Celebrate July 4 with Bend’s best new hotel

06/24/2014

Celebrate July 4th in Bend with Tetherow Lodges, Bend’s best new hotel
Stay at Tetherow and golf, paddle board, relax and enjoy all that Bend has to offer!

Experience the best of the July 4th holiday weekend in Bend while staying at Tetherow! Tetherow Lodges are just minutes from the bustle of downtown Bend and a short drive from the recreation opportunities of the Cascade Lakes and Deschutes National Forest. We have new fleet of paddleboards available to rent and will also provide the pads and straps so you can safely transport it to the lake or river of your choice! Our hotel offers some of the most panoramic views of the July 4th fireworks spectacular (off Pilot Butte State Park) along with a Family Golf Tournament, Campout on the Range and Independence Celebration.

Book your holiday weekend at Tetherow by calling 1-877-298-2582 or click here to learn more. We offer a wide variety of rooms, many of which are pet-friendy, ADA accommodations and complimentary gear storage!  Hotel guests also receive special golf rates and tee times.  Enjoy the summer with Tetherow!

Bend, Oregon July 4th Holiday Weekend Activities

THURSDAY, JULY 3

STEELY DAN IN CONCERT
5 PM • Les Schwab Amphitheatre, Bend, OR
Get ready to hear Steely Dan’s classic rock tunes Reeling In The Years, Bodhisattva, Black Friday, Rikki Don’t Lose That Number, Do It Again and My Old School plus many more. Steely Dan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
FRIDAY, JULY 4

4TH OF JULY PET PARADE
10 AM • Downtown Bend, Bend, OR
Start out your day’s festivities with the Pet Parade through downtown Bend then follow up with the Old Fashioned July 4th Festival in Drake Park from 11 am – 4 pm.

OLD FASHIONED JULY 4TH FESTIVAL
11 AM • Drake Park on Mirror Pond, Bend, OR
As much of a tradition as July 4th itself!

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
5 PM • Downtown Bend and the Old Mill District, Bend, OR
Stroll downtown Bend and the Old Mill District to enjoy art, wine, music, food and fun as we celebrate our community and the arts.

BEND JULY 4TH FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
10 PM • Pilot Butte State Park, Bend, OR
Bend’s Annual Fireworks Display!

SATURDAY, JULY 5

CENTRAL OREGON SATURDAY MARKET
10 AM • Across from the Downtown Library, Between Wall & Bond Streets
Strolling down our aisles in the high desert air with the warm sun on your face; it’s part of what summer in downtown Bend is all about!

VISIT BEND DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR
10 AM • Bend Visitor Center
Join a Bend expert from Visit Bend for a free one-hour guided tour of the historic downtown core. Learn a bit of the past as well as the ins-and-outs and hotspots of present-day Bend and Central Oregon.

LOCAL FARM AND RANCH TOUR EVENT WITH THE WELL TRAVELED FORK
10:30 AM • Various Locations, Bend, OR
Learn how our local farmers and ranchers are growing healthy food these days, join The Well Traveled Fork for a tour of Central Oregon farms and ranches that produce food the old fashioned way.

OREGON ENDURO SERIES
8 AM • Mountain Bike Trails, Near Bend, Bend, OR
Race #2 of the Oregon Enduro Series is the shoot out in the high desert! Come get into the FLOW with Bend’s twisty-turny trails built by the trail wizards at Central Oregon Trail Alliance. Tetherow

SUNDAY, JULY 6 

FREE SUMMER SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES
2:30 PM • Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin-Hixon Dr, Bend, OR
Featuring the music of the Cerny Brothers.

Races in Bend: Let the Training Begin!

05/02/2014

by Kelsi Shelton

Given Bend has secured a fair reputation for being one of the best trail running towns in America (via Outdoor Magazine in 2006, among others), we thought we’d impart some motivating wisdom as to why now is the time to start training for a summer run (whether it’s a fun run, a marathon, or somewhere in between).

Beyond the fact that there is new trail access right outside of Tetherow  providing even easier access to the 5 mile Alpine Loop trail around Tetherow, there are dozens of races coming up that not only often support good causes, but they also open your eyes up to fun, accessible running routes around town, give goal-oriented folks something to train for, and help build camaraderie and solidarity with the running community.

Experts recommend training 12 weeks for a half marathon and anywhere from 12-22 weeks for a marathon depending upon your experience. So the time to train for a summer run is now! And if you don’t want to stray too far from Tetherow’s views and beauty as you run, the Bigfoot 10k starts at the Inn of the 7th Mountain, runs east along Century Drive and ends at Deschutes Brewery. Some other upcoming, not-to-be-misses races coming up:

5/3 Salmon Run (5k, 10k or half marathon)
5/17 Pole Pedal Paddle
5/24 Happy Girls half, 10k or 5k
6/8 Dirty Half

For a more comprehensive calendar, visit www.footzonebend.com/events.

Our Seasonal Bird Inventory

03/07/2014

CHIRP CHIRP!
by Cal Elshoff & Carrie Ramoz

Tetherow’s resident bird and Audubon expert Cal Elshoff performed his annual Christmas bird count at Tetherow and discovered a hearty flock of 25 Red Crossbills. The Red Crossbill is a stocky finch of mature coniferous forests; the Red Crossbill is dependent on the seed cones, which are its main food. Its peculiar bill allows it access to the seeds, and it will breed whenever it finds areas with an abundance of cones.

In preparation for spring, Cal cleaned out all nesting boxes around the property and covered the Lewis Woodpecker nesting boxes with bark. He continues to make nesting boxes and these are available to anyone at Tetherow.

To learn more about the beautiful, varied species of birds that call Central Oregon home, please visit:

East Cascades Audubon Society http://www.ecbcbirds.org/

COBAL: Central Oregon Birds Online [email protected].

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