Bend, Oregon

Bend: The most populous city in Deschutes County, Oregon. It is located in the central part of the state. Bend is known for its many outdoor recreation opportunities, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Deschutes River and the High Desert Museum.


Bend is a city located in the county of Deschutes in the U.S. state of Oregon. Its population at the 2010 census was 76,639. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 101,886 inhabitants.

The city was created 118 years ago in 1904.

Bend is a city in Central Oregon, nestled on the eastern edge of the Cascade Mountain Range. With a population of around 101,000, it's the largest city in Central Oregon.

Outdoor Recreation Hub

Bend is best known as an outdoor recreational haven thanks to its proximity to numerous national forests, the Deschutes River, and mountain ranges including the Three Sisters. Popular activities include hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, rafting, and skiing at nearby Mount Bachelor. The city embraces its outdoor culture with hundreds of parks and trails.

Breweries and Dining

Bend has been nicknamed the "Beer City USA" thanks to its impressive craft beer scene. There are over 30 breweries in town, many offering tasty pub fare to pair with their drinks. The city also has a growing food scene with farm-to-table restaurants and food cart pods.

Economy and Growth

While tourism drives much of Bend's economy, tech and manufacturing are also growing sectors. The population has rapidly increased in recent decades, especially among retirees and remote workers drawn to the city's quality of life.

Bend continues to invest in infrastructure and development while aiming to maintain its reputation as an outdoor haven with a funky, laid-back vibe. It's this combination that makes the city a popular destination in Oregon.

Bend locator map
Location of Bend on Oregon map.

Quick Facts about Bend

Population : 101,886 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Oregon (United States)
County : Deschutes County
Different from : North Bend
Postal code : 97701
Phone Area Codes : 541
Named for : river bend
Altitude : 3,622 feet / 1104, 3623 meters
Capital city : Bend is capital of Deschutes County
Establishment : January 01, 1905 (118 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−08:00, Pacific Time Zone
Local time : 09:20:47 (7th December 2023)
Population growth : 24.78% (2010-2020)
Weather : 30℉ Light Rain Likely then Chance Rain And Snow 7-days weather
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Bend is located at 44°3'29"N 121°18'55"W (44.0581700, -121.3153100).

Bend map


Bend forecast: Rain likely before 4am, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. more

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The population of Bend increased by 24.78% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2000 52,029 - census
2010 76,639 32.11% census
2011 77,575 1.21% estimation process
2012 78,617 1.33% estimation process
2013 80,906 2.83% estimation process
2014 83,526 3.14% estimation process
2015 86,277 3.19% estimation process
2016 90,665 4.84% estimation process
2017 94,557 4.12% estimation process
2018 97,620 3.14% estimation process
2019 100,421 2.79% estimation process
2020 101,886 1.44% estimation process

Bend zip code is 97701. County name: Deschutes, County fips: 41017

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People born in Bend (34)

People born in Bend, including alpine skier Kiki Cutter, cross-country skier Morgan Arritola, alpine skier Tommy Ford, .


  • Kevin Francis (American alpine skier) he was born in 13/06/1982
  • William A. Niskanen (American economist) he was born in 13/03/1933
  • Shannon Bex (American musician) she was born in 22/03/1980
  • William Weigand (Catholic bishop) he was born in 23/05/1937
  • David Robinson (American cyclist, born 1983) he was born in 31/12/1983
  • Ian Boswell (American racing cyclist) he was born in 07/02/1991
  • Jere Gillis (professional ice hockey player) he was born in 18/01/1958
  • Ben Abernathy (editor)
  • Betsy Johnson (American politician) she was born in 12/01/1951
  • Byron Haines (American football player (1914-2008)) he was born in 30/11/1914
  • Doug Herland (American rower) he was born in 19/08/1951
  • Ellary Porterfield (American actress) she was born in 05/06/1989
  • Jed Weaver (American football player) he was born in 11/08/1976
  • Jason Keep (American basketball player) he was born in 09/05/1978
  • Keegan DeWitt (American musician) he was born in 08/04/1982
  • Lawney Reyes (American artist) he was born in 01/01/1931
  • Les Schwab (American businessman) he was born in 03/10/1917
  • Pat Cashman (American comedian) he was born in 16/09/1950

Schools in Bend

College & universities near Bend, OR

Code Name City ZIP
440828 Oregon State University-Cascades Campus Bend (OR) 97702
208318 Central Oregon Community College Bend (OR) 97703
459499 Sage School of Massage & Esthetics Bend (OR) 97703
209676 Phagans Central Oregon Beauty College Bend (OR) 97701

Stations (8)

Amtrak & bus stations near Bend, OR

Code Name Address Type
BND Hawthorne Intermodal Center 334 Hawthorne Avenue BUS
BDR Bend, OR 3075 North Business Highway 97 BUS
RED Redmond, Oregon 2456 South Highway 97 BUS
RDM Redmond Airport, Oregon 2300 Redmond Airport Way BUS
SUN Sunriver, Oregon One Center Drive BUS

Post offices near Bend

Post Office Name City ZIP
Bend Downtown Post Office Bend (OR) 97703
Bend Post Office Bend (OR) 97701
Bend Dcu Post Office Bend (OR) 97702
Sunriver Post Office Bend (OR) 97707
Redmond Post Office Redmond (OR) 97756

Other cities in Deschutes County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Deschutes County , OR.

City Name Population Title
Terrebonne 117,664 Census-designated place in Deschutes County, Oregon
Redmond 34,293 City in Oregon, USA
Deschutes River Woods 5,077 Unincorporated community in Oregon
Sisters 2,811 City in Oregon, USA
La Pine 1,960 City in Oregon, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Bend distances to largest Oregon cities