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Visiting Bend, Oregon

Howdy friends, colleges, co-workers, acquaintances, and probably random people I’ve never met! Enough of y’all end up passing through my lovely town of Bend, Oregon that I wanted to have somewhere I could point you with my basic advice on the area.

Where should I stay?

What outdoor activities are there?

There are a billion things. That’s like the main thing here. Here’s a handful of the big ones.

I like beer.

Good, we have a ton of it, especially per-capita. I don’t think you can go terribly wrong, as you’ll be in a fun mood while you’re visiting here and it’ll all taste good. But by way of recommendations, here are my favorites:

Where should I eat?

I’m afraid this isn’t exactly a foodie kinda place. My bet is you’ll be in the mood for food truck areas (like Podski and The Lot), which are fun here. I’ll toss a few ideas at ya though.

What if I just wanna shop and walk around and stuff?


All in all you can’t go wrong here. Feel free to hit me up if you have any specific questions.