Attractions in Bend, OR
Amongst the other various things to do, Bend features several key attractions for both residents and visitors to keep themselves entertained. These, combined with the local and regional events, restaurants and shopping make Bend and the surrounding region an inviting place to live.
In most northern states, winter means shoveling sidewalks, missing school and soaring utility bills. But in Bend, winter just means WinterFest. The festival, which draws a crowd of roughly 40,000 each year, features all the usual suspects: an ice carving exhibition, a skating rink, ski races and snowman contests. The Winter Wine Walk is also a local favorite, along with the snowboard and ski rail jam.