What's New at Bluebird Day?
Shhh….The shoulder season is the perfect time to visit Bend. Say farewell to the crowds and enjoy vibrant fall colors, pristine mountain biking and hiking trails all to yourself! Now is the perfect time to plan your Bend Vacation! Crowds are gone, prices are lower, and the weather is still mild and sunny!
Fall in Bend
We are thrilled to feature local artists, Kristen Riggle's -The Busy Birds in all of our vacation rentals! Kristen tells the story of busy little birds exploring the deserts and mountains that surround our happy home in Bend, Oregon.
The Busy Birds are here to help you celebrate the little & big joys in life. Each one highlights an activity, place, profession or passion!
Exciting News! Our very own, CEO - Paige Robinson has been elected to represent the Vacation Rental Industry on the Visit Bend Board of Directors!
Paige has always considered her role in the community as one of stewardship and now has the opportunity to collaborate with Bend leaders in tourism to ensure that as more and more visitors come to experience the magic of Central Oregon, they are encouraged to understand and value the culture of our town, shop and dine 'local', and take care of our wild places.
It's a powerful opportunity for Bluebird Day to become even more interconnected with Visit Bend and local businesses, strengthening the social/economic fabric of the Bend community.
The Bend JOY Project is a challenge, a conversation, an opportunity, an experiment and a mission to bring joy in meaningful ways to keep our community happy, strong and vibrant.
An open invitation to share joy in simple ways, the Bend JOY Project is a community initiative now underway in Bend, Oregon.
How might small acts of kindness, good deeds, and everyday play generate a movement of positivity?
Find joy cards in all of our vacation homes!
For you Foodies...
Shout out to our favorites!
SPORK IS NEITHER AN AVERAGE RESTAURANT NOR WORKPLACE
Written by Alice Finer
From food truck to foodie fixture, Spork and its visionary trio fused a melting pot of flavors with urban style. Stories about Spork, a Bend favorite offering creative, globally inspired fare at an affordable price point, generally focus on the kitchen. And there have been some impressive stories, including several “best of” nods and even a profile in The New York Times. The attention is well deserved. When you eat Chef Jeff Hunt’s innovative interpretation of street food and traditional dishes from around the world, you can taste his years of travel in countries such as Spain, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Mexico, Ecuador and Colombia, as well as his genuine passion for what he does.
Expansion For Bethlyn's Global Fusion
Written by Lisa Sipe
Chef Bethlyn Rider started Bethlyn's Global Fusion as a food truck, and in the span of a few years, the restaurant has outgrown two brick and mortar locations. Rider is expanding the current Westside location into the adjacent space previously occupied by High Desert Printers. Rider said, "We have outgrown our current space. It's very cramped, it's difficult for customers to navigate to the tables. The new space is going to have a full bar area and an extra 40 seats. The decor is going to be very exciting with a modern, hip, global theme." Opening day for the new space is scheduled for April 21. Until then you can enjoy fried avocado tacos, Thai curry coconut noodle bowls and French seared salmon salads at the current space.
Fix & Repeat
Owners Mat and Tiff Bilodeau, a husband and wife team, fell in love with Bend and found a way to share their love of superfoods - smoothies, juice and bowls - to power the passions that draw others to this amazing town. Fix & Repeat is a place people can come together to collaborate, work and socialize while enjoying delicious, plant based superfoods in a beautiful and fun environment.
Whether you run, ski, ride, SUP, climb, yoga or crossfit, the healthy, hearty meals and drinks at FIX & REPEAT are sure to fuel your movement. The concept was dreamed up as a way to power all your activities and help you recover better to do it again the next day, or even later that same day... That's where FIX & REPEAT came from, get it? Run, Fix, Repeat or Ride, Fix, Repeat.
Mat and Tiff strive to create sustainability and donate to organizations that work tirelessly to make a difference. A percentage of their to-go food, (all of which is packaged in compostable containers) is donated to the Ocean Conservancy. They partner with companies that donate to clean water projects worldwide and donate a portion of sales every month to Oregon Wild. Not only do they serve amazing organic and sustainable food, they also showcase local artist work and donate 10% of sales to Oregon Wild.
Check out Fix & Repeat located in the historic Box Factory district and enjoy a healthy meal or grab a drink and cheers to keeping Bend local!