The Visitor Center in Bend, OR

Board Vice Chair

Matt Williams

Matt Williams
About Matt
Matt visited Bend for the first time in 1999 and knew immediately that one day Bend would be his home. It took 11 years to make it happen, but in 2010 Matt and his family moved to Bend to own and operate the Pine Ridge Inn, a 20-room boutique hotel on Bend’s west side. In addition to owning and operating the Pine Ridge Inn, Matt is the founder and president of Birchlake Hospitality Group, a hotel management company that currently manages hotels throughout the country. In his 24 plus years in the lodging and tourism industry, Matt has held positions including ​general ​manager, ​vice ​president of ​operations, ​vice ​president of ​development, and ​owner/​partner in several hotels.

What’s your Favorite Bend Adventure?
Early morning Nordic Ski at Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center followed by an afternoon mountain bike ride from Phil’s trailhead. Doesn’t get much better.

What’s Your Favorite Dining Spot?
Too many to list but Five Fusion, 10 Barrel and Longboard Louie’s are three of my favorite.

Best Piece of Advice For First Time Visitors To Bend?
Ski, hike, ride, run, fish, dine. Then get up tomorrow and do it all over again.