The Best of Bend Oregon

Best of Bend

For the outdoor enthusiast, the beer connoisseur, the foodie, the young or the young-at-heart – Bend, Oregon attracts everyone. Discover what makes Bend one of the most desirable destinations to live.

The Best of Bend

An Outdoor Playground

What once was a sleepy logging town, Bend, Oregon is now a world-renowned destination city.  A mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, Bend’s unique landscape lends itself to every type of adventure. World-class skiing, rock climbing, flyfishing, golfing and mountain biking can be found less than 30 minutes from the city center.  Although outdoor recreational opportunities is what attracts visitors to Bend, it’s the rich and vibrant community that  keeps them here.  Creative entrepreneurs and local businesses thrive in this small town offering citizens a fun, healthy and bustling economy. Bend has a small-town, laid back culture with the amenities of a big city. Whether touring the Bend Ale Trail or hiking to a cascading waterfall, there really is something for everyone.

Dog Town USA

There is no question why Bend, Oregon was recognized as DOG TOWN USA by Dog Fancy Magazine two years in a row. Hundred of miles of on and off-lease trails offers man’s best friend a place to frolic freely in the outdoors. Dog owners can enjoy their favorite sport (mountain biking, trail running, hiking and cross-country skiing) with their four-legged companion right by their side. Dogpac.org is Central Oregon’s guide to off-leash areas and proper etiquette when sharing the trails.

Dog-Friendly Trail Map »

Bend in the News

Bend Oregon Sunset

Skiing Mt. Bachelor

Cascade Mountains

Downtown Bend Oregon