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Experience Central Oregon

Welcome to Bend, Oregon

Talk about the spice of life. No other Northwest destination offers such vast array of sights, activities and adventure.

In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to think of a pastime we don’t have a venue for Mt. Bachelor for the skiing and snowboarding. Cultus Lake or Lake Billy Chinook for waterskiing and wakeboarding. Tetherow, Crosswater or Aspen Lakes for golfing. Phil’s trail for mountain biking. The Cascade Lakes Highway for road biking or sight-seeing. Smith Rock State Park for rock climbing. South Sister for hiking or mountain climbing. The Metolius, Deschutes or Fall River for fly fishing. The Les Schwab Ampitheater for big-time concerts. The list goes on and on.

Real Winter - Central Oregon style. Leave the traffic, exhaust fumes and soggy skies and come to a place where the powder falls and the sun shines!

Summer Vacation Adventure in the center of Oregon - Central Oregon (Bend, Sisters, Redmond, LaPine, Prineville and Madras).

The Unoffical Beer Capital of the USA

For a thousand good reasons Bend, Oregon is widely known as the premier outdoor playground of the United States. But a lesser known element of the Bend Experience is the city’s extraordinary abundance of craft beer – incredibly delicious craft beer! In our little mountain town of 82,000 people, Bend and surrouncing communities are home to nearly 30 craft breweries (and growing), many within walking distance of one another.

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The Bend Ale Trail - The Largest Beer Trail in the West!

The Bend Ale Trail gives visitors and locals alike a glimpse into the unique craft brewery culture of Central Oregon. Learn about the cutting-edge brewing techniques used by Bend’s brewers, meet the artisan brewers who have 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.

Use the Bend Ale Trail Atlas and Passport to discover Bend's breweries.  Get your passport stamped at each brewery location and when you get all the stamps, stop by or send your completed passport to the Bend Visitor Center and receive a commemorative Bend Silipint!

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Cycle Pub of Bend

You can pedal a bicycle made for 16 people on the Bend Ale Trail! The Cycle Pub of Bend incorporates two favorite Bend pasttimes - bikes and beer! Appearing much like a trolley or San Francisco cable car, The Cycle Pub adds a new twist - riders actually provide the horsepower by pedaling this 16 passenger "bike", while enjoying the various sights and attractions of Bend along the way. They've recently added two more bar/bike hybrids to their fleet which require a few less feet to pedal.

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What Central Oregon Has To Offer

Talk about the spice of life. No other Northwest destination offers such vast array of sights, activities and adventure. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to think of a pastime we don’t have a venue for!

Old Mill District

The Old Mill District – One of the Pacific Northwest’s most distinctive and unique shopping, dining and entertainment experiences.

More than 55 local, regional and national retail outlets and businesses call the Old Mill District home, as does the park-like Les Schwab Amphitheater which can accommodate up to 8,000 patrons for concerts and other events.

The Old Mill District is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Many stores, including Regal Cinemas and restaurants, have extended hours. More Info

Downtown Bend

Find a shop, restaurant, event, or just come to hang out. Your Bend adventure starts here! Historic Downtown Bend features over 325 diverse businesses & many fun events. More Info

Elk Lake Resort

Located in the Cascade Mountains near the world-class ski resort, Mt. Bachelor, Elk Lake Resort is truly an all season oasis. Be sure to take in all the magnificent scenery and worthwhile opportunities that Central Oregon resorts have to offer. More Info

Cat Ski Mt. Bailey

Blanketed in 600 inches of some of the lightest and driest snow on the west coast, Cat Ski Mt. Bailey operates on 6,000 acres of varied terrain ranging from big mountain faces, alpine bowls, steep trees, cliffs and chutes, mellow glades and old growth powder cruising. With no more than twelve skiers and riders on the mountain a day, fresh tracks are what we are famous for! More Info & Book Online

Wanderlust Tours

Wanderlust Tours’ professional naturalist snowshoe guides bring the Mt. Bachelor area alive for you with vibrant interpretation along the way and snow play for all ages. Snowshoeing tours are customized for all adventure desires – stroll easily on flatter areas or leap off powder-covered lava flows and get "air" on snowshoes like you never imagined- all in the same trip! More Info & Book Online

Central Oregon Adventures Snowmobile Tours

Our customized snowmobile tours, led by our professional guides, are definitely something to write home about. We limit our tours to six machines per guide to give you a custom ride. The pace of the tour on the trail will be set by the least experienced rider in the group. More Info & Book Online

Oregon High Desert Museum

Have a close-up encounter with a bird of prey. Meet Rogue, our river otter, and learn about local animals like the bobcat, lynx, badger and porcupine. Listen to a stagecoach driver and pioneers from the American frontier. Experience Native American history and Western art and culture in an environment unlike any other. More Info & Book Online