Central Oregon’s Winter Wonderland Details
Central Oregon’s winter days invite you to enjoy your favorite outdoor experience under clear blue skies and sunshine. You can count on experiencing the dry, deep powder on award-winning 1 Mt. Bachelor, boasting the fastest lift system in the Pacific Northwest and the driest snow in the Cascades from November to May.
Top that off with Nordic skiing and Mt. Bachelor’s Snowblast Tubing Park. With snowshoeing, snowmobiling and even dogsledding in the Deschutes National Forest, Central Oregon offers visitors a winter destination they will not soon forget.
Year-round, shopaholics can head to 2The Shops at The Old Mill for brand-name shopping (and don’t forget TAX-FREE). Bargain hunters – head to 3 Bend Factory Stores for premium outlet shopping. On the way to 4 downtown Bend, be sure to warm-up at 5 Maragas Winery’s tasting room on Colorado Avenue. Grab a bite of Smoked Salmon Salad or Mirror Pond Pasta at the historical 6Pine Tavern Restaurant, serving Central Oregon since 1936.
A day to relax at one of Central Oregon’s day spas should be on the agenda. Try the Oregon Hazelnut Body Scrub at 7Sunriver Resort’s Sage Springs Spa; Green Tea Milk Bath at 8Jinsei Spa in Bend; or a Hot Stone Massage at 8 Shibui Spa in Sisters.
Convenient commercial air service to Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) from the city of Portland, Oregon’s gateway city, make this high desert paradise accessible. Direct flights are also available from Seattle, Washington; San Francisco; California; Los Angeles, California; Salt Lake City, Utah and Las Vegas, Nevada. Car rental and shuttle service available.
By car, Bend, the heart of Central Oregon, is approximately 161 miles (259.1 km) from Portland (3.5 hour drive). From San Francisco, California, Bend is approximately 500 miles (804.6 km) and a 9 hour drive.
Accommodations, Restaurants, and Attractions:
A Shilo Inn Suites – 3105 OB Riley Road, Bend
B Sunriver Resort – One Center Drive, Sunriver
C Seventh Mountain Resort – 18575 SW Century Drive, Bend
D McMenamin’s Old St. Francis School – 700 Bond Street, Bend
E Apenglow Café – 1133 NW Wall Street, Suite 100, Bend
F Bendistillery –850 NW Brooks Street, Bend
G Blacksmith Restaurant – 211 NW Greenwood Avenue, Bend
H Deschutes Brewery – 1044 NW Bond Street, Bend
I Meadows at Sunriver Resort – Main Lodge at Sunriver Resort, One Center Drive, Sunriver
J The High Desert Museum – 59800 S Highway 97, Bend
K Central Oregon Adventures
M Oregon Trail of Dreams
N Hoodoo Mountain Resort