BEND, OREGON – Visitors to Bend often plan scenic adventures well in advance. For those that choose to “hit the ground running” (our favourite way to travel) we have put together a one day ultimate guide to fun, food, and adventure in Bend, enjoy!
Wake up in Bend
Get your morning “day of adventure and exploration” started with crafted coffee and local bakery yummies at Bellatazza, Thump, or Spoken Moto Coffee. Once you are highly caffeinated (and you will be), get ready for adventure because Bend has it all!
Round One – Adventure Time!
Big Mountain Heli Tours offers family friendly scenic helicopter flights to the Cascades and beyond. Discover snow-capped mountains ranges and The Old Mill from the air this morning. Then head on over to The Bend Tour Company and join a morning Segway Tour of the City, or join a mountain bike adventure in our stunning backcountry with Cog Wild Bike Tours. For those looking for something unique and interesting, join Wanderlust Tours on a cave adventure (yeah, we got caves here). Each one of these local tour companies offers multiple adventures to choose from so have fun selecting the right morning adventure for you!
Lunch of Champions
It’s noon and you are back in Bend, hungry, dusty, and just getting used to light again (that cave tour is awesome) so, where to eat? May we suggest a simply epic food cart tour at The Lot along with a local craft beer sample at their bar? Tuck into local pub grub at Deschutes Alehouse, enjoy amazing Thai downtown at Noi Thai, grab an epic sandwich at Plankers or stop for a two fisted burger at the Bend Burger Company. Lastly, you can get your roasted Lamb Shawarma on at Mazza Bistro!
Round Two – Adventure Time!
You didn’t think the morning adventures were it did you? Get ready for the main event as the summer heat of the day has reached it’s maximum and it’s time to get wet! Rent a kayak and SUP at Tumalo Creek Kayak and explore the Deschutes river by The Old Mill. Get wet and wild at the Big Eddy with Sun Country Rafting or rent a tube and float through town! With so many ways to get wet you’ll be cooled down in no time and enjoying the heat of the day in style!
Late Afternoon Cocktails and Sunset Scenic Tours
You’re back at your hotel and showered off, that’s a pretty nice start to your “epic day” in Bend. Nice start you say? You didn’t think your day was done yet, did you? This is Bend! Grab a craft cocktail and tasty local snack at The Dogwood, go south of the border at Barrio for drinks and tapas or sit by the river at The Pine Tavern sipping a local Chardonnay… and while you are there take a good look at the snowcapped mountains in the distance, see them? That’s where you’re going next! Join us for a sunset tour of Bend’s Cascade Range in a helicopter! You’ll be back in time for dinner in Bend, and we promise you dinner will be the very end of this exciting day!
Dinner in Bend, The End
Thanks to a slew of breweries and distilleries in Bend our town also offers an entire evening of exciting options so we rounded up some links to our favorite Bend bars and restaurants so YOU can choose. You really cannot go wrong with these last few hours in Bend. We suggest you sample three. Enjoy a tasty app at one, a yummy main course at the next, and finish with a delectable dessert at the last one.
We hope you have enjoyed this epic day, save room for tomorrow because it’s coming around in just a few hours from now and there are plenty more adventures to be had in our little mountain town!