Walking in a winter wonderland

❑ PHOTO STORY | Compared to the sunny skies of Van Nuys, the Oregon landscape covered by inches of snow looks like a completely different world.

The city of Bend, Oregon is a hidden gem just three and a half hours from Portland. The Deschutes River, Mt. Bachelor and Downtown Bend are among the many sights to see while visiting the city. With landmarks like the last Blockbuster and the Skyliner Sno-Park, visitors can reminisce and enjoy nature at its finest.