Uncover the Most Popular Attractions Plus Lesser Known Destinations in the Area’s Go-To Guide, 100 Things to Do in Bend, Oregon Before you Die, 2nd Edition

Reedy Press announces the release of our newest guidebook, 100 Things to Do in Bend, Oregon Before you Die, 2nd Edition, by Joshua Savage.

Picture the ancient snowcapped peaks of the Cascade Mountains rising above the clean, clear waters of the Deschutes River. It can only be Central Oregon. This veritable paradise boasts miles of forest trails, and with lots of sunshine each year, there’s plenty of time to enjoy outdoor adventures like skiing, kayaking, and hiking.

In 100 Things to Do in Bend, Oregon, Before You Die, 2nd Edition, you will be swept into this magical part of the United States, where the natural wonders will make you fall in love, and the year-round entertainment might just make you stay a lifetime. Stand on top of a volcano inside the city of Bend and drink in the views. Become a beer connoisseur at the many innovative breweries on the Bend Ale Trail. Get insider tips for the best place to enjoy a lazy float down the Deschutes River, or relax even more in an opulent Turkish-style hot pool at McMenamins after a good hike. And don’t forget to sample some of the best restaurants featuring delicious Pacific Northwest cuisine.

Local author and lifelong traveler Joshua Savage’s passion for exploration comes through loud and clear in his valuable tips about one of the best outdoor destinations in the world. With this in-depth checklist and definitive Central Oregon guide, you’ll navigate experiences that you will remember for the rest of your life.

100 Things to Do in Bend, Oregon Before You Die, 2nd Edition is available wherever books are sold.

Please contact Alex McPherson at amcpherson@reedypress.com to arrange an interview or appearance.

Book Details: 100 Things to Do in Bend, Oregon Before You Die, 2nd Edition — part of the 100 Things to Do Before You Die series, by Joshua Savage, ISBN: 9781681063782, softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 160 pages, $18.00

About the Author:
Spend time with family, teach, explore, write. Joshua Savage took his passions and integrated them into a fulltime lifestyle. Originally a native of the South, he, his wife, and his two daughters sold most of their possessions and began traveling the world. When they landed in Bend, Oregon, they immediately fell in love with the area and now call it home. With so much natural beauty to explore in the Pacific Northwest, Joshua is constantly on the hunt for new adventures.

The picturesque backdrop of the Cascade Mountains, pristine rivers, pine forests, miles of trails, dominating blue skies, countless brews and culinary delights; these are but a few of the many treasures that Central Oregon has to offer. An outdoor mecca open for all to respect and explore, Central Oregon is one of the most beautiful parts of the United States. In 100 Things to Do in Bend, Oregon Before You Die, 2nd Edition, Joshua Savage continues to share his journey of memorable experiences in this magnificent area of the country.

  • Bend made the Forbes list of the ‘Top 10 Coolest Places to Go in 2021.’
  • Of ALL the cities in the U.S., Bend ranks #3 in breweries per capita. On the newly revamped Bend Ale Trail, taste some of the most innovative and tasty brews available anywhere in the Pacific Northwest (#1). Then, collect prizes for doing so!
  • Many renowned publications such as Lonely Planet, Northwest Travel & Life, Outside Magazine, and others routinely discuss the many wonders of Bend.
  • Bring Fido lists Bend as one of the most pet-friendly cities in the USA.
  • For foodies, the culinary delights are astonishingly plentiful in Bend. You can enjoy fine dining overlooking the flowing waters of the Deschutes River at Sen (#4) or fill your belly at one of the numerous food trucks lots around town (#5).
  • Experiencing the best of Bend can be done in one of the most entertaining and exciting scavenger hunts ever created called the Ultimate Scavenger (#42)!
  • The McMenamin brothers have transformed historic buildings across the Pacific Northwest into some of the most creative, eccentric structures ever seen. In Bend, the old St. Francis Catholic School (#36) has become the city’s McMenamin’s, complete with restaurant, brewery, opulent hot pools, secret rooms, fire pits, a movie theatre and more.
  • Bend has the highest average of sunny days a year in the state of Oregon.
  • The 4th of July isn’t just celebrated by humans in Bend. All types of animals; dogs, horses, iguanas, goats, and more celebrate the country’s independence in the streets of downtown during the pet parade (#39)!
  • Revitalize in large parks and by hiking trails through amazing pine forests. Flush with nature, feel as if you have left the city within minutes (#44, 48). Better yet, dig deeper into the natural environment on even more breathtaking hikes in area such as Smith Rock State Park (#63).
  • Get some of the ‘best of Bend’ all in one day. Snow ski or sled in the morning (#43, 47), float the river in the afternoon (#55), and then enjoy the nightlife (#2).
  • Witness some of the most stunning and picturesque wonders that exist in nature at Crater Lake (#51) and Newberry National Monument (#66).
  • Be stunned by the many waterfalls that permeate the environs of Central Oregon. Tumalo Falls (#62), Steelhead Falls (#50), and Benham Falls (#76).
  • Bend has a penchant for keeping its history alive and well. You can witness where the old meets new in areas like the Old Mill District (#83) and the Box Factory (#8). Shop, casually drink and dine, and absorb the history of Bend.
  • Take the kids stargazing at Pine Mountain (#86) with some of the clearest skies in the lower 48.

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