Balloons Over Bend and Other Oregon Attractions

oregon-coastHow often do you dream of the mystical Pacific Northwest?

Personally, I think about it all the time. My family used to rent a beach house on the Oregon coast each summer and my sister and I would anxiously look forward to our week on the cool beach and in the majestic mountains.

There are a lot of cool things going on in Oregon all the time, which is another reason it’s such a great place to travel.

20150724_211330_resized_1One such event is the annual Balloons Over Bend festival, which took place last weekend. Premier Timeshare Resale’s own Rachael was even there, celebrating with her family.

This was a special year for the balloon festival. For the last 25 years, healthy family resource, Saving Grace, has thrown a children’s festival, that encourages safe, positive family interactions in the community. This year, Balloons Over Bend paired with the advocates at Saving Grace to throw a bigger children’s festival for the whole family to enjoy.

The weekend consisted of bouncy houses, a dog show, a bike rodeo and more. And they also featured a special LEGO NINJAGO interactive area for kids to play, build, fly and learn more about Saving Grace’s Imagine Life Without Violence program.

A portion of the proceeds from the festival went to support the programs Saving Grace provides the community, such as an emergency shelter, a 24-hour hotline, emergency transportation, safety planning, support groups, children’s advocacy, community education and more.

20150724_211334_resizedAll weekend, families rose with the sun to watch the stunning balloon launches at dawn. Attendees could even witness the magic of Nightglow as glowing balloons took off on Friday night, shining brilliantly against the dark sky.

Bend, Oregon has more to offer than just this exciting annual festival. Like much of Oregon, Bend is an outdoor-lover’s paradise. Mountain biking, rafting, hiking and fishing opportunities abound just minutes from downtown. In the city, the sidewalks are filled with hip patrons sauntering being boutiques and eateries year-round.

While Oregon is a great place to visit in winter if you’re a skier or snowboarder, it is also full of fun summer activities. The outdoor concert venue along the Deschutes River just outside of Bend is a popular spot for artist of any genre to entertain wanting audiences.

Speaking of Deschutes, you’ll find the delicious Deschutes Brewery in Bend, and hundreds of tasty microbreweries scattered throughout Oregon. You’d be remiss to not try a few new brews at one of the many tasting rooms.

portland-oregonIf you haven’t been dreaming about the Pacific Northwest, it’s time to start. And Premier Timeshare Resale can make your Oregon vacation dreams come true. With five timeshare resorts in Bend and 25 total timeshare resorts from Newport to Redmond, our timeshare resale agents can help you find the right property wherever you want to go.

Buying a timeshare resale is a great investment in family fun. Get the family out of the house next summer and make memories that last a lifetime. I know that the times my family spent on the Oregon coast will remain some of the best childhood memories I have.

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