Best Places to Live

Bend, OR

Population: 94,911
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Also known as Beertown U.S.A., Bend, OR, makes the No. 3 spot on our list. Offering an impressive craft beer scene combined with countless opportunities for outdoor adventure, Bend is the perfect choice for a unique beer lover’s getaway.

While the city often gets overshadowed by Portland, Bend actually has the most microbreweries per capita in Oregon. Many of these breweries are located on the Bend Ale Trail, the “largest beer trail in the West.” Trekkers along the trail can get their passports stamped at each brewery along the way. And those with 10 or more stamps can pick up a free beer souvenir from the Bend Visitors Center.