/
Close
Newsletters  | Mobile

Things to do in Bend + The Cascades

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Bend + The Cascades. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Bend + The Cascades attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Bend + The Cascades to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Bend + The Cascades.

  • Overview
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Things to do
  • Trips
  • Articles
  • Antler Arts

    Come for tree-trunk tables, antler chandeliers, and hand-carved rocking chairs; everything is crafted from local materials. More
  • Brian's Windsurfing & Kitesurfing

    Brian's Windsurfing & Kitesurfing can point you in the right direction, and hook you up with equipment and instruction. More
  • First Ascent

    The guides at First Ascent will teach you the ABCs of climbing on the dramatic spires of Smith Rock, located just north of town. More
  • Hood River Fruit Loop

    Stop along the 35-mile Hood River Fruit Loop, where farm stands sell homemade, fruit-filled pastries. More
  • Kiyokawa Family Orchards

    The history behind this farm, set in the lush Hood River Valley east of Portland, is part of its particular charm; it was established in 1951 by Ma... More
  • Mount Bachelor

    Don't leave Bend without visiting Mount Bachelor, which consistently tops ski bibles' lists of the finest peaks in the Northwest. In April, the pow... More
  • Mount Hood National Forest Headquarters

    Stop at the Mount Hood National Forest Headquarters to find out what’s blooming (depending on the month, you might see lupine, columbine, purple fo... More
  • Natural Migrations

  • Old Mill District

    Head to the Old Mill District, where there are vast outposts of REI and Helly Hansen, as well as one-off boutiques like Vanilla (should your needs ... More
  • Oregon Trail of Dreams

    Musher Jerry Scdoris leads daily dog-sledding excursions. More
  • Patient Angler

    Fly fisherman Peter Bowers, owner of the Patient Angler, swears that what he'll teach you in a 90-minute crash course would take you three years to... More
  • Sparrow Bakery

    The tiny café has a passionate following for its smoked-sea-salt bagels and its trademark “ocean rolls” (like a cinnamon roll, but with a cardamom ... More
  • Spinreel Dune Buggy Rentals

    Rent an ATV for the dunes. More
  • Sun Country Tours

    Sun Country Tours sends 20,000 people a year down the Big Eddy Thriller, a three-mile, roller coaster–like white-water stretch of the Deschutes Riv... More
  • Sunriver Observatory

    At 8 p.m., Bob Grossfeld, Sunriver's astronomer in residence, flicks a switch and retracts the roof of the Sunriver Observatory. Sidle up to one of... More

Explore things to do in Oregon for more options.

Advertisement

Sign Up


Connect With Travel + Leisure
  • Travel+Leisure
  • Tablet
  • Available devices

Already a subscriber?
Get FREE ACCESS to the digital edition


Advertisement


Advertisement

Advertisement

Marketplace