A recreation paradise in the great outdoors
Bend is located in Central Oregon, home to alpine lakes, sparkling rivers, snowy mountains, sage-brush plains and Smith Rock, a rock-climber's paradise. The mighty Deschutes River runs through the heart of Bend. With miles of hiking and biking trails through town and Mt. Bachelor and Smith Rock nearby, Bend is famous for world-class recreation. Combine that with a richly diverse cultural landscape, award-winning dining and boutique shopping, and you will want to call Bend your home.