Welcome to the May + June 2023 issue of Bend Magazine. We celebrate our region’s urban wildlife, showcase local pickleball athletes’ talents, and discuss how our majestic glaciers are retreating. In our Explore section, we learn all about spring skiing snow conditions, open roads perfect for cycling this season, and what to do on a weekend trip to Seaside, Oregon. Plus, we introduce you to three local global markets in Bend, where you can savor fantastic flavors from around the world.
Flip through our Community section to meet Olympic hopeful Diggory Dillingham, learn about the history behind Mirror Pond and take a closer look at the innovative initiatives that are helping to reduce Bend’s environmental impact. Find your next adventure fuel or après-ski treat in our food and drink section! We share the local sandwiches we’ve loved sinking our teeth into, explore the fresh ingredients and authentic techniques of Oishi Japanese food in Redmond and take a tasting journey at Viaggio Wine Merchant in Bend. Thank you for joining us as we are rollin’ through spring with this issue!