Things to do in Bend, Oregon

Bend is Brimming with Excitement

Navigate the high desert and marvel at the Cascades as you explore the never-ending list of things to do in Bend, Oregon. From hiking to rock climbing to the Bend, Oregon Ale Trail, there are plenty of activities near Red Lion Inn & Suites Bend.

For outdoor adventure, ancient lava flows created incredible formations for hiking and rock climbing. Even the biggest thrill seekers will find excitement in Bend as they navigate the rough waters on a whitewater rafting trip.

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Zydeco Kitchen 919 NW Bond St, Bend, OR 97701 541-312-2899 0.77

Revel in warm-weather rooftop dining and a menu of eclectic cuisine at the number one fine dining spot from the Central Oregon Magazine 2011 annual poll. Every meal is made from scratch the moment you order it.

Greg's Grill 395 SW Powerhouse Dr, Bend, OR 97702 541-382-2200 1.84

Take a seat by the floor-to-ceiling windows and enjoy unimpeded views of the Deschutes River as you dine on Greg's signature steak and seafood dishes. Between the natural beauty and the delicious dishes, you'll never want to leave.

Baldy's BBQ 235 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR 97702 541-385-7427 2.2

You won't find better BBQ anywhere on the west coast. Baldy has been in over 45 national competitions and he's sharing his best recipes with you. Dine on mouthwatering baby back ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork and chicken. After just one taste your life will never be the same.

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The Bend Ale Trail Beer Tour 750 NW Lava Road, Suite 160 Bend, OR 97701 877-245-8484 0.78

Plan your very own pub crawl and sample a taste of Bend's world-class craft brews. The Bend Ale Trail is the largest beer trail in the west featuring 14 craft breweries all within walking distance of one another. Get a beer passport and have it stamped at 14 locations to earn your commemorative Bend beer cup.

Lava Cave Tour with Wanderlust Tours 61535 S. Hwy. 97 541-389-8359 2.27

Enter the cool underground of the Oregon desert and explore these lava tube caves formed thousands of years ago. Be sure to book a tour, the caves are not open to individual guests.

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Cascade Village Shopping Center 63455 N Hwy 97 Bend, OR 541-388-1495 3.37

Cascade Village Shopping Center is located on the north end of town situated between Highways 97 & 20. Come explore the open-air center that provides a pleasant shopping and dining experience with a aim to be a “New season of shopping centers,” home to national, regional and local retailers, such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bed Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, Trader Joes, Men’s Wearhouse, World Market, Pro Image, Taco Del Mar, Jamba Juice and Little Pizza Paradise.

Bend River Promenade 3188 N Hwy 97 #110 Bend, OR 541-388-3644 2

The Bend River Promenade is located in the center of the Central Oregon recreation haven. With the scenic Deschutes River just across the street and two of the area's finest motels on the banks of the river, the Bend River Promenade becomes one of the first shopping areas visitors experiences while visiting Central Oregon. Centrally located, the Bend River Promenade shopping center has some of the best shopping in Central Oregon. Here is a list of stores you may want to visit the next time you're in Bend; Macy's, Sears, TJ Maxx. Stop by and start shopping in Bend's most visible shopping center.

Bend Factory Outlet Stores 61334 S Hwy 97 Bend, OR 97702 541-382-4736 2.75

Shopping Center

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Mt. Bachelor Winter and Summer Resort 19717 Mt. Bachelor Drive, Bend OR 888-691-3069 3.04

Fresh powdery snow adorns this majestic mountain each year providing the perfect conditions for snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, tubing and sledding. You can also board the chairlift in the summer to enjoy beautiful views from the mountain top restaurant Scapolo's.

Smith Rock State Park Terrebonne, OR 97760 541-548-7501 22.43

Visit Oregon's most popular rock climbing spot that also features excellent opportunities for fishing and hiking. Don't forget to check out "Monkey Face," a 350 foot tall natural sculpture.

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Maragas Winery 15523 SW Hwy 97, Culver, OR 97734 25.29

Just a 30 minute drive from bend you'll find a beautiful winery tucked between Smith Rock and the Cascade Mountains. The winery specializes in several vintages including Legal Zin, a zinfandel-merlot blend, signature reserve, also a zinfandel-merlot blend, pinot riche, a pinot gris, kool kat muscat and a muscat canelli.

Naked Winery 330 SW Powerhouse Dr Ste 110, Bend, OR 97702 · (541) 386-3700 1.72

At Naked Winery, "We aim to Tease"! We are on a mission to cut America's divorce rate in half by encouraging people to reconnect with each other by sharing a glass of wine nightly. We produce premium class Oregon and Washington wines, with exotic brands and provocative back labels that are just a bit risqué. We strive to change the conversation and encourage you to set the mood of romance and fun.

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The Old Mill District 520 SW Powerhouse Dr #626, Bend, OR 97702 541-312-0131 1.91

This cluster of indoor and outdoor bars, restaurants and art museums sits along the Deschutes River. It's the perfect place to spend a warm evening out.

Summit Salon 125 NW Oregon Ave, Bend, OR 97701 541-749-2440 0.75

Sports fans rejoice- Summit is home to ten screens where you can catch any game. Grab a drink, shoot some pool and enjoy a bite to eat from the extensive pub-style menu.

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Pilot Butte US 20, Bend, OR 1-800-551-6949 5.75
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Deschutes Brewery 901 Southwest Simpson Avenue Bend, OR 97702 541-385-8606 1.82
10 Barrel Brewing 1135 Northwest Galveston Avenue Bend, OR 97701 541-678-5228 1.67
Worthy Brewing Company 495 Northeast Bellevue Drive Bend, OR 97701 541-639-4776 2.53
Crux Fermentation Project 50 Southwest Division Street Bend, OR 97702 541-385-3333 1.22
Boneyard Beer 37 Northwest Lake Place Bend, OR 97701 541-323-2325 0.95
Bend Brewing Company 1019 Northwest Brooks Street Bend, OR 97701 541-383-1599 0.73
Bend Brewing Co. 1019 NW Brooks St, Bend, OR 97703 (541) 383-1599 0.73

Bend Brewing Co. is a great place to have lunch, dinner or just some hot nachos and cold handcrafted beer after a day skiing or hiking in Central Oregon's recreational paradise. In the summer, B.B.C.'s patio is the best place in town to dine outside. In the winter, come in and warm up with a malty seasonal ale. Come and see for yourself why we're the locals' favorite!

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Attractions

Test your hand at whitewater rafting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding or simply enjoy a leisurely hike or walk through the beautiful terrain of the local Deschutes River

This hot spot for seasonal adventure sports is a 66 mile loop that winds along the shores of 11 alpine lakes. Spring and summer is the perfect time for canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, windsurfing and hiking. 

Local mountains are a great destination for snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, tubing and sledding. You can also board the chairlift in the summer to enjoy beautiful views from the mountain top restaurant.

One of Oregon's most popular rock climbing spot also features excellent opportunities for fishing and hiking. Don't forget to check out "Monkey Face," a 350 foot tall natural sculpture.

Head to this local hot spot where you'll find excellent space to sunbathe, enjoy water sports and natural scenery. Rent a boat for the day and hit the lake or enjoy the restaurant and marina along the lake.

Plan your pub crawl and sample a taste of Bend's world-class craft brews. The Bend Ale Trail is the largest beer trail in the west featuring 14 craft breweries all within walking distance of one another. Get a beer passport and have it stamped at 14 locations to earn your commemorative Bend beer cup.

Designated on November 5, 1990, to protect the area around the Newberry Volcano in the United States.[2] It was created within the boundaries of the Deschutes National Forest and is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. It includes 50,000 acres (20,000 ha) of lakes, lava flows, and spectacular geologic features in central Oregon.

Just a 30 minute drive from Bend you'll find a beautiful winery tucked between Smith Rock and the Cascade Mountains.

Indoor and outdoor exhibits are intertwined with animal habitats and exciting nature trails that detail the region's rich history. Be sure to stop by "Lizards and Creepers," where kids can touch a tortoise and learn about its habits.

Shopping

Home to unique boutiques and vintage shops, you'll find clothes, souvenirs and furnishings among other local charms.

Located along the beautiful Deschutes River with views of the Cascades, this outdoor shopping center features upscale shops and restaurants. The area also provides easy access to a walking trail with scenic views along the river.