Ever visited a place so magical, you felt the overwhelming urge to leave it better than you found it? So many Bend visitors felt that need that it’s kinda become a thing here.

Travelers eager to learn how locals care for each other and the environment around them have turned to our Visit Like a Local page. There, you’ll find everything from traffic tips to suggestions for reducing waste while playing outdoors.

Ready to take your commitment to the next level? Take The Bend Pledge, and vow to do things like sticking to marked trails and smiling at strangers. You can even have a shot at winning a Bend vacation.

Whether you’re a visitor or a Bend local, we urge you to live by the “Leave No Trace” code of ethics. It’s the Bend way.

The following non-profit partners are our official Stewards of Bend Adventures.

They’re working hard to make sure Bend stays special. Please take a moment to visit their websites to learn more about their missions. On a larger scale, we are proud to partner with the Conservation Alliance who does incredible work supporting projects throughout the country on public lands.

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