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Exploring Professional Snowmobiling with Skilled “Sledder”, Ross Robinson

By the Ablis CBD Team Ross Robinson grew up snowmobiling. He doesn’t remember his first time on a snowmobile, but getting out on the snow at a young age sparked a passion in Ross that continues to this day.  “I used to ride double in front of my dad when...

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Meet Kyle Jameson, Mountain Biking Pro and Ablis CBD Advocate

By the Ablis CBD Team  “My first ride was in 1998,” said professional mountain biker and business owner Kyle Jameson. “The feeling of flying through the trees was an overwhelming feeling of happiness.”  This first mountain bike ride happened in 5th grade, while Kyle was living in California. Now, he’s...

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Where to Experience a River Rafting Adventure in Oregon and Washington

By the Ablis CBD Team Here at Ablis, we’re big fans of outdoor adventures. Hiking, trail running, rock climbing, skiing—You name it. One of our favorite ways to blow off steam (when the weather is right) is river rafting in Oregon and Washington. Are you looking to find excitement in...

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Take it to the Slopes: Where to Ski Near Bend, Oregon

By Max Bendis     On our team at Ablis CBD, we have people who are bikers, hikers, joggers, climbers, and skiers, to name a few. We’re athletes, and we love exploring the outdoors. That’s why I’m happy to share my favorite places to ski near Bend, OR, my hometown and...

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Meet Mckenna Brown: Professional Street Skier and Holistic Health Advocate

By Ablis CBD  Mckenna Brown started snowboarding—yes, snowboarding, not skiing—when she was six. She didn’t put on a pair of skis until almost five years later, when she and her best friend decided to trade hobbies, just for fun.  “When I was eleven, my best friend and I swapped one...

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Beer Guide: The Best of Bend, OR Breweries

Although I may not frequent Bend’s breweries as much as I used to before becoming a dad several years ago, I have many great memories exploring Bend’s brew scene with friends and family. If you’re in the area and have time for a few great beers—even if you can’t tell...

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Why We Love Skiing Hoodoo: A Day on the Slopes with Ablis CBD

By Max Bendis There are few things more relaxing than a weekend in the snow, exploring new trails and enjoying the adventure. Hoodoo Ski Area in Sisters, OR, never fails to disappoint if you need a fun skiing getaway near Bend. It’s an hour northwest of town, near Mount Washington....

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How to Unwind After a Ski Day in Bend, OR

By Max Bendis There’s no doubt that Bend, Oregon, has plenty of places to enjoy a day on the slopes. I’ve spent countless hours zipping around on skis, starting when I was four years old and my dad, Jim, introduced me to the sport.  Since then, I’ve not only learned...

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An Epic Twelve Hours in Bend, Oregon with Max Bendis

By Max Bendis With everything that has happened this year and so many states going back into lockdown, I can’t help but daydream about going places and doing things. Remember having plans? This year has definitely made me appreciate the little things like walking around town or sitting in a...

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The Ultimate Bend, Oregon Restaurant Guide: Classics, New Eateries, and Food Carts

By Max Bendis There are so many incredible, locally-owned restaurants and food carts in Bend, it can be overwhelming to make a decision about lunch.  Born and raised in Bend, I have definitely accumulated a list of go-to spots and menu items over time. It hasn’t been easy for restaurants...

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Rafting the Grand Canyon: Things to Know Beforehand

By Parker Moessner I cannot believe it has already been a couple of months since my amazing trip rafting down through the Grand Canyon. It feels like I was just there! Even though we previously rounded up the trip on the blog, I’ve been itching to share some of the...

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5 Après Ski Cocktails to Enjoy Around A Fire

Everybody knows the best part of a successful day on the slopes is warming up around a fire with friends. Even better if you can throw some cocktails into the mix.  We’ve teamed up with our friend, Anthony, over at Crater Lake Spirits to curate some recipes that will definitely...

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Rafting the Grand Canyon: An Epic, Month-long Adventure

Going back to civilian life after twenty-four days rafting the Colorado River felt even stranger than I imagined.  I went from beautiful red rock canyons and miles of whitewater rapids to a Chipotle in Kingsman, AZ. What a buzzkill. Existing in the outdoors for an extended period of time does...

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Greatest Hits Guide to Skiing in Colorado, Idaho, Utah, & Oregon

I have been skiing for a long time, all over the country. It’s one of my favorite things to do! With all my years of shredding, I have compiled what I believe is the ultimate list of the most epic ski destinations (in my humble opinion). Here are my all-time...

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Top 10 Things To Do in Bend, Oregon

Ablis is lucky to call Bend home.  Situated in the high desert of Oregon, on the Deschutes River, alongside the Cascade mountains, Bend has just about every microclimate within a two-hour drive.  It’s a special, little town, unlike anywhere else. Bend is about what we’re about, which is spending as...

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Meet Pro Athlete and Record-Breaking Runner Renee Metivier

I’ve been running for a long time, but I originally started out in soccer and gymnastics. Through a series of injuries, I found running in high school, and it captured me from the beginning. I ended up winning state my senior year of high school and getting a full-ride scholarship...

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Happy Little Accidents: The Birth of Our Most Popular Flavor

A Q&A with our founders, Jim and Max Bendis on how they stumbled upon the happiest accident: our cranberry blood orange naturally-infused sparkling beverage with CBD. What led you to the CBD industry? Max: For me, it was a passion for cannabis and the industry itself. The excitement of it in...

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The Bend, OR Yoga Guide: Studios, Tips, and Benefits

by Sophie Cloyd To be honest, I have not been inside a yoga studio since long before the pandemic started. However, yoga has resurfaced in my life again, and the timing could not be better after this whirlwind of a year! I think we could all use a nice deep...

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The Last Blockbuster On Earth Lives in Bend

by Jim Bendis I think it is such a special thing for Bend, Oregon to have the last surviving Blockbuster. In the late ’80s, video stores started opening like Starbucks do today, with practically one on every corner. It was a major cultural shift. Then, in the 2000s, with the...

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How To Relieve Sore Muscles: Advice from a Pro Athlete

by Renee Metivier Muscle soreness can put a massive damper on your training as an athlete, and poor recovery can ultimately lead to injury. The older I get the more I realize how crucial recovery is to not only healthy training but longevity. I’ve been running for a long time....

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10 Best Hikes Near Bend, Oregon

If you’re into hiking, you need to check out these trails near Bend.  Oregon is absolutely beautiful and hundreds of trails have been created so you can enjoy that beauty safely. Central Oregon is where Ablis is located, so we have some experience with this particular terrain in and around...

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The Best Mountain Biking Trails Near Bend, Oregon

We are all about outdoor activities at Ablis, and mountain biking is a passion we can all seem to agree on.  Bend offers tons of trails, of varying difficulties, for anyone looking to cover some ground and get your heart pumping.  I am happy to share some of my favorite...

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Camping in Oregon: A Guide to Bend & Central Oregon Outdoors

At Ablis, we like to direct attention to where it belongs, which is on our home state of Oregon.      Oregon has some of the most diverse natural landscapes in all of the continental U.S. So, it’s no surprise that it is a haven for camping enthusiasts.  And camping, also...

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Is Sparkling Water Bad or Good for You?

The cautionary headlines are everywhere – is sparkling water good for you? Bad for you? Should we be worried that this millennial fave is killing us all?  I’m kidding. It’s truly not that serious.  Allow me to explain some of the fear and ease any anxiety you have about your...

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Central Oregon Trail Alliance – Win a New Bike by Supporting COTA

Staying active is a vital part of our company culture at Ablis – it’s in our DNA. Our whole team has really been into mountain biking lately.  In fact, Ablis co-founders, Jim and Max Bendis recently opened the Pinehurst Pump Track on their property here in Bend, Oregon, making it...

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What We’ve Learned From COVID-19: Things To Do in Bend, Oregon

It’s been about four months since COVID 19 was first reported in the United States, and like many of you, I’m juggling working from home as Ablis’ Acting CEO while also parenting full-time.  Some days are a struggle— cabin fever is real— but I know we’ll make it through.  The...

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