Look no further, we’ve created the perfect all-day Bend, Oregon date.

OK, there’s probably about a million ways to enjoy the beauty and energy that is Bend. But with a little help from AMZ Productions we put together what we think is a pretty darn good way to spend an afternoon in this gem of a community.

Start with coffee and chai from Strictly Organic before browsing the amazing collections at Tumalo Art Co. Owned and operated by the artists whose work is displayed in the gallery, Tumalo Art Co. showcases some of Central Oregon’s most talented creatives. Best of all, there’s art for all tastes and budgets.

Next, grab lunch at Anthony’s at the Old Mill District. It’s like a slice of Pike Place Market along the Deschutes. If the weather cooperates, score a seat on Anthony’s gorgeous patio next to the river. You can’t go wrong wit pan-fried oysters and an RPM.


With lunch in your belly, swing by REI and find the inspiration for your next great adventure. No goal is too lofty or too pedestrian. Want to bikepack across North America? REI can help you figure out logistics and what all you’ll need. Hoping to find more kid-friendly hikes in Central Oregon? The folks in the green vests are experts in that field as well.

While you ponder that future life-altering trip, take advantage of Bend’s fantastic trail system. The Bend Park & Recreation District manages more than 65 miles of trails in and around Bend.

Finally, end the date with a glass or two of wine at Va Piano Vineyards or Naked Winery’s tasting rooms in the Old Mill District. Better yet, try at flight at each place.

But hey, that’s just our version of a great date.

Enter to win our Keep the Love Alive contest and create your own perfect day in Bend! One winner will receive the following:

+ $200 in Old Mill District Love Bucks

+ Cozy Hammock Made for Two from

+ $150 in gift certificates from Greg’s Grill

+ Two Concert Tickets to a Summer Concert at the Les Schwab Amphitheater

+ Two Movie Tickets at Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX Theater

+ A Bottle of Wine and chocolate from Naked Winery with Two Silipint Wine Glasses

+ $25 Gift Certificate to Savory Spice for a Fun Cooking Date

+ $20 in Sweet Treats from Sweet Tooth Candy Shoppe