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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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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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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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Open for Business: Bend Mountain Bike Trails + Gravel Rides

Open for Business: Bend Mountain Bike Trails + Gravel Rides

While it’s (thankfully) still winter up at Mt. Bachelor, the snow level continues to crawl upward from down below in Bend. Winter up top and spring down low means two of many things: Bend mountain bike trails and gravel rides are open + opening up for business. Planning a trip to Bend Oregon that involves mountain bikes and/or cyclocross rigs? This quick post will hopefully get you headed in the right direction. Consider it a kind of shove off for your first…

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Oregon Spring Skiing, Snowboarding, and Sun

Oregon Spring Skiing, Snowboarding, and Sun

It would be an understatement to say we’ve had a great winter here in Bend Oregon. So I won’t say it. Instead I’ll say: I love snow and winter so goddamn much and this past winter in Bend has been like the best thing ever and, thankfully, it ain’t over yet. That’s because right now Oregon spring skiing is off the charts. Which charts I’m not sure, but it’s off them without a doubt. Whether you grab a spring pass at…

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Moving to Bend? Tell Us What You Want to Know About Central Oregon Living.

Moving to Bend? Tell Us What You Want to Know About Central Oregon Living.

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….

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Bend Politics – Knute Buehler Town Hall

Bend Politics – Knute Buehler Town Hall

Oh hey. We just thought we’d let you know that, for your pleasure (or displeasure) and ours, we’re adding a new section to The (Eternal) Beginner’s Guide to Bend: Bend Politics. The first page in our Bend Politics section offers a *view* on the most recent Knute Buehler town hall. Enjoy. Bend Politics And Knute Buehler, Tally-Ho! Whether a result of angst, maturity, or both, Bend politics have found their way onto the (e)BGTB blog. Then again, I bet they’ve always been there,…

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Trail Running Bend and Central Oregon with Lucas Alberg

Trail Running Bend and Central Oregon with Lucas Alberg

So you like lacing into a pair of trail running shoes, strapping on a hydration vest, driving to a trailhead, and getting after it. Trail Running Bend and Central Oregon (Wilderness Press, 2016), the new trail running guidebook by Lucas Alberg, is probably something you’ll want to have stuffed in your center console or glove compartment at all times. Why? Because it’s the first of its kind, meaning there are no other comprehensive guides to trail running in Bend and…

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Bend is Not NYC is Not Bend: A (Beginner’s) Dialogue on Central Oregon Culture

Bend is Not NYC is Not Bend: A (Beginner’s) Dialogue on Central Oregon Culture

Oh hey. Know what? Sometimes Irene and I collaborate on these (e)BGTB posts. Other times we zoom in for a more individualized perspective. This post here offers my individual take on Central Oregon culture. It’s probably different than your take, or anyone else’s. And that’s ok, great even. Whatever this post is or isn’t for you, it’s been thought about deeply and written out with respect, accountability, and inclusion in mind. And so, to begin… I’ll never forget that people are more important…

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The Bartenders of Bend: Eric at Sidelines in Bend

The Bartenders of Bend: Eric at Sidelines in Bend

Sidelines was the first bar I visited in Bend. This is weird because it’s a sports bar. The only thing I know about spectator sports is that I’m required to root for the Ducks. So when I find myself accidentally at Sidelines in Bend during a Duck game, I cheer when everyone else does and then go back to smack talking and devouring my tacos and tequila. (Tip: Try the blackened fish tacos. Surprisingly awesome.) I end up at Sidelines…

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