Enjoy over 200 craft beers along the Deschutes River
Enjoy more than 200 different craft beers along the Deschutes River
There might not be a better place in the country to fall in love with a new hazy IPA or rekindle the flames with a classic pale ale than the Bend Brewfest.
Central Oregon’s largest craft beer festival is set to welcome more than 70 breweries and cider makers August 15-17 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Craft beer hounds will have 200-plus different beers, ciders and wines to choose from at the 2019 Bend Brewfest, all against the backdrop of the Cascade mountains and the Deschutes River.
Known for featuring the most creative and innovative breweries in not just Oregon but the entire Pacific Northwest, the Bend Brewfest once again will host its X-Tap program dedicated to small batch and specialty beers. There’s typically only one keg of each X-Tap beer and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Anticipated highlights from this year’s X-Tap include Fremont’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark: Coffee Edition; pFriem’s La Muse, a Lambic-inspired with Oregon Marionberries and Black Cap Raspberries; and Sunriver Brewing’s Mi Casa es Su Casa Mexican Mocha Barrel Aged Blend.
Set in the heart of one of the nation’s most influential craft brew communities, the Bend Brewfest serves as the perfect trailhead for adventurous beer lovers. GoodLife, Crux, Deschutes, Sunriver, Bend Brewing, Immersion, Avid Cider and other breweries and cider houses are all within walking distance of the Bend Brewfest. Bend is also home to The Bend Ale Trail, the largest beer trail in the West, and stellar tap rooms like the Broken Top Bottle Shop and Platypus Pub.
Tasting packages that include a mug and tasting tokens start at $20. The Bend Brewfest runs from 4 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, August 15 and from noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, August 16-17.
Enjoy over 200 craft beers along the Deschutes River
The Bend Elks Baseball Club is a collegiate summer wood bat baseball team. The Bend Elks have some of the best college players from all levels who come to play from June – August. Come catch a game of the true American pass time.
Tickets start at $6 for most games. Don’t forget our Free Kid Wednesdays or $2 Tuesdays! Season tickets, group rates and facility rental area options are available, please contact us at 541-312-9259 for more details.
Visiting Central Oregon year round? Come check out The Bend Elks Baseball Club indoor training facility, including 5 full size batting cages featuring 3 pitching machines. We also have a fully stocked baseball pro-shop for all your baseball and softball needs. Performance training and physical therapy also provided, please contact 541-312-9259 for more information.
The Bend Summer Festival is located in the beautiful, charming downtown area of Bend, Oregon in July each year. Minnesota Street becomes the hub for gourmet artisans from the Pacific Northwest to sip, graze and absorb the best free live jazz in Oregon! We pair a stellar line up of jazz musicians with world-class wines from Oregon, salts, oils, spices, exotic prepared food and more. Learn how to complement your foodie repertoire from the source, on the street, and with friends.
Located on Oregon Street between Bond St. & Lava Rd.
Enjoy two days of family fun at the First Interstate Bank Bend Summer Festival. Bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, kids activities and more!
Saturday & Sunday | Wall Street between Oregon & Franklin
Stroll through the more than 100 fine artists and craftspeople as they fill the street with their handwork, design and artistry. Traveling to Bend from all over the state, region and country, these fine artists bring color and life to the First Interstate Bank Bend Summer Festival! A sampling of this year’s artists bringing pottery, photography, fiber arts and clothing, 2D fine art, 3D fine art and sculpture, home and garden adornments, jewelry and more.
Our team travels the globe looking for unique art vendors (traditional, musical and culinary) who can bring “heart and soul” and a rich experience to our arts and crafts festivals and music events throughout Central Oregon. If you are an artist, craftsperson or restaurateur, check out our website
The Bend Summer Festival is located in the beautiful, charming downtown area of Bend, Oregon in July each year. Minnesota Street becomes the hub for gourmet artisans from the Pacific Northwest to sip, graze and absorb the best free live jazz in Oregon! We pair a stellar line up of jazz musicians with world-class wines from […]
The BendFilm Festival, coming soon on October 6-9, transforms our recreational haven into a town obsessed with independent films and those who make them. Film-loving citizens and visitors gather in movie theaters, lecture halls, music rooms and event spaces to behold the wonderful work of talented independent filmmakers.
And the filmmakers that travel to the fest? They delight in our collective embrace as we treat them like royalty. In return, they enrich our festival experience with their insight, creativity and passion, which they share generously at post-screening Q&As, panel discussions, parties and wherever they go.
Our event offers much more than marathon film watching; Bend is intoxicated with the overwhelming presence of cinema. Day and night, the energy is palpable. Everyone you see on the sidewalks, in the restaurants, at the bars—makes, loves or has an opinion about… film. The many serendipitous encounters, between fellow pass-holders and with our beloved filmmakers, generate lively exchanges, inspired connections and memorable moments for all.
Cascade Relays is a small, family-run business with the mission to provide exceptional race experiences. There are lots of relays to choose from, but Cascade Relays races are different. We are a small, family-run business with the mission to provide exceptional race experiences, while supporting the communities we run through. We prioritize rural courses, local vendors & businesses, personal relationships and supporting local non-profits. You’ll get to know your Race Directors – Scott & Carrie Douglass – through communication throughout the year and out on the race course. Our staff and volunteers embody the spirit of our company – safety, fun and competition. Join the CLRG family!
Cascade Relays is a small, family-run business based in Bend, Oregon. Founders Scott and Carrie Douglass grew up in Bend, met in 6th grade and eventually married five days before the inaugural Cascade Lakes Relay in August 2008. Working closely together, Scott & Carrie are focused on the Cascade Relays Family, including the loyal participants, dedicated staff and volunteers, and local communities that contribute to the success of Cascade Relays events.
Cascade Relays currently produces the Cascade Lakes Relay and The Beer Chase Series – with local one-day relays in Bend, San Diego, and Boulder.
One day, one van, six friends, twelve legs, 12-20 craft breweries hosting exchange points where runners sample their amazing craft. Seriously, what could be better? Join us for a Beer Chase near you, and let us know where you’d like to see Cascade Relays host the next Bend Beer Chase!
The Cascade Relays Foundation supports local non-profits, school groups, and community organizations in the communities our events travel through. Cascade Relays has directly donated over $300,000 to local nonprofits and community groups since its founding in 2008. In 2017, The Cascade Relays Foundation granted $65,000 to partnering charities.
Scott and Carrie Douglass, co-founders of Cascade Relays, announced the formation of the Cascade Relays Foundation in November 2016. The Foundation allows Cascade Relays to continue supporting nonprofits in the communities along its Cascade Lakes Relays, Bend Beer Chase, Centennial Beer Chase, and San Diego Beer Chase course routes. Cascade Relays also provides pro-bono support and free equipment for several local nonprofit events throughout the year, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend Thanksgiving I Like Pie run, The Ronald McDonald House Stronger Together Walk, and TEDxBend.
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More than just a race…it’s a lifetime experience.
Join us for our inaugural year of the Cascadia Adventure Film Festival. Sept 5th-7th. We will celebrate the adventures that push us to our limits, and help us forge a deeper connection to the natural world.
Cascadia Adventure Film Festival will showcase influential films that highlight the adventurous spirit that lives inside each of us — the films that get us stoked. We’re inspired by human-powered exploration and the values that keep the wilderness wild. It is through adventure that we discover who we are and what we can achieve. Adventure brings us closer to the natural world in our own backyard, and wherever we may go. So are you in?
4 SHOWS FEATURING INSPIRING ADVENTURE FILMS
CLIMBING — BIKING — TRAIL RUNNING — WATER
Celebrating Adventures That Push Us To Our Limits
Cork & Barrel Wine Event is an annual wine and food event series featuring a different wine region each year in Bend, Oregon. Wineries are paired with local and visiting chefs to create a tasting experience like no other in Central Oregon.
Cork & Barrel Wine Event is held annually in July at Broken Top Club and is proud to feature the winemakers of the West Coast.
On Friday and Saturday, Cork & Barrel Wine Event guests gather under sunny skies at Broken Top Club for an afternoon of top flight wine and food pairings. Saturday includes a five course gourmet dinner, paired with a choice of hand-selected wines by the featured wine region, or craft beers. Additionally, guests will enjoy a varied silent auction and thrilling live auction including wines from all over the world, exclusive travel experiences, unique dining opportunities and much more.
Included in the Cork & Barrel event are a number of local and regional guest chefs. The role of our guest chefs is to partner with wineries for exclusive winemaker dinners on the Thursday before the main event, and to provide small plates to pair with tasting wines during the reception portion of the Friday event.
A tightly limited number of more intimate winemakers’ dinners with our visiting wineries are held throughout Bend on the Thursday of the event.
All proceeds from Cork & Barrel benefit KIDS Center’s direct services for children and families impacted by child abuse. KIDS Center is a non-profit child abuse intervention center dedicated to the prevention, evaluation and treatment of child abuse.
Services include a head-to-toe medical exam, child friendly forensic interview, child & family therapy and family support services. These services are provided for more than 1,000 children, youth and families each year. KIDS Center is also a leader in child abuse prevention training and education providing the nationally acclaimed Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children training for adults throughout the region. Cork & Barrel is the signature fundraiser for this service.
The Crooked River Roundup and Fair Association brings two of the largest events to Prineville, Oregon every year. Thousands of people from all across the United States attend these events and many make the rodeo or the races their destination vacation!
The CRR is led by a board of volunteers who work hard to continue to make these events the success they are. Paired with local and national sponsors, the events continue to grow in popularity with the contestants and the fans.
Make Prineville YOUR destination this summer!
The Crooked River Roundup is a non-profit organization that is dependent upon local and national support to provide funding for two of the largest events in Crook County. We are offering new opportunities for businesses to be involved as sponsors. Whether you are new to giving or an old ‘hat’ at it, please click HERE to see what is new for this year.
The Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center is a 132-acre site located in Redmond, Oregon. It is placed strategically at the hub of the tri-county area (Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook Counties) together known as Central Oregon. It is 15-minutes from Bend, the largest city; 20-minutes from Prineville; 20-minutes from Sisters; 25-minutes from Madras; and 5-minutes from Redmond.
Our Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center facility is designed on a circular plot, standing at the center a person is never more than 300 yards from any one space. This Center Court is a beautiful location for any outdoor event, it features a showpiece water feature in a natural landscape setting on 3.65 acres, complete with beautifully manicured grass, ponds, cascading waterfall, and windmill. The view from our facility is unparalleled with a panorama of seven snowcapped mountain peaks that include, Mt. Bachelor, the Three Sisters; North, Middle and South, Brokentop and Mt. Jefferson. In the distance you will enjoy views of Smith Rock. A perimeter road gives easy access to the back of each building for easy load-in/load-out. The facility has a total of over 100 acres of parking.
Our facility site boasts up to 85% of the grounds beautifully manicured with landscaped lawns. Each lawn area can be rented exclusively by groups for a variety of events from Weddings, Picnics, Reunions, Car Shows, RV / Motorcycle Rallies, Animal Shows, Outdoor Trade shows, Vendors……. any event that can be placed outside will enjoy the lush green lawns.
The Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center also has high speed wireless access available from Bend Broadband. To view details, check out the Wireless FAQ.
The First Interstate Bank Center, a multi-purpose indoor arena, is the largest of the buildings that constitutes some 279,000 square feet of space under one roof. It can handle 7,800 for a concert, 4,000 for a rodeo and 5,000 for basketball; the building is capable of hosting virtually any kind of performance.
Five well- designed barns are at the heart of Deschutes Expo equestrian and livestock complex. Four barns are completely enclosed and one barn is covered. All barns are designed for multi-purpose use with blacktop flooring. Barns are equipped with drop-down electric plugs and plumbed with water for livestock. A total of 400 10×10 stalls of which 75 are permanent and 325 portable can be placed in the barns.
All spaces are designed for 10’x10’ stalls.
*Limited use October 1 through April 15
The High Desert Activity Center multi-purpose building complete with climate control,sound and restrooms. Its open floor plan offers 12,684 sq. ft of column free space.
Middle Sister is located within the Three Sisters Conference and Convention Center. It is the largest conference hall and measures 14,904 square feet. Surrounding the Middle Sister are four breakout rooms, East Lake, Elk, Eileen, and Doris, that can be configured in a variety of set-ups from a 19’x24’ area to a 19’x78’ setting.
South Sister is located within the Three Sisters Conference and Convention Center. It is adjoined by a hallway to Middle Sister and measures 9,416 square feet. Surrounding the South Sister are three breakout rooms, Tumalo, Sparks and Lava, that can be configured in a variety of set-ups from a 19’x27’ area to a 19’x54’ area.
The South Sister features power, telephone, and data connection in the floor on 20-foot squares. Built in sound system and wireless connectivity.
North Sister is located within the Three Sisters Conference and Convention Center and measures 9,416 square feet. Surrounding the North Sister are three breakout rooms, Ochoco, Haystack and Odell, that can be configured in a variety of set-ups from a 19’x29’ area to a 19’x69’ setting.
The North Sister features power, telephone, and data connection in the floor on 20-foot squares. Built in sound system and wireless connectivity.
Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards. Vineyard, Winery, Event Center (weddings, corporate events), Real Estate and Vacation Home. Wines are available for tasting in their newly remodeled tasting room, home sites that are available for purchase, vacation rental, and we have a wedding or event site that features master gardening landscaping.
Wine Tasting is available 7 days a week, with food and beverage options while you are enjoying the lovely scenery. Enjoy our delicious Wood-Fired pizzas, and our, delicious vineyard fare of light salads, meat, cheese and fruit, then finish it all off with one of our decadent desserts. Sunday Brunch is a local favorite and the perfect compliment to a relaxing Sunday afternoon.
Did you know that you could live near the vineyard? Yes that is true! Enjoy expansive farm, vineyard and mountain views from these unique, elevated lots nestled between Sisters and Redmond. Although Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards currently offer a beautiful 15-acre vineyard, there are opportunities to purchase lots in this private 1,800-acre valley, that will include a guest ranch and cottages, an amphitheater, a tournament ski lake, and many more attractions.
Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards estates has 7 lots, with sweeping views of the farm and vineyard below. Property is adjacent to BLM land, which provides easy access to endless outdoor activities. Incredible opportunity to build your dream home in a quiet, serene setting surrounded by views, wildlife, and some of the best grapes in Central Oregon. Future master plan for the award winning Faith, Hope & Charity Vineyard includes winery, large lake, amphitheater, and more. Vineyard estates will include access to all that FHC Vineyards has to offer.
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Wine Tasting, Events & Residential Lots For Purchase
This one-of-a kind Museum reveals the nature of things in the West’s High Desert through artful exhibits, alluring animals, engaging programs and meaningful history. Otters, porcupines, owls, oh my! Encounter wildlife up close at the High Desert Museum, explore the history and culture of this vast region and take in beautiful art.
The High Desert Museum is a cultural gem that has been inspiring families since 1982 and is consistently rated as a top Central Oregon attraction by Trip Advisor. With 135 acres and more than 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, it’s a “must see” for anyone traveling through the area.
Get a close-up of native wildlife, such as an otter, burrowing owl, porcupine and badger. Talk with historic characters who share the tales of early Oregon explorers and settlers. Visit an authentic homestead and sawmill from 1904. Experience a close flying encounter with owls, falcons, hawks and even a vulture. Learn about Native American culture and history and delight your children with one of many fun, hands-on programs that bring history and science to life.
The High Desert Museum is located just five minutes south of Bend, Oregon on Hwy 97 and includes a Museum store and café. Open every day except the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
High Desert Museum provides the perfect rental venue for a wonderfully memorable special event, whether it be a wedding, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, family reunion, anniversary party, corporate party, trade show or conference.
Weddings & Receptions
Begin your “happily ever after” with a wedding and reception in the serene setting of the High Desert Museum. There is simply no other place like it. Choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces, including exhibit halls, for your special day. From set up and tear down to rehearsals and attendants, our wedding package will address all your needs. We were voted the Best Museum or Arts Venue Outside Portland by Oregon Bride Magazine in 2017!
Hood Avenue Art Gallery is a premier art destination in Sisters, the wild west storefront town in Central Oregon. It includes a unique blend of contemporary and traditional fine art showcasing the work of 20 regional artists. They include exhibiting painters: Katherine Taylor, Winnie Givot, Kathleen Keliher, Patty Freeman-Martin and Joann Burgess. Also exhibiting are ceramics by Mitch and Michelle Deaderick and Tina Brockway, as well as jewelry designed by Elyse and Steven Douglas.
The art is reflective of the landscape and expression of the images, thoughts and sensations of the artists who interprets our unique High Desert culture. They are supported by a list of other talented artists, offering sculpture, fine woodwork, textiles, water features and metalwork.
The Hood Avenue Art Gallery displays its constantly rotating exhibits in a beautiful open space, allowing the viewer to participate in a sense of inspiration and creative conversation. Live music and refreshments help make every Fourth Friday of each month a classy experience. Hood Avenue Art presents a Spring Salon Series of performance art and literary discussion. Classes in fine art are available; more information is posted on our website, www.hoodavenueart.com.
Hood Avenue Art Gallery is located at 357 Hood Avenue, on the corner of Pine St and Hood Avenue in the Hood Avenue Art District in Sisters OR. Nestled at the base of the Cascade mountains, lakes, rivers, hiking trails and ski resorts offer visitors many outdoor adventures. Enjoy the friendly intimate setting at Hood Avenue Art Gallery while visiting with the artists that staff the Gallery. It provides a fun, informative day for the entire family.
Hood Avenue Art Gallery is a premier art destination in Sisters, the wild west storefront town in Central Oregon. It includes a unique blend of contemporary and traditional fine art showcasing the work of 20 regional artists. They include exhibiting painters: Katherine Taylor, Winnie Givot, Kathleen Keliher, Patty Freeman-Martin and Joann Burgess. Also exhibiting are […]
IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild is an outdoor concert series in stunning landscapes that showcase Oregon industry, history and culture. We bring a 9-foot Steinway grand piano to the middle of forests, fields, calderas and historical sites for classical music concerts. To meet the acoustical challenges of performing in the wild, music is transmitted via wireless headphones. No longer confined to seats, you can explore the landscape, wander through secret glens, lie in sunny meadows, and roam old growth forests. Event Schedule
In the spirit of the Works Progress Administration’s (WPA) Federal Music and Theatre Projects, which presented thousands of free concerts and plays in theaters, public spaces and parks across the country during the Depression, IN A LANDSCAPE events are offered primarily in rural communities for free or on a donation basis.
Classical pianist and native Oregonian Hunter Noack uses literature, visual art, dance, drama, and design to create a more dynamic classical music experience. Winner of the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, the coLABorate Award in London, Moritzburg Audience Prize in Germany, and director of numerous cross-arts collaborations in the U.S and Europe, NY’s Rising Star Piano Series calls Hunter “a true artist in a renaissance sense of the word.” Raised in Sunriver, Oregon and is now based in Portland, Oregon, Hunter most recently created “In a Landscape: Classical Music in the Wild” with government support from the Regional Arts & Culture Council, just as millions of Americans from 1935-1943 were hired by the U.S. Work Projects Administration (WPA). Timberline Lodge, one of the series’ seven venues, was built during this program. The WPA also employed over 40,000 musicians, artists, writers, actors and directors to complete individual cultural projects as part of the WPA’s Federal Project Number One. Seventy-some years later, “In a Landscape” is Hunter’s testimony to the possibilities for public benefit when society supports the visions and productions of individual artists.
Classical events near Bend and Sunriver, Oregon.
A Soundtrack To Your Outdoor Experience
KKB Events specializes in event logistics to connect people in memorable and engaging face-to-face, well organized gatherings. Our experienced staff located in Bend, Oregon embraces the details to create unique experiences through creative planning and flawless execution.
Consider our team your experts on the ground for the best activities, tours and events to engage your guests and leave them with lasting memories. Leave registration, hotel and transportation coordination to us, we love logistics.
We are focused on providing meeting and event planning services with the highest level of custom satisfaction – we will do everything we can to exceed your expectations. For more information, please email us or visit us at KKBEvents.com.
Oregon’s largest outdoor concert venue shines along the Deschutes
Built in 2001 and named in honor of one of Central Oregon’s most successful entrepreneurs – you might have bought tires from one of his stores – the Les Schwab Amphitheater has quickly become one of the premiere venues in the Pacific Northwest to see live music.
Located in Bend’s historic Old Mill District, the LSA boasts an all-grass infield and scenic views of the Cascade Range along the Deschutes River. The largest outdoor concert venue in the state, the Amphitheater can hold approximately 8,000 concertgoers. The LSA has drawn living legends such as Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Willie Nelson as well as artists who are shaping the sounds of their own generation like Jack Johnson, the Avett Brothers, The Roots and Brandi Carlile.
Nestled right in the heart of Bend, the Amphitheater also plays host to numerous community events. The Bend Brewfest is held every year at the Amphitheater during the third weekend of August and the classic Pole Pedal Paddle race – individuals and teams ski, bike, paddle and run their way from the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area into Bend – finishes in its infield. And in partnership with the North Pole, the Les Schwab Amphitheater welcomes Santa the day after Thanksgiving, providing landing ground for his helicopter before he is whisked away to SantaLand in the Old Mill District.
LOGE Entrada formerly known as Entrada Lodge is under new management with exciting new recreation and room remodeling on the way. We think it’s kismet that both of our names have versions of “Lodge” in them – ours is spelled the Dutch way, and pronounced just like “Lodge” – and we are excited to continue the tradition of making life-long friends who come back year after year!
Bend, on the sunny side of Oregon offers a year round playground! LOGE Entrada is the closest in-town property to Mt Bachelor, with a 20 min drive for your escape to the mountain, but only a 15 min bike ride to the breweries downtown! Our unique location puts you right on the connector trails to the popular “Phil’s Trail” for mountain biking or just strolling along the river. Whatever your activity of choice, Bend has it all! Rock climb, River Raft, Ski, Bike, Paddle…the list goes on!
LOGE Entrada is nestled on 30 acres of beautiful forested land adjoining the Deschutes National Forest, on the road to Mt. Bachelor. The 79 lodge-style rooms embrace the essence of Bend’s natural beauty, complete with amenities to ensure that guests’ needs will be catered to. Set amidst towering pines and stunning natural beauty, the LOGE Entrada has become a generational return spot, as well as a sought-out destination for people new to Central Oregon.
With cycling and hiking trails just outside the rooms, an outdoor seasonal swimming pool and large year-round spa, the Deschutes River a mere three-fourths of a mile away, views of Mt. Bachelor, and the world-renowned Tetherow Golf Course just across the road, Loge Entrada holds adventure in its backyard.
LOGE Camps, pronounced “Lodge”
We are a lot like you. We are surfers, climbers, bikers, skiers, creatives, builders. We love to travel, we love the outdoors and we believe community plays a huge role in both our lives and our adventures.
We travel to experience, discover, adventure, explore the unknown, find belonging, embrace discomfort, join a tribe, be a part of something bigger than ourselves, to live, to find our place.
Our goal is to create unique lodging experiences in the center of great outdoor recreation hubs that give you a place to connect with others, try out new gear, and see new places. Stay with us at LOGE Entrada and explore Bend, Oregon.
McMenamins Old St. Francis Pub is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the pub’s deep booths and original artwork make for a comfortable spot to linger over any meal. Set in the former Catholic school’s main building, the pub offers hearty pub fare, handcrafted ales brewed right downstairs in the onsite brewery and seasonal weekly specials.
On warm days, guests can sit in the outside courtyard to enjoy their food and drinks al fresco.
On crisp, cool evenings, the Fireside Bar at McMenamins Old St. Francis invites visitors (21 and over) in with a warming fire, cozy surroundings and a variety of ales, wines and spirits. A pool table offers the opportunity to take a shot or two and the pub menu means guests won’t get hungry while enjoying the friendly atmosphere.
The Fireside Bar is open late for those looking for a midnight snack or a handcrafted pint, wine or spirit.
Situated in the former Catholic schoolhouse’s former garage set back beyond the parking lot, O’Kanes McMenamins Old St. Francis offers guests a relaxed atmosphere and delightful area to dine on delicious pub fare or enjoy a pint of handcrafted ale.
O’Kanes’ McMenamins Old St. Francis cozy spaces are the perfect destination for friends in search of a welcoming atmosphere, lively conversation and good food. Stay inside during inclement weather or join the party outside around the fire pits during warm and cool months.
The Old St. Francis School, conveniently located in downtown Bend, was transformed from 1936 Catholic schoolhouse to, in 2004, a hotel complete with classrooms-turned-lodging rooms, a pub, brewery, a movie theater, private meeting/event space, live music bookings, and a fantastic soaking pool that beckons day travelers, shoppers, hikers, skiers and outdoor adventurers alike.
In 2016 we completed two additional buildings – the Art House & Ed house – bringing our total number of guestrooms to 60. Optional amenities include patios, suites and kitchenettes, but all rooms have their own bathrooms.
We honor the property’s former life by featuring extensive artwork that pays homage to the history of the school and the surrounding community. Photos, memorabilia, our artists’ renderings and students’ artwork adorn the walls, making the hotel a unique gallery of sorts. Take note of the unusual custom-made light fixtures and absolutely stunning tile mosaics that surround the soaking pool. And in the Art and Ed Houses, wander slowly to discover secret hallways, secret rooms and a secret bar!
Old St. Francis School allows pets on the side patios and in hotel rooms for a $15 fee.
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Historic campus hotel, brewpub, movie theater, soaking pool and more!
Nowhere epitomizes Bend’s transformation from a sleepy lumber town to a world-class travel destination like the Old Mill District.
Once home to two of the largest ponderosa pine sawmill operations on the plant, the Old Mill District now boasts more than 55 restaurants, shops, art galleries and boutique fitness studios nestled alongside the Deschutes River. Paved running and bike paths hug both sides of the river – the trails are part of the larger Deschutes River Trail network – making the area popular with both visitors and locals alike.
While shopping and dining options anchor the Old Mill District on the east side of the Deschutes – the area has an eclectic mix of local, regional and national retail shops – the west side of the river is highlighted by the scenic Les Schwab Amphitheater. The state’s largest outdoor concert venue, the LSA plays host to more than a dozen shows each summer, drawing acts as large as Paul Simon, Jack Johnson and the Dave Matthews Band and as diverse as The Roots, the Avett Brothers and Tenacious D. Approximately 8,000 fans can fit into the amphitheater, which features an all-grass infield and spectacular views of the Cascade Range to the west.
Runners and cyclists aren’t the only outdoor enthusiasts to take advantage of the Old Mill District’s charms. A small armada of floaters, kayakers and canoers can usually be found on the Deschutes during the summer and fall months as they make their way down to the new Bend Whitewater Park.
History buffs can take pleasure in the various buildings and former sawmill equipment the Old Mill District has restored and upcycled. Eleven original buildings still sit within the district, including the mill’s former powerhouse and its three iconic smokestacks. Additionally, interpretive panels throughout the district mark areas of significant historical importance.
With its location right in the heart of Bend, the Old Mill District also holds numerous community events throughout the year. The Bend Brewfest is scheduled for the third weekend of August every summer in the Les Schwab Amphitheater, OSU-Cascades holds its graduation at the Amphitheater every June, and Santa flies into the Old Mill District the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Riverside restaurants, trails, shops & shows. Bend is here.
Smith Rock Ranch is a Central Oregon favorite for celebrating the fall harvest season. Operating as a regular farm throughout the year, during October the Ranch opens to the public each Saturday and Sunday so guests can enjoy fun activities that include Pumpkin Picking, Zoo Train Rides, Petting Zoo, Archery Shoot, Miniature Golf, Farmer’s Market, Pumpkin Cannon Shoot, plus live entertainment and great food booths. Visitors can also challenge themselves to make their way through the paths of The Amazing Maize, a 7 acre corn field complete with bridges and spectacular views.
Smith Rock Ranch is also available for private parties and school or group field trips.
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Offering a variety of ranch activities for both adults and kids in Terrebonne
Sunriver Art Fair is a three-day juried Art Fair takes place in the Village at Sunriver each August and features over 70 artist booths exhibiting art in 11 different mediums: ceramics, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, gourd art, woodwork, metalwork and mixed media. The artists are coming from as far away as the east coast and right here in the Pacific Northwest.
While browsing the Sunriver Art Fair artist booths, attendees can also enjoy professional entertainment on the stage, including music in jazz, country, classic rock, swing and easy listening. After grabbing dinner at one of the many local restaurants, join in the fun at the Saturday Night Street Dance – a great finish to a day of art and entertainment!
The Sunriver Art Fair is ranked as the #1 Favorite Small Town Art Fair and one of America’s Top 50 Best Art Fairs in 2016! The event is sponsored by the Sunriver Women’s Club with all net proceeds supporting nonprofits for arts, education and families in Central Oregon.
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Sunriver Art Fair, Sunriver, OR – August 9-11, 2019
The Sunriver Art Fair is a year in the planning involving more than 140 volunteers of the Sunriver Women’s Club, held in the Village at Sunriver. “Consistently stunning array of fine art, price points are appropriate, and it’s located in a picturesque setting within the heart of Central Oregon, located in a high desert resort with beautiful views and wonderful family activities.” “Level of artist talent is high. High caliber event, well run, something for everyone!”
#1 Favorite Small Town Art Fair & Voted in Top 50 USA Art Fairs
The Sunriver Music Festival brings premier classical music to the historic Great Hall in Sunriver each August for two weeks of concerts, master classes, music workshops, family concerts, free concerts and rehearsals. The Fireside Concert Series kicks off in November featuring top-notch soloists and ensembles throughout the winter months. Tickets: 541-593-9310
Quality performances of classical music and youth educational programs
The Sunriver Women’s Club is a non-profit community service organization. Our mission is to engage in philanthropic endeavors while providing social and community enrichment to our members and our neighbors in southern Deschutes County.
The Sunriver Women’s Club offers fellowship and recreational activities while promoting charitable and educational grants. Many residents of south Deschutes County have significant needs for the basic necessities of food, shelter, clothing, health, education, and child development and care.
The goal of the Sunriver Women’s Club Philanthropy Program is to provide these basic necessities in south Deschutes County, improving lives and strengthening community. Annually the Sunriver Women’s Club (SRWC) raises funds to support their Philanthropy Program; funds accrue through membership fees, the Sunriver Art Fair, the Winter Gala, other fundraising activities, and member donations.
The Sunriver Art Fair is the number one fundraiser for the Sunriver Women’s Club. Held the second weekend in August, this three day event brings artists and visitors from across the country. The event includes juried artists, live music and a kid’s art center. Please contact: email@example.com
Charitable Fundraising & Community Service
The Village at Sunriver is located in the heart of Central Oregon, next to the World Class Sunriver Resort. The Village features exceptional dining, boutique shopping, groceries, a variety of real estate companies, recreation, bike and ski rentals, plus live entertainment and events. Come and enjoy the amenities that the Village at Sunriver offers!
The Village at Sunriver features unique dining options, and is the perfect place to relax and be entertained. You won’t be disappointed with our international cuisine from Portugal, Italy, France, Mexico, or a burger made from organic, local ingredients. Look forward to a full array of deserts for any sweet tooth. There are dining options for whatever mood you are in, all located in Sunriver’s beautiful alpine setting.
The Village at Sunriver features exceptional boutique shopping, stores, and art galleries all nestled in a spectacular alpine setting. You’ll find everything from Sunriver branded souvenirs & apparel to high performance sporting gear. When you are all “shopped out” be sure to sit and relax at one of many unique dining establishments and take in that fresh Central Oregon air.
Feeling adventurous or want to find that good fishing spot? In winter, the Village at Sunriver offers ice skating. Browse a wide array of outfitters and attractions all within walking distance. Rent a bike and ride on Sunriver’s 35+ miles of paved bike paths, or take the family for round of mini-golf, don’t forget hop onboard the villages’ new Alpine-Express Train. You’ll be sure to find an activity you’re in the mood for!
Located in the core of Sunriver featuring dining, shopping and more
Tumalo Lavender, located in the golden triangle just outside Bend, is home to 10,000 beautiful lavender plants with colors ranging from white to purple to pink. Owners, Gordon and Judy Knight, planted the first 1,000 test plants in 2006. Twenty different varieties now bloom profusely in the summer months with harvest beginning in mid September.
Angustfolia and X-intermedia lavender oil and hydrosol are distilled at the farm, which coincides with harvest of the lavender buds. We provide specialty propagation and year around field consultation. To date we have helped create and expand multiple lavender farms across the county. Fresh cut lavender can be enjoyed in the summer.
Our Vintage Market Place shop offers handcrafted lavender soaps, luscious lavender lotions, gourmet lavender infused jelly and honey as well as handcrafted neck paks, eye pillows and wonderful cake and scone mixes.
Tumalo Lavender pleasant scents can put you in a peaceful state of mind. The calming, fresh, unique fragrance of lavender is available in potpourris, buds, oils, handmade soap, lotions, lip balm, and hydro-mists and wreaths, all made at the farm and available in our marketplace.
Our wonderful dried lavender buds perfect for crafting, wedding favors or making your own potpourri and sachets. Provence and several English lavenders are also available for culinary use. Tumalo Lavender produces & distills the highest quality lavender essential oils. The oils are extracted by steam distillation at the farm. These highly concentrated and fragrant oils are aged for quality and are recognized, among other things, as being a natural antiseptic, insect repellent, as a help with migraines and to aid in relaxation.
Capture the aromatherapy benefits of a lavender mist created with essential oils. For cosmetic, industrial and personal ingredients of all kinds such as body spray, room mist, linen spray…wherever you need the fresh, delicately scented fragrance of lavender. You can order these and other products on-line. Credit Cards are accepted. We gladly ship UPS and FedEx.
Tour Tumalo Lavender: Gordon and Judy invite you to visit their greenhouse and view the fields of lavender. They offer 3” border plants or 1 gallon lavender plants for your garden. You will find lavender not only beautiful and sensory, but a practical choice for your garden. Lavender has a reputation for being notoriously non-palatable to deer. It is also considered a drought-tolerant plant and is easy to grow and manage.
The lavender is in full flower in mid-July and is at its peak for viewing and cutting. You can wander through the vibrant purple fields and take in the strong, sweet fragrance of lavender as you hand-cut your own bouquet.
This year, make a point of enjoying some relaxed time at Tumalo Lavender.
CONSULTING – Let Gordon help plot your future lavender field or area. We can give you ideas on soil preparation, irrigation expertise, weed mat installation and lavender plant suggestion. Call 541-419-9449 for specifics based on size of job.
Visit Tumalo Lavender in Bend, Oregon’s Drake Park Farmers Market on Wednesdays 3-7pm & Saturdays at NW Crossing Farmers Market 10am-2pm. Enjoy our fabulous fresh lavender lemonade, lavender shortbread cookies and lavender-lemon pound cake…all available to take home, too!
Directions to Tumalo Lavender
From Bend, take highway 20 West to Tumalo, turn Right onto Cook Ave in Tumalo; This road will turn into Cline Falls Highway. Go 2 miles N. turn left onto Connarn. The Farm is ½ mile on the left.