Beer culture in Bend Oregon is big!


Bend loves to throw a party!  Here are a few of our annual events.  


  • The first Friday of every month Bend, Oregon holds a gallery walk that is a lot of fun. Most of the downtown and Old Mill shops have art on display and offer refreshments. It's a great time to live like one of the locals!


  • Oregon World Cup Sled Dog Race starts and ends at Mount Bachelor Ski Area, with numerous festivities throughout the week at different locations around Central Oregon. Early January.


  • Bend Winterfest offers special events and games at Mount Bachelor and fireworks in downtown Bend. Early February.

  • Hoodoo Winter Carnival -  special events at the ski area near Sisters. Early February.


  • Pole Pedal Paddle - This amazing race combines skiing, biking and canoe/kayaking for teams and individuals. The race starts at Mt. Bachelor and finishes at Les Schwab Ampitheater in the Old Mill. (Mid-May)


  • Sisters Rodeo, part of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association tour, has been a tradition for more than 60 years.

  • Summer Sundays free concert series at Les Schwab Amphitheater.

  • Bite of Bend Festival features food booths of more than 40 restaurants and vendors, plus two concert stages featuring musical entertainment all day. Last weekend in June.

  • Cascade Cycling Classic - A week-long series of cycling races culminating with an evening criterium through the streets of downtown Bend.


  • Pet Parade & Old Fashioned July 4th Festival.  The day begins with Bend's most historical event, the Pet Parade, where children of all ages bring their favorite pet and parade through downtown Bend.  After that join the festival in Drake Park for music, old-fashioned games, craft booths and fun. Website:

  • Sisters Quilt Show - The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, now in its 38th year, features over 1000 quilts on display throughout the town. A week of events precede the show, including classes, textile demonstrations, art and quilting exhibits, music and refreshments. Website:

  • High Desert Classics Horse Show - The nationally recognized Hunter/Jumper show fundraiser followed by BBQ and Grand Prix Dinners. Mid-July

  • Bend Summer Festival: The streets of downtown Bend close to traffic to accomodate this celebration of summer with music stages, art displays, food booths and a beer garden, as well as activities for children.

  • Balloons Over Bend Children's Festival, Riverbend Park. It's worth getting up early to see the beautiful hot air balloons launch into the summer sky. Mid-July.


  • Sunriver Music Festival - Music events take place throughout the summer in Sunriver.

  • Art in the High Desert Central Oregon’s Premier Juried Art & Fine Craft Show, showcasing over 100 artists from around the country and Canada, all on the banks of the beautiful Deschutes River, in the Old Mill District.

  • Summer Sundays free concert series at Les Schwab Amphitheater, most Sundays through August.


  • Sisters Folk Festival - Three days of great folk music at various locations throughout Sisters. I recommend buying the whole pass! The weekend after Labor Day.

  • Pacific Amateur Golf Classic at various courses throughout Central Oregon.


  • Bend Fall Festival - A street fair in downtown Bend with vendors, food booths, and entertainment for the whole family.

  • BendFilm Festival, Red Carpet parties, screenings of fabulous films and talks with the creators of the films. Put on your Hollywood attire and join in!


  • Grand Illumination Holiday Light Display at Sunriver Resort begins the day after Thanksgiving and continues through the holiday season.

  • Starfest Light Display at Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond opens for Thanksgiving and continues throughout the holiday season.

  • Sisters Holiday Parade and celebration is held in the afternoon on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

  • Redmond Oregon Holiday Parade and tree-lighting occurs at dusk in downtown Redmond the Saturday after Thanksgiving.


  • Tree-Lighting festivities in downtown Bend, the first Friday in December.

  • Jingle Bell Fun Run in downtown Bend, the first Saturday in December.


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Mountain biking in Bend, Oregon

There's always something happening in Bend!

Mountain biking in Bend, Oregon

BEND, OREGON... Paradise! 

Gorgeous mountains, sunny days, world-class recreation at your door and small town friendliness.  I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. It is also a hot place to invest in real estate right now while interest rates and prices are low.



Is beer a culture?  If so, we have plenty of that here.  Take a ride on the Bend Ale Trail and visit nine Bend Oregon breweries and one Sisters, Oregon brewery - all creating incredibly delicious craft beer!  Bend Oregon has more breweries per capita than any other city in Oregon.  If you want to try a few for yourself check out:  Deschutes Brewery, Silver Moon, Crux Fermentation Project, Cascade Lakes Brewery, Worthy Brewing, Bend Brewing Company, GoodLife Brewing Co., Brew Werks Brewing,  McMenamins Old St. Francis School and Boneyard Beer. 

If you call me, I'll tell you my favorite but I can't put it on here!

There are also some amazing restaurants for those foodies out there. The list is tooo long to tell you but you will find some great ones listed at Central
Oregon Vistitors Association.

Local Events in Bend, Oregon
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Recreation Bend Oregon: Mt. Bachelor Skiing Snowboarding


Skiing & Snowboarding:  Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort is a short 20 minute drive from Bend Oregon and is consistently rated one of the northwest's best places to ski and snowboard. The resort offers 3,683 acres of terrain, 3,365 feet of vertical drop, 71 runs, 10 fast lifts and fluffy, white powder. It also just received approval for a major expansion which would include new lifts and trails on the east side of the mountain, base area infrastructure, summer activities including downhill mountain biking, and other improvements.

Golf:  Central Oregon features 30 immaculate courses from famous names like Nicklaus, Kidd and Fazio.  All within one hour of Bend, Oregon - Sunriver, Oregon area.

Watersports:  The Metolious, Deschutes and Fall River are all excellent rivers for fly fishing and you'll find plenty of experienced guides. Fly Fisherman magazine rated Bend Oregon as one of the top 10 fly-fishing towns in the country. The area is also packed with mountain lakes (150 of them!) for kayaking, paddle boarding and boating.

Mountain Biking:  We have plenty of professional bikers that live in Bend Oregon for the number and variety of mountain biking trails throughout the 1.6 million acres of national forest that surrounds us.

Rock Climbing:  Only 25 minutes north of Bend Oregon you'll find Smith Rock State Park, an internationally known climbing destination with challenges for all skill levels. Even if you are not a climber, it is worth it to go to the stunningly beautiful park with rock walls and watch the courageous men and women climb Monkey Face.

Hiking:  Central Oregon has a huge variety of hiking trails from level trails alongside the Deschutes River to steep mountain trails with majestic views. There are even hikes to waterfalls and down into caves.

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