This summer seems to have been the tipping point for tourism in Bend—namely, that we are starting to see backlash against the number of tourists and the possibility is being raised that too much tourism is a bad thing for Bend. Not that local negativity against tourism is a new thing, but it’s really the first… Read More The Tourism Issue
The annual Source Weekly Best of Bend issue is out, and Hack Bend has finally been unseated as Bend’s best blog — to the very excellent Living the Bend Life! Huge congrats to LTBL and big thanks once again to everyone that voted!
Yes, Bend has made yet another “top 10” list, in this case in Men’s Journal’s “The 10 Best Places to Live Now” compilation. Which we saw first in, ironically enough, the Oregonian. Think of Oregon, and a hazy green vista comes to mind, a valley of evergreens behind a veil of perpetual rain. It’s easy… Read More Bend is on (another) top 10 list
You may have noticed that I posted on Facebook yesterday that the site was down, which lasted from roughly noon yesterday until roughly noon today. Apparently the culprit was a rogue WordPress plugin (WordPress is the blog software that powers this site) which was causing problems with the database which necessitated the site service provider… Read More Well, that was fun.
I am once again honored and humbled that Hack Bend has received The Source Weekly‘s nod to Best Local Blog in their annual Best of Central Oregon issue (which hit the stands today)! This is the fifth year in a row that this blog has won, and there is no doubt in my mind that… Read More The Source’s Best Local Blog for 5 years running—thanks to all of YOU!
I’m pleased to announce that Hack Bend is adding another contributor, Caitlin Richmond! She is fairly new to Bend (just over a year) with a degree in journalism and writes for the Oregon Legal Journal as well as having articles in several local publications. All of which I think will make for an interesting point… Read More Welcome a new contributor: Caitlin Richmond
Bend WebCAM, the web creative marketing conference, is back again is back this month, specifically next week on October 25 and 26. Taking place at downtown venues such as the Tower Theatre, Oxford Hotel and Phoenix Inn, the conference is in it’s fourth year. This conference still features the three educational tracks: The Left Brain (aka “Geek”)… Read More Bend WebCAM is back!