: Central Oregon

Central Oregon

Sunny skies, snow-kissed mountains, shimmering rivers, alpine lakes and sagebrush plains serve as the backdrop for this outdoor playground.

Anchored by the handsome city of Bend, this region is home to all the skiing, hiking, climbing, cycling, fishing, rafting, and golf of your dreams. And at the end of an adventurous day, you’ll find that culture, dining and the arts abound.

You’re truly in the center of it all — so choose your pleasure and go for it.

57100 Beaver Drive, Suite #130
Sunriver, OR 97707
(800) 800-8334

Trip Ideas

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Central Oregon


Ask Oregon

Where should we go stargazing near Bend?

Hi Jason, welcome to Bend! There are two actual observatories, one in Sunriver and one at Pine Mountain east of town. Aside from that, I’d suggest getting away from the lights of town. Smith Rock would be a good choice, or head up Cascade Lakes Highway to Mt. Bachelor or one of the Cascade Lakes. Brasada…


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Bend, OR 97701
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