This small, but fast-growing, city in central Oregon is a good base for outdoor activities and skiing and hiking at nearby Mt Bachelor.
917 NW Harriman Street, Bend, OR 97701
Tel (541) 382 8048 or 877 245 8484
Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 10am-4pm
Greyhound buses stop at the Lava Lanes Bowling Center at 1555 Forbes Road. Central Oregon Breeze (website www.cobreeze.com) buses run between Bend and Portland with a stop at Portland Airport.
The Bend Area Transit System (tel (541) 322 5870; website www.ci.bend.or.us/bend_area_transit/) runs Bend's local bus service. A one-way fare is $1 and a one-day pass costs $2.
The High Desert Museum has exhibits about the art, culture and wildlife of Oregon's high desert. The museum is noted for its outdoor exhibits that include a recreated 1860s town.
59800 S Highway 97, Bend, OR 97702
Tel (541) 382 4754
Admission $15-18 (valid two days)
Open 9am-5pm daily