The Visitor Center in Bend, OR

Come in and see us in Downtown Bend

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.

>> Read the Visit Bend Bylaws
>> View Visit Bend’s contract with the City of Bend
>> View related contract amendment
>> Access Visit Bend’s board meeting packets and minutes

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).

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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Our Drivers

Mission Statement

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.

Guiding Principles

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.

More Information

If you would like more information about Bend, Oregon, please contact us.

>> Bend Visitor Development Fund
>> Community Partners
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