Expertise: Adventure Years as a local: 2

Expertise: Adventure

Years as a local: 2

Joanne M.

About me: I love Bend for its sunshine and four seasons. No matter the weather, you will find me outdoors! I am always up for an adventure, but also enjoy the simplicity of warming up to a fire with good company or catching a concert in the park (along with a picnic, of course). Ethnic foods and finding a killer deal also top my list of favorite things. I thrive on experiencing something out of the ordinary, something colorful, like a secret spot. My travels have taken me to 40 countries around the world, including a 10 year residency in Mexico. Now that I call Bend my home, after visiting for so many years, I want to help others experience everything it has to offer! My friends call me their concierge - let me do the same for you!

Favorite local spots: Naked Winery & Firepits at O'Kanes 

Favorite local event: Summer Concert Series

1-day itinerary: $25, 2-day itinerary: $40, 3-day itinerary: $50

My interests include:

  • traveling
  • outside sports
  • gardening
  • being creative
  • family
  • adventure
  • dates with my husband
  • volunteering
  • people
  • surprises

I am knowledgeable about:

  • hiking
  • SUP
  • camping
  • snow sports
  • happy hours
  • weekly events
  • local wineries/tastings
  • dining out/best take out
  • beer trail
  • grandkid events