City & Culture
Population: 91,122 (2016)
Elevation: 3,623 feet (1,104 m)
Once a small logging town nestled in the Eastern Cascades, Bend is now a mecca for beer and outdoor enthusiasts alike, not to mention those looking to slow down and enjoy a more laid back lifestyle. This little High Desert town in the middle Oregon has a total vibe of its own (and it’s very contagious), marking itself as a must stop on any Pacific Northwest roadtrip.
One of the reasons we decided this little house would make a perfect vacation home was that it was located right in the middle of all the best things in Bend, whether you’re here for the microbreweries or a weekend at the mountain, you’ll love being so close to everything.
RESTAURANTS, BREWERIES & COFFEE SHOPS
One of the perks of staying at Jefferson Millhouse is how easy it is to walk to world class beer, food and coffee. You are about a 2 minute walk from one of the best restaurants in town: Jackson’s corner; you’re also really close to breweries such as 10 Barrel, Crux, and Deschutes. Looking for coffee? Grab some Stumptown at Palate, head downtown to Lone Pine, or stop at Backporch on your way to the mountain.
You’re just a short walk away from quaint downtown shops suchs Jubelee, Hot Box Betty, Revolvr and outdoor gear shops like Patagonia and Foot Zone. We’re also close to the Old Mill District where you’ll find local clothing and jewelry shops such as Vanilla urban Threads and Nashelle as well as big box stores like REI, Victoria’s Secret and Banana Republic. Keep an eye out for pop up markets and festivals.
For a small town, Bend, Oregon attracts some of the biggest names in music including Jack Johnson, MGMT, and Modest Mouse to name a few: the Les Schwab Amphitheater certainly knows how to draw a crowd. Check out some of the smaller venues (with equally awesome line ups) such as McMenamins and the Century Center; or head to Drake Park in the summer for Munch and Music to listen to free music and devour local cuisine.
Need some help planning your vacation? Head to Visit Bend’s website for more information on Fly Fishing our horseback riding tours, concerts, festivals, museums and everything you could possibly imagine.