Sitting at the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains, Bend enjoys almost 300 days of sunshine a year, lending itself readily to year-round recreational activities such as skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor, rafting, stand-up paddle-boarding, floating and kayaking the Deschutes River, golfing at over 20 golf courses in Central Oregon, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and so much more.
If you’re more into indoor culture, our museums, the historic Tower Theater, art galleries and shopping at the Old Mill District & historic downtown Bend will delight you. For great outdoor concerts, the Les Schwab Amphitheatre features artists such as Huey Lewis & the News, Stone Temple Pilots, the legendary BB King, country legend Willie Nelson, Brooks & Dunn, Beck, Steve Miller Band and many more. Bend’s microbreweries are some of the best around.
- Bend Visitor’s Guide
- COVA (CO Visitor’s Association)
- Bend Chamber of Commerce
- City of Bend
- Bend-LaPine Schools
- EDCO (Jobs & Economy Info)
- Bend Bulletin (newspaper)
- KTVZ (local news station)
- Bend Parks & Recreation District
- Cascade Lakes Highway
- Deschutes National Forest
This extraordinary community, with more than 320 days of sunshine a year and an elevation at 3,077 ft., receives less annual snow fall, making it a great place to live, work and play. It’s just one of the many reasons why people love it here and are choosing to call Redmond home.
Redmond’s iconic archway stretches over the beautifully restored downtown and makes for a memorable walking tour, shopping, people-watching and dining. The Art Deco style is prevalent in many buildings and public art is visibly featured on many street corners, showing the community’s support of the arts. Centennial Park in downtown Redmond stands as a symbol of pride and a community gathering place for various events throughout the year. The clock tower in the park commemorates Redmond’s past, present and future.
Outdoor recreation is a highlight for sport enthusiasts. Redmond is home to numerous golf courses including Eagle Crest and Juniper Golf course, and of course, world-renowned rock climbing at Smith Rock.Or spend some time on the water at Lake Billy Chinook, fishing, house-boating, and much more.Redmond is home to the Deschutes County Expo Center, with numerous events, shows, concerts, and of course, the annual Deschutes County Fair. Roberts Field, Central Oregon’s only commercial airport, with easy access, short lines, and daily flights connecting you to the world.