Author: Max Bendis

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

    Take it to the Slopes: Three Places 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 where Ablis CBD is based. […]

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

    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. Let me tell you: Hoodoo […]

  • How to Unwind After a Ski Day in Bend, OR

    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 how to hone my skiing […]

  • An Epic Twelve Hours in Bend, Oregon with Max Bendis

    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 coffee shop, so my best […]

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

    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 and bars this year, so […]

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

    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 favorites, hand-picked, just for you. […]

  • 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 Oregon at the time was […]

  • The Best Mountain Biking Trails Near Bend, Oregon

    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 spots to tear up some […]

  • Is CBD Legal? Here are the Facts

    Is CBD Legal? Here are the Facts

    It’s no surprise that we get asked a lot about the legality of CBD. We totally get it! It’s a lot of information to absorb, and the laws have evolved a lot over the past few years.  It can be overwhelming when navigating CBD products. There are so many to choose from, and new ways […]

  • CBD Isolate Definition and Broad vs. Full Spectrum

    CBD Isolate Definition and Broad vs. Full Spectrum

    CBD is still fairly new to many and the choices are overwhelming.  Whether you’re trying to get the most bang for your buck, need to be able to pass a drug test at work, or require some holistic relief, knowing what to look for is the hard part these days.  If you’re struggling to understand […]