one person’s experience is not the next person’s is not the next. In other words, we can’t tell you what Central Oregon living is like, to a T. We can and will, however, continue to offer mostly intelligent thoughts, questionably sound opinions, and generally biased insights on Central Oregon living. Some of these things you may or may not like or agree with or even care to heed. Suit yourself.
AND… Tell us what YOU want to KNOW. For real, here’s a time when we actually do want to hear from you. Of course we could go on and blah-blah-blah about our favorite nooks/crannies and growler fill stations and public restrooms in Bend—oh, you better believe it we will—but now’s a spectacular time to send us suggestions about what you want to know about Central Oregon living, specifically Bend life. From school systems to coffee to music. From Mt. Bachelor to where to shop for shit to what’s the Bend Public Library like?, we want to know what you want to know so we can write about it.
Either message us on Instagram (@beginnersbend) or leave us a note in the comments section below, telling us what you want to hear about, and we’ll bring you the Bend Oregon booya soon enough.