Bend

The largest city in Central Oregon, Bend is the commercial, recreation and social center of the tri-county region and also serves as the county seat of Deschutes County. It covers 32 square miles and sits at an elevation of 3,628 feet.

The geographical climate for Central Oregon is predominately High Desert. Summer temperatures range from an average high of 85 degrees Fahrenheit to a low of 44 degrees Fahrenheit. Average highs in winter are in the 40’s to lows in the 20’s. With only an average of 8 -15 inches of precipitation per year, Central Oregon’s warm days and cool nights appeal to many.

Bend has a deserved reputation for attracting lifestyle migrants – urban dwellers those who seek amenities typically associated with a larger metropolitan area but yearn for the recreational pursuits of the great outdoors, a beautiful setting, and an accessible community feeling. As such, the city attracts families and entrepreneurs from all of the West Coast metro areas and some from other major population centers. Many residents remark that for its population size, Bend has retained its small town atmosphere and ‘feels’ smaller than its actual size would suggest.

Bend’s lifestyle and quality workforce is a draw for many successful companies in the aviation, manufacturing, renewable energy, high-tech, and recreation equipment sectors. Companies like Breedlove Guitars, PV Powered, G5 Search Marketing, Deschutes Brewery and Bend Research provide solid employment and bring in vital traded-sector dollars to Bend’s economy.

Bend, Oregon - Stats at a Glance
ELEVATION3628’
AVERAGE ANNUAL PRECIPITATION12” +/-
BEND - POPULATION (2011)83,125
DESCHUTES COUNTY - POPULATION (2011)176,925
MEDIAN RESIDENT AGE37.3
ESTIMATED MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME$53,665
BEND MEDIAN SINGLE FAMILY HOME PRICE (2011)$220,000
AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE2.13
PROPERTY TAX RATE (2011/2012)$15.2272 PER $1,000
ASSESSED VALUE
ASSESSED VALUE (2012/2013)$17,820,526,479
TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTUREBendBroadband, BendTel, QWest, Quantum Communications, Rio Communications
TOP FIVE LARGEST EMPLOYERSSt. Charles Medical Center, Les Schwab, Mt. Bachelor, Wal-Mart, Bend Memorial Clinic
TOP FIVE DESHUTES COUNTY TAXPAYERSPacifiCorp (PP&L), Gas Transmission Northwest Corp., Cascade Natural Gas, Bend Cable Communications, Deschutes Brewery
Bend, Oregon Quick Links
Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) Roger Lee, Executive Director
541-388-3236
109 NW Greenwood Ave., Suite #102, Bend OR 97701
City of Bend (City Hall)
541-388-5505
710 NW Wall Street, Bend, Oregon 97701
Deschutes County (Administrative Offices)541-385-6570
1300 NW Wall St., Bend OR 97701
Bend Chamber of Commerce541-382-3221
777 NW Wall Street, Bend OR 97701
Work Source Oregon541-548-8196
2158 SE College Loop, Suite B, Redmond OR 97756
Oregon Employment Department Office541-388-6070
1645 NE Forbes Rd #100, Bend, OR 97701
The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC)541-548-8163
2363 SW Glacier Place, Redmond OR 97756
Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau877-245-8484
917 NW Harriman Street, Bend OR 97701
Central Oregon Visitors Association (COVA)800-800-8334
661 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 1301, Bend OR 97702
The Bulletin newspaper
541-382-1811
1777 SW Chandler Avenue, Bend, OR 97702
Cacade Business News541-388-5665
404 NE Norton Avenue, Bend OR 97701
Bend Airport541-389-0258
Physical Address: 63136 Powell Butte Hwy, Bend OR 97701
Mailing Address: PO Box 431, Bend OR 97709