Bend is a wonderful town -- truly a piece of Colorado in the Northwest. There's easy access by public transport from Portland or Eugene. It's one of the nicest, cleanest, safest places I have ever been. Deschutes and Bend Breweries both have great food and amazing beer.
Bend is a stellar place to be!
The town of Bend is great with first class slopes nearby and big city amenities with a small town feel. It's a touch of Colorado in the Pacific Northwest without the high prices. You can get here from Portland or Eugene by bus in about 3 hours. There also an Amtrak shuttle from a stop about an hour away.
Bend is an oasis for adventurists and backpackers of all kinds. It may be the best place to ski, hike, raft, and camp in all of the Northwest!
Bend is located in part of the Cascade Mountains and Cascade Lakes, and the city itself is best known for its natural beauty and activities. While staying in a Bend hostel, make sure you take advantage of all the city has to offer. Bend is home to Mount Bachelor, an excellent place for skiing and snowboarding. If you prefer hiking, try Pilot Butte, which is actually an extinct volcano (the United States only has three extinct volcanoes within city limits, and Pilot Butte is one of them). Rafting down Sun River is a surefire way to see the natural landscape that Bend offers. Bend also offers many locations that are ideal for biking and camping, such as Newberry National Volcanic Monument. For more relaxed activities, you can visit the Tower Theater, the High Desert Museum, or Deschutes Brewery.
While it is the largest city in Central Oregon, there are just now starting to be hostels in Bend. But you can guarantee that Bend hostels will reflect the city's ideals of friendly service and easy access to numerous activities and natural wonders. Bend is a great place for backpackers to visit, and it's easy to get there! Choose to take the highway, the bus, or fly in to the Bend Municipal Airport.
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