The mighty Deschutes River runs through the heart of Bend — and we wouldn’t want it any other way.

After all, the city built Oregon’s first urban whitewater park on that river. With miles of hiking and biking trails through town and Mt. Bachelor and Smith Rock nearby, Bend is famous for world-class recreation. Combine that with a richly diverse cultural landscape, award-winning dining and boutique shopping, and you might not want to leave Bend.

Trip Ideas

Romantic Escapes in Bend

Luxury Getaways in Central Oregon
Cozy Winter Retreats in the High Desert
Wine Tasting in Bend
Glamping in Central Oregon
Picnic with the Best Views in Central Oregon
An Overnight at Old St. Francis School

Tasty Detours in Bend

The Tale of the Ale Trail
Stargaze at Worthy Brewing’s Hopservatory
Distiller for a Day
Jem Nut Butters Keeps It Simple and Tasty
The Well Traveled Fork Culinary Tours
Blacksmith Restaurant
Farm-to-Table Dining Takes Root in Bend

Outdoor adventures near Bend

Meet the Bachelor
Golfer’s Paradise in Central Oregon
Oregon’s First Whitewater Surf Park
Exploring the Land of Lava

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Ask Oregon

What should we do in Bend if we only have one day?

There is much to be discovered in Bend. If you only have a day, here are my suggestions. Walk a bit of the Deschutes River Trail, in town. Visit a few of our famous breweries – I suggest Crux, Bend Brewing Co. and Worthy. Walk through Drake Park (the leaves should be changing, and beautiful,…


Events in Bend

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High Desert Chamber Music – 11th Season

September 28, 2018 - March 30, 2019
Bend, Central Oregon

Cork & Barrel

July 18 - 20, 2019
Bend, Central Oregon

Visit Bend

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