Oregon

Bend

Interesting
Bend
The Essential
Interesting
This city of 72,000 hugs the banks of the Deschutes River. The Three Sisters mountains (among the state's highest) and other snow-capped peaks provide a stirring backdrop to the west, with easy access to skiing, biking and rafting. This mountain getaway has cosmopolitan appeal, too. Early-20C downtown buildings house little boutiques and shops.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Bend

High Desert Museum
High Desert Museum
Bend
2:00
Newberry National Volcanic Monument in the Deschutes National Forest
Newberry National Volcanic Monument in the Deschutes National Forest
Bend
Pilot Butte State Park
Pilot Butte State Park
Bend
4:00
Lava Lands Visitor Center at Newberry National Volcanic Monument
Lava Lands Visitor Center at Newberry National Volcanic Monument
Bend
Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory
Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory
Sunriver
4:00
Drake Park
Drake Park
Bend
0:30