river surfing
Northwest Lifestyles

Go surfing in Bend!

Bend Whitewater Park offers tubing, kayaking and surfing thrills on the Deschutes River near the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon. Two different channels give river cruisers the opportunity to float the little rapids at The Fish Ladder or kayak, surf and paddleboard at the Whitewater Channel. The third channel is designed to protect and […]

Zoo lights
Northwest Lifestyles

Lights are happening at the zoo

By Greg Johnson Travel Writer The annual ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo features more 1.5 million multi-colored lights meticulously displayed throughout the 64-acre zoo grounds. ZooLights runs through January 5, 2020. The zoo is closed December 25.Transit, military, senior and other special discounts and offers are only available at zoo ticket windows with proper validation. […]

Northwest Lifestyles

Bend goes virtual on Twitter

Visit Bend has entered the social marketing arena with the launch of its ‘Twisit Bend’ virtual welcome center on Twitter. The Twitter account is available for anyone to follow at www.twitter.com/twisitbend. “Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites are being used for more than simply staying in touch with friends” said Lynnette Braillard, Marketing Director […]

Space Needle
Attractions Northwest Lifestyles

Space Needle gets ‘spacelift’

The Space Needle, one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks, is undergoing a 360-degree “spacelift” and the majority of renovations are now open to the public. Century Project, the tower’s privately funded, $100 million renovation, has elevated the visitor experience by dramatically enhancing the view with more than 176 tons of glass. The Space Needle’s […]

Health and Fitness Northwest Lifestyles

Exercise Seems as Effective as Drugs for Some Common Conditions

By Joe Elia The effect of exercise on reducing mortality compares favorably with that of drug therapies for several common disorders, a BMJ study suggests. Researchers examined some 300 trials to assess the mortality benefits of drugs versus exercise interventions in the secondary prevention of coronary disease, stroke rehabilitation, heart failure treatment, and diabetes prevention. […]

fruit in water
Northwest Lifestyles

Focus on Seattle’s Health & Fitness services

The City of Seattle promotes and supports healthy living and the well-being of everyone, offering information, assistance, counseling, recreation and medical services to support the community. Seattle-King County Walking Events for People Age 50+ Seattle-King County Public Health Services Public Health Info and Links – Seattle.Gov Lifelong Recreation – Seattle Parks and Recreation Pools – […]