Welcome to the magical vortex

Spring activities in Bend, Oregon

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Welcome to the shoulder season

Want to know a secret? In springtime, Bend becomes a magical vortex.

It’s a mystical realm filled with blue skies and T-shirt weather in the same space as snowy ski slopes. A single day might bring perfect paddleboarding sunshine and the world’s most amazing moonlight snowshoe adventure.

Welcome to springtime in Bend, where you’re likely to start the day with a puffy jacket and end it with a t-shirt. The keys to success are layers and flexibility.

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Checking out wildflowers in the Oregon Badlands.

Take the Bend Pledge

Spending time in Central Oregon comes with the privilege and responsibility of bringing your best self, taking care of the places that take care of us, and taking care of each other.

Take the Bend Pledge and join us in our commitment to people and place, and leaving Bend better than you found it.

Once you take the Pledge, bring your confirmation email to the Visitor Center and pick up our sweet Leave No Trace sticker sheet.

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Leave No Trace sticker sheet