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About Visit Bend
The Bend City Council created, empowered, and funded Visit Bend (formerly the Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau) to develop and build Bend’s tourism industry. Visit Bend is an economic development organization whose primary function is to create an effective mix of marketing, sales, and service programs, which are designed to produce a positive economic impact of visitor and convention spending in Bend.
Developing and implementing these programs results in enhancing the City’s livability by providing year-round employment. Visit Bend sells the entire City and works in good partnership with all sectors of the Bend and Central Oregon visitor and convention industry. Visit Bend practices the highest principles of civic citizenship. It follows good business practices and policies set forth by the 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 in the gift shop, or hang out with a cup of coffee while you check your e-mail at our iPad stations (free Wi-Fi hot spot).
As a primary caretaker of Bend’s brand, Visit Bend is dedicated to enhancing Bend’s economy by attracting visitors and encouraging them to connect with our rich culture and diverse local businesses. Visit Bend’s strategic, creative, and thoughtful initiatives promote the area with a focus on community, sustainability, and respect for Bend’s natural resources and way of life.
Economic Development: We responsibly promote tourism to help local businesses flourish, generate tax revenue for the city, and enhance the city’s year-round livability for guests and residents alike.
Brand Development: We establish and support a brand reflective of Bend’s values, maintaining the vision of our community for both visitors and locals.
Stewardship: We acknowledge, maintain, and partner with non-profits and land managers to ensure a responsible and sustainable vision for our wild places.
To become the most effective, respected, responsive, and conscientious DMO in the United States.
We operate with honesty & integrity at all times.
We are committed to the highest level of fiscal responsibility.
We will be respectful & compassionate to our community and our wild places.
We strive to be courageous, creative, and innovative in all we do.
Our actions enhance the quality of life for visitors and residents alike.
Planning a trip to Bend? Check out our award-winning visitor guide online, or request one to be mailed to you.Read the Guide
Give Us A Call
Want to talk to a real human? We get you. Our visitor information specialists are here to take your call Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and weekends, 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.Call : 877.245.8484
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