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Bordered by the Deschutes National Forest and the Cascade Mountains, Bend is the seat of Deschutes County in west-central Oregon. It lies along the Deschutes River at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range. U.S. Highway 97 passes through from north to south.

In the 1800s, a town sprouted around Farewell Bend where wagons could readily ford the river. It was incorporated in 1905 and after 1911 grew swiftly when the Northern Pacific and Union Pacific railroads appeared, spurring a lumber and farming boom.

Today, Bend (population 52,029) is a lumbering hub and year-round recreation magnet. Popular area destinations include Deschutes National Forest, Newberry National Volcanic Monument and Mount Bachelor ski area.

Abundant in galleries, Bend also is known for nearby High Desert Museum, a sprawling indoor/outdoor interpretation of the natural environs, its wildlife, and people of the past.

Bend is also a mecca for mountain bikers, with many developed, well-marked mountain bike routes available.

Flight Shop | Rock Springs Guest Ranch | Sonoma Lodge |
Antique shops and shows Antique Alley |
Art Central Oregon Symphony Orchestra | Deschutes Gallery | Frame Design and Sunbird Gallery |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Cricketwood Country Bed and Breakfast | The Fly Box |
Deschutes National Forest Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District |
Education Bridges Academy | Oregon National Guard Youth Challenge | Oregon National Guard Youth Program | Central Oregon Breeze Portland Shuttle | St. Charles Hospital |
History Deschutes County Historical Society | Deschutes Historical Center | High Desert Museum |
Llamas in Central Oregon Central Oregon Llama Association |
Mountaineering Timberline Mountain Guides | Cascade Science School |
Oregon Counties Deschutes County | Deschutes County |
Oregon State Parks Tumalo State Park |
Real Estate All Seasons Mortgage Services | Candy Bowerman Realtor | Carol Osgood Realtor | Gene and Janet Realtors | Janette Haines Real Estate Agent | Kristi Richter Real Estate Agent | L.R. Green & Associates | Ron Davis Realtor | Steve Turner Realtor | Todd Lyon REALTOR |
RV campgrounds and dealers Bend Kampground | Bend Keystone RV Park | Big River Campground | Cabin Lake Campground | China Hat Campground | Cinder Hill Campground | Cow Meadow Campground | Crane Prairie Resort | Devil's Lake Campground | East Lake Campground | Fall River Campground | Hot Springs Campground | KOA Sisters | Paulina Lake Campground | Scandia RV and Mobile Park | Swamp Wells Campground | Todd Lake Campground |
Science Deschutes National Forest | Pine Mountain Observatory |
Shopping Open Book | Spectrum Hardwoods |
Sports and Sporting Events Bend Bicycle Festival | Bend Marathon | Double Eagle Ranch | East Fort Rock OHV Trails | Inclimb Rock Gym | Paulina Plunge Mountain Bike Tour | Ray Atkeson Loop Trail #4.2 | Saddleback Stables | Swamp Wells Trail #3961 | Oregon Trail of Dreams Sled Dog Rides |
Wildlife Viewing Fall River Fish Hatchery | Oregon Guides & Packers | Big Sky Park | Juniper Park | Kiwanis Park | Shevlin Park |

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12/02 Coming to The area
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival Eugene OR May19 A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes!
Bohemia Mining Days Cottage Grove OR July18-21 Prospectors' breakfast, miners' parade, food booths, gold panning, a pow wow, carnival, kiddie parade, street dance, and more.
The Oregon Jamboree Sweet Home OR August2-4 Located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the the Oregon Jamboree has 2 stages, 22 shows, 1 sweet weekend.
Pickathon Music Festival Hillsboro OR August2-4 The Pickathon Music Festival brings together the best in regional and national roots music for one beautiful weekend in a unique Oregon outdoor setting. Bluegrass, blues, swing, folk, blues, old-time, roots rock, alt-country, western, country, celtic, jug-band, and son jarocho are just some of the music styles played.