Sisters

The charming, western-themed town of Sisters Oregon is located on the east side of the Cascade Mountains in Central Oregon. Sisters is just 20 miles west of both Bend, Oregon and Redmond, Oregon. According to National Geographic Magazine: “Sisters, Oregon is often chalked up just as a small cow-town. But set as it is against the 4,817-foot Santiam Pass surrounded by peaks, rivers and forests, we see Sisters for what it really is: a mecca of hiking, rafting, road-cycling, and mountain-biking in the summer and skiing in the winter. ”

The residents of Sisters, Oregon are determined to maintain the quaint, intimate village feel of the area, even as the town’s fame grows with the thousands of people moving into Central Oregon every year. Sisters is unique in that, for the most part, major nationwide food and lodging chains do not choke out the historic feel of the town. Again, city planners and long time residents aim to preserve the current appeal of Sisters, which features not only stunning mountain views, but also a welcoming, small town atmosphere that demonstrates an appreciation for arts, music, and the finer things in life, including annual nationally-acclaimed rodeos and an annual quilt show, drawing in tourists worldwide. If you haven’t seen Sisters, Oregon, you should!

Sisters, Oregon - Stats at a Glance
Elevation:3200’
Population (July 2008) 1,875
Median Resident Age38.8 (2000)
Estimated Median Hh Income (2007) NA
Median single family home price (YTD thru Dec 2008)$367,450
Average household size2.41 (2000)
Property Tax Rate 2007/2008$2,6417 per $1000 assessed value
Assessed Value 2008$271,205,652
Telecommunications InfrastructureBendBroadband, Qwest
Major Private Employers
Black Butte Ranch, Metabolic Maintenance, O'Keeffe's Working Hand Creme, Ray's Grocery Store, FivePine Lodge & Conference Center
Top 5 Deschutes County Taxpayers in 2008-09 (in order)Cascade Natural Gas Corp., Qwest Corp., Gas Transmission Northwest Corp., PacifiCorp (PP&L), Pronghorn Investors LLC
Sisters, 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 Sisters (City Hall)
541-549-6022
520 E. Cascade Avenue, PO Box 39, Sisters, OR 97759
Deschutes County (Administrative Offices)541-388-6570
1300 NW Wall St., Bend OR 97701
Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce541-549-0251
291 E. Main Avenue, P.O. Box 430 Sisters OR 97759
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 Nugget Newspaper541-549-9941
P.O. Box 698, Sisters OR 97759
Sisters Eagle Air, Inc. (Airport)541-549-6011
PO Box 507, Sisters OR 97759