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Liz Donovan: Cruisin’ Down the Deschutes

Bend, Oregon

Cruisin’ Down the Deschutes

Instagram Handle: edonovan85

Location: Bend, Oregon

Board: ISLE All Around


Our dream has always been to paddle board with our dog, Tegan — a rescue pup. Once we got our board, we had elaborate plans to lure her on with treats, but she was a natural! She jumped right on the front of the board and away we went! She absolutely LOVES it.

Living in Portland, Oregon we’ve had many great opportunities to take our board and explore some fun places in the Pacific Northwest, but our absolute favorite place to paddle is in Bend, Oregon on the Deschutes River. Drake Park is a nice place to launch, although the river is very accessible so there are many other great launch sites south of Drake Park. The best is to paddle heading south against the current, and when you’re ready