Bend locals have countless ways to hug and protect this place we all love. We pack litter out of fragile forests, and we’re experts at finding the next great hiking spot when the parking lot’s full at the first trailhead. In a nutshell, we know how to keep Bend…well, special.
Even if you’re vacationing in Bend, we want you to feel at home. A home where you smile at strangers and grab a baggie when Spot drops a log on the lawn. From hints on navigating Bend’s roundabouts (weird, right?) to insider tips on packing the right gear, you’ll find oodles of info on our Visit Like a Local pages. Learn how to experience Bend like locals do, including your new custom forehead tattoo of the Leave No Trace code of ethics.
With COVID-19 turning life upside down, Bend shops and restaurants are following strict safety protocols to help keep you healthy. It’s the Bend way to look out for one another, and we thank you for doing your part.
Want to take things to the next level in your quest to leave Bend better than you found it? Take The Bend Pledge and we’ll enter you in a drawing for an epic Bend vacation.
And if you’re out there on the trails and tempted to try some of our tips, share your memories on social media with the hashtag #visitlikealocal. You might earn a prize, and you’ll feel like a million bucks doing your part to keep Bend beautiful.