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Have Dog, Will Travel To Bend

Travel Oregon features an article Marie Melsheimer authored about the top dog-friendly businesses in Bend. From pet-friendly hotels to the best dog parks to dog-friendly restaurants, this is a comprehensive look at what makes Bend such a top dog destination.

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Where to Play When Winter Returns to Central Oregon

In this Travel Oregon article, Marie Melsheimer reveals her favorite spots for winter recreation, including where to go Nordic skiing, snowboarding and tubing and sledding. She also includes some of the best après ski spots in the Old Mill District. (“Where to Play…”)

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Find the Magic of the Season in Bend

This Travel Oregon piece highlights Marie Melsheimer’s beloved family traditions in her hometown of Bend. From caroling to the tree-lighting ceremonies to the downtown Christmas Parade to ice skating and more, there are some great tips in here for enjoying the season’s magic in Central Oregon.

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The Best of Bend Brewfest

Marie Melsheimer writes about her all-time favorite beer festival, Bend Brewfest, in this Travel Oregon piece. She keeps going back to enjoy the sense of community, the friendly crowd, and of course the experimental and limited release beers for which the festival has become known.

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Celebrating the Seasons in Southern Oregon

Marie Melsheimer authored this article for Travel Oregon about the best ways to enjoy all that Southern Oregon has to offer, season to season. Top tips include everything from zip lines to Crater Lake to the Arnold Palmer signature course at our client Running Y Ranch Resort to exploring the Oregon Caves National Monument!

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My Happy (JOYful) Place

In this Travel Oregon article Marie Melsheimer describes the foundation of the Bend Joy Project, which was spearheaded by our client, The Old Mill District. This project highlights the many joyful ways in which community members and organizations have gotten involved and inspired by this unique grassroots effort.

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Take It on the Fly in the Old Mill District

Travel Oregon featured this article by Marie Melsheimer about fly fishing including some of the best outfitters and spots to cast. One unique spot is the Old Mill District’s on-property 12-hole fly casting course.

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Sounds of Summer at Les Schwab Amphitheater

Marie Melsheimer wrote this article featured on Travel Oregon’s website about one of her favorite summertime activities: attending concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in the Old Mill District. 2016 marked the venue’s 15th anniversary, and with nationally acclaimed artists continuing to headline, it plans to keep going strong for years to come.

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10 Things to Do in Bend’s Old Mill District

In this Travel Oregon article Marie Melsheimer shares her top 10 favorite activities to participate in while visiting Bend’s Old Mill District. Volleyball, bird watching, hiking, dining, shopping and taking in movies top the list, but there’s more…

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