2017 Area Activities

Things to do in Bend, Oregon!

The Bend Tour Company

The Old Mill Marketplace

550 SW Industrial Way #125

Bend, OR 97702



Price: Varies

The Bend Tour Company offers entertaining and informative tours of Bend, Oregon that highlight the city's great history, sights and attractions, as well as our exceptional shopping, eateries and award winning breweries. You can experience Bend's famous Ale Trail on our Cycle Pub and Bend Brew Taps tours. Enjoy all that Bend has to offer on our Classic Bend Historic City Sights tours, or our amazing Bend Art Safari Adventure. Our tours let you explore Bend the way you want to ~ gliding on a SEGWAY, pedaling on a Cycle Pub, or looking cool in our 5 passenger open air electric eCruiser Cars. The way you see and experience Bend is now all up to you!

The High Desert Museum

59800 S Hwy 97

Bend, OR 97702

(541) 382-4754


Price: General $12

This unique Museum reveals the natural world and cultural history of the West’s High Desert through artful exhibits, alluring animals, engaging programs and meaningful history. With 135 acres and more than 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, it’s a “must see” for anyone travelling through the area. Get a close-up view of native wildlife, such as river otters, bobcat, porcupine and badger. Talk with historic characters who share tales of early Oregon explorers and settlers. Visit an authentic homestead and sawmill from 1904. Experience a close encounter with owls, falcons, hawks and even a vulture. Learn about Native American culture and history, and delight your children with one of many fun, hands-on programs that bring history and science to life. 

Pilot Butte

Greenwood Ave

Bend, OR 97701

(541) 388-6055


Rates: No fees associated with this park

Come and explore an old cinder cone located just east of Bend. Hike up and around on one of three trails. The trails wind through stands of juniper and sage. All of the trails lead to the summit. Once at the top, get ready for a grand panoramic view of the high desert.

Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe

Bend Location: 805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6

10 - 6 Mon - Sat, 10 - 5 Sun | 541-317-9407


Price: Varies

Whether you want to paddle the Whitewater Rivers of the Cascades or the calm high mountain lakes of Central Oregon, we have the boats and gear you need to get out and enjoy your time on the water. We’re located right on the river, upstream from the Bend Whitewater Park and downstream from the Old Mill. It is a perfect location for taking rentals on the beautiful stretch of river that runs through town.

Bend Oregon Brewery Tour and Tasting Room - Deschutes Brewery

901 SW Simpson Ave

Bend, OR 97702


Price: Varies

Free guided walking tour of our Bend brewing facility. Tours take approximately 45 minutes. Four complimentary beer samples included for guests 21+ everyone is welcome in the tasting room and gift shop. Recommended for ages 12+ Elevators are available for ADA access. Limited to 15 guests per tour.

Bend Ale Trail


The Bend Ale Trail™ - Your Beer Adventure Begins in Bend, Oregon. ... Bend has more breweries per-capita than any other city in Oregon and has been dubbed Beer Town USA! ... Use the Bend Ale Trail Atlas and Passport to discover all breweries along the world famous Bend Ale Trail!

Naked Winery

330 SW Powerhouse Dr. #110

Bend, OR 97702


Price: Varies

Come get Naked with us! Our Bend Tasting Room is conveniently located in the heart of The Old Mill District's charming shopping area.

Family friendly (minors must be accompanied by an adult)

Purchase wine to go

Purchase Naked Winery merchandise and glassware

Assorted meat and cheese trays, goldfish and chocolate snacks

Outdoor patio (outdoor heater and fire pit during cooler months)

Our Bend Tasting Room is the perfect place to host your party or special event! Our atmosphere, fun attitude and great wines create a unique experience for your celebration - let us help get you Naked! For groups of 10 or more, please email mikaela@nakedwinery.com for accommodations.

Old Mill District

450 SW Powerhouse Dr. #422

Bend, Oregon 97702


Price: Varies

Looking for what to do in Bend, Oregon? The Old Mill District is much more than a shopping mall. We mix your love of shopping, dining, and the outdoors into one spectacular place. Riverside restaurants, trails, shops and shows.

Bend Escape Room

358 NE Marshall Ave

Bend, OR 97701


Price: $25 per person

Bend Escape Room is a fun, challenging, immersive, interactive game experience taking place every day. While it looks like an ordinary room, it’s actually a puzzle. During your adventure in our escapes, you will find yourself flexing your brain and looking in nooks and crannies you never even noticed. Find the hidden objects, figure out the clues and solve the puzzles to earn your freedom. For booking or more information, call 541.382.0770.

Lava River Cave

US 97, Newberry National Volcanic Monument

Bend, OR

Price: Small Fee


The Lava River Cave near Bend, Oregon, is part of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, which is managed by the United States Forest Service. The cave is an excellent example of a lava tube.

Wanderlust Tours

61535 S Highway 97,

Fred Meyer Shopping Complex 

Bend, OR 97702-2154

Price: Varies


Award winning half-day adventures with naturalist guides since 1993! Offering daily Canoe, Kayak, Cave, Volcano, Snowshoe and GPS Eco-Challenge Tours. Evening Moonlight Canoe and Snowshoe tours and Bonfire Snowshoe trips on select dates. No experience necessary, family-friendly tours with transportation and all equipment provided. Discover What's Around This Bend!

Bend Brew Bus

61535 S. Hwy 97

Bend, OR 97702-3059


Price: Half day tour $75 year round

Grab a taste of Northwest brewing culture on the Bend Brew Bus! We'll take you behind the scenes at four outstanding Bend breweries we tour- all the while enjoying complimentary samples of delicious beers! Picks up: Bend, Sunriver, Redmond and Sisters Oregon.

Let it Ride Electric Bikes Tours & Rentals

550 SW Industrial Way Ste 125

Bend, OR 97702-1083


Price: Varies

Have you seen this place? We love Bend and so will you. This Central Oregon town is rated as a must see destination with some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Combine that with Bend’s small town feel, the Deschutes River and a nice little downtown, and there you go - a perfect place for a bike ride! Tour with us and experience the fun and freedom of Pedego Electric Bikes. They are comfortable, easy to use and give you access to see more of Bend.

We also offer our tours on pedicabs, complete with a guide who does all the pedaling. Sit back, relax and enjoy! Our e-bike and pedicab tours are easy, comfortable and designed to give you an up close and personal experience that you can’t get any other way - more unique, more memorable, more fun!

For those who would prefer to explore independently, rent a Pedego Electric Bike and do it all. Our rentals are the perfect addition to your Bend adventure. Forget about renting a car - our electric bikes get you where you want to go and there is no hassle with parking. We have something for everyone - single bikes, tandems, trikes, trailers for kids and dogs - bring the whole family! Call us - we will book your rental and help with accommodations for kids, special requests or multiple day rentals

The Well Traveled Fork

3437 Greenleaf Way

Bend, OR 97703

Price: Varies


The Well Traveled Fork offers insightful culinary tours and cooking classes in the Central Oregon area. You can meet the farmers and ranchers that grow the food that you put on your table. The growers will show you their fields and pastures, the places that make their products so unique that you will begin to understand and appreciate what fresh, local, organic, seasonal and sustainable food is all about! Our cooking classes are the best! Chef Bette teaches children as well as the experienced cook new things to do in the kitchen. From Wood Fired Cuisine in her pizza oven paired with Bend' famous beers to French pastry or children's classes, a day in the kitchen with Chef Bette is a memorable event.

Cycle Pub

70 SW Century Dr.

Bend, OR 97702-3557


Price: Varies

The famous Bend Ale Trail awaits! Our family and conference bikes offer unique family tours for something out of the box when spending quality time with your loved ones. To all of you that appreciate good beer, Cycle Pub has partnered with finest Breweries Bend has to offer! Let the tastings begin, check out their brew processes as we navigate from one brewery to another! Read more on the origin and participants of the Bend Ale Trail, be sure to download the official app, found in both the iTunes Store and Android Market. The Cycle Pub isn't your average bike, and Bend certainly isn't your average town. Tours typically run 2 hours in length but are customizable. Cycle Pub can also be booked for the entire day to support your event. Prime dates and holidays fill quickly.

Bend Rock Gym

1182 SE Centennial Ct

Bend, OR 97702

Price: Varies


We aim to provide a safe, comfortable climbing experience in a cutting edge facility with high quality routes, comprehensive climbing programs, and general fitness activities. We value opportunities to get involved our local community, promote life-long healthy habits in youth, and cultivate a welcoming environment to build lasting friendships and climbing skills.

Balancing Rocks

Trailhead 0.1 mile west of the junction with Forest Road #1170

Bend, OR 97701

Price: Free


These unique sculptures are the result of three distinctly welded volcanic tuffs settled upon one another and weathered away at different rates. Hoodoo Tuff forms the spires with the remains of Flycreek and Turkey Ball Tuff (named because Volcanologists have a sense of humor, too) forming the balanced rocks. After these tuffs were placed as striated layers of stone, erosion began to do its work and much was worn away, but sequential layers of tuff were protected by layers above them. Shielded portions remain as spires with their guardians perched delicately upon them.

Deschutes Historical Museum

129 NW Idaho Ave

Bend, OR 97703-260


Price: Admission $5.00

The Deschutes Historical Society is an organization “to gather, preserve and make available museum, library and other historical material relating to the history of Central Oregon…”. It was incorporated August 4, 1975. When plans were being made for the National Bicentennial Celebration in 1975 it was felt that Deschutes County needed a historical society, so the Bend Chapter of the American Association of University Women sponsored the organization.

Cog Wild Mountain Bike Tours

255 SW Century Dr Ste 201

Bend, OR 97702-2081


Price: Varies

Cog Wild Bicycle Tours & Shuttles is the only local mountain bike tour company in Central Oregon. We offer one day tours, shuttles and multi-day mountain bike vacations. We are your local resource for the trails including local favorites and help in planning your trip to Central Oregon. Contact us today to get the locals perspective on 200+ miles of single track right outside of town.

Flyboard of Bend

Cove Palisades State Park

Bend, OR 97702


Price: Package prices vary

This is an adrenaline pumping water and air sport!!Take the propulsion from a personal watercraft and divert it through a 45' hose that is attached to your feet. Not use that power to send you airborne with the power and control of Ironman!! "If you can stand, you can fly" Serving many areas of Oregon. Central Oregon, Oregon coast or???? Where is your family reunion?

Tetherow Golf Club

61240 Skyline Ranch Rd

Bend, OR 97702-3539


Price: Varies

Tetherow Golf Club is an 18-hole championship semi-private course that boasts a distinctive layout by David McLay Kidd - the award-winning architect of Bandon Dunes and Castle Course in Scotland. The 7,298-yard links-style course features imaginative routing lined by fescue grasses flowing magnificently with the natural terrain. Tetherow offers a diverse mix of holes framed by ragged bunkers, knobs and knolls, and is surrounded by panoramic views of Oregon's high desert and Central Cascade Mountains. The course is open April - Nov and tee times vary from $99 - $175, depending on time of day/season. Carts and forecaddies are always included in your green fee. We have two on-site restaurants, new lodging, a golf academy and much more!

Goody’s Chocolate and Ice Cream Factory Tour

1111 SE Division Street

Bend, Oregon 97702

Price: Can’t put a price on chocolate!


Operating for over thirty years, Goody's is a Bend institution, and even the locals will tell you that it’s the best place to go to satisfy your sweet tooth. Take a factory tour where you will see a working sweet factory, either by guided tour or self-guided tour. With the guided tour you will get to sample some of Goody's best sellers. Goody's make over 100 different sweets including gourmet chocolates, toffee, peanut brittle, and, of course, ice cream.

Deschutes Brewery Tour

1033 NW Bond Street

Bend, Oregon 97702

Price: Free Guided Tours


Departing daily from the Tasting Room in Bend, Oregon our free guided brewery tours give an up-close glimpse at the pride and cutting edge tools that define our take on brewing. Ambassadors explain the finer points of using whole cone hops, German-built brew kettles and details that set us apart. Plus, do bottles zipping through eye-popping lines of automated dexterity ever get old? We don’t think so.

Bend Day Spa

520 SW Powerhouse Dr #627

Bend, Oregon 97701

Price: Varies on service selected


Bend Day Spa seeks to offer you an oasis in the High Desert for ultimate relaxation and pampering. After a happy (but tiring) day of shopping in the Old Mill District indulge yourself with a massage, facial, mani, pedi or body treatment.

Bend River Promenade


The Bend River Promenade is located in the center of the Central Oregon recreation haven. With the scenic Deschutes River just across the street and two of the area's finest motels on the banks of the river, the Bend River Promenade becomes one of the first shopping areas visitor’s experiences while visiting Central Oregon.

Bend Events Calendar


Roundabout Art Tour


Newberry Volcanic Monument


Bend Food Cart Listings