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Living in Bend, Oregon:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Bend, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked six people living in Bend what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Bend, Oregon, is quickly increasing in popularity due to the plethora of outdoor activities; such as hiking, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, camping, kayaking, bicycling, etc. Bend has quickly developed a new niche in the beer and kombucha brewing and offers many different breweries for tasting. The best part is that we actually get to experience all fours seasons.

Bend, Oregon, is located in the center or Oregon, otherwise known as the High Desert. Unlike the rest of Oregon, Bend is famous for its sunny days and clear skies. There is a plethora of winter and summer activities for locals and tourist alike. Popular winter sports include skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor, while summertime invites mountain biking and floating the Deschutes River.

Moving to Bend, Oregon can be a challenge. You should have a minimum of $10,000 saved for the move to cover rent, deposit, and for any unexpected expenses that may occur when you arrive. Also, if exploring the many trails and outdoor areas, make sure to go during the weekdays if possible. Weekends during peak season can be very crowded.

Summer, says: 2020

the Deschutes River has a lot of paddle boarders on it during summer. They should also know that we have a high average housing cost, that there are a lot of remote workers living in Bend, that we are a nature mecca, and that we have the most microbreweries for our size per capita nationwide.

Evelyn, says: 2020

Bend is a small city in Central Oregon of about 100,000 people. It has a high desert climate with four distinct seasons. The area has a wide range of outdoor activities including skiing in winter, mountain biking most of the year and water sports in summer. Tourism is one of the main industries although there is also a growing branch of Oregon State University and Central Oregon Community College.

Danielle, says: 2020

Bend, Oregon, is a spectacularly beautiful city; the streets are wide, clean, well paved, and relatively free of congestion. The diverse downtown offers anything and everything an intelligent and curious resident could possibly want, but the most enchanting feature is the Deschutes River, bisecting the town. Where else can you enjoy city life minutes from rafting, kayaking, fishing, and swimming, with hiking trails stretching for miles?

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