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Check out this Bend, Oregon visitor's guide for things to do, where to eat, and other local area Bend, Oregon information.

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  • 1. T H E O F F I C I A L V I S I T O R G U I D E VISIT BEND YOUR GUIDE TO EVERYTHING Love your life a little more in Bend, Oregon
  • 2. We don’t like to brag. But if others want to boast about Bend’s breathtaking mountains, shimmering lakes, and hip cosmopolitan appeal, we’ll step aside with an “aw, shucks” smile and let them have their say. And boy do they have plenty to say! From The New York Times praising Bend’s hoppin’ craft beer scene, to Dog Fancy magazine lauding the city’s abundant recreation for twoand four-legged travelers, major publications can’t stop buzzing about what makes Bend the hottest outdoor playground in the country. Here’s what the nation’s top media is saying about Bend…
  • 3. Does your mouth water for linguine misto mare served with a crisp pinot grigio in a romantic Italian bistro? Or maybe you’re in the mood for a cozy pub where the music is loud, the mac and cheese gooey, and the beer hoppy. Satisfy any craving when you dine out in Bend. toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 2
  • 4. “Whoever Bend, Bend, visits moves to people warned me. So frequently, in fact, that I took it to be the official motto of this always sunny central Oregon playground – a blessedly bipolar high-desert home base, where you can trail run along the rushing Deschutes River in the morning and hit the snowy slopes of Mt. Bachelor in the afternoon. My kind of town…Bend remains a decidedly unpretentious community, where folks prefer moonlight snowshoes over movies, and unfussy hotel rooms run about $100 a night.” -Sunset Magazine “There are plenty of great mountain bike towns in America, but most have a downside…That brings us to our pick for the best mountain biking town in America. A drum roll, please. Bend, Oregon. The place was originally named Farewell Bend, because early travelers were so bummed to continue their trip west. All the things that attracted those early pioneers are what attract mountain bikers today. Don’t believe us? We’ve got thirty-five reasons to back up our claim that Bend is the best mountain biking town in America.” -Mountain Bike Action
  • 5. Bend is the ultimate water-park, without the long lines. Take a quiet dip in a mountain lake, or get your adrenaline fix surging through whitewater rapids. If it’s wet stuff you crave, your Deschutes Paddle Trail guide can show you the way to a splashin’ good time. toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 4
  • 6. “Every place has its season – when living there makes you feel blessed. In Bend, one of the country’s fastest-growing cities, the showcase season happens to be, well, all of them. Take a midsummer night. It’s light until nearly 9:30 pm, plenty of time to lob Wooly Buggers into crisp holes on the Deschutes River after work or hop on a bike to catch Beck at the amphitheater. You can ski through May and mountain bike all year and 10,000-foot volcanoes dominate the skyline. And there’s a lot of good beer: six breweries for 80,000 people, plus swanky restaurants, art walks, and film festivals.” -Outside Magazine “Bend can thank a tumultuous volcanic history for its stunning landscape of snowcapped volcanoes, lumpy lava flows, and crystalline lakes. Newberry National Monument Volcanic showcases lava tubes,cinder cones, glassy black obsidian flows, and a lava cast forest, where molten lava solidified around old-growth ponderosa pines.” -USA Today Go Escapes magazine
  • 7. Listen. Can you hear it? That’s the sound of serenity, punctuated by the soft chirp of crickets and the thrum of your own heartbeat. Savor the perfume of sunbaked desert sage in perfect silence, or enjoy the crunch of lava rock beneath your bike tires. Make your own special soundtrack in this high desert wonderland. toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 6
  • 8. “A m o n g cities in beer-crazy Oregon, Bend now has the most craft breweries per capita. Some locals have started calling this “Beer City USA.” More breweries are opening soon… Before happiness was measured by hoppy-ness here, visitors came for skiing, river sports, hiking and mountain biking in nearby Deschutes National Forest, or rock climbing on world-famous Smith Rock, just up Highway 97. Maybe it was natural that a town full of extreme skiers, crazy paddlers and rock jocks would take to beer.” -The Seattle Times “With 300 days of sunshine a year (as many as Arizona, even India!) in the high desert country of Central Oregon, Bend is an ideal place for fair weather bike riders. Further enticement to self-power is the allure of beer refueling stations. Biking along the Bend Ale Trail, with seven craft breweries (and counting) within easy pedaling distance, makes for a fun weekend of sipping, sampling pub fare, and sightseeing around the bike-friendly city of Bend.” -Northwest Palate
  • 9. If the last place you saw your own reflection was the bathroom mirror, it’s time to get your feet wet. Think of how magnificent you’ll look with the sunset shimmering behind you in a cool mountain lake. Odds are good you’ll be sporting a big, satisfied grin that wasn’t there the last time you looked. toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 8
  • 10. “The City of Bend, Ore – a place where dogs both work and play, ski and swim – claims the DogTown USA title for 2012... Bend beckons dog owners with an abundance of pooch-included sports, activities, and events.” -Dog Fancy (naming Bend the dog friendliest city in the nation) “A few decades ago, Willamette Valley residents discovered little a secret. Just a three-hour drive east over the mountains carried them to a vacation paradise. In Central Oregon, the skies were sunny and wide open, views of the Cascade Range and the sagebrush-covered high desert went on for days. In the winter, powdery snow perfect for skiing fell on the slopes of Mt. Bachelor. The long, bright days of summer brought golf, whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, fishing and more – too much to cover in even a long weekend, plenty to happily fill a week . . . Endless recreation and sunny skies are exactly as they’ve always been, but in the last decade Central Oregon has been utterly transformed in terms of culture. Now, top-tier restaurants, arts, theater, entertainment, classy resorts and four-star hotels round out the Central Oregon experience.” -Portrait of Portland
  • 11. Who says snow-play is for kids? While it’s true the youngsters will love snowball fights and cocoa, we guarantee grownups can find snow-bliss too, whether you’re shredding the slopes or making snow angels under a starry sky. toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 10
  • 12. DISCOVER BEND :: WHERE TO STAY :: WHAT TO DO :: HOW TO GET HERE :: PLAN A MEETING/EVENT :: MOVE HERE table of contents FEATURES 13 :: DISCOVER BEND 15 :: WHERE TO STAY 21 :: WHAT TO DO Nestled on the “sunny side” of the Cascade Range, discover all Bend has to offer. Seeking a cozy mountain getaway or the convenience of a downtown hotel? You have plenty of options. In a place this exciting, there’s so much to do yet so little time to get it all in. 85 :: HOW TO GET HERE 91 :: PLAN A MEETING 95 :: MOVE HERE Whether it has wings, wheels or makes waves it doesn’t really matter. We’re just around the Bend. Plan your next event in the playground we call Central Oregon...and don’t forget to bring along the family. The hardest part of visiting Bend is leaving Bend. Learn why you may just want to become a certified Bendite. Official Bend Visitor Guide mobile: Toll Free 1-866-292-0141 To advertise in the official visitor guide for Bend, contact us at (541) 382-8048 or 11 Cover photo by Mike Putnam/Pacific Crest Stock. All rights reserved; reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without written permission from Visit Bend. Copyright 2012-2014 . Printed in the USA on paper containing a minimum of 10% post-consumer recycled content. Connect & Share Your Bend Vacation | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | | toll free 1-866-292-0141
  • 13. DISCOVER BEND Bend Oregon Map
  • 14. DISCOVER BEND OUTDOOR PURSUITS :: PRISTINE BEAUTY :: COSMO COOL 13 | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | | toll free 1-866-292-0141
  • 15. DISCOVER BEND DISCOVER BEND Dubbed the “outdoor playground of the West” for a thousand good reasons, Bend is world famous for both its outdoor pursuits and pristine beauty. The historic downtown mixes cosmo cool with homegrown friendliness. A high desert climate just below snow-laden peaks, the city of Bend has towering Ponderosa pines, twisting junipers and the Deschutes River running through it. Turn around and you’ll find sparkling waterfalls, alpine lakes, fragrant sagebrush, and hillsides glistening with ancient black obsidian lava. If you’re intoxicated by more urban surroundings, let your palate lead you to one of 14—and counting—award-winning craft breweries. You can sample locally crafted artisan smooth lagers, well-balanced pale ales, malty stouts and chocolaty porters. And when you’re ready to refuel for the next day’s adventure, Bend has drawn some of America’s most innovative and accomplished chefs, whose restaurants have garnered international accolades. Whether you crave contemporary versions of European and Italian classics, upscale American ranch, Japanese, or wood-fired pizza, you’ll find the very best of culinary culture in Bend. And scattered among all these great restaurants, there’s ample nourishment for the soul—professional live theater, music, galleries, museums and festivals of art, film and literature. Whether you ski it, ride it, hike it, climb it, bike it, raft it, paddle it, fish it, golf it, stroll it, shop it, dine it, or run it with a baby-jogger, don’t take our word for it—or even theirs—live it yourself! toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 14
  • 16. W H E R E T O S TAY HOTELS MOTELS RESORTS :: VACATION HOMES :: BED & BREAKFASTS :: RV CAMPGROUNDS 15 | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | | toll free 1-866-292-0141
  • 17. WHERE TO STAY W H E R E T O S TAY When it comes to vacation lodging, we all have different needs. Some of us crave sticky s’mores in a tent under the stars, while others want luxury spa services and a frosty drink by the pool. No matter what sort of vacationer you are, we’ve got you covered in Bend. And don’t feel you need to choose between being close to restaurants and shopping, or enjoying a quiet spot in the woods with a Jacuzzi. In Bend, you can have it all, with plenty of cozy hideaways tucked in the trees near the Old Mill District. Craving the coziness of a bed & breakfast? We’ve got several to choose from, with a few located within walking distance of downtown Bend and historic Drake Park. If you prefer the privacy of your own vacation home, you’ll love the variety of options scattered throughout town. Whether you’re craving a trendy boutique hotel in the heart of downtown, or a wellknown chain conveniently located just off the highway, Bend can meet your needs. Planning a conference and yearning for a state-of-the-art convention center with gorgeous views of the Deschutes? We’ve got you covered there, too. And hey, if you’re here on a budget and just want a no-frills room that’s clean and inviting, we’re happy to recommend our favorite inexpensive hotspots. No matter where you lay your head, the pillows always feel softer in Bend. >> Find more at toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 16
  • 18. 38 Bend Lodging Map
  • 19. W H E R E T O S T A Y STAY HERE Sleep Inn of Bend 877-424-6423 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 The Oxford Hotel 877-440-8436 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 The Red Lion Hotel 800-RED-LION 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Super 8 Bend 800-800-8000 32 33 34 35 36 37 McMenamins Old St. Francis 541-382-5174 38 39 40 41 More lodging continued on next page toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 18
  • 20. STAY COMFORTABLE IN CENTRAL OREGON’S PLAYGROUND ©RLH 2010 IWAY2633 /0510 Stellar Realty Northwest Office: 503-427-9233 HOME OF THE 59 DAY SALE GUARANTEE! *Contact Us For Details
  • 21. T O S T A Y pet friend ly swimming po o l hot tub / s pa kitchen in room fireplace lodging sp ecials comp. bre akfast on-site ac tivities meeting fa cilities washer/d ryer internet a ccess W H E R E STAY HERE Stellar Realty Northwest 503-427-9233 VAC ATIO N REN TA LS PHONE Absolutely Bend Vacation Homes 541-280-1813 WEB ADDRESS Alluring Bend Vacation Rentals Alpenglow Vacation Rentals Bend Bungalow A Bend Cottage Experience Bend Outlook Home Bend Dutch Vacation Rentals 866-322-0218 541-306-8878 877-437-5957 805-455-4110 541-480-8133 503-686-1565 A Bend Riverwalk Cottage A Bend Riverwild Getaway Bend Dutch Vacation Rentals 831-818-4342 503-320-8064 866-322-0218 Bend’s Old Mill District Getaway 503-781-6303 Downtown and West side Homes and Condos. Hot tubs and many Pet Friendly! Affordable, Small, or Large, available for all lengths of stay in Wonderful Bend. Bend Vacation Rentals 877-385-9492 541-385-8928 Central Oregon Accommodations 541-617-0179 Bend’s Westside Kaleana’s Garden Cumberland House Desert Pine Properties 541-480-8133 541-388-9973 Helios Eco-House Home Spun Vacation Rentals Horizon Central Oregon 541-595-8095 541-678-8175 541-994-2226 Juniper Jewel Lavabelles Vacation Rentals 503-302-4699 888-820-5084 Rental Connection 215 Riverfront Cottage Riverfront Cottage Rental A Stone’s Throw Bungalow 888-702-0761 541-383-3777 541-312-9502 541-241-6676 Your Home in Bend 541-325-6995 Bend Rental Guide Looking to move, vacation, or relocate to Central Oregon? 541 Media, LLC can assist you for renting, owning, retirement, or assisted living! Just pick up one of our monthly publications at a location near you or visit us online! Helios Eco-House Vacation Rental 541-595-8095 Oregon’s 1st LEED® for Homes™ Gold vacation rental home! Accommodates 2-6 guests in comfort & Mid-Century modern style. Premier westside location. Solar-powered luxury. Dogs welcome. boat ramp swimming picnicking fishing restrooms showers RV hook-u ps cabins for rent potable w ater ADA acces sible PHONE ADDRESS PRICE 42 43 44 toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 20
  • 22. W H AT T O D O WHERE TO PLAY :: SHOP :: EAT & DRINK :: SPA :: BEND’S ART & SOUL :: KIDS PLAY 21 | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | | toll free 1-866-292-0141
  • 23. WHERE TO PLAY W H E R E T O P L AY If Bend is the outdoor playground of the west, you should know up front this is no ordinary jungle gym. Tucked between snow-covered peaks and high desert plateaus, Bend has evolved from a sleepy lumber town to an international mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and people in search of active vacation pursuits. Play is non-negotiable during your visit to Bend. Your morning coffee is still warm when you hit the Cascade Mountains and the Deschutes National Forest just minutes outside Bend. You can carve fresh tracks on the snow-covered slopes of Mt. Bachelor, cast a fly into the trout-filled waters of the Deschutes River, or simply walk through the soulstirring beauty of the Three Sisters mountain range. Inner child unleashed, you’re up for more. And don’t forget your sunscreen: Bend has nearly 300 days of sunshine per year. Back in town, afternoon temperatures are warm, so it’s off with the jacket and out with the clubs. Be picky if you like – the Bend area offers more than two dozen scenic, challenging golf courses from the industry’s top course designers. The last hole lands you at the start of hundreds of miles of spectacular single track mountain biking trails. Road biking? How about 100 miles of organic eye candy – the Cascade Lakes Highway alongside stunning alpine lakes. Or, if it’s a leisurely pedal that suits you, coast your cruiser to hip eateries, fashionable boutiques and then to an outdoor concert on the banks of the picturesque Deschutes River. The Deschutes is home to fly-fishermen, rafters, kayakers and inflatable tubers. Got an urge to try something new? Oodles of outfitters can hook you up with a standup paddleboard and a quick lesson to have you skimming the glassy surface of the river. >> Find more at toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 22
  • 24. Run to the Sun “In my travels, I run trails all over the U.S., but I’m always eager to return home to run on the trails in Bend. Bend is a haven for trailrunning enthusiasts.” ~ Brook Gardner-Editor, Race Center Northwest Magazine With more than 200 miles of single-track trail plus hundreds more miles of old logging and forest roads, Bend is indeed a trail-runners’ paradise. And the editors of Outside Magazine agree with us – they named Bend the #1 trail-running town in the United States. Phil’s Trailhead: The hub of Bend’s single-track trail network, Phil’s offers everything from flat and fast to rolling and technical jaunts. Farewell Bend: A fun workout just minutes from downtown and the Old Mill District, this 3-mile loop trail that runs along both sides of the Deschutes River from Farewell Bend Park is a scenic respite from the everyday world. Shevlin Park: A favorite of those looking for a run in a tranquil setting, the 6-mile Shevlin Park loop trail winds its way through old-growth trees and makes two crossings over the fast-flowing, crystal clear Tumalo Creek. Deschutes River Trail: In town starting at the end of NW First Street and just out of town off Century Drive, the Deschutes River Trail winds its way through “classic” Central Oregon scenery of open meadows, thick forests and towering lava rock formations. >> Find more at In the mood to compete? Bend’s foot-racing season starts in spring and ends in fall. Here are a few of the epic races that might catch your breath: Dirty Half Flagline 50K Haulin’ Aspen Happy Girls Half Marathon Oyster Off-Road Adventure Race Pacific Crest Triathlon & Festival Ruff Run Three Sisters Marathon Smith Rock Sunrise Summer Classic Deschutes Dash Cascade Lakes Relay LeadmanTri Life Time Epic 250
  • 25. Hiking Haven inspired music in your riverside campsite by night. “There’s never a season here when you can’t find a satisfying trail to explore. You could spend a lifetime hiking around Bend, and there will always be one more adventure awaiting you.” ~ Eric Denzler, Bend Parks & Rec. Outdoor Programs Coordinator For kayakers and rafters, a popular Deschutes River run is from Aspen Camp to Lava Island Falls via the Big Eddy rapids. This Class III+ run is a few miles south of Bend and is best undertaken from late spring until late fall. Daily guided rafting adventures are offered on this stretch of river by both Sun Country Tours and the Seventh Mountain River Company. From high alpine hikes in the mountains with breathtaking views of snow-covered peaks and turquoise lakes to inspiring desert jaunts through lava flows, sage brush, and juniper trees, Bend is a world-renowned hiker’s paradise. And if you only have a few minutes to get a taste of the great outdoors, indulge in Bend’s Urban Trail System that offers inspiring hikes right in the heart of the city. See page 39 for a detailed list of our favorite hikes. Apart from the Deschutes, the Cascade Lakes region, a short drive from Bend, is a mecca for recreation and touring kayak paddlers and canoeists from all over the world. A fold-out section of BPTA’s map will help you navigate the dozen pristine lakes. WHERE TO PLAY Like trail runners, avid hikers share the trails at Phil’s Trailhead, Shevlin Park, the Deschutes River Trail and other local favorite single-track areas. Your only worry will be not having enough time to tackle all of the striking terrain. In town, local kayakers gather at the First Street Rapids Park, to play in the rapid’s waters and to hone their skills before slipping into faster current. The popular townie river float, from Farewell Bend Park to Mirror Pond, is a delightful way to cool off on a hot summer’s afternoon. >> Find more at >> Find more at Paddle Play Paddle-sports are the fastest growing segment of Bend’s self-propelled sports scene. On the Deschutes River, there’s flatwater and whitewater for avid kayakers, canoeists and rafters as well as the popular town run that attracts thousands of floaters in everything from inflatable mattresses to inner tubes throughout the summer months. A major paddle-sport development has been the formation of the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance (BPTA) to create a long-distance Deschutes River trail from the river’s headwaters to Lake Billy Chinook. BPTA maps, available at the Bend Visitor Center, show put-ins, take-outs, camping spots and the difficulty of each section of the river trail. Future plans call for the addition of whitewater play features in the Deschutes as it flows through town. New for summer 2012, Ouzel Outfitters offers Acoustic River Adventures that combine a river paddle experience with live local music. Spend two days and one night rafting and camping on the lower Deschutes with local musicians. Shoot the rapids by day, and enjoy gourmet meals, local brews and BLOG FIND THE SECRET SPOTS WHERE OUR VISIT BEND TEAM L I K E S T O P L AY Go to & search “volunteers” toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 24
  • 26. W h a t ’s S U P ? Want to check out Bend’s lakes and rivers from a totally new perspective? Give standup paddleboarding (SUP) a shot. You’ve probably seen the sport on TV or even on a visit to Hawaii. Riders stand on a large surfboard and maneuver with a long, lightweight, single-blade paddle. Sometimes there’s a dog on the front of the board, and always there’s a smile on the rider’s face. On any summer day, you’ll see paddlers of all ages and fitness levels making their way through the middle of town on the Deschutes River. There are a number of outfitters in Bend that offer standup paddleboard lessons ranging from twohour group lessons to private and semi-private options. They supply all the gear, including boards, paddles, life jackets, water shoes, and even cool weather gear if needed. It’s up to you to supply the muscle. For those already comfortable on a paddleboard, renting equipment and setting out on your own is another great option. The marina at Elk Lake Resort offers equipment rental for use on the lake. Sun Country Tours, Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, StandOn Liquid, Walkin’ On Water, and Standup Paddle Bend rent equipment, including the tie-downs to mount the board on your car. >> Find more at BLOG I T ’ S PA D D L E PA L O O Z A I N B E N D ! GET THE SCOOP O N S TA N D U P PA D D L E B O A R D I N G Go to & search “standup”
  • 27. B i k e To w n U S A “From desert riding to high mountain trails, the diversity of trails combined with our four seasons, make Bend riding special.” ~ Carl Decker, U.S. Road Cycling Champion & International Mountain Bike Racer (and rally car racer extraordinaire) Dubbed “Bike Town USA,” Bend is a town where cycling is a way of life. From world-class mountain biking trails and endless road biking routes, to our famous Urban Trail System and cycling-friendly bike lanes, Bend is a cyclist’s paradise. And if you’re simply looking for a relaxing tour on your favorite cruiser bike, you’ll be in good cycling company. Fat Tire Nir vana Maybe you’re a hardcore mountain biker with a lust for log jumps and pump tracks. Maybe you’re a beginner whose only noteworthy cycling experience is pedaling to the end of the driveway to get the mail. No matter which category you belong to, Bend has over 300 miles of varied single track right outside town, making it a top destination for great cross-country riding. Riders across the country agree – Mountain Bike Action magazine named Bend “the best mountain biking town in America”. We aren’t surprised. With an amazing trail system offering cross-country trails and gorgeous scenery around every turn, your mountain biking adventure is sure to include all the forests, lakes, cliffs, waterfalls, rivers and wildlife you can handle. about trail conditions, since snow can pose challenges at certain times of the year. Phil’s Trail is a common starting point for many mountain biking adventures. Metolius Windigo, Marvins Gardens, and Shevlin trails offer great options for beginners. The Newberry Crater loop gives riders the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride around a volcano, with a plethora of wildflowers and great views to boot. More advanced riders might enjoy Funner, Whoops, Flagline, and Pump Track. The Wanoga network of trails has a wide array of advanced terrain including rock drops, log jumps, and bank turns. Going Cross-Country: A series of traditional cross-country trails fan out from Phil’s Trailhead just southwest of Bend off Century Drive. Extended out-and-back rides on the Deschutes River Trail are inspiring for their views and the variety of terrain. Long loops like the Phil’s Trailhead to Storm King and return via the Deschutes River Trail can take up to several hours to complete. Ride to Win: Fat Tire Racing in Bend. The WebCyclery Cascade Chainbreaker: May Oregon Enduro Series: June For the riders looking for the best trails, Cog Wild Bicycle Tours offers a wide range of touring options for all skill levels. Choose from a full-day guided ride from Mt. Bachelor back to Bend, as well as a half-day singletrack sampler for those seeking just a little taste. More experienced riders can check out Cog Wild’s jam-packed schedule of multi-day tours, including a Bike and Brew Weekend with visits to Bend’s world-renowned breweries. Other tour packages are available depending on interest or skill level, and customized packages are also an option for groups or individuals. High Cascades 100 National Ultra Endurance Series: July The WebCyclery Thrilla Cyclocross Series: Sept USA Cycling MTB Marathon Nat. Championships: Sept High Cascades 24: Sept Bend boasts several bike shops renting more than 15 different brands for those who prefer to leave their bike at home. You can choose from full suspension, front suspension, or 29’er frames. If you’re opting to skip the tour, be sure to pick up a copy of the “Adventure Map,” a waterproof guide sold in every local bike shop. You’ll also want to check with a shop to learn 27 Bend’s Big Fat Tour: Oct Halloween Cross Crusade: Oct US Gran Prix of Cyclocross: Dec | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | | toll free 1-866-292-0141
  • 28. in December 2009 and 2010. Bend is also home to the famous Halloween Cross Crusade. Bend loves bike racing so look for more cross races to come! Group Road Rides & Tours: All of Bend’s bike shops offer fun group rides during the week and on weekends with special long rides staged year-round throughout the road cycling season. Catch the three-day Cascade Gran Fondo with the legendary Chris Horner every August. S C E N I C B I K E WAY Cyclocross: The four-race “Thrilla” cyclocross series takes place on Bend’s west side in September and the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross in December. For the first time since 1976, Bend hosted the USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships Three Sisters Scenic Bikeway: Oregon’s scenic bikeway program establishes signed bike routes on roads and bicycle paths that provide access to national, state, or regional resources “of superlative quality and scenic splendor.” This state-designated system includes bikeways on the McKenzie Pass, the Metolius Loops, a route from Sisters to Smith Rock State Park, and Bend’s first scenic bikeway, The Twin Bridges Loop. The Twin Bridges Loop begins and ends in Bend’s historic Drake Park, and features 36 miles of intermediate terrain. The route promisess breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, rolling forests, and high desert scenery. >> Find more at WHERE TO PLAY On the Road: Head east from the heart of Bend and the road riding is moderate in the wide open spaces on lightly trafficked roadways. Head west and the terrain is more rolling. Head north or south for loops that combine the best of moderate and challenging roadways. Easily the most popular local ride is the short (13 miles) Shevlin-Tumalo loop that takes riders from the heart of Bend to Shevlin Park, Tumalo Park and return. Popular longer loops include the 35-mile Twin Bridges route that takes riders from Bend to the town of Tumalo, then north to cross the Deschutes River and return. East of Bend, the 25-mile Alfalfa Market Road to Dodds Road and return is the perfect ride for getting in shape in the spring. And if there is one must-ride, it’s the ride from Bend to Mt. Bachelor and back. This 44mile ride has become a favorite way to start or end a summer or fall day. For over 30 years, the Cascade Cycling Classic, which takes place every July in Bend, is the longest ongoing stage race in the United States. Be sure to watch the Crit to see the nation’s top cyclists race through the streets of downtown Bend.
  • 29. Mountain Bike Bend. Ride with Cog Wild to experience the best trails in the area. We offer half day, full day and multi-day guided tours for families, beginner to expert level riders. Shuttles and bike rentals available. Visit or call 541.385.7002 for more information. Cog Wild Mountain Bike Tours| Tetherow features a brilliant 18 hole David McLay Kidd course. Enjoy mild conditions, breath taking sunsets and endless views just mere minutes from downtown Bend. Youth (under 18) always golf nson © Jane Joh for free with a paying adult, just pay the cart and forecaddie! 6 1 2 4 0 S KYLI N E R A N CH R D , B E ND , O R 97702 REAL ESTATE GOLF DINING WEDDINGS 1.877.891.2582 TE TH E RO W.C O M OUTDOOR RECREATION
  • 30. A Course in Golf Going Disco “The light soils and dry climate offer golf courses that play firm and fast and the altitude doesn’t hurt the ego when you boom a big drive.” Not everyone plays traditional golf in Bend, as disc golf has a growing following. One course to play, just minutes from downtown, is at Central Oregon Community College. Mt. Bachelor’s lesser-known activity is an 18-hole disc golf course that stretches from the top of Outback to the West Village base. Bring your endurance, a sense of adventure and a sharp eye for this Professional Disc Golf Association-listed course. >> Find more at ~ David McLay Kidd, internationally recognized golf course designer and Bend resident With 25 courses to choose from, and many of them created by golf’s best known architects, Bend has established itself as the Pacific Northwest’s premier golf destination. Apart from the variety of courses, what makes golf special here are the views of the Cascade Range. It’s often said that every hole on every Bend course is a scenic signature hole. WHERE TO PLAY A major event highlight of the golf season is the Golf World Pacific Amateur Golf Classic tournament in late August, where a maximum of 775 contestants play nine local courses during a week of play. >> Find more at Experience Mountain Golf at it’s Finest 36 Holes of Mountain Golf, including the newly designed Glaze Meadow Golf Course Black Butte Ranch features two championship golf courses— Big Meadow and the NEW Glaze Meadow, plus spa, tennis, biking paths, horseback riding, pools, restaurants and incredible mountain scenery. Black Butte Ranch—your vacation awaits. 36 holes of mountain golf 877. 788.6706 | | 8 Miles West of Sisters on Hwy 20
  • 31. Snow Play “When I travel, people ask where I ski at home, and I tell them, ‘on a volcano,’ which usually raises a few eyebrows.” ~ Steve Porino, NBC ski racing commentator In the early 1900s, Norwegians and Swedish immigrants arrived in Bend to work in the town’s flourishing timber mills. With them came skiing, and ever since, both alpine and crosscountry have been staples of Bend’s winter sports scene. Bend’s annual WinterFest embraces old man winter with a myriad of sporting events, ice-carving competitions & live music every February. More recently, snowshoeing and backcountry skiing have joined the list of winter activities along with dog sledding, snowmobiling, ice skating and tubing. Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding: Celebrating over 50 years as a ski area, Mt. Bachelor is known nationwide as a “cruisers paradise” because of its moderately angled long runs. Off those runs are enough steeps and trees to keep the more extreme skier/rider happy. When it comes to snow, Mt. Bachelor has the best powder conditions of any West Coast resort and one of the longest seasons with operations through the end of May. And if you’re contemplating terrain park and halfpipe action, Mt. Bachelor delivers: catch air in six terrain parks and a 400-foot-long Superpipe with 18 foot walls. With ubiquitous rails, pipes and huge hits on the face of a friendly mountain, this playground is a snowboarder’s nirvana. >> Find more at Cross-Country Skiing: Situated across the parking lot, the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center has 55 kilometers of groomed trails for skate and classic skiing. A bit closer to town, off Century Drive, there’s close to 30 kilometers of groomed trails at the Virginia Meissner Sno-Park. For those who prefer un-groomed but marked trails, the Swampy Lake and Edison Sno-Park trails off the Cascade Lakes Highway is an ideal way to escape the hustle and bustle and glide into the serene. Backcountry Skiing: Because Three Sisters Wilderness and its volcanic peaks and cinder cones are so close, Bend’s backcountry skiing is among the most accessible in North America. Try Tumalo Mountain just across the road from Mt. Bachelor for a great mix of open bowl and tree skiing. Head back into the wilderness for all-day trips featuring long climbs and descents. For guided backcountry trips, contact Oregon Ski Guides. If you prefer to try it on your own, maps and supplies are available at local ski shops. Snowshoeing: From Drake Park in the heart of Bend (when there’s snow in downtown) to anywhere along the Cascade Lakes Highway, snowshoeing is becoming more and more popular in Bend. Try the marked snowshoe trails at the Edison, Swampy Lakes and Virginia Meissner Sno-Parks. Or, try an allinclusive tour led by a naturalist guide at Wanderlust Tours. Ice Skating: The outdoor rink at Seventh Mountain Resort is only 10 minutes from downtown Bend. Cozy up next to the outdoor fire pit with a hot chocolate or watch the fun from the warmth of the Rim Rock Bar. Don’t miss cosmic skate every Friday! Sledding & Tubing: Wanoga Sno-Park off the Cascade Lakes Highway offers kids and the kid-at-heart the opportunity to sled, build a snow man or a snow fort, and play in the snow to their hearts’ content. More tubing fun can be had at Mt. Bachelor’s Snowblast Tubing Park with an 800-foot ride over rollers and slippery slopes. Dog Sledding: Trail of Dreams dog sled tours leave regularly from the Sunrise Lodge at Mt. Bachelor. Owned and operated by Jerry Scdoris and his daughter, Iditarod racer, Rachael
  • 32. Scdoris, Trail of Dreams harnesses some of the sport’s top dog athletes for fun and exhilarating family rides. Snowmobiling: More than 250 miles of groomed sled trails fan out into the mountains from a variety of sno-parks less than 15 minutes from downtown Bend. For the adventurous, try an overnight excursion to Elk Lake Resort and back. >> Find more at S k i i n g ’s O t h e r S e a s o n Come to Bend for her beauty, stay for the climbing. Smith Rock State Park, the birthplace of American sport climbing, is just a short drive north to Terrebonne. In the late ’70s, climbers from Europe descended on the welded tuff of this little-known treasure bringing it world acclaim and a legacy for classic sport routes. Monkey Face, one of the most photographed climbs in North America, is Smith’s prominent pinnacle. Bouldering spots abound at Smith Rock as well as along the Deschutes River Trail. Guided climbs are available from First Ascent Climbing Services or Smith Rock Climbing School, and check out the Bend Rock Gym for indoor climbing. For those who prefer their skiing or boarding on water under the hot sun, lakes nearby Bend like Lake Billy Chinook, Cultus Lake, and Wickiup and Prineville Reservoirs are popular waterskiing, jet skiing and wakeboarding/ surfing destinations. Jet ski and boat rentals are available if you don’t have your own at Lake Billy Chinook and Cultus Lake. >> Find more at Tw o - a n d F o u r- W h e e l i n g ATV riding and dirt biking have long been part of Bend’s outdoor sports scene, with most of the action taking place on trails east of town in the Millican Valley. There are miles and miles of well-marked trails that attract riders from all over the West seeking drier terrain. Stop at one of the local moto shops for a trail map and some tips on where to find the locals’ spots. >> Find more at Happy Camper In the Cascades near Bend, there are dozens of out-andback, loop, and point-to-point high country backpacking treks available in the Deschutes National Forest and the Three Sisters Wilderness. Car-campers and RVers will find nearly 100 campgrounds and RV resorts to choose from throughout the Deschutes National Forest and the Central Oregon region. Whether you prefer a pristine lakeside spot or the manicured grounds of a resort, you’ll find a perfect place to pitch the tent or pull out the slider. >> Find more at >> Find more at F o u r- L e g g e d R i d i n g Birds-Eye View Horseback riding is historically an integral part of Bend’s way of life. From guided rides along the Deschutes River and through the Deschutes National Forest starting from the Seventh Mountain Resort to cross-country marathon rides around Gray Butte and Newberry Crater and Three Sisters Wilderness, riders have plenty of options. You can saddle up at Brasada Trails, located at Brasada Ranch, or hit the stables at Black Butte Ranch. Experience Central Oregon from the sky. Try a scenic flight in a helicopter, airplane, hang glider, or a hot air ballooon ride with Big Sky Balloon Co. to capture the full panorama of scenery. Airborne Outback offers a guaranteed window seat in one of their powered gliders. For those who have pilot dreams, try a Discovery Flight to see if you have the right stuff. Scenic tours, Discovery Flights and flight instruction are available daily at the Bend Airport with Professional Air and Leading Edge Aviation. >> Find more at >> Find more at WHERE TO PLAY Rock ‘n Climb
  • 33. Hook, Line & Sinker “In minutes, an angler can access a variety of freshwater fishing opportunities from spring-fed, crystal-clear rivers, desert lakes and alpine lakes and reservoirs. The hardest part is deciding whether to fish for trout, steelhead or bass.” ~ Brian O’ Keefe, internationally recognized angler and photographer Long before the Bend area became famous as a self-propelled sports enthusiasts destination, it was known for its fishing. In addition to year-round fishing for trout and steelhead, Bend is surrounded by nationally renowned rivers, streams and lakes that provide anglers with a mind-boggling abundance and variety of world-class fishing opportunities. Today both spin and fly-fisherman find that the area’s streams, rivers and lakes provide a lifetime of fishing action. Fly-fishing: Rated by Fly Fisherman Magazine as one of the Top 10 Fly-Fishing towns in the United States, Bend is truly a fly-fishing paradise. Cast your line over the fast-flowing Tumalo Creek below Tumalo Falls, the gin-clear Fall River south of town, and stretches of the Deschutes River either right in town or just a few miles outside Bend. There is no one best season for stream and river fishing as sections of the Deschutes are open to fly-anglers throughout the winter. In early summer, there’s a significant salmon fly hatch and, come fall, many big Browns start to migrate from the Deschutes into smaller feeder streams. When it comes to lake fishing, the Cascade Lakes region is noted for its good-sized rainbows especially in Crane Prairie Reservoir. For the ultimate challenge, try Hosmer Lake, home to large brookies and landlocked Atlantic salmon. Fly-fishing retailer Orvis, offers a free public fly-fishing casting park, situated along the Deschutes River and several ponds in the Old Mill District. Bait and Spin: Except where otherwise noted, Bend area streams, rivers and lakes are open to bait and spin fishing generally for rainbow, brook and brown trout. Bass fishing, while limited mostly to ponds, has become very popular on Crane Prairie and Wickiup reservoirs, and Davis Lake. Need an expert? A number of well-qualified guides are available to help you find those feisty fish. >> Find more at Scenic Spots Bend’s a combination of magical scenery and natural wonders: that’s why it’s so special. Some of the unforgettable and aweinspiring spots around our little piece of paradise beckon you to explore and be inspired. Cascade Lakes Highway: Call it the Recreation Highway, the Fun Highway, or the Gateway to the High Country, the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway is all that and more. It starts out as Century Drive in Bend and as it climbs towards Mt. Bachelor becomes the Cascade Lakes Highway. After passing by the high lakes, the scenic highway becomes South Century Drive as it completes its 100-mile course through the mountains. This roadway is the lifeline for snow-sports lovers in winter, and for paddle-sports enthusiasts, cyclists, fishermen, campers, hikers, climbers and sailors in summer.
  • 34. There are dozens of campgrounds along the highway, as well as small, rustic resorts at many of the lakes. Although the road is closed throughout the winter and early spring, the Cascade Lakes Highway is open by mid-June at the Mt. Bachelor intersection (weather depending), providing a gateway to the turquoise splendor of alpine lakes. Crater Lake National Park: With a variety of trails to hike with nothing but brilliant blues to gaze upon, this is a gem of the Cascade Range. In the summer months, take the Cleetwood Cove trail down to water’s edge of the seventh deepest lake in the world. Go for a dip in the 50 degree water if you dare. For the brazen soul, take a flying leap off the 20-foot rock cliff into the refreshing blue abyss. Or, opt for a scenic boat ride out to Wizard Island. Lava River Cave: Ever walked through an ancient lava tube? Well, you can in Bend. Live the life of lava for an hour while exploring the underground cavernous remains of the largest lava tube in Oregon. Then, cruise over across Highway 97 to the Lava Lands Visitor Center to learn more about what caused this amazing wonder. Want to explore more off-the-beaten path lava caves with the safety of a guide? Wanderlust Tours offers half-day cave tour excursions year-round. Newberry Caldera: The Newberry Caldera consists of 50,000 plus acres of lakes, forests, falls and even an obsidian flow. Two lakes made their home within the caldera: Paulina Lake and East Lake. Follow the Paulina Creek trail on foot or bike and discover waterfalls and natural slides perfect for summer splashing. And end your day with a warm soak under a blanket of stars at the Paulina Lake hot springs. Tumalo Falls: Savor the splendor of breathtaking waterfalls along this hike. The first viewpoint is just a few steps from the parking lot, or walk five minutes to the top. From there, continue upstream along the creek to find more falls en route to Happy Valley four miles away. Retrace your steps from there to get back. BLOG WANT THE TOP 10 BEND EXPERIENCES VISITORS SHOULD TA C K L E ? Go to & search “experiences” Zydeco’s Roof Top Patio : NEW COPY McKenzie Scenic Highway: Head out west of Sisters to experience the natural wonder of ancient lava fields, cascading falls and clear mountain lakes. Take a break for lunch at the 78-foot high Sahalie Falls. Depending on the weather, this stretch of roadway opens in early June. Pilot Butte State Park: This 500-foot extinct volcano juts >> Find more at WHERE TO PLAY Drake Park & Mirror Pond: Two of Bend’s gleaming downtown accessories are Drake Park - which sits between the lazy banks of the Deschutes and the hum of downtown – and Mirror Pond. Cruise by and you’ll spot leisure walkers, runners, kids and dogs all enjoying the park anytime of the year. You’ll find annual events and festivals at the park like the ever-popular Munch and Music or the annual 4th of July celebration complete with a pet parade. up from the center of Bend, and offers the best views. Pilot Butte is a 100-acre State Scenic Viewpoint acquired by the city in 1927. Choose the steeper, dirt path to the top, or a more gradual ascent that follows the paved road for a portion of the climb. Once you reach the top, snap photos of Mt. Bachelor, Three Sisters, Mt. Jefferson, Broken Top, Mount Hood, and a variety of other peaks.
  • 35. Fido Fun and Pup Play In 2012, Dog Fancy magazine named Bend the nation’s dogfriendliest city. We aren’t surprised. With seven off-leash dog parks, a plethora of romping grounds in the Deschutes National Forest, and the pooch-centric Wanoga Sno-Park, there are plenty of places for Fido to frolic. Take a stroll through downtown Bend and sip from conveniently-placed water dishes en route to a restaurant with pet-friendly patio dining. There are also a handful of pet loving resorts, hotels and vacation rentals around Bend to welcome your pet with chewy bones. Bend is famous for our pet-loving events such as the annual Pet Parade on July 4th, the Ruff Run every August, and wiener dog racing during Bend’s Oktoberfest. >> Find more at L e a d t h e W a y. G u i d e d To u r s Prefer to spend your vacation seeing the sights instead of studying the map? Consider adding a guided tour to your Bend agenda. There are dozens of options to choose from, depending on your interests, timeline, and budget. If winter recreation is your scene, consider a snowshoe trip with Wanderlust Tours. Wanderlust is a local award-winning, geo-tourism outfitter, and they’ll be happy to take you out for an unforgettable moonlight or starlight tour—complete with a roaring bonfire—or tour by the light of day. Wanderlust Tours has you covered for summertime fun as well, with canoe and kayak trips on the Cascade Lakes or trips like the “Brews and Views” tour featuring locally crafted beers. You can even go with a naturalist guide to discover the hidden underground world of Central Oregon’s caves and volcanoes. If mountain biking is more your style, take a trip with Cog Wild Bike Tours and let a professional guide lead you to the best spots. Cog Wild offers bike rentals and gear, and will even pick you up at your Bend hotel or vacation rental. Favorite trips include the Mt. Bachelor to Bend ride and the Cascade Mountains loop with stops for high lakes swimming. Craving a multi-day river adventure? Ouzel Outfitters leads exhilarating excursions on the Deschutes, North Umpqua, Rogue, Salmon, McKenzie, Owyhee and the John Day Rivers for the perfect family trip or a week-long whitewater getaway. For a shorter rafting trip close to town, check out Sun Country 35 Tours’ Big Eddy Thriller. They also offer multi-day trips on the Deschutes, McKenzie and North Umpqua rivers, too. If you prefer your adventure a bit more low-key, John Flannery of GETIT Shuttle offers a number of intriguing activity-based tours around Bend. Hop on his biodiesel Sprinter bus, or take a seat in his human-powered bicycle cab. John will tailor a tour to meet your interests, whether you are looking to explore Bend’s history or get to know more about Bend’s roundabout art. For a fun twist on seeing the sights, try an electric bike tour with Let It Ride, or a SEGWAY tour with The Bend Tour Co. You’ll cruise through neighborhoods and shopping districts with great views of the river and fun historical insights from your guide. If snapping pictures while walking is more your style, plan a Photo Walk of Bend tour with Cascade Center of Photography. You’ll see the sights of downtown and area parks, plus get some photography tips from a pro. You can also take a walking tour with one of Visit Bend’s local experts. We’ll show you the ins and outs of downtown, plus guide you to some hotspots you’d never find on your own. Call (541) 382-8048 for times and dates. BLOG W A N T T H E U T L I M AT E D O G G I E D AT E I N BEND? Go to & search “wagging” | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | | toll free 1-866-292-0141
  • 36. The Des Chutes Historical Museum also conducts historic tours of downtown Bend. Be sure to catch their special haunted tours happening around Halloween. Maybe you’re craving a glimpse of Bend’s hot culinary scene. The Well Traveled Fork offers a variety of specialty culinary tours in and around Bend. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Bend’s foodie culture on the Culinary Secrets Tour, or spend the day visiting area farms that produce everything from goat cheese to poultry to lavender. Don’t forget the Bend Ale Trail™ (read more about it in the Where to Drink section of this guide). Sample amazing brews from Bend’s world-class craft breweries, and earn a prize when you get your passport stamped at all of them. This is really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to guided tours in and around Bend. No matter what you choose, you’ll be sure to get a great taste of what Bend has to offer. >> Find more at BLOG HEAD UNDERGROUND! LEARN ABOUT WANDERLUST’S C AV E T O U R S Go to & search “skeleton”
  • 37. Camping & Hiking Map 37 | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | | toll free 1-866-292-0141
  • 38. POPULAR HIKES 1 Pilot Butte State Park (Easy/Moderate 2 Mile Loop) 2 Farewell Bend River Trail Loop (Easy to Moderate 3 Mile Loop) 3 Upper Deschutes River Trail (Distance Varies) 4 Lave Butte/Lava River Cave/Lava Cast Forst 5 Newberry National Monument 6 Tumalo Falls (Short Easy/Moderate .25 to 4 Miles One Way) 7 Tumalo Mt. (Moderate/Difficult 2 Miles One Way) 8 Todd Lake (Easy 1.25 Mile Lakeshore Loop) 9 Sparks Lake (Easy 1 Mile Loop) 10 Green Lakes (Moderate 4.5 Miles One Way) 11 Devils Lake (Easy/Difficult Hikes & Explorations) 12 Sisters Mirror Lake Loop (Moderate 7 Mile Loop) 13 Metolius River Recreation Area 14 Smith Rock State Park (Easy/Moderate/Difficult) 15 The Badlands POPULAR BIKE ROUTES A First St. Rapids/Sawyer Park (Easy-Moderate; Varying Lengths) B Swampy Lakes Trails C Phil’s Trail System (Easy-Very Difficult) D Sunriver (Easy; Varying Lengths) E Shevlin Park Loop (Easy-More Difficult; Varying Lengths) F Sparks Lake, Lava Lake, Edison Butte Trail System (More-Most Difficult; 31 Mile Loop) CAMPGROUNDS # OF SITES FEES WATER TOILETS 1. Monty* . . . . . . . . . . 20 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 2. Perry South*. . . . . . 63 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 3. Cove Palisades* . . .271 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 4. Haystack* . . . . . . . . 24 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 5. Smith Rock State Park N/A . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . .No 6. Candle Creek*. . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 7. Lower Bridge* . . . . 12 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 8. Pioneer Ford* . . . . . 20 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 9. Allen Springs* . . . . 17 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 10 . Canyon Creek* . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 11 . Gorge* . . . . . . . . . . 18 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 12 . Pine Rest*. . . . . . . . .7 . . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 13 . Smiling River* . . . . 38 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 14 . Allingham*. . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 15 . Camp Sherman* . . . 15 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 16 . Riverside*. . . . . . . . 16 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 17 . Jack Creek*. . . . . . . 18 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 18 . Sheep Springs* . . . 10 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 19 . Indian Ford* . . . . . . 25 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 20 . Link Creek*. . . . . . . 33 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 21 . Scout Lake Group* . 10 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 22 . South Shore . . . . . . 39 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 23 . Blue Bay* . . . . . . . . 25 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 24 . Graham Corral . . . . 13 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 25 . Sisters Cow Camp* . .5 . . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 26 . Whispering Pine Horse 6 . . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 27 . Cold Springs . . . . . . 23 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 28 . Three Creek Meadow20 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 29 . Three Creek Horse . .9 . . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 30 . Three Creek Lake . . 10 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 31 . Driftwood . . . . . . . . 17 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 32 . Tumalo State Park . 84 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 33 . Prineville Res. SP . .102 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 34 . Jasper Point . . . . . . 30 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 35 . Todd Horse Camp . . .6 . . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 36 . Soda Creek . . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 37 . Quinn Meadow. . . . 24 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 38 . Elk Lake . . . . . . . . . 23 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 39 . Point . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 40 . Little Fawn . . . . . . . 20 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 41 . Little Fawn Group. . 12 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 42 . South . . . . . . . . . . . 23 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes CAMPGROUNDS # OF SITES FEES WATER TOILETS 43 . Mallard Marsh . . . . 15 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 44 . Lava Lake . . . . . . . . 43 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 45 . Little Lava Lake . . . 12 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 46 . Cultus Corral . . . . . . 11 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 47 . Cultus Lake . . . . . . . 55 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 48 . Little Cultus Lake . . 20 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 49 . Quinn River. . . . . . . 41 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 50 . Cow Meadow . . . . . 21 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 51 . Crane Prairie. . . . . .146 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 52 . Rock Creek . . . . . . . 31 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 53 . Sheep Bridge . . . . . 23 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 54 . North Twin . . . . . . . 19 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 55 . South Twin . . . . . . . 24 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 56 . West South Twin. . . 24 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 57 . Gull Point . . . . . . . . 83 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 58 . North Davis Creek. . 15 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 59 . Reservoir . . . . . . . . 28 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 60 . Lava Flow . . . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 61 . Big River . . . . . . . . . 11 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 62 . LaPine State Park . .138 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 63 . Fall River. . . . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 64 . Pringle Falls . . . . . . .6 . . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 65 . Wyeth . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 66 . Bull Bend . . . . . . . . 12 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 67 . Prairie . . . . . . . . . . . 16 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 68 . Ogden Group . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 69 . McKay Crossing . . . 10 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 70 . Paulina Lake . . . . . . 69 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 71 . Chief Paulina Horse 14 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 72 . Little Crater . . . . . . 50 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 73 . Newberry Group. . . .3 . . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 74 . East Lake. . . . . . . . . 29 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 75 . Cinder Hill. . . . . . . .110 . . . . . . . . Yes . . . . . . . .Yes . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 76 . China Hat . . . . . . . . 14 . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 77 . Pine Mtn . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . .No 78 . Black Pine Springs . N/A . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . .No 79 . Lava Camp Lake . . .N/A . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes 80 . Jack Lake . . . . . . . .N/A . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . .No 81 . Devils Lake . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . No . . . . . . . . . . . Yes * Items marked with an asterisk are not shown on the map. Items #20-21, 23, 25 are near Suttle Lake, Items #6-19 are along the Metolius River, and Items #1-4 are near Lake Billy Chinook. toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 38
  • 39. Our Favorite Hikes Hiking is one of the easiest— and most rewarding—activities to add to your Bend vacation. From chilly caves and lava tubes, to alpine hikes with breathtaking lakes, to desert terrain peppered with sagebrush and juniper, Bend is a trail lover’s paradise. The possibilities are endless, but here are a few of our favorite hikes: Pilot Butte State Park (easy/moderate 2 mile loop) There are two ways to the top of this 500 ft. butte – a milelong paved road or a mile-long dirt trail. Most people hike up one and down the other (beware of cars on road). There are spectacular panoramic views of Cascades to the west and high desert to the east. Farewell Bend River trail loop (easy 3 mile loop) Begin your hike at Farewell Bend Park located at the Bill Healy Bridge on Reed Market Rd. Park and follow the river trail under the bridge to your left. There are wonderful forest and river views. Upper Deschutes River Trail (distances vary according to starting points) This part of the Deschutes River Trail system follows the banks of the river from Meadow Camp all the way to Benham Falls, passing Lava Island Falls, Aspen Camp and Dillon Falls. The trail begins at Meadow Camp picnic area off of Century Drive. You can access numerous other starting points off Century Drive on FS Road 41. Meadow picnic area to Benham Falls: 8.5 miles; Meadow Camp to Lava Island: 1.2 miles; Lava Island to Dillon Falls: 3.3 miles; Dillon to Benham Falls: 4 miles Lava Butte, Lava River Cave, and Lava Cast Forest This impressive red and black cinder cone rises directly off of Hwy. 97, 10 miles south of Bend. A 1.5 mile road spirals to its 500-ft. peak, or take the .25 mile rim trail to the fire lookout. Lava River Cave is a mile long walk down into the year-round 40° temperature. Dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes. You can rent lanterns and get maps from the rangers at the entrance. Tour Lava Cast Forest on a one-mile paved pathway through a landscape of lava flow with casts left from burned out tree trunks. Pick up an interpretive map at the trailhead. Paulina/ Newberry National Monument The Peter Skene Ogden Trail parallels the creek as it ascends 8.5 miles to Paulina Lodge. The trail can be hiked, biked, or horsed the whole length, but a 3 mile stretch in the middle starting at McKay Camp is a spectacular shorter hike. Newberry National Monument has too many splendors to list here. Be sure to pick up a national park brochure at the visitor center or at the entrance to the park. Tumalo Falls (short easy/moderate, 4 miles one way) This 7-mile loop hike starts at the spectacular 97 foot falls then ascends past a series of smaller falls before returning via Happy Valley and Bridge Creek.
  • 40. Tumalo Mountain (moderate/difficult) A 4-mile out-and-back hike just off Century Drive near Mt. Bachelor climbs to a summit with an impressive 360-degree view of the Cascade Range and the high desert. Todd Lake (easy 1.25 mile lakeshore loop). This very popular, scenic trail circles around the lake. The trailhead signboard and map details more hiking options. Sparks Lake (easy 1 mile loop) This is a photographer’s dream. Near the boat ramp check out the Atkeson Memorial Trail. A sign details the easy loop, which includes a .25 mile paved wheelchair section. BLOG A L A Z Y R I V E R F L O AT IN AN INNER TUBE? PA R A D I S E F O U N D ! Go to & search “life jacket”
  • 41. O u r F a v o r i t e H i k e s C o n t ’d Green Lakes (moderate 4.5 miles) A locals’ favorite. The moderate 4.5 or 6 mile trail to the three green lakes offers plenty of waterfalls, lava, and wildflowers as it gradually climbs alongside Fall Creek. You will come to your first lake after about 4.5 miles but continue your hike around all of the lakes for another 3.5 miles. During the summer this trail can be crowded. Devils Lake (easy/difficult hikes & explorations). Devils Lake is a spring fed pool of green waters. It is most commonly used as the starting point for South Sisters climbers, but there are many trails and different areas to explore in this area—Hell Springs, Tyee Springs, and Devils Garden. Sisters Mirror Lake Loop (moderate 7 mile loop) A Scenic and fun 7 mile loop with South Sister views and swimmable Mirror Lakes. Begin this hike at Devils lot and take the Elk/Devils trail. Dry River Gorge This is a great hike to do during cooler months, as summer temperatures can be scorching and sections are closed from March-August to protect nesting Prairie Falcons. Wander five miles out and back through the heart of a prehistoric river canyon with Native American pictographs there for the sharp eyed to find. Oregon Badlands Wilderness (easy/moderate hikes & explorations). At just under 30,000 acres, the Oregon Badlands Wilderness features plethora of hiking options for all skill levels. Try the Larry Chitwood Trailhead accessed by heading east on Highway 20 and north on Dodd’s road. The trail offers a fairly flat 4 to 5 mile loop with lava flows and ancient junipers. A box at the trailhead offers brochures and a map. Another option is the Flatiron Rock Trailhead just off Highway 20. Hikers can take the Ancient Juniper trail about 2 miles to where it connects with the Flatiron Trail. Turn around there, or continue in a loop to see Castle Rock and Badlands Rock (8-mile roundtrip loop). >> Find more at Meadow Camp to Benham Falls (easy 8 miles one-way) An 8-mile one-way hike that parallels the Deschutes River through lush meadows, aspen groves and thick pine forests. Big Eddy rapids, Dillon and Benham Falls add visual excitement along the way. Metolius River Trail (easy 2 miles one way) A great 2.5 mile section of the river that heads upstream from the hatchery along the west bank ending at Canyon Creek Campground. Or shorten your hike by turning around at the 2 mile mark, where an 80-foot spring pours into the river. Smith Rock State Park (easy/moderate/ difficult) This park has some of the most scenic landscapes in Central Oregon. There is something for everyone here, from mountain biking, to rock climbing, to the casual stroll. To be prepared, pick up a Smith Rock brochure at the visitor center or the trail sign at the parking area will show the different trails. BLOG TREK A TRAIL OF BEER. PLAN THE U LT I M AT E B E E R C E N T E R E D H O L I D AY ON THE BEND ALE TRAIL. Go to & search “beercation”
  • 42. Natural resources for your human resources Any HR director will tell you happy, active people are healthier and more productive. And with natural resources like 300+ days of sunshine and close proximity to mountains, rivers and lakes for recreation, Bend is one happy, active place. Blend that with a vibrant, growthoriented business sector and you’ve got a winning combination. When people thrive, business thrives. Bend is the place where business and pleasure play together. Visit us at to learn why it’s never been a better time to relocate your business and your life to Bend, Oregon
  • 43. air sightse eing tours atv/scoote r/motorcyc le rental/to urs bicycle ren tal/tours boat/jet sk i rental canoe/kay ak rental/ tours fishing/hu nting horseback trail rides Brewery/m isc tours & activities rafting/sta ndup pad dle board ing rock climb ing gyms/ tours A D V E N T U R E S ADVENTURES PHONE PLAY HERE 541-385-7002 866-610-4822 Bend Brew Bus Bend Tour Company SEGWAY Tours Bend Cyclery Bend Rock Gym The Bend Trolley Big Sky Balloon Co. Black Butte Stables & Trail Rides Cascade Indoor Sports Cascade Center of Photography Photo Walks Central Oregon Sporting Clays & Hunting Central Oregon Stillwater Outfitters Chockstone Climbing Guides COCC Disc Golf Forest Course Cowboy Carriage Company Cog Wild Bicycle Tours Cove Palisades Marina Cultus Lake Resort Cycle Pub of Bend Deep Canyon Outfitters Diane’s Riding Place East Cascades Birding Conservancy East Lake Resort Marina Elk Lake Resort Emerald Ranch First Ascent Climbing Flow Flow Yoga & SUP Fly & Field Outfitters Fly Spur Ranch Garrison’s Guide Service Girls Go Outside GETIT Shuttle & Tours Halligan Ranch – Juniper Lane Llamas Healing Reins High Desert River Outfitters Hutch’s Bicycles - Eastside Hutch’s Bicycles - Westside Let It Ride Electric Bike Tours Mt. Bachelor (summer) On the Way Bike & Ski Oregon Trail of Dreams Sled Dog Tours Orvis Outback Treks 541-389-8359 541-480-8477 541-385-5256 541-388-6764 541-771-1800 541-316-0398 541-595-2061 541-330-1183 541-241-2266 541-383-0001 541-598-7322 877-CLIMB11 541-383-7700 541-728-3750 866-610-4822 541-546-9999 541-389-3230 541-679-5051 541-323-3007 541-385-7933 541-385-6908 541-536-2230 541-480-7378 541-504-1284 541-318-7170 541-323-3355 541-318-1616 541-389-4995 541-593-8394 541-610-8923 541-610-6103 541-420-1334 541-382-9410 800-962-3327 541-382-6248 541-382-9253 541-390-9848 800-829-2442 541-322-8814 800-829-2442 541-312-8200 541-383-8077 MOUNTAIN BIKE BEND Carerra Collection Car Rentals 541-322-1828 A unique car rental experience for business or pleasure - featuring sexy sports cars and winter-ready SUVs & sedans. Porsche - BMW - Audi - VW Big Sky Balloon Co. 541-316-0398 Scenic hot air balloon flights over the high desert of Central Oregon. FAA certified Aircraft and Pilots. Perfect safety record since 1993. The Bend Tour Company 541-480-8477 Glide through Bend on a SEGWAY! Unique, innovative & unbelievably entertaining guided SEGWAY sightseeing adventures. Offering daily 1 ½ and 2 ½ hour tours of Downtown Bend, the Deschutes River, the Old Mill District & more!
  • 44. PHOTO WALK of BEND Guided Local Tours with Professional Photographers Group Tours Workshops Personalized Tours Cascade Center of Photography Portrait Studio - Gallery - Workshop Center 541-241-2266
  • 45. air sightse eing tours atv/scoote r/motorcyc le rental/to urs bicycle ren tal/tours boat/jet sk i rental canoe/kay ak rental/ tours fishing/hu nting horseback trail rides brewery/m isc tours & activities rafting/sta ndup pad dle board ing rock climb ing/moun taineering A D V E N T U R E S ADVENTURES PHONE PLAY HERE Smith Rock Climbing School 541-312-9242 Pine Mountain Sports Riverborne Outfitters Sagebrush Cycles Come climb with us at Smith Rock State Park! Family, group & individual rock climbing programs for all ability levels. Accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association. 541-385-8080 541-647-2584 541-389-4224 541-639-2655 541-693-9124 Standup Paddle Bend Seventh Mountain Resort Smart Ass Ranch & Trail Rides Smith Rock Climbing Guides Smith Rock Climbing School Stand on Liquid Sun Country Tours Sunnyside Sports Timberline Mountain Guides Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe 541-280-9356 541-788-6225 541-312-9242 541-639-4596 800-770-2161 541-382-8018 541-312-9242 541-317-9407 WebCyclery The Well Traveled Fork Western Moto Riders Wheel Fun Rentals Seventh Mountain River Company offers two hour excursions that leave five times daily. $35 Big Eddy trips & $25 Tuesdays. 541-318-6188 541-312-0097 541-420-9545 541-408-4568 Wildhorse Harley Seventh Mountain River Company 888-635-1714 541-330-6228 GOLF Aspen Lakes Awbrey Glen Golf Club (semi-private) Bend Golf & Country Club (semi-private) Black Butte Ranch Brasada Canyons at Brasada Ranch (semi-private) Central Oregon Indoor Golf Crooked River Ranch Golf Course Desert Peaks Golf Course Eagle Crest Resort The Greens at Redmond Juniper Golf Club Lost Tracks Golf Course Meadow Lakes Missing Links Family Golf Center Old Back Nine at Mountain High Prineville Golf Club Pronghorn Quail Run River’s Edge Golf Course Sunriver Resort-Woodlands, Meadows & Crosswater Tetherow Golf Club (semi-private) Widgi Creek Golf Course PHONE 541-549-4653 541-385-6011 541-322-5771 800-399-2322 888-224-1057 541-633-7277 800-833-3197 541-475-6368 866-583-5212 541-923-0694 541-548-8198 541-385-1818 541-447-7113 541-923-3426 541-382-1111 541-447-7266 800-541-9424 541-536-1303 866-453-4480 800-801-8765 541-388-2582 541-382-4449 ADDRESS 16900 Aspen Lakes Dr., Sisters 2500 NW Awbrey Glen Dr. 61045 Country Club Dr. West of Sisters 16986 SW Brasada Ranch Rd. Powell Butte 63076 NE 18th St. 5195 NW Clubhouse Rd. 565 NW Alder St., Madras 1522 Cline Falls Rd., Redmond 2575 SW Greens Blvd., Redmond 1938 Elkhorn Ave., Redmond 60205 Sunset View Dr. Prineville 1401 NE Maple Ave. Redmond 60650 China Hat Rd. 7120 NE Ochoco Hwy, Prineville 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr. LaPine 3075 N Business 97 One Center Dr., Sunriver 61240 Skyline Ranch Rd. 18707 SW Century Dr. Wheel Fun Rentals 541-408-4568 Fun for the whole family! From our Old Mill District location everyone can pile onto a 4-wheel Surrey bike for a ride along the river or grab a couple cruisers or multi-speed bikes to explore downtown & its surrounding beauty. Leave your car in the parking lot & experience Bend in a Wheel Fun way! Mt. Bachelor 800-829-2442 The largest ski area in the Cascades, Mt. Bachelor offers 360 degrees of terrain on nearly 3,700 acres from the 9,065 foot summit with 11 lifts servicing a total vertical drop of 3,365 feet.
  • 46. A D V E N T U R E S W I N T E R FU N PHONE ADDRESS ls gear renta sightseein g tours ski & snow board/tou rs ice skating snowmob ile rentals /tours tubing/sle dding backcoun try tours snowshoe ing PLAY HERE Ice Skating at Seventh Mountain Resort 888-635-1714 Twirl & spin on the finest sheet of ice in Central Oregon. Cosmic Skate every Friday night. $8 admission, $6 skate rental. Lessons available. HELLO FUN! LEARN, LAUGH, PLAY Oregon Ski Guides 541-312-9242 Sunnyside Sports 541-382-8018 920 NW Newport Ave. WebSkis 866-446-5558 Bend Let it Ride Bend 541-390-9848 Ride along the Beautiful Deschutes River as our guides tell “mostly true” stories of Bend’s fascinating history. Electric bike tours, rentals, sales, service. 550 SW Industrial Wy. First Ascent 541-318-7170 BLOG Rock climbing instruction/ guiding services at Smith Rock State Park. Experience Oregon’s beauty up close and personal. All ages, all abilities. Gear rental included. Tetherow Golf Club 541-388-2582 WHO HAS BEND’S BEST MAC & CHEESE? Go to & search “macaroni” Tetherow offers awardwinning golf, real estate, dining and is the ideal backdrop for weddings! Bordering the National Forest, it’s the perfect basecamp for outdoor enthusiasts.
  • 47. TM how to the play art game The Roundabout Art Route is a collection of over 20 pieces of public art on display throughout the city in the most unlikely places – at the center of Bend’s traffic circles. The circles, also filled with flowers, plants and trees, are designed to keep traffic flowing around the city. Ready to play the game? Pick up your map and seek out 20 distinct pieces of art sitting in the roundabouts around Bend. Visit at least 10 of them, answer the associated quiz questions on the map, then stop by the Bend Visitor Center to get your prize. Bend Visitor Center 750 NW Lava Rd., Ste. 160
  • 48. A R T S Y T H I N G S T O D O STOP HERE Art Station Atelier 6000 DeWilde Art Glass Glass Symphony High Desert Frameworks! Karen Bandy Jewelry Designer Lahaina Galleries Lubbesmeyer Fiber Studio & Gallery Mockingbird Gallery Paul Scott Gallery PoetHouse Art Red Chair Gallery Sage Custom Framing & Gallery SageBrushers Art Society Gallery tbd loft Thump Tumalo Art Co. Toth Art Collective Visit Bend Pillars of Art Pop Up Gallery 541-617-1317 541-728-8527 541-419-3337 541-388-0331 541-647-2191 541-388-0155 541-388-4404 541-330-0840 541-388-2107 541-330-6000 541-728-0726 541-306-3176 541-617-0900 541-617-0900 541-388-7558 541-385-9144 541-385-9144 541-207-7477 541-382-8048 313 Shevlin Hixon Dr. 389 SW Scalehouse Ct. #120 321 SW Powerhouse Dr. 916 NW Wall St. 61 NW Oregon Ave. 25 NW Minnesota Ave. Ste. 5 425 SW Powerhouse Dr. #307 450 SW Powerhouse Dr, #423 869 Wall St. 869 NW Wall St. 55 NW Minnesota Ave. 103 NW Oregon Ave. 834 Brooks St. 117 SW Roosevelt Ave. 856 NW Bond St. 25 NW Minnesota Ave. 450 SW Powerhouse Dr, #407 1024 Bond St. 750 NW Lava Rd., Ste. 160 Award winning half-day canoe, kayak, cave & snowshoe tours with naturalist guides since 1993! Plus beer-licious guided brewery tours of The Bend Ale Trail! A.R. Bowman Memorial Museum Des Chutes Historical Museum Fort Rock Valley Historical Society High Desert Museum The Museum at Warm Springs Petersen Rock Garden & Museum Pine Mountain Observatory Sunriver Nature Center & Oregon Observatory PERFORMING ARTS/THEATRES 2nd Street Theater Cascade Chorale Cascades Theatrical Company Central Oregon Symphony Innovation Theatre Works Les Schwab Amphitheater Tim Pan Theater The Tower Theatre ARTS & CULINARY TOURS Bend Ale Trail Bend Brew Bus Bend Tour Company SEGWAY Tours The Bend Trolley Breedlove Guitars Factory Tour Cascade Center of Photography Photo Walks The Cowboy Carriage Company Cycle Pub of Bend GETIT Shuttle & Tours Goody’s Ice Cream & Candy Factory Tour Let It Ride Electric Bike Tours Nashelle Jewelry Factory Tour Roundabout Art Route Wanderlust Tours The Well Traveled Fork Culinary Tours 541-447-3715 541-389-1813 541-576-2207 541-382-4754 541-553-3331 541-382-5574 541-382-8331 541-593-4394 PHONE 541-312-9626 541-383-7401 541-389-0803 541-317-3941 541-504-6721 541-312-8510 541-639-7711 541-317-0700 PHONE 541-382-8048 541-383-1599 541-480-8477 541-771-1800 541-385-8339 541-241-2266 541-728-3750 541-679-5051 541-610-6103 541-385-7085 541-390-9848 541-382-2360 541-382-8048 800-962-2862 541-312-0097 246 N. Main St., Prineville 129 NW Idaho Ave. Fort Rock 59800 S Hwy 97 Highway 26, Warm Springs 7930 SW 77th St., Redmond Hwy 20, 26 miles east of Bend 57245 River Rd., Sunriver ADDRESS 220 NE Layfayette Ave. The Well Traveled Fork 541-312-0097 148 NW Greenwood Ave. 61540 American Ln. 1155 SW Division St. Old Mill District 869 NW Tin Pan Alley 835 NW Wall St. ADDRESS 550 SW Industrial Wy # 105 2843 NW Lolo Dr. Departs from downtown 70 SW Century Dr. 1111 SE Division St. 25 NW Minnesota Ave. 61511 American Ln, Ste #5 Wanderlust Tours 800-962-2862 Art in the Mountains 503-930-4572 Where Artists Become Better Artists - Since 1983 Beginning to Advanced Quality Fine Art Painting Workshops with Internationally Known Instructors FREE Full-Color Brochure. Creative culinary, wine and beer tours in Pacific Northwest led by Chef Bette Fraser featuring seasonal and sustainable foods, plus cooking classes and outstanding catering. Art in the High Desert 541-322-6272 Bringing the best nationally recognized fine arts & crafts for your buying pleasure through Central Oregon’s premier juried festival in the Old Mill District every August. Photo Walk Tours by Cascade Center of Photography 541-241-2266 A local photo tour guide will walk with you on an easy stroll through the highlights & secret spots around Bend. In addition to fond memories, you’ll take home great photos.
  • 49. ART & SOUL BEND’S ART & SOUL If artists are inspired by breathtaking natural beauty, it’s no wonder Bend has one of the most vibrant art scenes in the Pacific Northwest. Downtown Bend is teeming with galleries featuring art in a variety of mediums, much of it inspired by our gorgeous high desert landscape. The first Friday of each month, local galleries and businesses throw open their doors for the First Friday Art Walk. You can sip wine and stroll the bustling streets, stopping to scope out the artwork, do a little shopping, or even meet the artists. Every August, more than 350 of the most creative minds from the U.S. and Canada bring their work for the Art in the High Desert Festival along the banks of the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District. Even if you’re not making an extra effort to see Bend’s art, you’re bound to stumble across it thanks to a public initiative called Art in Public Places (artinpublicplaces. org). Bend has more than several dozen art sculptures adding some razzle to our roundabouts. Stop by the Bend Visitor Center to pick up your Roundabout Art Route map (see page 52) and earn prizes for answering trivia questions about the artwork. If live music is your scene, we’ve got it in spades. Every summer, the Les Schwab Amphitheater hosts some of the world’s hottest musicians from country to rock to jazz. For year-round entertainment, check out the Tower Theatre, the restored historical venue named for the brightly lit spire rising 78 feet above Wall Street. The Tower hosts an array of talent from indie rock bands to classic piano to theatre performances to standup comedy. It’s also a great place to catch BendFilm each October, an avant-garde film festival featuring provocative foreign and domestic indie films. For a more intimate twist on the film scene, stop by the Tin Pan Theater in the alley off Minnesota Avenue in downtown. toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 50
  • 50. T h e R o u n d a b o u t A r t R o u t e To u r Art looks different in Bend, Oregon. It has skinned knees and a gleeful, good-time grin. It doesn’t sit stiffly on the walls of some museum. Our art knows how to have fun. After all, our art plays outside. If you prefer to have a guided tour by one of the coolest tour guides around, John Flannery of the GETIT Shuttle offers Roundabout Art Route tours like the Bend Art Safari and the Roundabout Art Rodeo daily. The Roundabout Art Route is a collection of over 20 pieces of public art on display throughout the city in the most unlikely places – at the center of Bend’s traffic circles. The circles, also filled with plants, flowers and trees, are designed to keep traffic flowing around the city. Think of it as an art tour for active souls, offering 360-degree views of art against the backdrop of the most beautiful, vibrant, and quirky town in the nation. Bend, Oregon – our art plays outside! Each roundabout holds a unique display of art designed to enhance the cultural environment for Bend visitors and residents. It’s sponsored by Art in Public Places, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing art to the community of Bend. In 2005, Americans for the Arts honored these sculptures as being among the most innovative approaches to public art in the country. It’s easy to do the Roundabout Art Route at your own pace. Just pick up the map at the Bend Visitor Center and make your way to a minimum of 10 out of the 20 roundabout sculptures in the city. Answer the trivia questions on your map and bring it back to the Bend Visitor Center for a one-of-a-kind prize. A juried fine art & craft festival showcasing more than 110 artists selected from across the country and Canada - all on the banks of the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon. Thanks for their suppor t ! AUGUST 24 - 26, 2012 TM
  • 51. Pace yourself… Hola! Mio Sushi Greg’s Grill Café Yumm! Kona Mix Plate Pastini Pastaria Red Robin Restaurant Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Anthony’s at the Old Mill Strictly Organic Coffee Co. Level 2 – Global Food & Lounge Jimmy John’s – Gourmet Sandwiches Flatbread Community Oven Pizzeria & Wine Bar
  • 52. WHERE TO SHOP WHERE TO SHOP “For a small town, Bend has a surprisingly eclectic and exciting variety of clothing and accessory boutiques. Bend boutique owners pride themselves in hand-selecting unique, well-priced pieces that will become a cherished part of your closet. Whether you prefer sporty and casual or consider yourself a true fashionista, you’ll find something you’ll be excited to tell people you bought in Bend!” ~ Larie Borden, Clutch: A Handbag Boutique Once you’ve gotten wrapped up in all Bend has to offer, you’ll want a little something wrapped up to take home with you. The bonus: it’s all tax-free. The cosmopolitan vibe of downtown Bend beckons you to indulge your passion for fashion, fine art, home décor, jewelry, and more. The scene is brimming with small, hip boutiques like clothier Hot Box Betty, multi-shop marketplace Trés Jolie, vintage Western boutique Cowgirl Cash, and quirky-cool Dudley’s Bookshop Café with an abundant selection of wine, beer, and snacks to enjoy while you browse for books. Then head for the historic Old Mill District for brandname national retailers. Look for the three towering silver smokestacks that were once part of the BrooksScanlon lumber mill from Bend’s timber era. The historic brick building has been converted into outdoor retailer REI, while popular chains like Banana Republic and Zumiez offer something for everyone. Local gems like Vanilla Urban Threads and Ginger’s Kitchenware round out the eclectic mix, and the backdrop of the Deschutes River lets you scope out otters and kayakers while you scout for deals. If bargains are your bag, try the Bend Factory Stores on Bend’s south end to browse outlets by Nike, Eddie Bauer, and Columbia Sportswear. For a more traditional shopping experience, visit Bend’s own Macy’s store in the Bend River Promenade. The Cascade Village shopping center flanks the north end of town with big-box retailers and a charming outdoor plaza. Hunting for hidden hotspots and local favorites? Try Pomegranate Home & Garden, with its cool mix of modern & antique goods. Casarama offers an offbeat blend of vintage housewears, and internationally-renowned Nashelle lets you snag handmade jewelry for a fraction of what you’d pay online. >> Find more at toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 54
  • 53. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 D I STRIC T Downtown Bend Old Mill District Bend Factory Stores Bend River Promenade Cascade Village Mall Forum Shopping Ctr. NorthWest Crossing Mill Quarter Shopping Map
  • 54. 725 NW Columbia St. Bend’s largest selection of rental bikes: Road and Mountain, kids and cruisers. Two locations in Bend & one in Redmond. Pomegranate Home & Garden 541-383-3713 120 NE River Mall Ave Slightly off the beaten path, Pomegranate offers an artfully edited mix of vintage & new collections & perfect gifts, all tucked into a charming historic farmhouse. Nashelle 541-382-2360 61511 American Ln. Showroom hours: Mon- Fri 11am to 5 p.m. We are passionate about creating amazing jewelry for beautiful souls, while keeping everything we do local, in our sweet little town of Bend, OR. Apparel kid’s wear Hutch’s Bike Shop 541-382-9253 & toys Beauty/Flo ral shoes SHOP HERE WHERE TO SHOP PHONE ADDRESS art S H O P jewelry & accessorie s gifts, books & specialt y sports gea r electronic s T O home déco r/wares pets W H E R E
  • 56. NorthWest Crossing 541-383-4360 An award-winning mixed-use community on Bend’s west side, NorthWest Crossing offers shopping, dining, parks, trails, schools—even fun events—all within a safe, family-friendly neighborhood. Old Mill District 541-312-0131 Located on 270 acres that formerly housed one of the largest sawmill operations in the world. Bend’s most unique shopping, dining & entertainment experience. W HERE TO S HO P PHONE ADDRESS art jewelry & Apparel kid’s wear & SHOP HERE accessorie s gifts, books & specialt y sports gea r electronic s S H O P home déco r /wares pets T O toys Beauty/Flo ral shoes W H E R E
  • 58. WELCOME TO BEND. Now come on in and say hi already Looking for the best spot to catch a magical sunset? Or wondering who has the tastiest mac and cheese in town? The Bend Visitor Center in downtown offers a state-of-the-art visitor center experience with a friendly team of “Bend Experts” here to help you make the most of your vacation in Bend. Check your email at our iPad stations, shop for cool Bend souvenirs like the famous Bend Ale Trail tees along with select brews and wine from local craft breweries and micro-wineries, and even nab an original painting as a memento of your Bend vacation. Stop by to pick up trail maps for hiking and biking, suggestions on not-to-miss activities and more. Pillars of Art open daily in summer & mon-sat during winter The Bend Visitor Center is covered in graffiti. Believe it or not, that’s something to celebrate. The Pillars of Art program is a pop up art gallery located in the Bend Visitor Center. Visit Bend launched the Pillars of Art program to give tourists a close-up look at Bend’s unique arts and culture scene and it’s a fun way to support emerging local artists. Think of it like a gallery with a twist.
  • 59. World class wine. Local flavor. Winery & Tasting Room 541.617.1102 70 Century Dr., Suites 170 & 175
  • 60. WHERE TO EAT W H E R E T O E AT “Chefs need inspiration, and we have that in Central Oregon. That inspiration – and the dining opportunities in Bend—is heightened by the area’s organic produce, artisan cheese and Oregon’s fantastic pinot noir wines. Being a chef here is truly about being part of something larger.” ~ Gavin McMichael, owner of The Blacksmith Restaurant If Bend is an adventure town, few adventures are more satisfying than a trek around the town’s renowned culinary scene. From food carts to fine dining, you’re sure to find something to please your palate for every meal of the day. For a truly scrumptious breakfast, hit Sparrow Bakery on Scott Avenue near downtown Bend, and nab one of their famous ocean rolls or a delectable, handmade breakfast sandwich. When lunchtime rolls around, stroll to the Old Mill District to seek sustenance by the river. Savor a plate of fresh seafood on the outdoor patio at Anthony’s overlooking the Deschutes river, or get your pasta fix at Pastini Pastaria. For a truly original dining experience, check out Common Table on Oregon Avenue in downtown Bend. It’s a pay-as-you-can, non-profit eatery serving extraordinary, locally-sourced food to people from all walks of life—even those who can’t pay. Elevation, the student-operated restaurant at Cascade Culinary Institute, offers another unique opportunity to sample delicious local fare while helping train tomorrow’s talented chefs. When your special occasion calls for fine dining in an intimate setting, try Ariana on Galveston for outstanding cuisine with Northwest pizazz, or head to Trattoria Sbandati on College Way for mouth-watering Italian. Whichever you pick, brace your tastebuds for a truly memorable meal. Craving something with an ethnic flavor? 5 Fusion in downtown offers sushi and much more in a funky, urban setting. Don’t miss the ahi poke salad at lunchtime, or stroll down the street to Boken for another great lunch menu packed with Asian flair. Speaking of sushi, you’ll love everything you pop in your mouth at Kanpai off Newport. If you feel adventurous, ask the chef to surprise you with a special creation. >> Find more at toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 62
  • 61. W H E R E T O AMERIC AN PHONE ADDRESS Astro Lounge 541-388-0116 E A T PRICE 939 NW Bond St. B L D EAT HERE 5 Fusion & Sushi Bar 541-323-2328 821 NW Wall St. 5 Fusion & Sushi Bar is Bend’s newest sushi bar and the only Asian “fusion” style restaurant, located in downtown right next door to the Tower Theatre. Brother Jon’s Ale House Caldera Grille 541-728-0102 541-389-8899 1051 NW Bond St. 932 NW Bond St. $ 10 Below 541-382-1010 10 NW Minnesota Ave. Located in The Oxford Hotel, we offer an eclectic array of healthy, locally sourced organic fare. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Complimentary valet parking . Bend Brewing Co. 541-383-1599 McMenamins Old St. Francis 1019 NW Brooks St. Outback Steak House 541-383-8104 269 SE Reed Market Ave. Rim Rock Bar 877-765-1501 $$ Founded in ’95, our cozy brewery’s riverfront location in downtown makes it a popular spot to grab a tasty order of fish-n chips paired with awardwinning beers. 18575 SW Century Dr. Caldera Grille 541-389-8899 Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill 541-385-8898 1020 NW Wall St. $ Slick’s Que Co. 541-647-2114 212 NE Revere $ 932 NW Bond St. Breakfast menu served all day, or try lunch with fresh salads, wraps, burgers & home-made soups. Plan a special night out with well-priced dinners such as rib-eye steak or roasted chicken. Stop by for happy hour!
  • 62. W H E R E T O E A T EAT HERE Common Table 541-389-8899 150 NW Oregon Ave. Bend’s nationally-known nonprofit restaurant. Menu includes vegan & gluten-free choices. CT Burger, Mushroom Strudel, Vegetable Lasagna, Soups, Salads. Full bar. $0-$15.50 Pastini Pastaria 541-749-1060 375 SW Powerhouse Dr. Overlooking the Deschutes River in The Old Mill, Pastini combines a passion for pasta with fresh ingredients in the Italian tradition. Italian wines, microbrews and cocktails. 50 SE Scott St. #22 Small French-style cafe open 7 days a week serving authentic hand-folded croissants, breakfast & lunch, espresso & artisan bread. Gorgeous patio in summer. 541-633-7224 330 SW Powerhouse Dr. $ Pastrami Old World Deli Planker Sandwiches The Sparrow Bakery 541-330-6321 Jimmy John’s 541-678-5445 541-317-5717 431 Franklin Ave. 824 NW Wall St. $ $ 285 NW Riverside Dr. 661 NE Greenwood Ave. 2677 NW Ordway Ave. 719 SE 3rd St. $ $ $ $ Riverside Market 541-389-0646 Rockin’ Dave’s Bagel Bistro & Catering Co541-318-8177 Sage Cafe 541-382-6740 Sargent’s Cafe 541-382-3916 Baskin Robbins 541-385-1811 61535 S Highway 97 $ Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream 541-312-8115 680 SW Powerhouse Dr. $ Bend Yogurt Factory 541-977-9292 744 NW Bond St. $ Bom Dia Cuppa Yo Frozen Yogurt Cuppa Yo Frozen Yogurt Cold Stone Creamery Goody’s Ic Cream & Candy Factory Tour Goody’s Soda Fountain & Candy Goody’s Soda Fountain & Candy 541-306-3830 541-306-6993 541-306-6993 541-382-5466 541-385-7085 541-389-5185 541-388-6965 1444 NW College Wy. 937 NW Newport Ave., Ste. 110 547 NE Bellevue Dr. #109 61455 S. Highway 97 1111 SE Division St. 957 NW Wall St. 2680 NE Hwy 20 $ $ $ $ $ $ $
  • 63. W H E R E COFFEE Jamba Juice Jamba Juice T O E A T PHONE ADDRESS PRICE 541-647-2235 541-388-1916 63455 N Hwy 97 2680 NE Hwy 20 #D3 B L D $ $ DRINK HERE Volcano Vineyards 541-617-1102 Century Center Courtyard: 70 Century Drive #175 River Rim Coffeehouse Powell’s Sweet Shoppe 541-728-0095 541-617-9866 Starbucks 541-382-9438 812 NW Wall St. & more locations $ The Sweet Tooth Candy Shoppe 541-323-3499 450 SW Powerhouse Dr. #402 $ PHONE ADDRESS PRICE B L D Versante Pizza I TA L I A N 541-318-9177 PHONE 1085 SE 3rd St. ADDRESS $ PRICE B L D Olive Garden 541-312-4760 63459 N Hwy 97 $$ B L D PIZZA 19570 Amber Meadow Dr. 818 NW Wall St. Volcano Vineyards, a nanowinery, produces 1000 cases annually of world class syrahs, merlots & blends, using grapes grown here in central Oregon, southern Oregon & the Willamette Valley. F O O D C ARTS LO C ATIO N Brick Oven Pizza 1289 N.E. Second St. in front of The Brown Bag BurlyWurst Corner of Wall and Oregon Cameron’s Smoke Shack In front of Target, 63435 N. Highway 97 Cascadia Kitchen 507 NW Colorado at The Horned Hand The Codfather Fish & Chips 507 NW Colorado Ave. DaKine Grindz 1091 NW Galveston - summer only Dog City Hot Dogs Riverfront Plaza in downtown Bend Dump City Dumplings Corner of Bond and Oregon The Honey Pot 529 NW Franklin Ave Ida’s Cupcake Cafe South End of Brooks St. behind Pizza Mondo King Weenie Corner of Wall and Oregon Marz Food Cart 130 SW Centry Drive (Skjersaa’s Lot) $ = $5-$10 $$ = $10-$20 $$$ = $20+ 65 | $ $ PR I CE $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ B = BREAKFAST L = LUNCH D = DINNER | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | | toll free 1-866-292-0141
  • 64. For a brewery tour, just swivel around in your bar stool. behind you, the hop cooler. to your left, the brewdeck. everywhere, aromas of whole-leaf hops and freshly spent grains. come check out our ever-changing menu of artisanal beers, based on what’s fresh out of the fermenter – from session ales to stouts and sours. plus you’ll find great food inspired by and infused with — what else—beer. stop by and see what larry and the crew are brewing this week. (541) 385-3333 | 50 sw division st. bend, or 97702
  • 65. W H E R E FOOD CARTS The Pizza Cart Red Napkin Sam’s Sweet Addiction So Wild Fish and Chips Spork Thai on the Fly SEAFOOD MEXIC AN Taco Del Mar East Taco Del Mar West ADDRESS 529 NW Franklin Ave. 30 SW Century Dr. Corner of Wall and Oregon 1110 NW Newport Ave. 1234 NW Galveston Ave Corner of Bond St. and Oregon Ave. PHONE ADDRESS E A T PRICE $ $ $ $ $ $ PRICE B B L D B L D PHONE ADDRESS PRICE 541-317-1112 541-647-1043 63455 N Highway 97 320 SW Century Drive L D | EAT HERE Black Butte Ranch 541-595-1252 13899 Bishops Cap, Black Butte $ $ $ = $5-$10 $$ = $10-$20 $$$ = $20+ 67 T O B = BREAKFAST L = LUNCH D = DINNER | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | | toll free 1-866-292-0141 A destination resort featuring 2 championship golf courses, award-winning restaurants, swimming pools, full service spa, biking paths, horseback riding, tennis & more.
  • 66. W H E R E HERE Goody’s Chocolate & Ice Cream 541-385-7085 A T O E A T
  • 67. W H E R E T O D R I N K TOP 10 Dojo Domino Room Fox’s Billiard Lounge The Horned Hand 541-706-9091 541-388-1106 541-647-1363 541-728-0879 M&J Tavern 541-389-1410 TASTES 852 NW Brooks St. 51 NW Greenwood Ave. 937 NW Newport Ave. 507 NW Colorado Ave. 102 NW Greenwood Ave. $ CRAFT DISTILLERY TOURS WITH BENDISTILLERY & OREGON SPIRIT DISTILLERS OLD MILL BREW WERK’S SCOTCH EGGS Players Bar & Grill 541-389-2558 25 SW Century Dr. Sound Garden 541-633-6804 $ 1279 NE 2nd St. BEND FARMER’S MARKET A CUPPING AT LONE PINE COFFEE Bend d’Vine Bend Wine Cellar The Good Drop Wine Shoppe Maragas Winery Faith Hope & Charity Vineyards 541-323-3277 916 Wall St. 541-385-9258 1444 College Way, Ste. 8 541-410-1470 147 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-546-5464 15523 SW Hwy 97 (Culver) 541-385-1777 70455 NW Lower Bridge Wy (Terrebonne) Southern Wine Group Tasting Bar The Wine Shop & Beer Tasting Bar Volcano Vineyards CR AFT DISTILLERIES Bendistillery Oregon Spirit Distillers BRE WERIES 541-388-5332 541-389-2884 541-617-1102 PHONE 541-388-6868 541-382-0002 PHONE The Ale Apothecary 541-408-1525 61517 River Rd. Boneyard Beer 541-323-2325 37 NW Lake Place CENTRAL OREGON’S WINE COUNTRY: MARAGAS, VOLCANO & FAITH HOPE & CHARITY VINEYARDS 550 SW Industrial Wy 55 NW Minnesota Ave. 70 SW Century Dr. (Century Ctr) ADDRESS 19330 Pinehurst Rd. 490 NE Butler Market Rd. ADDRESS FARM TO FORK DINNERS WITH CENTRAL OREGON LOCAVORE EAT FOR A GOOD CAUSE AT COMMON TABLE: A NONPROFIT RESTAURANT PRICE B L D THE BEND ALE TRAIL PASTINI PASTARIA’S GLUTEN FREE PASTA MENU OCEAN ROLLS FROM THE SPARROW BAKERY McMenamins Old St. Francis Pub Worthy Brewing 495 NE Bellevue Ave.
  • 68. WHERE TO DRINK WHERE TO DRINK “Through some very talented and creative brewing entrepreneurs, Bend has become another fantastic beer destination in a state that is the epicenter of brewing culture in America. There are many hotbeds of brewing in America, but only one Oregon, and only one Bend.” ~ Gary Fish, owner Deschutes Brewery Welcome to the craft- and microbrewing capital of Oregon. Bend has so many breweries, we couldn’t help but establish the Bend Ale Trail™. It’s been buzzed about everywhere from The New York Times to USA Today,and even has its own popular travel app for iPhone and Android. In Bend, you can happily taste your way through coppery pale ales, creamy stouts, crisp lagers and micro-distilled spirits. Deschutes Brewery has brewed exceptional handcrafted ales since 1988, and has grown to become the fifth largest craft brewery in the nation. At McMenamins Old St. Francis, slip into one of the mahogany booths surrounded by eclectic art at the former Catholic school. Here, detention in the basement is a privilege, as that’s where the ales are lovingly brewed. Sit and sip around courtyard fire pits any time of year. Because your taste buds know no boundaries, you can’t leave without sipping a Hop Head at Bend Brewing Co., the quintessential Hounds Tooth Amber at Silver Moon Brewing, a 20” Brown at Cascade Lakes, the Sugar Daddy at Crux, or a Girl Beer that’s anything but sissy at Boneyard Beer. Bend is best known for hoppy IPA, so don’t miss the Apocalypse IPA at 10 Barrel Brewing Co., the Descender IPA at GoodLife Brewing Company, or the Irreverence IPA at Brew Werks Brewing. Seeking a change of pace from malty goodness? Don’t miss Bendistillery and Oregon Spirit Distillers, two small-batch distilleries reviving the tradition of premium handcrafted American distilled spirits. Taste heavenly gins made from Central Oregon’s vast Juniper berries and vodkas produced with pure Cascade mountain water. If vino is more your taste, hold on to your grapes because Bend has several award-winning wineries. Volcano Vineyards, Bend’s only nano-winery, won Gold at the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for their Syrah. Sample their goods at their tasting room across from GoodLife Brewing. You can also travel 20 minutes north to Maragas Winery for some sips on their outdoor patio overlooking the vineyard. For samples and souveniers, don’t forget the plethora of wine shops and wine bars in downtown Bend and NorthWest Crossing. In the mood to try it all? Don’t miss The Local Pour from Wanderlust Tours, and visit a brewery, winery, and distillery all in one fell swoop. Cheers! >> Find more at toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 70
  • 70. T h e B e n d A l e Tr a i l ™ Trek a Trail of Beer. You’ve heard about the Oregon Trail – that historic east-west wagon route instrumental in developing the West. While we won’t downplay its historical significance, we will say without fear of contradiction that the Bend Ale Trail™ is a whole lot more fun. You won’t encounter any mule trains or fur traders, but you will encounter one of the best selections of craft breweries in the United States. Bend has 14 (and counting) world-class craft breweries, and 10 of them are on the official Bend Ale Trail. Grab your Bend Ale Trail Atlas and Passport, then track your route to all of them. Collect stamps from each brewery on the trail, then stop by the Bend Visitor Center in downtown to receive a oneof-a-kind prize. Visit Three Creeks Brewery in Sisters for extra credit and get an extra prize. Pick up the Atlas and Passport at any brewery on the trail or at the Bend Visitor Center in downtown. Download the free mobile app for iPhone/iPad or Android to guide you, find a guided tour, test your beer knowledge, and even stamp your virtual passport. Touring the Bend Ale Trail is a great way to discover the unique craft brewery culture of Central Oregon. Learn about cutting- edge brewing techniques used by Bend’s brewers, meet the people who launched the Bend beer scene onto the world stage, and experience the diversity of styles, art and taste that differentiate each of our region’s breweries. There are a lot of options for making your way safely around the Bend Ale Trail. It’s easy to walk or bike, as the breweries are within a few square miles of each other. If you prefer a pedicab or a shuttle tour, the GETIT Shuttle offers the Bend Brew Tour that includes four brewery stops on the ale trail with tasty snacks. For a behind-the-scenes “beerventure,” the Bend Brew Bus tour includes van transport, tastings, guided tours, snacks, and the chance to knock out four stamps on your passport in a single tour. For those looking for more unique transportation options, The Cycle Pub allows you to pedal on a bike made for 14. They also added a few more bike/bar hybrids to their fleet that require a few less feet to pedal. The Cowboy Carriage Company has a horse drawn carriage that lets you see the sights of the Bend Ale Trail while sitting atop hay bales, and The Bend Trolley offers a Pub Crawl tour in an 1800s trolley car. No matter how you choose to get around, it’s you vs. beer in Bend. TM >> Find more at EXPLORE BEND’S CRAFT BREWERIES 10 Barrel Brewing Co. The Ale Apothecary Below Grade Brewing Bend Brewing Co. Boneyard Beer Brew Werks Brewing Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. Deschutes Brewery Crux Fermentation Project GoodLife Brewing McMenamins Old St. Francis Silver Moon Brewing Three Creeks Brewing Co. Worthy Brewing toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 70
  • 71. W H E R E T O S P A & W O R K O U T STOP HERE Anjou Spa & Salon Athletic Club of Bend Awe Dental Spa Azura Studio - Spa, Salon & Wellness Barre3 Bend Downtown Athletic Club (daily drop in rate) Body by Schliebe Boom Boom Beauty Room Center for Life (Massage) DermaSpa at Bend Dermatology Element 909 (men’s spa) Elite Fitness and Education/Bootcamps Exhale Face & Body Spa Face To Face Day Spa Flow-Flow Yoga & SUP/Yoga Hikes FootZone (running clinics) Groove Yoga Iyengar of Bend Jinsei Spa Juniper Swim & Fitness (daily drop in rate) Kyle’s WillPower Training Studio Lemon Drop Salon Mandala Yoga Community Namaspa Yoga & Massage NeuroFloat 225 NW Franklin Ave. Ste. 3 61615 Athletic Club Dr. 550 NW Franklin Ave., Ste. 268 856 NW Bond St. #3 70 SW Century Dr., Ste. 140 550 NW Franklin Ave. 1441 SW Chandler Ave. #104 545 NW Colorado Ave. 1004 NW Milwaukee Ave. #200 2705 NE Conners Dr. 909 Bond St. 614470 S Hwy 97 2065 NE Willamson Ct., Ste. A 809 NW Wall St. 845 NW Wall St. 1740 Pence Ln. Ste. 3 660 NE 3rd St. #5 118 NW Newport Ave. 800 NE 6th St. 390 SW Columbia #120 5 NW Minnesota Ave. 55 NW Minnesota Ave. 1135 NW Galveston Ave. 701 NW Arizona Ave. Northwest Medi Spa Laser Center Oasis Day Spa Oregon Cross Fit Phagen’s Central Oregon Beauty College Pilates Connection Rebound Sports Performance & Pilates Sangie Hair Spa Spa W Spirit of Pilates Tangerine Thai Yoga Massage Bend Therapeutic Massage and Fitness Urban Beauty Bar Zante Aveda Salon & Spa 73 541-382-1138 541-385-3062 541-383-5007 541-385-1846 541-323-2828 541-323-2322 541-550-7822 541-480-6581 541-312-9794 541-330-9139 541-322-9090 541-728-0002 541-330-5551 541-389-2519 541-323-3355 541-317-3568 541-706-9288 541-318-1186 541-383-8282 541-389-7665 541-330-0985 541-382-5605 541-678-5183 541-550-8550 541-728-0505 541-318-7311 541-317-1404 541-728-0655 541-382-6171 541-420-2927 541-585-1500 541-382-6160 541-388-1485 541-330-1373 541-389-9090 541-241-2087 541-390-0603 541-382-4800 541-330-0920 447 NW Greenwood Ave. 1465 SW Knoll, Ste. 102 555 NW Arizona Ave. #50 1310 NE Cushing Dr. 612 NE Savannah Dr.,Ste. #4 143 SW Century Dr. 321 NE Clay Ave. 125 NW Wall St. 345 SW Century Dr. 10 NW Minnesota Ave. 39 NW Louisiana Ave. 5 NW Minnesota Ave # 104 920 NW Bond St., Ste. 102 | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | | toll free 1-866-292-0141 Jinsei Spa 541-383-8282 118 NW Newport Ave. #100 Voted Bend, OR’s best day spa by C.O. Magazine readers, Jinsei Spa offers unique treatments, natural and organic products and a skilled attentive staff. The Bend Downtown Athletic Club 541-323-2322 550 NW Franklin Ave. The Bend Downtown Athletic Club is committed to providing you with the very best in fitness in a warm & friendly atmosphere. Out-of-area visitors can drop in & pay a daily rate. Cascade Faces 541-312-3223 431 NE Revere Ave., Ste. 110 The expert in surgical & nonsurgical facial enhancement. Dr. Michael Villano is a board certified facial plastic surgeon in Bend. Isn’t it time to look the way you feel?
  • 72. WHERE TO SPA R E L A X & S PA It’s tempting to spend your whole vacation scrambling to experience everything Bend has to offer. But after several days of hiking, biking, skiing, shopping, and paddling, can leave your body feeling frazzled. Relax! You can recharge your batteries, pamper your body, and soothe your soul at one of nearly a dozen decadent day spas around Bend. With some of the most talented massage therapists and aestheticians in the country, Bend’s local spas offer something for every preference. Anjou Spa and Salon specializes in all things “green,” from the products they use to the construction of their breathtaking facilities. Wrap up in a soft bamboo fiber robe as you wait for your relaxing hot stone massage. Indulge in their signature “High Desert Rescue” facial, which is specially designed for skin that’s been subjected to Central Oregon’s dry climate. This treatment calms, hydrates, soothes and re-energizes skin by utilizing organic stone crop, linden, parsley and ginseng. Or maybe you’re craving something decadent for you and your sweetheart? Many local spas offer couples’ massages. Jinsei Spa has a special couple’s suite designed just for this purpose. Their couples’ package includes a one-hour sideby-side massage, a private aromatherapy bath, fresh fruit, and champagne or sake. If you haven’t gotten your fill of mud out on the trails, try SpaW’s unique Moor Mud Body Mask. Choose from a purifying moor mud to cleanse pores and improve muscle tone or a cool seaweed to help restore skin from damage done by the sun. A dry brush exfoliation prepares your skin before you’re wrapped in a cocoon. Next, a facial massage releases tension, followed by a serene Vichy shower and a light moisturizing application. Want to have an inexpensive spa experience while giving a local student some valuable experience? Check out the services at our local Phagen’s Central Oregon Beauty College, where you can get a deluxe facial for just twenty bucks! No matter which spa experience you choose, you’re sure to find bliss in Bend. Give your body a vacation from your vacation, and treat yourself to a spa experience you’ll never forget. >> Find more toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 74
  • 73. K I D S 2nd Street Theater Acrovision Sports Center Art Station Bend Rock Gym Bouncing Off the Wall Bend Theater for Young People The Bend Trolley Big Sky Balloon Co. CAT 6 Video Game Lounge Cascade Center of Photography Photo Walk Cascade Indoor Sports Cascades Theatrical Company Central Oregon Indoor Sports Chockstone Climbing Guides Cog Wild Bike Tours The Cowboy Carriage Company Cycle Round Bend Des Chutes Historical Museum Deschutes Public Library Earth Fire & Art Pottery Lounge First Ascent Climbing Services GETIT Shuttle & Tours High Desert Museum Juniper Swim and Fitness Lava Lanes of Bend Les Schwab Amphitheater Let It Ride Electric Bike Tours McMenamins Old St. Francis Movie Theater Mt. Bachelor (summer & winter) Outback Treks Ouzel Outfitters Paintball Paradise Paradise Birding Tours The Paulina Plunge Ponderosa Skate Park Professional Air Regal Old Mill 16 Cinemas Regal Pilot Butte 6 Cinemas Seventh Mountain Resort Smith Rock Climbing School Stand On Liquid StandUp Paddle Bend Sun Mountain Fun Center Sun Country Tours Tin Pan Theater Tower Theatre Truck Stop Skate Park Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe Wanderlust Tours The Well Traveled Fork Culinary Tours Wheel Fun Rentals 75 541-312-9626 541-388-5555 541-617-1317 541-388-6764 541-306-6587 541-419-1395 541-771-1800 541-316-0398 541-848-4581 541-241-2266 541-330-1183 541-389-0803 541-330-1183 877-CLIMB11 866-610-4822 541-728-3750 541-678-5051 541-389-1813 541-617-7040 541-323-3480 800-325-5462 541-382-4754 541-389-7665 541-318-5656 541-312-8510 541-390-9848 541-382-5174 800-829-2442 541-383-8077 800-788-7238 541-388-0129 541-549-8826 541-389-0562 800-261-0019 541-382-6347 541-382-6347 877-765-1501 541-312-9242 541-639-4596 541-323-3355 541-382-6161 800-770-2161 541-241-2271 541-317-0700 541-647-2482 541-317-9407 800-962-2862 541-312-0097 541-408-4568 P L A Y 220 NE Lafayette Ave. 63255 Jamison Rd. 313 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. 1182 SE Centennial 1134 SE Centennial Ct. 230 NE 9th St. 680 SW Powerhouse Dr. #1003 20775 High Desert Ln. 148 NW Greenwood Ave. 20775 High Desert Ln. 1533 NW Saginaw Ave. 255 SWCentury Dr. 129 NW Idaho Ave. 601 NW Wall St. 117 NW Oregon Ave. 1533 NW Saginaw Ave. 59800 S Hwy 97 800 NE 6th St. 1555 NE Forbes Rd. 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. 700 NW. Bond St. 63043 Sherman Rd. Off Century Dr. 225 SE 15th St. 680 SW Powerhouse Dr. 2717 E Hwy 20 18575 SW Century Dr. 300 NE River Mall Ave. 531 SW 13th St. 869 NW Tin Pan Alley 835 NW Wall St. 1307 NE 1st St. The Old Mill District TOP 10 THINGS FOR KIDS WILDLIFE EXHIBITS AT THE HIGH DESERT MUSEUM FLY A PLANE WITH PROFESSIONAL AIR AS YOUR CO-PILOT FOR $49 LAVA CAST FOREST BUMPER CARS & GOKARTS AT SUN MOUNTAIN FUN CENTER GOODY’S ICE CREAM & CANDY FACTORY TOUR PETERSEN’S ROCK GARDEN TUBING AT MT. BACHELOR FREE KIDS MOVIES AT OLD MILL REGAL CINEMAS FISH HATCHERIES AT METOLIOUS RIVER AND FALL RIVER STARGAZING AT THE SUNRIVER AND PINE MOUNTAIN OBSERVATORIES | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | | toll free 1-866-292-0141
  • 74. KIDS PLAY K I D S P L AY “Our favorite day in Bend is riding our bikes, going swimming down the big slide at the swim center (Juniper) and doing bumper cars at the fun center (Sun Mountain).”~ Officially discussed around the lunch table by Carter and Connor Darby, age 6 Bend is a playground for all ages, but the merry-go-round is extra fun with young ‘uns in tow. At the High Desert Museum, get up close with wildlife like eagles, owls, hawks, falcons, wild cats, porcupines, otters, reptiles, fish, and more. Chat with the live history re-enactors, including high desert stagecoach drivers, explorers, and a family of homesteaders at an authentic 1880 cabin from a mustang ranch. Want an organized tour that’s fun for the whole family? Set out with a naturalist guide from Wanderlust and explore Bend’s unique landscapes with a volcano or cave tour. Show kids where food really comes from when you head out with Chef Bette for the Farm & Ranch Tour with The Well Traveled Fork. For an extra-tasty treat, visit Goody’s to see why they were named one of the nation’s top ice cream factory tours by Frommers. At Art Station in the Old Mill District, there’s a full schedule of half-day classes from painting to pottery for kids ages 4 to 15. A historic Bend train depot is the space for your kids’ creativity to flourish. At Juniper Swim & Fitness Center, an indoor 25-meter pool is equipped with diving board, rope swing and a wading pool. The 89-degree water is comfortable for kids and parents alike. Juniper’s outdoor pool makes a great place to cool down in summertime. Visiting Bend in the winter months? Try a spin on the ice rink at Seventh Mountain Resort or a thrilling sled dog tour with Oregon Trail of Dreams. Older kids can soar through the sky with a pilot from Professional Air on one of their Discovery Flights for $49. We don’t think there’s a better way to take in the sights of Central Oregon. If you’re craving indoorsy fun for the whole family, check out Sun Mountain Fun Center where you can choose from bowling, arcade games, billiards, or bumper cars. The warmer months offer outdoor mini-golf, go-karts, and batting cages. Want to try a bit of birdwatching? Check out a pair of binoculars at the Ticket Mill in the Old Mill District and use your birding list to identify the area’s feathered residents. >> Find more toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 76
  • 75. The hardest part of visiting Bend... is leaving Bend Don’t want to leave? Neither did we. In fact, the unofficial mantra of our always sunny mountain getaway is that people who visit Bend eventually move here. Can’t say we blame them. With the perfect balance of idyllic lifestyle, affordable cost of living, vibrant entrepreneurial spirit, and competitive business advantages, Bend is the perfect place to nurture your family, business and soul. Bend — it’s where business and pleasure play together. Visit us at to learn why it’s never been a better time to relocate your business and your life to Bend, Oregon
  • 76. EVENT CALENDAR FESTIVALS :: PARADES :: RACES :: CONCERTS :: TOURNAMENTS :: FAIRS 79 | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | | toll free 1-866-292-0141
  • 77. EVENT CALENDAR EVENT HAPPY 5 6 12 13 19 20 26 27 There’s always something fun happening in Bend and a reason to celebrate. Central Oregon is home to a variety of year-round events from sporting and recreational festivities like the Cascade Cycling Classic, the Pole Pedal Paddle, and the Pacific Crest Triathlon. The city also has a wide array of festivals like Balloons Over Bend, Bend’s WinterFest, Summer Festival, Fall Festival, and Oktoberfest. Don’t miss major big-name concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater, The Mid-Town and the Tower Theatre. From the BendFilm Festival in October, to the Nature of Words 7 14 21 28 1 8 15 22 29 2 9 16 23 30 3 10 17 24 4 11 18 25 literary fair in November, Bend has plenty to offer when it comes to arts and culture. Bend has emerged as the undisputed capitol of bike racing in the United States. Over the past three years, Bend has hosted an unprecedented six USA Cycling National Championships and is contracted to host three more over the next two years. Turn the page for a list of a few Bend events not to miss! >> For the most comprehensive events calendar in the region, go to
  • 78. ker Laura Winberry, independent thin film on Library of Dust, independent ST IV AL 9 TH AN NU AL BE ND FIL M FE OCT. 11.12 - OCT. 14.12 OCT.11.12 - OCT.14.
  • 79. (theNatureofWords) A N N U A L L I T E R A R Y F E S T I VA L readings | workshops | lectures | gala dinner NOVEMBER 7-11, 2012 Bend, Oregon TM For more information about The Nature of Words’ festival and creative writing programs visit how to the play art game The Roundabout Art Route is a collection of over 20 pieces of public art on display throughout the city in the most unlikely places – at the center of Bend’s traffic circles. The circles, also filled with flowers, plants and trees, are designed to keep traffic flowing around the city. Ready to play the game? Pick up your map and seek out 20 distinct pieces of art sitting in the roundabouts around Bend. Visit at least 10 of them, answer the associated quiz questions on the map, then stop by the Bend Visitor Center to get your prize. Bend Visitor Center 750 NW Lava Rd., Ste. 160
  • 80. E V E N T C A L E N D A R Ever find yourself sighing “I’m bored” as you slouch on your sofa at home? In Bend, Oregon, we never do. No matter when you visit, there’s always tons of great stuff happening. Plotting a winter escape? Check out the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross in December or Bend Winterfest in February. If a summer vacation is more your speed, we’ve got festivals, parades, concerts, and sports competitions to keep you busy. Fall is a great time for beer, with Oktoberfest and the Little Woody Festival happening in September, and you don’t want to miss Pole, Pedal, Paddle in April. We promise you’ll never run out of things to do! EVENT FREE First Friday Art Walk Bend WinterFest Alpine Sun Cup at Mt. Bachelor Taste of the Town Earth Day Fair & Parade NorthWest Crossing Spring Festival Pole Pedal Paddle FREE Saturday Market FREE Bend Farmer’s Market FREE Sunday Concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater Dirty Half Marathon Pacific Crest Triathlon Bite of Bend NorthWest Crossing Hullabaloo Street Festival Oyster Off-Road Adventure Race Standup Paddle Challenge French Flea Market Free Kids Movies at Old Mill Regal Cinemas Munch and Music 4th of July Festival & Pet Parade Clear Summer Nights Concerts Balloons Over Bend Bend Summer Festival Smith Rock Race The Cascade Cycling Classic Deschutes Dash The Fermentation Celebration Tour Des Chutes Cascade Lakes Relay Sisters Quilt Show Bend BrewFest Art in the High Desert Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo Sunriver Music Festival Haulin’ Aspen Pacific Amateur Golf Classic NorthWest Crossing Munch n’ Movies Little Woody Barrel-Aged Brew & Whiskey Festival Oktoberfest USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships USA Cycling Marathon MTB National Championships Bend Fall Festival BendFilm Festival Halloween Cross Crusade Bend WebCAM Web+Creative & Marketing Nature of Words US Gran Prix of Cyclocross WHEN WEBSITE First Friday of Every Month Year ‘Round February February March April April May Every Sat Memorial weekend-Sept Every Week from June-October June-August June June June June June June June - Sept June-August July-Aug July June-Aug July July July July July July July July July August August August August August August August September September September September September October October October November December
  • 81. LeadmanTri is an all-new category in triathlons, featuring an epic new total distance of 250 kilometers. It throws down a gauntlet filled with new lengths of swimming and cycling, while placing less emphasis on the high impact run. LeadmanTri was designed to completely challenge triathletes while showing utmost respect to their bodies. Learn more and register today at
  • 82. HOW TO GET HERE DIRECT FLIGHTS MAP :: MILEAGE CHART :: DRIVE TIMES 85 | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | | toll free 1-866-292-0141
  • 83. HOW TO GET HERE By Air: With non-stop commercial air service from major markets, getting to Bend is quick and convenient. And once you land at Roberts Field Airport (RDM), you’re only 20 minutes away from the energy and excitement of downtown Bend. Roberts Field is the fourth largest commercial airport in Oregon, serving all of Central Oregon. Flights are provided by Alaska, United, and Delta. These carriers offer arriving and departing flights to and from Denver, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Seattle. to Salem/Willamette Valley), Bend is easily accessible from all directions and is three hours southeast of Portland, along a route highlighted with scenic beauty. For current road conditions and road cams, visit the Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) website If you are on the road and need up-to-date weather and road information, call 511 in Oregon. Or if outside the state, contact ODOT at 503588-2941. HOW TO GET HERE Bend is considered the base camp of Central Oregon, getting here is easy no matter how you choose to travel. By Bus: Bend is served by regional bus service from many cities in Oregon including Portland, Newport, Corvallis, Salem, Coos Bay, Florence, Eugene, John Day, and Ontario. By Air Charter: If commercial air service does not fit your needs or schedule, you may want to consider on-demand air charter service, which can take you conveniently from the airport closest to you directly into Bend. No security delays, layovers, connecting flights, or hassles. By Rail: AMTRAK provides convenient and affordable rail transportation to the Bend area from various locations throughout the region. Call Amtrak for fares and schedules 800-872-7245 or visit their website at By Road: Centrally located at the junction of US Highway 97 (a north and south route from Madras to Klamath Falls) and State Highway 20 (the east and west route from Idaho/Burns >> Find out more at toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 86
  • 84. BEND, OREGON Never tell me the skys the limit when ‘ there are footprints on the moon. - Unknown Love your life a little more a t SCAN TO WATCH THE BEND VIDEO
  • 85. So Many Choices! Find the sweetest specials, the most delicious deals and the latest styles. Its all here. restaurant & shops | an outdoor amphitheater art galleries | a 16-screen cinema and scenic river trails | it all adds up to a one-of-a-kind Central Oregon experience. 541.312.0131 old mill district
  • 86. HOW TO GET :: DISCOVER BEND :: WHERE TO STAY :: WHAT TO DO HERE :: PLAN A MEETING OR EVENT :: MOVE HERE direct flights INTO BEND REDMOND (RDM) FLYING TO BEND DRIVING TO BEND CITY Portland, OR Salem, OR Eugene, OR San Francisco, CA Boise, ID Seattle, WA Reno, NV 89 D IS TA NC E 175 miles 130 miles 121 miles 500 miles 330 miles 343 miles 394 miles D RI VI N G T I ME 3 hours, 20 minutes 2 hours, 40 minutes 2 hours, 30 minutes 8 hours, 10 minutes 5 hours, 40 minutes 6 hours, 10 minutes 6 hours, 50 minutes AIR CARRIERS Horizon Air (Alaska Air) 800-252-7522 United (Operated by Skywest) 800-864-8331 Delta (Operated by Skywest) 800-221-1212 Professional Air Charter Services 541-388-0019 | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | | toll free 1-866-292-0141
  • 87. H O W TOP 10 VIEWS PILOT BUTTE STATE PARK TUMALO FALLS MT. BACHELOR SUMMER SIGHTSEEING LIFT RIDE THE ROOFTOP PATIO AT ZYDECO KITCHEN & COCKTAILS G E T TAXIS, SHUT TLES, VANS, ETC American Shuttle Central Oregon Tours Bend Cab Co. The Bend Trolley Central Oregon/Redmond Airport Shuttle City Cab The Cowboy Carriage Company Destination Transportation The Enviro Shuttle GETIT Shuttle & Tours Let it Ride Electric Bikes Owl Taxi, Inc. Smile Shuttle Service Sober Dudes Twilight Taxi Wanderlust Tours LIMOUSINES AND TOWNC AR SERVICE Cascade Towncar Classic Limousine Service Star Limo Source VIP Executive Limousine RENTAL C ARS Avis Budget Carrera Collection Enterprise Hertz GENER AL AVIATION (AIRPORT CODE) Bend Municipal Airport (BDN) Redmond Airport (RDM) Sunriver Airport (S21) AIRCR AFT CHARTER SERVICES Professional Air H E R E PHONE 541-306-1845 541-382-1687 541-389-8090 541-771-1800 541-382-1687 541-385-3304 541-728-3750 541-550-8055 541-598-5384 541-610-6103 541-390-9848 541-382-3311 541-389-0423 541-636.0101 541-728-9222 541-389-8359 PHONE 541-385-9382 541-410-8916 888-349-4235 541-383-2787 PHONE 800-831-2847 800-527-0700 541-322-1828 800-261-7331 800-654-3131 PHONE 541-388-0019 541-548-0646 541-593-4603 PHONE 541-388-0019 WEBSITE WEBSITE WEBSITE WEBSITE WEBSITE HOW TO GET HERE SMITH ROCK STATE PARK T O TUMALO MOUNTAIN CASCADE LAKES SCENIC BYWAY PAULINA PEAK LAVA BUTTE LAKE BILLY CHINOOK SCENIC OVERLOOK toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 90
  • 88. PLAN A MEETING OR EVENT PLAN A MEETING :: PLAN A WEDDING :: PLAN A FAMILY REUNION :: PLAN A SPORTING EVENT 91 | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | | toll free 1-866-292-0141
  • 89. PLAN AN EVENT If you’re looking for an inspired and productive meeting venue, it helps to start with an equally inspiring location. In Bend, our expansive mix of meeting facilities, a state-of -the-art convention center, 3,000 hotel rooms, convenient access, abundance of restaurants and unparalleled outdoor recreation provide the perfect recipe for the perfect meeting. Whether you’re hosting a large sales convention or a small family reunion, be sure to save time for savoring Bend’s wealth of fun activities. Schedule a casual meeting on the green at one of 25 local golf courses, or plan a pampered outing with the girls at a luxurious day spa. Need to do a little team-building? Many guided tour companies offer customized outdoor adventures for groups of all sizes. The possibilities are as endless as the sunshine in Bend! >> Find more at toll free 1-866-292-0141 | | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | 92 PLAN A MEETING/EVENT From conventions and sporting events to weddings, trade shows, family reunions, and retreats, Bend offers meeting planners a thoughtful mix of tools for both business and pleasure. It’s a proven fact that PowerPoint presentations are easier to digest when you’re anticipating a moonlit canoe adventure afterward. Sales meetings are more motivational when your team is surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Cascade Mountains. And team-building is more cohesive when experienced in the awe-inspiring beauty of Central Oregon. Of course, Bend is best known for amazing scenery and outdoor pursuits, so why not take advantage? If it’s a wedding you’re planning, consider making it an outdoor affair. Imagine tying the knot with blazing orange basalt rock in the distance at Smith Rock State Park, or on a grassy green lawn beside a stream at Shevlin Park.
  • 90. E V E N T breakout yle classroom st 12 20 50 75 30 N/A N/A 20 40 40 30 10 N/A 20 50 50 30+ N/A 0 0 1 0 0 0 40 88 160 10 100 80 14 50 1000 240 N/A 0 30 75 100 216 N/A 150 120 25 50 1600 375 23 0 56 10 60 126 10 100 72 15 50 720 375 10 10 10 90 120 189 N/A 175 150 N/A N/A 1200 355 N/A 25 56 0 5 6 0 3 3 0 3 16 4 0 1 0 150 250 300 250 96 80 325 80 80 500 125 N/A 50+ 70 224 160 300 300 N/A 120 90 600 40 64 500 135 40 N/A 180 280 466 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 80 250 40 64 N/A N/A 40 N/A N/A 180 N/A N/A 300 300 N/A 180 90 1000 150 90 500 N/A N/A N/A 350 300 200 0 3 3 6 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 16 0 theater st N/A N/A 48 0 30 N/A rounds total # of 300 300 500 500 1000 1000 920 920 300 300 260 260 2060 795 795 6434 2184 5400 1776 300 300 2500 2200 2327 1323 500 500 2002 969 36000 16000 3485 2040 225 N/A 275 275 900 30 yle eting room rooms sq. ft. O R reception 85 99 100 64 79 80 96 99 23 130 39 59 117 20 75 220 151 59 79 71 largest me total # of H OT E LS W ITH M EETIN G FAC ILITIES Bend Riverside Motel & Suites Bend Inn & Suites Best Western Inn & Suites of Bend Comfort Inn & Suites Entrada Lodge Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Hilton Garden Inn Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites McMenamins Old St. Francis Mount Bachelor Village Resort Motel West Oxford Hotel Phoenix Inn Suites Pine Ridge Inn Red Lion Hotel The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center Shilo Inn Suites Hotel Sleep Inn of Bend Super 8 Motel TownePlace Suites by Marriott U N I Q UE M EETIN G VEN U ES Aspen Hall Bend Community Center Bend Golf & Country Club Bend Senior Center Broken Top Club Central Oregon Environmental Center Century Center Ballroom Deschutes Brewery - Mountain Room Deschutes Brewery -Tap Room High Desert Museum Holinshead Barn Innovation Center Les Schwab Amphitheater VIP Tents Old Stone Church St. Charles Medical Center Tower Theatre space M E E T I N G total sq. fe et of mee ting A sleeping ro oms P L A N This is a small sampling of our Unique Meeting Venues in Bend. More venues are listed at 93 | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | | toll free 1-866-292-0141 MEET HERE The Oxford Hotel 877-440-8436 10 NW Minnesota Ave. Located in the heart of Downtown Bend, the 4 diamond Oxford Hotel offers eco-friendly amenities and luxuries you simply won’t find anywhere else in town. The Red Lion Hotel 800-RED-LION 1415 NE 3rd St. 75 non-smoking guestrooms. “Roaring Start” Breakfast Buffet included in the rate. Black Bear Diner, room service and 2,000 square feet of meeting space. Pet-friendly! Super 8 Bend 541-388-6888 1275 SE 3rd St. Best Value in Bend! Interior Corridors, Indoor Heated Pool, Spa & a Hot Breakfast. McMenamins Old St. Francis 541-382-5174 700 NW Bond St. A 1936 Catholic school turned hotel, with comfortable guestrooms, rental cottages, a pub, small bars, brewery, year-round soaking pool and colorful artwork at every turn... Sleep Inn of Bend 877-424-6423 600 NE Bellevue Dr. Located on the quiet side of Bend, surrounded by restaurants & shops. Closest to Medical Center, special rates for medical. Best hotel for price.
  • 91. MOVE HERE RELOCATE YOUR LIFE TO BEND 95 | Official Visitor Guide for Bend | | toll free 1-866-292-0141
  • 92. TOP 10 REASONS TO RELOCATE YOUR LIFE & BUSINESS TO BEND, OREGON The only rush hour traffic you’ll face is waiting for a family of deer to cross the road. You can wear your golf shoes in the grocery store and nobody looks at you funny. “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll just be one year older when you do.” A good powder day is a perfectly acceptable excuse to miss work. 14 craft breweries — enough said. Fly-fishing on the Deschutes River during your lunch break. A vibrant entrepreneurial spirit and supportive business community. MOVE HERE The hardest part of visiting Bend is leaving Bend. We’ve heard it time and time again, and it’s the reason you’ll meet so many Bend residents who started out as Bend tourists. Relocating to a new town can be daunting, but Visit Bend is here to help. Stop by to learn more or to request a FREE relocation packet. No sales tax. Because you only live once. Thinking of relocating a business here? We can help with that, too! Bend offers a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit, competitive business advantages, a talented workforce, and no sales tax. To find out more about moving your business to Bend, visit us at We’ll send you a FREE Business Relocation Packet, put you in touch with a Bend business advocate, and answer any questions you may have about the relocation process. >> Find out more at MOVE HERE We’re not surprised when someone tells us they’re considering a move here. Who can blame them? Bend offers the perfect balance of beautiful scenery, laidback lifestyle, and affordable cost of living. We’re hip but not trendy, charming but not quaint. It’s the perfect place to nurture your family, your business, and your soul. A talented workforce powered by amazing local higher education opportunities.
  • 93. Cascade Each Office Is Independently Owned and Operated
  • 94. Visit Bend Y O U R A DV E N T U R E B E G I N S AT V I S I T B E N D C O M 750 NW Lava Rd., Ste. 160 Bend, Oregon 97701 mobile: Toll Free 1-866-292-0141 Connect & Share Your Bend Vacation Love your life a little more at