The Tale of the Ale Trail

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 wheelbarrow. “It’s a lauter tun,” says Paul Arney, owner… More


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
Deschutes Brewery & Public House
Jem Nut Butters Keeps It Simple and Tasty
The Well Traveled Fork Culinary Tours
Blacksmith Restaurant

Outdoor adventures near Bend

Meet the Bachelor
Golfer’s Paradise in Central Oregon
Explore Winter’s Wonders With Wanderlust
Oregon’s First Whitewater Surf Park
Inspiring Bend Daycations
Beyond Skiing at Mt. Bachelor
Exploring the Land of Lava
A Hotbed of History in the High Desert

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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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Tour des Chutes

July 14, 2018
Bend, Central Oregon

Bend Brewfest

August 16 - 18, 2018
Bend, Central Oregon

Visit Bend

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