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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! Check out our guide of family things to do in Bend, Oregon to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Bend Events: 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 am and 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.

Dog Daze

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.

There are a lot of Bend events that lined up to celebrate Mother’s Day. For more ideas to make mom feel appreciated, call us today!

Sept. 4-8 – Bend, OR

For the third year in a row, hundreds of masters cyclists will head to central Oregon for the USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships. New for 2013, the criteriums will be held in beautiful downtown Redmond to cap the final two days of racing. Titles will also be up for grabs in time trials, road races and tandem events.



2013 TransAm
It’s year eleven for the Transworld Snowboarding TransAm at Mt. Bachelor! This super fun, snowboard-only event features a jam format. Although there will be winners, and it’s a good way to gain recognition, competing in the TransAm is really about the camaraderie and having a good time boarding together. TransWorld will be on site to give away sweet prizes, play loud music and build weird features that you might only get to ride this one day in your entire life.
TransAm is presented by Skullcandy, and brought to you with the help of sponsors including Ride Snowboards, Anon Optics, Zumiez, Coal Headwear, High Cascade Snowboard Camp, Muscle Milk, Wend Waxworks, Sanuk and Giro. See you out there!
Claim My Run Video Contest
Looking for something new and fun to do? The Claim My Run Video Contest will take your quest to discover all Mt. Bachelor has to offer just one step further. Use a helmet cam to record your run–don’t forget that Mt. Bachelor rents GoPro cameras in their Demo Center–and upload your video for your chance to win prizes from Mt. Bachelor. At the end of February, they’ll select two winners:
  • The person who “claims” the highest number of unique runs; and,
  • The person who uploads the most-watched video!