Bend knows how to celebrate Mother’s Day unlike any other place. There’s something for the human mom and the dog moma like to celebrate and enjoy on this special day. Whether you’re a mom yourself or you want to make your own mom feel special and appreciated on Mother’s Day, Bend has you covered. Take your mom to a special brunch or hit the Ale Trail together and get a taste of the best craft beer in the whole of Oregon. And for the dog mom, there’s always the Dog Daze!
Mother’s Day Brunch
McMenamins Old Saint Francis School knows how to celebrate Mother’s Day in style. The annual event is popular among locals and visitors alike. Here you’ll enjoy a sumptuous cuisine that includes biscuits with sausage gravy, maple-glazed ham with Hammerhead sauce, fresh fruit, French toast, specialty salads, eggs, and a selection of desserts. The event starts as early as 9 amand concludes at about 2pm. But the earlier you go the better since you get to enjoy the whole day there. Other places that offer a special brunch on Mother’s Day include Brasada Ranch, Pronghorn Resort, Sunriver Resort, and Tetherow Resort.
Bend Ale Trail
A brunch sounds like a great way to entertain your mom, but what if mom isn’t so much into food as she is craft beer? In that case, you should take her to the Bend Ale Trail. Along the way, you can get her a beer-themed gift to start the day on a positive note. We suggest getting her a Hydro Flask or DrinkTanks growler. A pair of hop-inspired earrings would also be a fitting gift on this day. You can also plan a family-friendly hike or go on a picnic.
If your baby has four legs and wags its tail, then you’ll love the Dog Daze. The annual event is held in downtown Bend from 11 am till 3 pm. Riverside Animal Hospital sponsors this event at Mirror Pond Plaza. There are pet-themed booths and animals up for adoption. Get your dog passport and go about town collecting paw print stamps. Collect as many stamps as you can and by 3 pm head back to the Dog Daze event for a chance to win prizes.