The Visitor Center in Bend, OR

Come in and see us in Downtown Bend

About Visit Bend

Visit Bend is a non-membership, non-profit economic development organization dedicated to promoting tourism responsibly on behalf of the City of Bend. Visit Bend works in good partnership with all sectors of the Bend and Central Oregon community and economy. We follow business practices and policies set forth in our bylaws.

When you’re in town, be sure to stop by the Bend Visitor Center at our location in ​downtown Bend. Our friendly staff will greet you with a smile and offer suggestions on what to do and see during your visit. While at the Visitor Center you can pick up maps to help you find your way on the streets and trails, shop for Bend and Bend Ale Trail souvenirs, and learn more about our Leave No Trace partnership.

Visit Bend Projects

The Bend Sustainability Fund

The Bend Sustainability Fund reinvests tax revenue generated by visitors into the places and spaces that are important to our community. Since inception In 2021, we have awarded $2,290,000 to 17 projects, ranging from an urban bike park in Bend to a summit experience loop trail on Mt. Bachelor. Learn more about the projects we funded.

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The Bend Cultural Tourism Fund

The Bend Cultural Tourism Fund (BCTF) is a grant program created to enhance Bend’s economy through cultural tourism. From musical productions to art exhibits to film festivals and more, the BCTF supports cultural opportunities that draw visitors to Bend. The program awarded nearly $725,000 to cultural tourism organizations in 2015 - 2021.

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Mission, Vision, Values, and Guiding Principles

Mission Statement

Visit Bend contributes to the tourism industry by creating thoughtful initiatives focused on people and place.


To support our community as it seeks a sustainable future.


We operate with honesty and integrity.
We are committed to the highest level of fiscal responsibility.
We are respectful and compassionate.
We are courageous, creative, and innovative.

Guiding Principles

Economic: We inspire visitors to engage with local businesses and the community, generating returns to the city’s general fund to support vital city services.

Social: We strive to nurture a safe and supportive community that is inclusive and welcoming.

Environmental: We partner with community organizations and actively work towards environmental responsibility and sustainability.