The Visitor Center in Bend, OR

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Todd Montgomery

Todd Montgomery
About Todd
Todd has worked in the travel industry for over 23 years, living in several world-class tourist destinations along the way. Todd started his career in the marketing department of Hyatt International. Subsequently, he worked for Starwood Hotels as Corporate Director of Revenue Management for Asia/Pacific. In 2006, he joined one of the largest pricing and analytics software companies in the world—PROS Pricing—as Director of Asia/Pacific. Currently, he is the Robin and Curt Baney Endowed Professor at Oregon State University in Bend and Program Lead for the school’s Hospitality Management Program.

What’s Your Favorite Bend Adventure?
So many options! But the one I love the most is taking a trail run on the Deschutes River. It’s close to town, convenient and absolutely stunning.

What’s Your Favorite Dining Spot?
I love Japanese food and Bend-O Bento is my favorite restaurant. It is by no means fancy, but it’s authentic in every way – from the food to the service. It was started by three Japanese women to raise money for Japan’s tsunami relief, but was so good, that customers asked them to keep it open as a business. It is only open for lunch during the week, so plan accordingly.

Best Piece Of Advice For First Time Visitors To Bend?
The fall season in Bend is just as good as summer and winter. Up until late November, the weather can still be great. Come hang out with the locals at the many festivals and outdoor adventures.