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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 Badlands Hike, Horse Ridge MTB: Get Your Spring On

Oregon Badlands Hike, Horse Ridge MTB: Get Your Spring On

Every season offers a plethora of things to do in Bend, and spring is no exception. An Oregon Badlands hike or trail run is one of those many things and spring is about a sweet a time as any to do either. Below you’ll find some legit secondhand info on doing an Oregon Badlands hike, as well as some firsthand knowledge about Horse Ridge mountain biking across the street. Oregon Badlands Hike, Trail Run, Or Vision Quest The Oregon Badlands Wilderness…

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TEDxBend Is Talking Shit About Us

TEDxBend Is Talking Shit About Us

No, really. This year’s TEDxBend speakers will be focusing on Us: Humans. That’s the theme. Throughout the course of a day (May 13 to be exact), you’ll hear from 25 different humans about what makes us human. From investing in community to the power of the imagination to interracial team-building, and much more, this year’s TEDxBend talks are shaping up to be some of the best, most important ones to date. TEDxBend, Putting The US In hUmanS It’s probably uttered about TEDxBend every year:…

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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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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 Eats: Drake

Bend Eats: Drake

It’s been awhile since I posted, and a ton has happened (more on the latest personal life developments later), but for the moment, I feel I’m doing y’all a disservice by keeping my favorite watering hole / grub spot all to myself. Seriously, I think I’ve sidled up to the bar at the Drake for dinner at least five times in the last seven days. Calling it my “Cheers” would be an understatement. Thank god the owner, chef, manager, bartender…

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Things to do in Bend this Summer: Live Music, S’mores & Cornhole Thursday Nights at Brasada Ranch

Things to do in Bend this Summer: Live Music, S’mores & Cornhole Thursday Nights at Brasada Ranch

Curious about things to do in Bend Oregon on Thursday nights this summer? Let’s pretend you did all your kayaking, biking, SUPing and hiking the other six nights of the week. So Thursday rolls around and you want to kick back, have a drink, nosh on some great food, listen to some live music and maybe roast some s’mores over an open fire – all with a million-dollar view. Great. I’ve got just the thing for you, but you might have to…

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Bars in Bend: The Stihl Whiskey Bar

Bars in Bend: The Stihl Whiskey Bar

The Stihl Whiskey is one of my most favorite bars in Bend. It’s no secret that I love a well-made cocktail, and the newly opened Stihl delivers. I’m partial to the Kerouac on the cocktail menu: Cazadores tequila, agave syrup and fresh-squeezed lime juice. I know it’s a ‘whiskey’ bar – and yes they have a damn impressive list of whiskeys, bourbons, scotches and ryes – but sometimes I just don’t feel that macho. Luckily, they’re not whiskey snobs, so they have a…

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Things To Do in Bend Oregon This Summer (to avoid feeling like a slug)

Things To Do in Bend Oregon This Summer (to avoid feeling like a slug)

I recently wrote a feature for The Source Weekly, our rad local weekly paper, about my first summer in Bend (read it here if you want), including my list of things to do in Bend Oregon over the summer months. Well, I’m feeling like a bit of a hypocrite. I wrote the piece seven weeks ago when summertime was a glorious fantasy… and now that temps are in the 90s and the days seem to last forever, I feel like a…

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