Bend is changing. If you come visit, please be polite, remember, some of us live here.
Bend is full of wonderful things to do and see. We have exceptional recreational opportunities from skiing, snowboarding, rafting, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, brewery tours, distillery tours, top notch dining, paddle boarding, disc golf and just about any other activity you can think of. Did I mention dogs, we love dogs. Bend has almost as many dog parks as it does people parks.
The Deschutes River runs through the middle of town and we have breath taking view of the Cascade Mountain Range to the west of us. But if mountains aren't your thing, then just go 20 minutes east and you will be surrounded by 1000 year old Juniper trees in the Badlands.
Along with your friendly disposition, bring your wallet; Bend isn't cheap.