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Bend serves as the hub of central Oregon, and is considered the gateway to the region's abundant recreation activities. Bordered by the Deschutes National Forest and the Cascade Mountains, Bend lies in west central Oregon along the Deschutes River. This bustling city sits in a peaceful valley at the edge of a Ponderosa pine forest, and it began as a stopping point for wagon trains before they continued their journey across the Cascade Mountains. Today, it's central Oregon's most populated city. Just a few of the things to do near Bend include white water rafting and kayaking through the waterfalls of the Deschutes River, and fishing in more than 500 miles of rivers and streams in the region. Bend also has swimming and canoeing, hiking and paved bike trails, horseback riding, golf and picnicking in the many surrounding parks, lakes and rivers. In wintertime, Mt. Bachelor offers alpine and cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Mountain bike cyclists enjoy riding in the uncrowded lava fields or desert and lush forested mountain peaks. World class rock climbers come to Bend to scale the mountains at Smith Rock State Park. And, nearby Three Sisters Wilderness is popular with backcountry hikers and campers. All together there is more than 2.5 million acres of national forests in the Bend area! Back in downtown, Bend has art galleries, fine restaurants, outdoor cafes, boutiques and specialty shops. The center of downtown Bend is Drake Park's Mirror Pond, with its Canadian geese, ducks and a pair of swans from Queen Elizabeth's royal swannery!

Surrounding areas: Redmond, Oregon (15.9 mi), Sunriver, Oregon (16.1 mi), Sisters, Oregon (20.1 mi), Fall River, Oregon (21.1 mi), Crooked River Ranch, Oregon (25.7 mi), La Pine, Oregon (25.8 mi), Prineville, Oregon (28.9 mi)

Bend Vacation Rentals

Bend Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Ameritel Inn425 SW Bluff DrBend, OR (541) 617-6111
Bend Alpine Hotel19 SW Century DrBend, OR (541) 389-3813
Bend Riverside Motel Suites1565 N W Wall StBend, OR (541) 389-2363
Bend Riverside Motel Suites1565 NW Wall StBend, OR (541) 389-2363
Best Western Entrada Lodge19221 Century DrBend, OR (541) 382-4080
Best Western Inn & Suites Of Bend721 Ne 3RD StBend, OR (541) 382-1515
Comfort Inn & Suites62065 SE 27th StBend, OR (541) 617-9696
Econo Lodge3705 N Hwy 97Bend, OR (541) 382-2211
Fairfield Inn And Suites By Marriott Bend1626 NW Hill StBend, OR (541) 318-1747
Hampton Inn Bend15 Ne Butler RdBend, OR (541) 388-4114
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bend20615 Grandview DrBend, OR (888) 919-7666
La Quinta Inn61200 S Hwy 97Bend, OR (541) 388-2227
Mcmenamins Old St Francis700 NW Bond StBend, OR (541) 382-5174
Phoenix Inn300 NW Franklin AveBend, OR (541) 317-9292
Pine Ridge Inn1200 SW Century DrBend, OR (541) 389-6137
Quality Inn20600 Grandview DrBend, OR (541) 318-0848
Red Lion Inn North1415 NE ThirdBend, OR (541) 382-7011
Red Lion Inn South849 NE ThirdBend, OR (541) 382-8384
Rock Springs Guest Ranch64201 Tyler RdBend, OR (541) 382-1957
Rodeway Inn437 NE 3rd StBend, OR (541) 382-7711
Shilo Inn Bend3105 O B Riley RdBend, OR (541) 641-6565
Sleep Inn Of Bend600 N E Bellevue DrBend, OR (541) 330-0050
Super 8 Motel Bend1275 S Hwy 97Bend, OR (541) 388-6888
The Riverhouse3075 N Hwy 97Bend, OR (541) 389-3111
Towneplace Suites By Marriott Bend755 SW 13th PlBend, OR (541) 382-5006
Sunriver Lodge & Resort1 Center DrSunriver, OR13.5 mi.(541) 593-1000
Comfort Suites2243 SW Yew AveRedmond, OR14.1 mi.(541) 504-8900
Super 8 Motel Redmond3629 24TH Pl SWRedmond, OR14.5 mi.(541) 548-8881
Best Western Rama Inn2630 SW 17th PlRedmond, OR14.8 mi.(541) 548-8080
Inn At Eagle Crest1522 Cline Falls RdRedmond, OR15.2 mi.(541) 923-2453
Travelodge New Redmond Hotel521 South Sixth StRedmond, OR16.3 mi.(541) 923-7378
Deschutes River Lodge5087 NW Woody CTRedmond, OR18.0 mi.(541) 923-4701
Best Western Ponderosa Lodge500 Hwy 20 WSisters, OR20.1 mi.(541) 549-1234
Sisters Inn540 Us Hwy 20Sisters, OR20.1 mi.(541) 549-7829
Sisters Motor Lodge511 W CascadeSisters, OR20.2 mi.(541) 549-2551
Best Western Newberry Station16515 Reed RdLa Pine, OR28.1 mi.(541) 536-5130
Best Western Newberry Station16515 Reed Rd &hwy 97La Pine, OR28.4 mi.(541) 536-5130
Best Western Prineville Inn1475 Ne 3rd StPrineville, OR29.2 mi.(541) 447-8080
Stafford Inn1773 Ne 3RD StPrineville, OR29.3 mi.(541) 447-7100

Bend Weather & Climate

Central Oregon, as a whole, enjoys 300 days of sunshine per year with low humidity levels and an arid climate. Any variation in the weather depends on elevation and proximity to the mountains. Central Oregon temperatures are basically warm in the summer and cold in the winter, but temperatures drop in the evenings year round due to the high elevation of the region. The Cascade Mountains keeps most of the precipitation over the valleys and on the coast, so Central Oregon receives very little rain. Occasional showers occur during spring and summer, and occasional sleet, hail or snow is possible in the winter. Snow usually falls during the evening and melts off during the day, and averages around 8 inches in January.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 22°F 1.76 in. -
February 44°F 24°F 1.13 in. -
March 50°F 27°F 0.92 in. -
April 57°F 30°F 0.70 in. -
May 64°F 35°F 0.90 in. -
June 72°F 41°F 0.75 in. -
July 80°F 46°F 0.62 in. -
August 80°F 45°F 0.60 in. -
September 72°F 38°F 0.49 in. -
October 61°F 32°F 0.62 in. -
November 46°F 27°F 1.46 in. -
December 39°F 22°F 1.78 in. -

Bend Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Bend Municipal airport (S07) located about 5 miles east of Bend, Roberts Field (RDM) located approximately 15 miles northeast of Bend in Redmond, Oregon, the Prineville airport (S39) located roughly 25 miles northeast of Bend in Prineville, Oregon, the City County airport (S33) located around 42 miles north of Bend in Madras, Oregon, and finally the Christmas Valley airport (62S) located about 65 miles south of Bend in Christmas Valley, Oregon.

Bend Attractions

Golf Courses
Lost Tracks Golf ClubBendOR 
Mountain High Golf CourseBendOR 
Orion Greens Golf CourseBendOR 
Rivers Edge Golf CourseBendOR 
Widgi Creek Golf ClubBendOR 
Greens at RedmondRedmondOR15.9 mi.
Juniper Golf ClubRedmondOR15.9 mi.
Aspen Lakes Golf CourseSistersOR20.1 mi.
Crooked River Ranch GolfCrooked River RanchOR25.7 mi.
Quail Run Golf CourseLa PineOR25.8 mi.
Meadow Lakes Golf CoursePrinevilleOR29.1 mi.
Ski Areas
Mount BachelorBendOR 
Willamette PassEugeneOR88.3 mi.
Mount Hood SkibowlGovernment CampOR89.0 mi.
State Parks
Pilot Butte State ParkOR1.5 mi. 
Robert W Sawyer State ParkOR1.6 mi. 
Tumalo State ParkOR4.5 mi. 
Redmond-Bend Juniper State ParkOR11.7 mi. 
Cline Falls State ParkOR14.4 mi. 
Sisters State ParkOR19.0 mi. 
La Pine State ParkOR22.4 mi. 
Smith Rock State ParkOR22.8 mi. 
Peter Skene Ogden State ParkOR23.8 mi. 
Ochoco State ParkOR27.9 mi. 
Elliot R Corbett II Memorial State ParkOR33.5 mi. 
Ochoco Lake State ParkOR34.5 mi. 
The Cove Palisades State ParkOR34.9 mi. 
Prineville Reservoir State ParkOR37.5 mi. 
High Desert MuseumBendOR(History)

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