We Count Shopping as an Outdoor Activity
Shopping in Bend, Oregon
The hunt is on! Looking for that special something for that special someone? Or, perhaps you’re feeling a little self-indulgent. That’s okay because when you’re shopping in Bend, chances are good that you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for. You’ll have an incredible experience discovering a wide selection of locally made art, jewelry, and crafts. Or how about a new mountain bike? Add some time for shopping to your Bend bucket list so you can find whatever’s on your wishlist.
A chic, walkable, and easy to browse downtown offers an abundance of local and eclectic shops. Enjoy a pleasant afternoon of finding unexpected and delightful treasures you just can’t live without. From art galleries to clothing boutiques, bookstores, and gift shops, downtown Bend is full of must-haves.
And if you happen to be in town during the First Friday Art walk – you guessed it, it’s the first Friday of every month – enjoy the perfect evening of perusing local art, shopping, and supporting our small businesses.
The Old Mill District was the site of timber production for almost a century. In fact, the three towering smoke stacks – where REI currently resides – are a part of the original mill. Nowadays, the lumber and saws have been replaced with a gorgeous outdoor shopping area nestled along the Deschutes River, where you’ll find name-brand stores, boutiques, and restaurants.
From local arts and crafts, souvenir t-shirts, and magnets to the Bend Factory Stores and NorthWest Crossing, there are oodles of neighborhoods, businesses, and smiling sales staff to help you find the perfect gift. And don’t forget, Oregon has no sales tax. So why not buy that new mountain bike, kayak, and fly rod? You’re on vacation — indulge!