2016 Sunriver March Mudness Spring Break Mud Run

Over 900 participants raced in Sunriver Owner’s Association’s 4th Annual Sunriver March Mudness Spring Break Mud Run on March 20. The muddy 1.5 mile race was sponsored by Bend Broadband. Proceeds benefitted the American Cancer Society, Sunriver Police and Fire Departments, and the La Pine High School Junior ROTC. Photography Provided

Publisher’s Letter

Get Out of Town! Where will your travels take you this summer? Whether you plan to travel across the state or across the globe, this issue is packed with ideas! Looking for an adventure of a lifetime? In this issue we introduce you to Bend’s own Tofino Expeditions, which offers guided sea kayaking tours in exotic destinations all over the…

Bend Broadband’s 6th Annual Jazz at the Oxford

Darrell Grant performed his original composition, “The Territory” on March 18 and 19 at Downtown Bend’s Oxford Hotel. His ensemble included vocalist Marilyn Keller and vibraphonist Mike Horsfall. The weekend’s performances included the free Music Education at the Oxford workshop on Saturday afternoon. Photography Barbara Dudley

Around Town


Local skin care formulator Angelina Swanson of Angelina Organic Skincare has partnered with Three Creeks Brewing to create the fantastic new Hoodoo Voodoo IPA Lip Balm. The moisturizing product is infused with the same Cascadian hops the Sisters-based brewery uses in their IPA, a delicious citrus flavor, and mineral sunscreen to protect your lips while playing outdoors. In addition, the…

Addicted to Kayaking?

A kayak has a way of putting you in the middle of your 
dreams’ panoramic picture. With Bend’s abundance of rivers and lakes just minutes away in every direction, it’s difficult not to want to spend some time on the water in a kayak—even if only for an afternoon. “There really isn’t any better way to experience nature than with…

Oregon’s Less-Traveled
COAST

Oregon’s 363 miles of coastline offer a lifetime’s worth of hiking, biking and beachcombing. Roughly divided into thirds, the North, Central and Southern parts of the state’s coast each offer a unique take on coastal life. As Mount Bachelor’s ski season winds down, consider Oregon’s less-traveled Southern Coast as your vacation destination. Its uncrowded beaches, bustling commercial ports, and relaxed…

Summer Festivals


As the temperature begins to rise and the final school bell rings, one thing is on everyone’s mind; vacation! Thoughts of packing up the family cruiser and hitting the open road race through our collective heads as we try not to forget the necessary travel items. Our destination is one of the many festivals currently being organized for our listening…

Fly Fishing Oregon

The contest begins with a plan. The warrior angler chooses his adversary and readies his weapons. The battlefield is named as he marches towards victory with a quiver full of specifically chosen flies, and perhaps the most important tool of all, patience. The day is long, but there is no regret; a bad day fishing outshines a good day of…

A Sister from Another Mother . . . Land

Sister city relationships are very much like the sibling relationship for which they’re named. They consist of a healthy dose of sibling rivalry paired with a constant undercurrent of support. Each of Bend’s three sister cities boasts similar physical features in mountains, rivers, and quaint downtown gathering spaces. They also each serve as the regional hub for governance, medical services,…

May 2016 Our Contributors

Donna Burklo enjoys the strange and wonderful mix of writing for Bend Lifestyle, being a realtor, and working as the Marketing and Development Director for local non-profit, Family Kitchen. Raised in Sequel, California, she has called Bend home since 2004. She is a mom, corporate life ex-pat, small business ownership survivor, chronic over-scheduler, and reluctant empath. Donna earned her BS…

MY TOP TRAVEL 
Essentials

Who: Tiffany Larsen What: REI - Bend Sales Associate & World Traveler on a shoe-string budget Where: Across the globe, including: South America, Europe, and the Peace Corps in Paraguay