Bend Relocation Guide

Bend is the county seat of Deschutes County, Oregon, and the principal city of the Bend, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area. Bend is Central Oregon’s largest city, and, despite its modest size, is the de facto metropolis of the region, owing to the low population density of that area. The population of Bend, Oregon was 76,693 at the time of the 2010 US Census.

Bend’s metro population was estimated at 170,705 as of July 1, 2009. The Bend MSA is the 5th largest metropolitan area in Oregon.

Bend is located on the eastern edge of the Cascade Range along the Deschutes River. Here the Ponderosa Pine forest transitions into the high desert, characterized by arid land, junipers, sagebrush, and bitter-brush. Originally a crossing point on the river, settlement began in the early 1900s. Bend was incorporated as a city in 1905. Economically, it started as a logging town but is now identified as a gateway for many outdoor sports, including mountain biking, fishing, hiking, camping, rock climbing, white-water rafting, skiing, and golf.

For more about relocating to Bend, Oregon visit…

City of Bend Online
Bend, Oregon’s official website.

Bend Chamber of Commerce
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