Located on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains along the Deschutes River, Bend is Central Oregon's largest city and home to approximately 81,000 residents. It has a reputation as one of the best places to live, work, retire and visit. Outside Magazine called Bend, the Best Multi-Sport Town in 2017. Bend is known for its miles of mountain biking trails, fishing, hiking, camping, golfing, whitewater rafting, kayaking and skiing. The community is home to more than a dozen micro breweries, is filled with unique restaurants and features a vibrant downtown. The city of Bend boasts 63 miles of urban trails including the scenic Deschutes River Trail, 82 parks including several dog off-leash areas. To complement Bend's recreational activities, a vibrant arts and muisc scene abounds.
Imagine living in a place where you are able to ski or snowshoe in the morning, and golf, bike or reel in a rainbow trout in the afternoon—welcome to daily living in Bend, OR! Local residents call this The Sunny Side of the Mountains for good reason. The snow-capped Cascades act as a barrier to clouds coming from the Pacific, giving Bend an average of only 12 inches of precipitation per year—three times less than Portland or Seattle.