You will love it in Central Oregon!

ABOUT BEND OREGON

It’s not a secret anymore… the word is out about the unique combination of outdoor recreation and cosmopolitan sophistication that make Bend, Oregon, one of the United States’ number one leisure destinations.

The city is the recreation, culture, education, medical and commercial heart of the region. It is said that things come together in Bend and form perfection. The Ponderosa Pine forest transitions into the high desert. Mountains meet lakes. Retirees live next to young families. Ranchers socialize with techies. Bend has a reputation as a tourist destination, but it’s an even better place to live. It’s still small enough that you know your neighbors, but big enough to host cosmopolitan amenities. The region’s natural splendor and recreation opportunities are always obvious. Where else can one ski a world-class mountain in the morning and golf a championship course in the afternoon and go to work in between?

BEND & CENTRAL OREGON EVENTS

There is always something fun happening in Bend, Oregon! In the heart of Central Oregon there are endless opportunities to enjoy festivals, live music, and adventures to sample the “Mountain Town that has it all – Bend, Oregon.”

Beyond the plethora of incredible events there are plenty of daily activities and tours to immerse yourself in. All that makes Central Oregon so unique. Check out our Summer Fun, Winter Fun & Family Fun pages for a complete list of opportunities. Once you’ve decided on what to do in Bend, be sure to check out our where to stay page for all of your lodging needs. From hotels and motels to vacation rentals and B&Bs, we’ve got you covered. 

Bend Area Restaurants

Bend Oregon Breweries

BREWERIES

Breweries serve more than amazing beer.

ASIAN

Sushi, Thai, or Chinese you can find it all!

FOOD TRUCKS

The search is just as much fun as the food!

FINE DINING

Looking for a step up, we have places that amaze.

KID FRIENDLY

Bend has a great selection of family-friendly restaurants.

Bend Area Neighborhoods

Bend Oregon is broken up by we locals into four primary geographic zones. Although Bend is relatively small each quadrant is subtly different from the others in regards to culture, geography, climate, vegetation, and housing.

​The map is dynamic; you can click on it and zoom in closer to each area. This is a generalized view and does not perfectly reflect the city boundaries. For a more detailed view of the city’s neighborhood associations, click here.

The NW quadrant in Bend generally has the most expensive real estate. River frontage homes and the best views of the Cascade Mountain Range can often be found within this geographic location. Neighborhoods within this area have pristine access to Bend’s amazing trail network for biking, hiking, and trail running (see the sidebar on Phil’s Trail). Within this area you can find old mill homes, beautiful old Victorian homes, new mid-century modern masterpieces, and craftsman-style bungalows, all nestled within the ultimate walkable network of sidewalks and trails to shops, restaurants, bars, the Les Schwab Amphitheater, the Deschutes River, Drake Park and downtown, and the Old Mill District.

In general, the NE quadrant of town has some of the more affordable housing options in Bend. You can find an older home on a larger lot in neighborhoods such as Tamarack East, Wiestoria, and Providence. Townhomes, duplexes, or “cottage” homes can be found in newer neighborhoods with a higher density such as McCall Landing. There are some beautiful neighborhoods in the NE including Lava Ridges, Yardley Estates, Village Wiestoria, and Terrango Glen. Another popular NE area includes “Midtown” right in the center of it all. Some amazing features of the NE side include the seasonal canals, Pine Nursery Park, high desert geography, and increasingly available walkable access to parks, restaurants, and shops.

Where the SW quadrant starts is slightly vague but generally includes all property south of Galveston Avenue and Highway 20 and west of Highway 97. It includes part of the downtown area and the “West Side Flats” area and boasts much of the same desirable features of the NW side such as ease of walking to shops, restaurants, bars, the Les Schwab Amphitheater, the Deschutes River, Drake Park and the downtown area, and the Old Mill District. The quadrant encompasses such neighborhoods, just to name a few, as Broken Top, Tetherow, River Rim, Aspen Rim, and Hollygrape Street. All of these neighborhoods, on the other side of the river along Brookswood Boulevard, have river frontage properties and provide residents with river access.

The SE quadrant in Bend is a blend between high desert, irrigated ranches, and forest and offers buyers a range of buying options. In SE Bend you can find small ranchettes, subdivisions with large half-acre lots nestled in park-like settings, and large newer subdivisions with resort-like amenities. If you are looking for a more private country feel you will love the choices available to you in SE Bend. With easy access to the Parkway, the Old Mill District, and the downtown area you are truly only minutes away. In addition, there is easy access to thousands of acres of Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management land for horseback riding and ATV exploration. Mountain views and mature Ponderosa Pine trees make SE Bend a must see.

Bend Area Neighborhoods

Bend Oregon is broken up by we locals into four primary geographic zones. Although Bend is relatively small each quadrant is subtly different from the others in regards to culture, geography, climate, vegetation, and housing.

​The map is dynamic; you can click on it and zoom in closer to each area. This is a generalized view and does not perfectly reflect the city boundaries. For a more detailed view of the city’s neighborhood associations, click here.

The NW quadrant in Bend generally has the most expensive real estate. River frontage homes and the best views of the Cascade Mountain Range can often be found within this geographic location. Neighborhoods within this area have pristine access to Bend’s amazing trail network for biking, hiking, and trail running (see the sidebar on Phil’s Trail). Within this area you can find old mill homes, beautiful old Victorian homes, new mid-century modern masterpieces, and craftsman-style bungalows, all nestled within the ultimate walkable network of sidewalks and trails to shops, restaurants, bars, the Les Schwab Amphitheater, the Deschutes River, Drake Park and downtown, and the Old Mill District.

In general, the NE quadrant of town has some of the more affordable housing options in Bend. You can find an older home on a larger lot in neighborhoods such as Tamarack East, Wiestoria, and Providence. Townhomes, duplexes, or “cottage” homes can be found in newer neighborhoods with a higher density such as McCall Landing. There are some beautiful neighborhoods in the NE including Lava Ridges, Yardley Estates, Village Wiestoria, and Terrango Glen. Another popular NE area includes “Midtown” right in the center of it all. Some amazing features of the NE side include the seasonal canals, Pine Nursery Park, high desert geography, and increasingly available walkable access to parks, restaurants, and shops.

Where the SW quadrant starts is slightly vague but generally includes all property south of Galveston Avenue and Highway 20 and west of Highway 97. It includes part of the downtown area and the “West Side Flats” area and boasts much of the same desirable features of the NW side such as ease of walking to shops, restaurants, bars, the Les Schwab Amphitheater, the Deschutes River, Drake Park and the downtown area, and the Old Mill District. The quadrant encompasses such neighborhoods, just to name a few, as Broken Top, Tetherow, River Rim, Aspen Rim, and Hollygrape Street. All of these neighborhoods, on the other side of the river along Brookswood Boulevard, have river frontage properties and provide residents with river access.

The SE quadrant in Bend is a blend between high desert, irrigated ranches, and forest and offers buyers a range of buying options. In SE Bend you can find small ranchettes, subdivisions with large half-acre lots nestled in park-like settings, and large newer subdivisions with resort-like amenities. If you are looking for a more private country feel you will love the choices available to you in SE Bend. With easy access to the Parkway, the Old Mill District, and the downtown area you are truly only minutes away. In addition, there is easy access to thousands of acres of Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management land for horseback riding and ATV exploration. Mountain views and mature Ponderosa Pine trees make SE Bend a must see.

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