The Bend Pledge

Bring Your Best Self to Central Oregon

The Bend Pledge

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 Leave No Trace sticker sheet (seriously, they are really cool). You will also be entered to win a Bend vacation including lodging, meals, and activities. We draw one random name each quarter, so you’ve always got another chance to win.

  1. Smile, say please & thank you, give right-of-way, and simply slow down
  2. Adventure and explore in alignment with the principles of Leave No Trace — showing respect to the land, wildlife, and the people you share it with.
  3. Plan and prepare for your time on the trails, in the mountains and on the water.
  4. Walk more, drive less, and stick to established trails, routes, and parking areas.
  5. We must take care of the places that take care of us; we are all visitors here.