Things to Do in Bend, Oregon

Your Guide to the Breweries and Beauty of Bend

As one of the most beautiful and charming cities in Central Oregon, Bend has ample attractions, events, and things to do. Multiple shopping options include the boutiques at the Bend River Promenade. With pub tours of the many breweries, downtown Bend has more than enough to keep you busy. 

Outdoor adventurers will find plenty to discover in Deschutes National Forest. With Mount Bachelor nearby and the Cascade Mountains surrounding the town, there are always fun things to do in Bend, Oregon. Check out just a few of the many attractions to check out during your stay. 

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Old Mill District 450 SW Powerhouse Dr #422, Bend, OR 97702 (541) 312-0131 2.75

A historic area formerly occupied by two lumber mills, the Old Mill District now houses boutique shops, galleries, and restaurants. Browse the shops along the Deschutes River or embark upon one of the four trails through natural beauty that loop through the area.

The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin 147 NW MINNESOTA AVENUE, BEND, OREGON 97701 (541) 706-9949 1.72

Voted “Best Bar in Central Oregon,” The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin is your spot in Bend for inventive craft cocktails and wild DJ nights that include soul, hip-hop, R&B, house, and everything in between.

Deschutes National Park 63095 Deschutes Market Rd, Bend, OR 97701 (541) 383-5300 3

With 1.8 million acres alongside the Cascade Mountains, Deschutes National Park can be a little daunting. Go camping in the more than 80 campgrounds or visit the Deschutes River State Recreation Area for easy trails and beautiful forest and mountain vistas.

Bend Brewing Co. 1019 NW Brooks St, Bend, OR 97701 (541) 383-1599 1.62

The second oldest craft brewery, Bend Brewing Company brews less than 1,000 barrels a year but still manages to produce award winning beers. Go on a tour or watch the game over a meal at their pub.

Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center 3800 SW Airport Way Redmond, Oregon 97756 (541) 548-2711 14.46

Located in nearby Redmond, the Deschutes County Expo Center is home to many events, including carnivals and a regularly scheduled rodeo. Check their schedule for information about the motor sports, festivals, and events that call the fairgrounds home.

The Capitol 190 NW Oregon Ave, Bend, OR 97701 (541) 678-5740 1.64

Your place for live music in Bend, The Capitol is a bar, locally-sourced restaurant, and event space in downtown Bend. Check out their schedule to see who’s playing or just stop by and enjoy the delicious food and fun atmosphere.

River's Edge Golf Course 400 NW Pro Shop Drive, Bend, OR 97701 (541) 389-2828 0.87

Named Central Oregon’s favorite golf course, River’s Edge is one of the few Bend golf courses open all year round. Located near Red Lion Inn & Suites Deschutes River – Bend, this beautiful course offers 18 holes of bliss.

Red Lion Inn & Suites Deschutes River - Bend
15 N.E Butler Market Rd, Oregon, 97701, USA
Phone: (541) 388-4114