Explore Bend

Things to Do

WELCOME TO YOUR OUTDOOR PLAYGROUND

The beauty of Bend cannot be fully experienced in just one visit! Bend offers a wealth of activities and experiences to fit the interests and desires of any visitor. The Pine Ridge Inn’s convenient location gives guests easy access to everything that Bend has to offer. We are minutes away from downtown Bend and the Old Mill District, where you can experience some of the best dining, drinking, arts, and shopping in Central Oregon.  

Bend also boasts countless thrilling adventure activities year round. While Bend is well-known for its first-class biking, hiking, and skiing, there are many other adventures waiting just beneath the surface. Many people don’t know that a volcano the size of Rhode Island is located just south of Bend or that Bend is a haven for bird watchers. With over two dozen golf courses in the surrounding area, Bend has even been dubbed “the Palm Springs of the North.”

Come during the winter for amazing skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sno-parks, ice-skating, and even dog sledding trips. In addition, we are located just 20 minutes away from Mount Bachelor, a mecca for adventure sports. During the warmer months, come to Bend for unbeatable hiking, fishing, rock climbing at Smith Rock State Park, golfing, mountain and road biking, and horse riding. And of course, Bend is a perfect place to come and just take it easy: eat, drink, catch a concert at the Les Schwab amphitheater, or explore Bend’s ever-growing arts and culture scene. Bend’s news and culture weekly The Source is a great place for information on what to do, eat, or see during your time in Central Oregon. You can also check out the Pine Ridge Inn’s blog for in-depth, local takes on the Bend scene.


Hiking and Biking

Bend is an outdoor lover’s paradise, especially for hikers and cyclists. No matter your skill level, Bend offers countless beautiful and exhilarating ways to explore the natural wonders of Central Oregon.

Hike or bike to Tumalo Falls for breathtaking views of a 97-foot waterfall surrounded by lush pine trees and a crystal clear, glacier-fed creek. Tumalo Falls is a great place for hikers and cyclists of all levels.

Breweries

THERE’S A REASON WE’VE BEEN CALLED BREW TOWN

Craft beers are a huge part of Bend’s local culture; you haven’t truly experienced Bend until you have visited one or more of its excellent breweries. With offerings ranging from lagers and pale ales to IPAs and ports, Bend boasts more than enough delicious local microbrews to suit anyone’s taste.

Bring along the Pine Ridge Inn’s complimentary in-room Growler and fill it up wherever you go. Hit local favorites like Cascade Lakes Brewing, 10 Barrel Brewing, Goodlife Brewery, and Sunriver Brewery.

Deustches River

TAKE IN THE WILDLIFE AND BREATH TAKING LANDSCAPE

Rafting, kayaking, and paddleboarding…it’s all waiting for you on the Deschutes. The Pine Ridge Inn has easy access to this beautiful waterway, including the Deschutes River Trail. 

Feeling like a leisurely float down river? Reference this great resource from Visit Bend to float the river like a pro! Keep in mind, we are only a half mile trot from Riverbend Park along the South Canyon reach of the Deschutes River Trail.

Restaurants

VEGAN, LEBANESE, FAMILY FRIENDLY…WE’VE GOT IT

Bend’s thriving food scene is one of the reasons visitors keep coming back and locals stay for more. From traditional American fare to inventive Mexican, Middle Eastern, and Japanese cuisine, Bend will keep your taste buds satisfied for the length of your stay.

Arts and Shopping

The Pine Ridge Inn is located just minutes away from downtown Bend and The Old Mill District. Downtown Bend has the feel of an old town Main Street but offers a wealth of great shopping options, including records, vintage clothing, beauty products, books, home décor, and more. Many of the shops are owned by locals and sell only local Oregon goods. This is also where you will find art galleries like Red Chair and Mockingbird, vintage arcades, and a small classic movie theater. The Tin Pan Alley is also definitely worth strolling down if unique art is your thing. Use this map by Visit Bend to find this awesome collection of public art!

Local Events

JOIN THE FUN

Check out the Bend event calendar to find out what’s happening during your vacation and mark your calendar for the annual events that you’ll want to come back for later.

The High Desert Museum

One of Bend’s premiere tourist destinations, The High Desert Museum is dedicated to providing visitors with an in-depth and informative understanding of the history, culture, and geology of the North American High Desert. Featuring both indoor and outdoor exhibits on everything from the early settlers of the West to wildcats and birds of prey, the High Desert Museum is the perfect stop for curious travelers of all ages.