♥ CASCADIA ♥
My love for Central Oregon is beyond measure. I spent 5 amazing years living in Bend, and will cherish the friends, adventures and lessons in love and debauchery forever. Now in Portland, I return to Bend a few times a year to pick off an adventure like this one to Moraine Lake. The trailhead is tricky to find, but is just across the Cascade Lakes highway from Devil's Lake (a gorgeous tiny lake of glowing green water), just a few minutes past Mt. Bachelor and Sparks Lake. Some go further and summit the South Sister from here, but Moraine is a challenging 6 mile loop with a stellar view, so after a dip, I usually head back to Bend for a post-adventure bite.
Bend's Yummiest Grub
Parilla Grill - Hefe's killer fish tacos (get all the fixings!) & clam chowda will set you right.
Brother Jon's - Spicy Buffalo Mac, local brew and GIANT sammies (go for the Jack Sparrow or the Rachel).
The Lot - Dank food trucks + outdoor beer garden, heat lamps included. (745 NW Columbia)
Spork- Yummy Rice bowls, Curries, and Cocktails - I recommend the Maui Z, if you can stand the heat!
Ahhh! That gorgeous water!!! I just had to..
Skinny dip? Why not? Cold water never stopped this girl! ;)
Central Oregon Adventures of Note
Float the Deschutes River
Ski/Shred Mt. Bachelor
Flyfish the Metolious or Lower Deschutes
Mountain Bike Phil's Trails
Hike or Climb Smith Rock
Explore Tumalo Falls (awesome cross-country spot in the winter)
Sail, Sup or Snowmobile Elk Lake
Golf at Black Butte Ranch
Care to share? Submit your favorite adventure in Central Oregon! ↓