3 semi-sorta-frequently-asked questions about Bend, Oregon

If you’ve browsed our website at visitbend.com, odds are good you’ve stumbled across our Bend FAQ page. It’s packed with frequently-asked questions ranging from Bend history to Sno-Park permits. Useful stuff, to be sure. But the Visit Bend team fields plenty of less-commonly-asked questions on Facebook, Twitter, or in the Bend Visitor Center. … Continue reading

Mind Bend-ers: Featuring Bend’s not-so-huge gold rush

Welcome to your fifth edition of Mind Bend-ers, a special feature offering you the inside scoop on quirky Bend history and offbeat trivia. There’s a reason you don’t hear much about Bend’s big gold rush. That’s probably because it wasn’t so much a rush as a minor drip. On Friday, … Continue reading

Wanna go swill gin in a cave?

Welcome to your fourth edition of Mind Bend-ers, a special feature offering you the inside scoop on quirky Bend history and offbeat trivia. We all know Bend is a beer town, but that wasn’t always the case. In 1844, Oregon Territory banned alcoholic beverages—something many regard as the first prohibition … Continue reading