Bend

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Settled along the winding Deschutes River in the heart of Central Oregon, Bend and its surrounding area is known worldwide as a recreational mecca, attracting golfers, skiers, snowboarders, cyclists, rafters, kayakers, rock climbers, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Combine that with a richly diverse cultural and historical landscape, world-class dining and tax-free shopping.

Central Oregon

Bend is located in Central Oregon, home to alpine lakes, sparkling rivers, snowy mountains, sage-brush plains and Smith Rock, a rock-climber's paradise.

Nearby cities are: Sunriver, Redmond, Terrebonne, and Sisters.

an ItinerarySmith Rock Family

by John Connor / March 1, 2011

The young rock climber was ecstatic. One more move and Lauren Neumann had reached the top of Night Flight her chosen climb at Smith Rock State Park. At the summit, she threw out her arms and hollered at the top of her seven-year-old lungs,…

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an Oregon StoryCapturing Oregon: Sparks Lake

by Christian Heeb / July 2, 2012

If there is a iconic shot in Oregon, it is the view from the edge of Sparks Lake looking towards South Sister. The scenery here is simply stunning, and it always amazes me how few people come here for sunrise. The lake is about a 40-minute drive…

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an ItineraryThe Tale of the Ale Trail

by Eileen Garvin / February 28, 2014

We’re standing in the rain on the edge of the Deschutes National Forest looking at a 10-foot section of a spruce trunk that’s been halved and hollowed. With handles on one end and a small wheel on the other, it looks like a strange and skinny…

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an Oregon StoryRoad Trip: Bend

by Eileen Garvin / January 30, 2013

If you’re fatigued by the long corridor of winter, we suggest you put a bend (or just Bend) in your travel plans. Set your compass for Central Oregon, where new shops and studios, bicycle tours and groomed track await you. Bike through history…

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Find things to see and do In Bend

  1.     Attractions
    1.     Amusement Parks
    2.     Aquariums & Zoos
    3.     Art Galleries & Studios
    4.     Casinos
    5.     Movies and TV filmed in Oregon
    6.     Museums & Interpretive Centers
    7.     Outdoors & Nature
    8.     Performing Arts
    9.     Shopping
    10.     Theater
    11.     Tour Companies & Guides
  2.     Recreation
    1.     Birding
    2.     Camping
    3.     Cycling
    4.     Fishing
    5.     Golf
    6.     Guides & Charters
      1.     Back Country Guides
      2.     Bicycle Guides
      3.     Charter Boats
      4.     Fishing Guides
      5.     Hunting Guides
      6.     Jet Boat Charters
      7.     Outdoor Guides
      8.     Whitewater Guides
    7.     Hiking
    8.     Indoor Sports
    9.     Jet Boating
    10.     Kayaking
    11.     Oregon Adventurecations
    12.     Rafting
    13.     Scenic Byways
    14.     Snow Sports
    15.     Sustainable Travel
  3.     Eat & Drink
    1.     Artisan Producers
    2.     Beer & Breweries
    3.     Coffee & Tea
    4.     Culinary Experiences
    5.     Distilleries in Oregon
    6.     Farmers' Markets
    7.     Farms & Farm Stays
    8.     Oregon Food Trips
    9.     Picking & Foraging
    10.     Ranches & Ranch Stays
    11.     Restaurants
      1.     American
      2.     Asian Fusion
      3.     Cajun / Creole
      4.     Chinese
      5.     French Bistros
      6.     Greek
      7.     Irish
      8.     Italian
      9.     Japanese
      10.     Latino
      11.     Mediterranean
      12.     Pacific Northwest
      13.     Pizza
      14.     Seafood
      15.     Southern
      16.     Thai
    12.     Seafood
    13.     Wineries & Wine
  4.     Oregon Heritage
    1.     Covered Bridges
    2.     Ghost Towns
    3.     Heritage Areas
    4.     Heritage Museums
    5.     Indian Country
    6.     Lighthouses
    7.     Old West & Oregon Trail
  5.     Natural Wonders
    1.     Bodies of Water
      1.     Lakes & Reservoirs
      2.     Rivers
      3.     Waterfalls
    2.     Forests, Parks & Refuges
      1.     National Forests & Parks
      2.     National Wildlife Refuges and Areas
      3.     State Parks
    3.     Mountains & Hills
  6.     Events
    1.     Animal & Agriculture Events
    2.     Culinary Events
    3.     Cultural Heritage Events
    4.     Exhibit & Lecture Events
    5.     Fairs & Festivals
    6.     Flower & Garden Events
    7.     Oregon Adventurecations
    8.     Oregon Food Trips
    9.     Performing Art Events
    10.     Sports Events
    11.     Visual Art Events
    12.     Volunteer Events
  7. All Places to Stay
  8.     Campgrounds
  9.     Lodging
    1.     Bed and Breakfasts
    2.     Hotel / Motel
    3.     Vacation Rentals
  10.     RV Parks
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Visit Bend 750 NW Lava Rd., Ste. 160 , Bend, OR 97701 541.382.8048 or 877.245.8484 www.VisitBend.com
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