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Bend
Deschutes County, Oregon

ZipCodes
97701, 97702

Motto
"It's Far More Than Meets the Eye"



Page Contents for Bend, Oregon

Statistics & Facts

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Oregon state capital is Salem.
The population of Bend is approximately 55,080 2001, 76639 2010.
The approximate number of families is 9,004 1990, 31790 2010.
The amount of land area in Bend is 34.789 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.4 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bend to Washington DC is 2457 miles.
The distance to the Oregon state capital is 108 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bend is positioned 44.06 degrees north of the equator and 121.31 degrees west of the prime meridian.


History & History Related Items

Many early inhabitants of the area left petroglyphs, petrographs, obsidian projectile points and a few mortar and pestle pairs. Indians of several different tribes were early residents of the area. Trappers and explorers came in the early 1800's. Pioneers came into the Deschutes County area in the mid-1850's. Bend was settled in 1874, with its first post office opening in 1886. The townsite was surveyed in 1900 with the city of Bend incorporating in 1904. By 1911, the railroad had come to Bend. In 1915-16 two large sawmills came into town, the Shevlin-Hixon and the Brooks-Scanlon. Reid School, which is now the headquarters for the Deschutes County Historical Society
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The settling of Bend

1874

The incorporation of Bend

1904


Attractions

Skiing: Mt. Bachelor is one of the top ski resorts in the nation for quality of skiing, express lifts and customer service. No crowds, just fun. Come enjoy the six day lodges, runs of up to two miles in length and a vertical drop of 3,100 feet!
Golf; Exploring: More than a dozen parks and national forests with lakes, rivers, streams and trails await you. Smith Rock State Park offers world-class rock climbing. Lava Lands Visitors Center is fascinating education about the region's geology, and The High Desert Museum immerses visitors in culture and history.
Miles of thrills and rapis, ranging from Class 1 to Class 5, await rafters and kayakers nearby on the Deschutes River.

The High Desert Museum
59800 South Highway 97
Bend, Oregon 97702
PHone: 541 382-4754
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Bend City Government

City of Bend
63085 N. Hwy. 97
Bend Oregon 97701-5765
Phone: 1-541-382-3221 or 1-800-905-BEND 2363

Bend Historical Events

1917 - The famous Pilot Butte Inn building was built in 1917. It replaced the old Pilot Butte Inn which had been built in stages beginning about 1900. NW corner of Wall and Greenwood
1914 - The Reid School was used as an elementary school from 1914 until 1979 when it became a museum. 129 NW Idaho in Bend

Bend Chamber

Bend Chamber of Commerce
63085 N. Hwy. 97
Bend OR 97701
Phone: 541-382-3221
Fax: 541-385-9929
Toll-free: 800 905-BEND 2363

Bend Organizations

Bend Chamber of Commerce
63085 N. Hwy. 97
Bend OR 97701
Phone: 541-382-3221
Fax: 541-385-9929
Toll-free: 800 905-BEND 2363

Bend Schools

High Desert Middle School

Central Oregon Community College
Bend OR 97701
Phone: 541-383-7700 Bend

Miscellany

The population of Bend was:
1990 - 20,469
2000 - 52,029
2001 - 56,080

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