Bend was originally called Farewell Bend because it was here that travelers over the pioneer roads had their last view of the river. Bend is almost at the geographic center of Oregon. It is the most populated city in central Oregon. To the east of Bend is high desert vegetation and to the west are U.S. Forest Service lands. Recreational activities include mountain biking, hiking, rafting, golfing, fishing, rock climbing, camping, downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling and sightseeing. In 2005, Bend was the sixth fastest growing city in the nation.
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Bend Chamber of Commerce
Visitor, business and relocation information. Includes events, business directory and resources, membership information and recreational activities.
Central Oregon Environmental Center
Community center for environmental education and action with information on over 36 regional organizations. Includes events, programs, staff profiles, membership and volunteer information.
City of Bend, Oregon
Offers information on city government, services, districts, business development, and departments. Includes news, events and resource links.
Deschutes Basin Land Trust
Private, 501 c-3 land conservation organization protects special lands in the Deschutes Basin. Includes org profile, projects, staff, maps, events, news, links and ways to help.
Creates long-term mitigation strategies to reduce the risk of wildfires. Includes program information, membership and partners' lists and community wildfire protection plans.
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