600 N.E. Bellevue Drive
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 330-0050
Fax: (541) 383-8109
Located on the 18th Street, 10 Barrel Brewery is where awesome brews such as Apocalypse IPA and S1nist0r Black are born. Brewery tours happen every Friday from 3p onward.
Crux Fermentation Project is the brainchild of Dave Wilson, Paul Evers and Larry Sidor. Set in a former store, this brewery might be small in size but their beers are great in taste. Adapting unconventional brewing practices such as experimental hops, oak fermentation and open fermentation, this place is tucked away from normal view. It has a chic-industrial look to it and their tasting room is in the midst of the brewery. Catch all the action while sipping a beer or two of the friendly microbrewery.
If you don't have any travel itinerary or are clueless of the city you are visiting, then a visitor center definitely comes in handy. Visit Bend - Bend Visitor Center is a friendly stop to get the information you need to explore Bend. Nestled in downtown, you will find maps and brochures for your journey. Guides are also available for your guidance. Or get expert advice from the staff and begin your exodus of the city. Check out their gift shop for souvenirs and more.
Also known as the Old Bend High School Gym, this was once the cultural and recreational center of Bend. Inaugurated in 1919, the gym was dedicated to veterans of World War I. Consisting of three floors and a basement, the gym has an auditorium with a capacity of 1200, a lounge and library complete with lava rock fireplaces, a wrestling room, a caretaker’s apartment, a billiard room, lockers and shower. The building was renovated between 1995 and 1998 and re-opened its doors in 1999 as the Center for the Boys and Girls Club.
This riverside park offers the much needed serenity and peace away from the city chaos. Located by the riverside it offers great views and its green stretches of lawns are certainly an eye soothing sight. During summer, this otherwise quiet space comes alive with various events and festivities. Apart from that, Drake Park and Mirror Pond also features a small stage, walkways, bike racks, a seating area and many other requisite facilities. Be it an evening stroll or a local concert, Drake Park and Mirror Pond is the best bet.
Overlooking the Deschutes River, Riverbend Park is spread across 13.1 acres (5.30 hectares). Established in 2009, this lovely park features fishing spots, walking trails, a picnic shelter, dog zones, restrooms and a sandy beach.
This riverfront craft brewery is among the largest of its kind in the nation. Deschutes Brewery is the brainchild of Gary Fish and opened in 1988. It has won several awards for its beers such as the Black Butte Porter. Nestled on the Deschutes River's banks, this eco-friendly facility is a wonderful place to get a glimpse on how they make their tasty beers. Don't forget to stop by if you love beer when in town.
GoodLife Brewing is a brewery and brew pub where the staff is friendly and the brewing equipment is in plain view so that you can watch the process of brewing a beer. Try out some of their craft beers and pale ale.
While driving northwards on Redmond's Southwest 77th Street, look to your right and you will spot a mini settlement made entirely of stones. This attraction known as Petersen Rock Garden, spread across four acres (1.6 hectares) of land, is the brainchild of Rasmus Petersen (1883-1952), a Danish immigrant. Petersen, an avid collector of rocks, used the rocks in the vicinity to replicate churches, monuments, castles, buildings, and bridges. This garden is located on his property, and since his demise has been managed by his family.
This beautiful ski resort located on the Mount Bachelor spreads over a 1000 acres (404 hectares) of land. It is said to be one of the largest ski resorts in Oregon. Due to its defying province and amazing snow conditions, the Mount Bachelor is a training center for skiers at a professional level.
The Paulina Visitor Center is also fondly referred as the Paulina Lake Guard Station. It is predominantly a forest service site that stands situated in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. The construction of the site dates back to the year 1938. The guard station is more renowned for its rustic architecture that adds up to its beauty. The site has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1986.