It’s not easy being green … unless you’re in Bend, Oregon! Green businesses are plentiful in this mini-metropolitan city.
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If you’re looking for gear or outdoor clothing for your Bend adventure, visit the Gear
Bend also has an exceptional selection of small grocery stores offering local and organic options. Head
Green Lodging & Restaurants in Bend, OregonSustainable tourism is a great way to connect travelers with the community they’re exploring. Whether this means carpooling to a beautiful destination or opting to re-use linens in your hotel for the length of your stay, your traveling decisions can help keep Bend a beautiful place to visit for years to come.
The environment is a priority for a number of Bend hotels and restaurants. The Oxford Hotel in downtown Bend has made national headlines for its status as an “Eco-Chic” boutique hotel. The Oxford takes the commitment seriously, with sustainable building materials and bedding along with environmentally friendly practices like cleaning without chemicals and operating on 100% renewable energy.
The Riverhouse on the Deschutes, situated just one mile north of downtown on the Deschutes River, is the only hotel & convention center facility in the State of Oregon to be awarded a LEED Silver Certification. They have implemented
Are vacation rentals more your style? Mount Bachelor Village Resort has numerous options in a resort
Both Jackson’s Corner and CHOW restaurants have made a name for themselves using organic and locally grown produce in their dishes. Jackson’s corner also uses local meats produced in sustainable, humane ways. For fine dining, check out Ariana Restaurant, where you might even score a seat next to their fresh herb garden if you sit outside on a warm summer evening.
900 Wall Restaurant serves up locally grown specials like an Heirloom Tomato Salad and the Carlton Farms Pork Loin. And just a few doors down, Joolz Restaurant mixes the local with Lebanese cuisine, with specialties like Hummus on the Range and the Simpson Ranch Elk Burger.
Green Day Spas & Shopping in Bend, Oregon
If you want to spoil yourself without spoiling the environment, head over to Anjou Spa for a little pampering. As Bend’s premier green spa, Anjou celebrates sustainable, natural, organic products in their treatments, facilities, and retail merchandise. Your facials will feel a whole lot better using good-for-you-products. Speaking of facials and good-for-you products, head to Angelina Organic Skin Care for naturally made beauty products made with organic botanicals sourced right here in Central Oregon.
If your idea of going green involves shopping for secondhand treasures, Bend has plenty to offer. For clothing and other goodies, check out Cosa Cura. They’ve got a fabulous selection of designer denim, ultra-cool accessories, and even local labels. No visit to Bend is complete unless you go home with a pair of hot cowboy boots. Cowgirl Cash in downtown Bend specializes in vintage and pre-owned western boots, apparel, and accessories.
While you’re in the downtown area, be sure to hit Feather’s Edge Finery. The shop is an eclectic mix of handmade goods – including oodles of things made from eco-friendly materials – along with quirky salvaged items like vintage suitcases, rickety ladders, and funky old doors.
When it comes to antiques, Iron Horse is one of Bend’s
For a unique gift with a history, check out Sara Bella Upcycled. Located at 909 SE Armour Rd, this quirky shop features a wide array of materials made from recycled plastic bags and banners. Aprons, tote bags, wallets, belts – you name it, they probably make it, and out of castoff plastic that might otherwise end up in the landfill. Now that’s green shopping!
For an entire list of all businesses in Bend that have green business practices, please visit the links below from The Green Spot and The Environmental Center.