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Things to do in Deschutes River

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“The monoliths at Smith Rock are a must-see and for the avid rock climber a must-climb. Great for hiker, too.The huckleberry ice cream is a must-have in the summer months. Beautiful all year round and just 10 miles from Eagle Crest.”
  • 172 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Old Mill is an outdoor shopping mall with the epicenter being the Old Mill, which is now occupied by REI. You can shop, eat, wine taste, watch a movie or just stroll the Deschutes River. Path is stroller friendly. ”
  • 136 locals recommend
Museum
“Great natural history museum with rotating exhibits, wildlife habitats and shows in summer. Cafe. Gift shop.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Lodging
“Even if snow sports aren’t your thing, spend a relaxing day exploring & relaxing in the historic Timberline Lodge, the famous site of the filming of the classic movie The Shining.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Global cuisine with a unique menu in Bend. Great selection of a variety of different plates. Food is super flavorful. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Don't leave town without trying their famous farmhouse brew! It's simply Amazing! ”
  • 100 locals recommend
Brewery
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“There are two locations (East & West), both equally delicious! Bend is packed with local breweries and is a short drive from 7 Cottonwood. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Deschutes Brewery is the grand-daddy of them all. Many of the brew-masters that founded breweries in Central Oregon got their start at Deschutes. They make some really great beers, and the food they serve at the pub is excellent as well.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Ski and Snowboard your day away. Bring your winter clothes and rent some gear! Lessons, food, drinks and fun!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Anytime we have friends or family visiting this is our #1 stop. Several bars, restaurants, soaking pool, secret rooms and hidden bars all situated at an old catholic school .... You will not get bored here! ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Cajun influenced American menu. Great wine list and full bar. In Downtown and always busy. ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“One of the best breakfast/brunch spots in Bend. This place is very popular, so be prepared to wait if you go during peak brunch hours.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Café
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“Awesome beer selection and fantastic pizzas, sandwiches, pasta and salads. Northwest cuisine. Near downtown and Old Mill. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“A favorite breakfast and lunch space, check out one of their famous bloody mary's!”
  • 53 locals recommend
Rest Area
“Iconic mountain; about an hour drive for all year long family friendly outdoor events. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“great 360 views of all the mountains around! start at the bottom below and hike to the top or drive up for a gorgeous sunset view! must see!”
  • 62 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Centre
“Old Mill is an outdoor shopping mall with the epicenter being the Old Mill, which is now occupied by REI. You can shop, eat, wine taste, watch a movie or just stroll the Deschutes River. Path is stroller friendly. ”
  • 136 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Global cuisine with a unique menu in Bend. Great selection of a variety of different plates. Food is super flavorful. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Brewery
“Don't leave town without trying their famous farmhouse brew! It's simply Amazing! ”
  • 100 locals recommend
Brewery
“There are two locations (East & West), both equally delicious! Bend is packed with local breweries and is a short drive from 7 Cottonwood. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Brewery
“Deschutes Brewery is the grand-daddy of them all. Many of the brew-masters that founded breweries in Central Oregon got their start at Deschutes. They make some really great beers, and the food they serve at the pub is excellent as well.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Brewery
“Anytime we have friends or family visiting this is our #1 stop. Several bars, restaurants, soaking pool, secret rooms and hidden bars all situated at an old catholic school .... You will not get bored here! ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Lounge
“Cajun influenced American menu. Great wine list and full bar. In Downtown and always busy. ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“One of the best breakfast/brunch spots in Bend. This place is very popular, so be prepared to wait if you go during peak brunch hours.”
  • 64 locals recommend

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