If you have a Christmas tree that you will need to dispose of, consider the Boy Scouts Christmas tree recycling program if you don’t do that already. For a modest donation of $5 to $8 they will come to your house to pick up your tree (that you’ve left outside) on one of the two… Read More Christmas Tree recycling with the Boy Scouts
It’s late but I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday! I hope the day has treated you well and everything has worked out for the best for you and yours. Cheers!
One thing I found while writing my book on Bend’s beer history was definitely a greater appreciation for our local museums. Both the High Desert Museum and the Deschutes Historical Museum are terrific organizations that offer fascinating glimpses into the history, environment, and culture of our region, and annual memberships in either (or both) would… Read More Gift Guide 2015: Museum Memberships
Continuing recommendations for holiday gift shopping—we’re only one week from Christmas as of today! So what do you drink on Christmas morning—coffee, hot chocolate, some combo, something spiked? How about drinking it out of a handmade coffee mug from Mug Revolution? The coffee mugs at Mug Revolution are handmade in Bend, Oregon by Owen Dearing, a… Read More Gift Guide 2015: Handmade coffee mugs from Mug Revolution
More gift ideas for Christmas which is approaching fast: Hydro Flask True Pints! This being Bend, what with our love of beer and the outdoors, everyone likely has a Hydro Flask bottle and/or growler already, but do you have the True Pint yet? Well for this season they have released the True Pint Holiday 4-Pack,… Read More Gift Guide 2015: Hydro Flask True Pints
Continuing with my own gift guide suggestions for the holidays, with just over a week of shopping left until Christmas! Everybody needs calendars, and for 2016 I’m really liking the look of the “Bend Wild” Calendar from Mike Putnam Photography—a great deal at $15! Mike wrote about the calendar: I’m very excited to announce the… Read More Gift Guide 2015: “Bend Wild” Calendar by Mike Putnam
It’s been awhile since I’ve ran any sort of holiday gift guide here, so I figured why not make this the year? We’ve only got 10 more days until Christmas so if you are struggling to find just the right gifts, or have yet to begin your shopping, perhaps these Gift Guide posts will help!… Read More Gift Guide 2015: McMenamins Holiday Gift Packs