Fall in love with Bend

This Oregon playground offers sun, snow, and storybook-sweet cottages. Here's where to go and what to do

Rachel Levin


Bend Brewing Co. 1019 N.W. Brooks St.; 541/383-1599.

Maragas Winery $5 tasting fee at the tasting room in town; 643 N.W. Colorado Ave.; 541/330-0919.

The Old Mill Martini Bar Outstanding tapas too. INFO: $$; 360 S.W. Powerhouse Dr.; 541/389-4900.

Portello Wine Cafe $; closed Sun; 2754 N.W. Crossing Dr.; 541/385-1777.


Bend WinterFest Truckloads of snow and fun come to the streets of Bend in February.

Deschutes River Trail Farewell Bend Park, off S.W. Reed Market Rd.; 541/389-7275.

Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort $56, rental package from $30; 20 miles west of Bend; 800/829-2442.

Virginia Meissner Sno-Park $5 parking pass sold at area sports shops; on Century Dr., 15 miles west of Bend; 541/585-2289.

Wanderlust Tours Naturalist-guided backcountry snowshoe tours. INFO: From $47 half-day, including rentals and transportation; 800/962-2862.

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