Kick-off the New Year in our favorite bustling mountain oasis. Historic Downtown Bend, established in 1903, is thriving with events, award-winning restaurants, unique boutiques, independent coffee shops, and luxurious spas and salons; welcome to visitors as they have been for over 100 years. Warm-up this January in one of our local establishments, or bundle up and head outside to experience the beauty and fresh air of central Oregon.  

 We are here for all New Year resolutions and intentions! Start the year off on the right foot, literally, by joining a local group on a FREE weekly run. Find several groups, times, and start locations to choose from every week around Downtown Bend.

Crack open that new planner and save the date:  

January 6 – Hoodoo’s Intervention 

6-8pm at Avid Cider Co.

FREE for all ages Between hitting the slopes, join locals and visitors for Hoodoo’s Intervention – a fun evening of Snow Trivia, Table Games, Contests, and Giveaways you won’t want to miss out on for a chance to win lift tickets, lodging, gear, skis, boards and more. Visit Bend for more information and directions. 

January 7 – Friday Art Walk – Downtown Bend

5-9pm, Downtown Bend 

On the first Friday of every month, hundreds of locals and visitors come together to celebrate art in our local shops and Downtown Bend establishments. Each business is celebrating in its unique way, and with you there, the evening is even better.  

January 27 – Cheers for Charity Onesie Pub Crawl in Downtown Bend  

4-9pm, check-in at the Commons Cafe & Taproom

Cheers for Charity

Grab your friends and head downtown Bend to discover new bars and drinks while fundraising to keep Downtown Bend thriving.  

How to pub crawl with your favorite locals:  

  • Purchase your $25 ticket
  • Wear your favorite onesie 
  • Check-in between 4-5pm at the Commons Cafe and Taproom 
  • Sift through your swag bag for the 2 included drink tickets  
  • Pub crawl until 8pm 
  • Enjoy special drinks at each local downtown bar 
  • Meet at The Capitol at 8pm for an award ceremony and afterparty!  

Giveaways and awards will be given for the: Best Onesie, Best Animal Sound, Best Animal Dance, Best Couples Onesies, and Best Group Onesies.  

Are you looking to start the New Year with some outdoor adventures 

Central Oregon is breathtakingly beautiful in the winter, with the glistening snow, the glassy lakes, and pines painting the landscape. In winter, experiencing central Oregon can be even more exciting than exploring during the summer. Hike and explore natural treasures at Smith Rock State Park, Paulina Lake Hot Springs, and Sahalie & Koosah Falls, plus many, many more outdoor winter adventures.

Bend is one of our favorite places on the planet, and we love sharing it with you; and hope you, too, will visit and fall in love with its beauty and splendor this new year!   Check out our blog page for more monthly tips and to-dos in beautiful Bend!

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