Here are some of the places we love in Bend
The Old Mill District
All the possibilities for light recreation in such a beautiful setting makes The Old Mill a favorite for any human being that enjoys peace, beauty, and tended landscapes. It’s a dream for locals and tourists alike. While shopping and entertainment go hand in hand here, we really love the Deschutes River Trail. Walk along the river, enjoy wild life, people watch, marvel at all the Golden Retrievers and ponder the merits of paddle-boarding. And the food: while the staff at Webformix all have different opinions about what’s tasty, we all generally agree that The Old Mill has got the goods (Bend Brew Werks). Oh yeah, and don’t miss the great little volleyball pit next to the Les Schwab Amphitheater. !
We spend a lot of time downtown. We spent a lot of time in other places too, like at Smith Rock, or on the many biking trails spidering off Skyliners road, or helping our mothers fix their printers, but considering that the Webformix office is a quick walk from downtown, it’s where we work and on occasion play. Located on the west side of Bend adjacent to Drake Park, downtown Bend is beautiful year round and has a vibrant and constantly growing culture interlaced with a heck of a lot of tasty food, booze, boutique shopping, and a light smattering of art. During the summer months, don’t be surprised to see groups of tourists on Segways and remember; control your urge to snicker at them as they pass. We’re all just enjoying ourselves. Take another sip of your tremendously hoppy beer while at Crows Feet Commons and just remember to be nice, you’re in Bend.
During the winter, you can take quiet strolls through alleyways and along snowy streets, start spontaneous snowball fights with some passers-by, warm up your hands and stimulate your mind in coffee shops like Palate Coffee and Backporch Coffee Roasters, or do some Christmas shopping at the brilliantly lit Cascade Village Shopping Center. Almost no matter where you go, one is bound to hear snippets of Bendites and tourists conversing. Often times these conversations revolve around “The Mountain”. We love Bachelor. Bend is known for this mountain, and during the winter months it stands on the skyline like a monument to what Bend has become. This mountain is considered to have some of the best winter recreation on the west coast, and we agree. With the way people speak about Mt. Bachelor, in either excited, wide-eyed bliss, or reverent snowbro whispers, this is the true center of town when snow begins to fall.