Tourism IS Bend.

Ridiculous article in the Bulletin today about tourism.

So some of the newcomers don't like all these newer newcomers.

Downtown Bend faces gridlock. No one goes there anymore--it's too busy.

Still, we promote and we promote and we promote.

So now we want to complain about our success? Now we want to reverse course?

Too late, folks. Unless you want to depend on retirees spending money--and they don't spend money--tourism is what we got.

Tourism IS Bend.