The Visitor Center in Bend, OR

Digital Content Manager

Justin Keyes

Justin Keyes
About Justin

Justin is an East Tennessee native, who grew up with Great Smoky Mountains National Park in his backyard. He spends most of his time SUPing, exploring the trails, or roaming around on his bike.

As a University of Tennessee graduate, VOLunteerism is at the heart of everything he does. Justin’s passion for his community and accessibility to the arts can be seen through his work with nonprofits, international event planning, and tourism marketing.

Now in Bend, he and his partner are excited to explore the natural beauty and communities of Central Oregon with their two pups.

What’s Your Favorite Bend Adventure?

Hands down, exploring each of the unique lakes on the Cascade Lakes Highway.

What’s Your Favorite Dining Spot?

Currently, I am on a mission to rank the top locations to order an Old Fashioned in Bend…Stay tuned.

Best Piece Of Advice For First Time Visitors To Bend?

Take your time! Go with the flow and tear up an itinerary in favor of spontaneity.Enjoy the little moments in the forests, watch the wind blow across the lakes, and pause in the afternoon to watch the sunset color the sky. Your adventure in Bend will be filled with plenty of BIG moments—don’t overlook the small ones.