TOUR Ambassadors

Learn more about OSU-Cascades from our student TOUR Ambassadors. They lead campus tours, talk to you about their classes and majors, and share their Bend Free Day | Dream Day itineraries below.


Business Administration

Free Day | Dream Day

6 a.m. Roll out of bed and do some yoga at Namaspa
7 a.m. Get an oat milk vanilla latte from Wild Roots coffeehouse and read
8 a.m. Get breakfast at Victorian Cafe with friends
9 a.m. Go thrifting (REgroup Thrift Store, Teen Challenge Thrift Store, Possibilities Thrift Store)
12 p.m. Head to Steelhead Falls to cliff jump and tan on the rocks
5 p.m. Get dinner at Wild Rose Northern Thai Eats downtown
6 p.m. Live music at McMenamins Old St. Francis School
7:45 p.m. Watch sunset near Shevlin Park and frolic
8:30 p.m. Discounted movie at McMenamins ("Charade" with Audrey Hepburn)



San Francisco, CA - moved to Portland Oregon in 2008 attended Cleveland High School

Free Day | Dream Day

5:30 a.m. Early morning run on Phil’s Trail
7:30 a.m. Breakfast at Sparrow Bakery
10 a.m. Read the newspaper & buy a book at Roundabout Books
12:30 p.m. Lunch at Wild Rose Northern Thai Eats
1:30 p.m. Walk around Downtown Bend, going into stores like REVOLVR, Ju Bee Lee, Lark Mountain Modern
2:30 p.m. Coffee at Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe downtown
7:30 p.m. Dinner at Drake restaurant downtown
9:00 p.m. Enjoy a movie at the Old Mill, Tin Pan Theater or McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Contact Lydia


Energy Systems Engineering
Albany and attended West Albany High School

Free Day | Dream Day

6:30 a.m. Wake up and morning routine
7 a.m. Make coffee and a bagel with lox and cream cheese, read the news, and a book
8:30 a.m. Get on the motorcycle with Tessa and head to the farmer’s market to get fresh produce for lunch
9:15 a.m. Make sandwiches (BLTA), gather snacks, and ride out to Paulina Lake for some hiking
1:30 p.m. Black Rock coffee on the way back into Bend
2:30 p.m. Meet with friends and brother to float the river
4 p.m. Early dinner at Worthy Brewing (great outdoor patio)
6 p.m. Attend a concert at Spoken Moto in the Box Factory
8 p.m. Have some friends over for board games (or try out a new board game at Modern Boardshop in the Box Factory)

Contact Kurt


Pendleton and attended Pendleton High School

Free Day | Dream Day

7:30 a.m. Wake up and go for my run along the Deschutes River Trail
8:30 a.m. Stop by McKay Cottage for breakfast on my way home
10:30 a.m. Head down to Vector Volcano downtown and play some classic arcade games
12 p.m. Drive to Prineville Reservoir to go tubing, swimming, and wakeboarding
5:30 p.m. Come to shore and break out the barbecue and cook up hotdogs, hamburgers, baked beans, corn on the cob and jello
7 p.m. Head to Ochoco Creek Park and play a few rounds of cornhole and horseshoes
8:30 p.m. Enjoy the sunset while eating ice cream from Tastee Treat in Prineville
9 p.m. Catch a late movie at the Old Mill Theater




Free Day | Dream Day

9 a.m. Wake up and grab some breakfast at McKay Cottage
11 a.m. Go to Riverbend Park and play some games like spike ball, ultimate Frisbee, and soccer
1 p.m. Eat a nice lunch in the park and cool off in the shade
2 p.m. Float the river down to Drake Park — make sure to go down the rapids!
6:30 p.m. Dinner at Bend Burger Company or El Caporal
8 p.m. Walk around downtown or Old Mill and enjoy some ice cream

Contact Michael


Hillsboro and attended Liberty High School

Free Day | Dream Day

8 a.m. Breakfast sandwiches and ocean rolls at Sparrow Bakery
9:30 a.m. Get the Killer Bee Latte with espresso whipped cream from Looney Bean Coffee downtown
10 a.m. Pick up a super burrito from Super Burrito
11 a.m. Go for a hike in Three Creeks Wilderness and take pictures of the snowy forest and the mountains
3 p.m. Shopping at REI in the Old Mill District or Gear Fix in the Box Factory
5 p.m. Happy hour & cajun tots at McMenamins Old St. Francis School
7 p.m. Food carts at Box Factory and live music at Spoken Moto. I love to listen to music and look at their featured art.



Liberal Studies

Free Day | Dream Day

9:30 a.m. Breakfast at La Magie Bakery and Cafe downtown
11 a.m. Hike in the snow (Todd or Sparks Lake) or go skiing at Mt. Bachelor if the snow is good
3 p.m. Drink hot cocoa by the fire (nap time)
6:30 p.m. Dinner at Bend Brewing Company (I always get the jalapeno burger!)
8:30 p.m. Go to the movies!



Social Science/Community Development, Natural Resources Minor
Troutdale and attended Reynolds High School

Free Day | Dream Day

9 a.m. Ride my bike with my girlfriend and dog to Pine Nursery Park
10:30 a.m. Breakfast at Jackson’s Corner. I usually order a latte and avocado toast.
12 p.m. Go on a hike at the Archie Briggs Canyon open space near Sawyer Park in town!
4 p.m. Grab dinner at Wild Rose Northern Thai Eats and order the Tom Kha soup
5 p.m. Sit in the soaking pool at McMenamins Old St. Francis School (only $5!)
6 p.m. Play games with friends
8 p.m. Grab a movie from Blockbuster (the last one in America!)

Contact Nicki