Destination: Bend

Find year-round outdoor adventures on the sunny side of Oregon. With the Cascade mountains as a backdrop and the Deschutes River running through it, downtown Bend is peaceful, picturesque and surprisingly sophisticated.

Updated: April 04, 2002

What to Do

There's no shortage of spectacular scenery or outdoor adventure in and around Bend.

Smith Rock State Park

9241 NE Crooked River Dr, Terrebonne, OR 97760

You don't have to be a rock-climbing daredevil to appreciate this natural wonder.

Mount Bachelor

13000 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR 97709

With its light, dry snow and variety of terrain, Bachelor is by far Oregon's best ski resort.

Where to Eat

Refuel with a beer and a burger or relax and enjoy a fine-dining experience.

Deschutes Brewery & Public House

1044 NW Bond St, Bend, OR 97701

Known for exceptional pub grub and revered for its Mirror Pond Pale Ale, it's one of Bend's hottest watering holes.

Bend Brewing Co

1019 NW Brooks St, Bend, OR 97701

Pine Tavern Restaurant

967 NW Brooks St, Bend, OR 97701

Merenda Restaurant and Wine Bar

900 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR 97701

Where to Stay

All that activity is sure to wear you out. Here are some comfortable places to rest your weary head.

Mount Bachelor Village Resort

19717 Mt Bachelor Dr, Bend, OR 97702

Seventh Mountain Resort

18575 SW Century Drive, Bend, OR 97702

Black Butte Ranch

13653 Hawksbeard Rd, Sisters, OR 97759

Sunriver Resort

1 Center Drive, Sunriver, OR 97707