It’s easy to have your own Cinco de Mayo fiesta here in Bend. Many of our celebrations center around tacos and tequila, and you can find plenty of both here! Have the kids make bright-colored tissue paper banners for easy decorating in one of our beautiful vacation rentals in Bend, and you’re set.
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Work up an appetite with a hike before you hit the tacos and tequila. Take the short hike to Tumalo Falls, for some of the prettiest waterfalls you’ll ever see. The Newberry National Volcanic Monument has trails winding past lakes, waterfalls (don’t miss Paulina Falls), lava flows, and the Newberry Crater. Don’t miss the Big Obsidian Flow with its acres of black, shiny obsidian.
Mexican Menu Ideas
Plan on having plenty of Jarritos on hand. With flavors like Passion Fruit, Guava, Watermelon, and Tamarindo, this fruit-flavored Mexican soda is as flavorful as it is colorful. Pick some up at the Colima Market, Hola, or Safeway here in Bend.
Many of our vacation rentals in Bend have the perfect space to set up a tasting bar with tequilas, Mexican beer, margaritas, or even Jarritos. This works great with your small vacation group or connects virtually with more of your friends. It’s a fast, easy way to get the party started.
The tasting bar works great for tacos, fajitas, and tostadas too. Set out the fixings and let everyone make their own or order a mix of tacos from the El Sancho Taco Shop. Don’t forget the home-made salsa, guacamole, and chips. If by some miracle you have leftover avocado, make avocado fries!
Have a dessert bar too, with churros and margarita cupcakes. The kids can help you make cupcakes and churros, then let your guests top them their way. Order the churro mix online ahead of time, bake them (skip the frying), and let everyone dip their churros in the toppings you’ve set out. Start with the typical chocolate sauce but try Nutella or marshmallow crème too. Everyone can end the day with cupcakes, churros, and hot chocolate in front of the fireplace.
Cinco de Mayo in Bend
Luckily, most of our vacation homes have wide, open floor plans, so there’s plenty of room to set up all the tasting tables you want and still have room for that Mexican dance-off. Open the doors to the deck and let the party spill out there, with the Cascade Mountains as a beautiful backdrop. Let us help you find the perfect vacation rental in Bend with room for all your family and guests. Give us a call today!