What does Bend Oregon have to offer?
Bend wasn’t on our list of places to visit but we met a great couple from Bend on our rafting trip back in May and decided we had to catch up with them before we headed back to the UK. Well if you haven’t been to Bend you should add it to your list of places to visit, but ssshh we don’t want everyone going and spoilng this special place.
Bend is a picturesque city, the outdoor parks and areas are all maintained to a high standard. There are no high rises, which gives Bend a very laid back, homely, calming feel. The area is surrounded by great outdoor options including hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and many more.
Bend offers a good choice of restaurants and bars, if you like whiskey you have to stop by the Stihl Whiskey bar and try a cocktail, oh and the sweet potato fries are to die for!
Another unique thing about Bend that we were introduced to was a house concert, I don’t know if this happens in other places but we hadn’t heard of this before. It is exactly as it sounds, a host opened up her home to locals/neighbours on a Saturday night to hear some music and make some new friends. Everyone donates $20 and takes food and a bottle of wine (like a pot luck). After dinner everyone sits down to listen to an artist perform their music, what a fantastic idea, it was a lovely evening. It’s a great way to meet new people and to listen to some new music.