A small coastal Oregon town has been named one of the “Most Beautiful Small Towns in America.” Find out more here.
What’s not to love about Manzanita?
Not much, if you believe Architectural Digest. It just named the Oregon coast town one of the “55 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America.”
We won’t argue, though we would argue for more spots for the Pacific Northwest’s picturesque small towns. (Friday Harbor, Washington is the only other one that made the list.)
What sets Manzanita apart, according to Architectural Digest?
Bend hiker Rue McKenrick completes his last scouting trip of the 14,000-mile American Perimeter Trail
Bend resident Rue McKenrick completed his last scouting trip of the 14,400-mile American Perimeter Trail. Find out more about his efforts here.
When Rue McKenrick walked into Bend’s Drake Park this past Saturday, his arrival marked the completion of a dream more than three years in the making.
It was the end of his last scouting trip of the 14,000-mile American Perimeter Trail (APT), a path that circumnavigates the continental United States using a combination of existing trails and undefined routes, and the brainchild of McKenrick.
A welcoming party waited for him in the park, celebrating the completion of “Phase 1” of his mission as the executive director of the Bend-based nonprofit American Perimeter Trail Conference (americanperimetertrail.org).
“It was extremely…
Fewer people are visiting Bend this summer than last. Learn more here.
Visit Bend says hotel occupancy rates are down 10 per cent.
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – You may not notice it as many favorite spots are still crowded but Visit Bend says fewer people are visiting this summer than in prior years.
“We track the number of hotel rooms occupied each week. This summer we’re averaging 18 thousand compared to last summer when it was closer to 20 thousand,” Visit Bend CEO Kevney Dugan explained.
Dugan cites higher gas prices and international travel as reasons for the reduction in tourists.
While the number of rooms booked has dropped 10 per cent, Dugan says revenue is still strong as…