There’s a new Bend souvenir shopping source that officially launched online on November 1st: Simply Bend Souvenirs. The online store has a wide variety of Bend-themed knickknacks and souvenir-type items, from key chains and stickers to pint glasses and t-shirts and more. From the about page: Bend souvenirs are not just for tourists. Like myself,… Read More Simply Bend Souvenirs
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
We’ve all heard it, the oft-repeated “statistic” that Bend and Central Oregon have 300 days of sunshine a year, so much so that it shows up in travel guides and promotional materials and just about anything else you read about the region. This came to mind to me again recently when a friend visiting from Portland asked… Read More So where did “300 days of sunshine” come from, anyway?