• Bend, Oregon

      balanced rock
      Photo by Harry Kline
      Bend is the mother lode of vacation destinations. Bend got its name from the early pioneers, because it was the only place where they could cross the Deschutes River for miles. It was originally called "Farewell Bend" for that shallow bend in the river. Today, Bend is the largest city in central Oregon, and its main commerce is tourism, because within easy reach are camping, hiking, white-water rafting, skiing, rock climbing, fishing and paragliding.

      If you go:
      Bend is within fifty miles of five state parks and one national park and even has its own extinct volcano within city limits, Pilot Butte.


      Highway 97 at Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway
      Bend, Oregon 97701 USA

      Mailing address:
      Bend Visitor Center
      750 NW Lava Road
      Suite 160
      Bend, OR 97701 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Bend Visitor Center
      +1 (877) 245-8484