Bend has been named by just about every magazine, from Forbes to US News and World Report, as one of the best places in the world to live, retire, mountain bike, ski, golf and hike. Here, you will have no shortage of active pursuits. We are also blessed with quaint shops, excellent restaurants, countless breweries and an eclectic arts and music scene. Further afield, we can boast world-renowned fly fishing and rock climbing. Surrounded by everything that makes living in a place desirable and rewarding, Tetherow truly is at the heart of it all.
When Bend puts on a show, we do it right. Maybe that’s why we are home to the Cascade Cycling Classic, Pole Pedal Paddle, BendFilm, the Cyclocross world regional qualifier race, and Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter Festivals. These festivals provide an almost weekly slate of entertainment. Take in the summer’s farmers markets or a world famous act at the Les Schwab Amphitheater, and you’ll see why Bend continues to be a top travel destination.
From the national retailers that you’ve come to love to the eclectic and unique shops you’ll learn to crave, the Old Mill and Bend’s downtown satisfy. Whether you’re looking to find that perfect something for a shelf in your home or picking out a gift for a friend, shopping has never been more fun or more convenient.
In addition to the outstanding options at Tetherow, Bend offers many culinary delights! From fine dining at Ariana, 5 Fusion & Sushi Bar or Zydeco, or the family-friendly atmosphere of the restaurants in the Old Mill, Bend has experienced a culinary renaissance in the past decade. Touted by national magazines as a culinary hotbed, our restaurants pride themselves on sourcing their ingredients locally. Whether at Tetherow or elsewhere, whatever your appetite, Central Oregon has you covered!
With over 500 inches of light, dry snowfall in the nearby mountains each year, it’s no wonder the US Ski and Snowboard teams frequent Mt. Bachelor for training. It’s not out of the ordinary to share the slopes with world-class skiers and snowboarders. That’s not to say mere mortals can’t enjoy this winter playground every bit as much as the elite athletes. Terrain ranging from extreme to extremely gentle, 56 kilometers of groomed cross country trails, and world-renowned snow parks make Mt. Bachelor the ideal place for your family to ski and board.
From world-class mountain biking trails right out your back door to endless road biking routes along scenic byways, Bend is a bicyclist’s paradise. You will also have easy access to our famous Three Sisters Scenic Bikeway and Urban Trail System. And if you’re simply looking for a relaxing tour on your favorite cruiser, you’ll be in good company in Bend. Our bike lane system is a model for other communities. And all your favorite breweries have ample bike parking. Just remember to ride responsibly.