The Bend-Redmond area is pleased to host the Feast of Tabernacles again in 2012. Nestled in the pines of Central Oregon, Bend is the hub of the Cascade Mountains resort area—a truly millennial setting. Warm, sunny days and crisp, cool nights are typical autumn weather during the Festival season.
Central Oregon offers a wide range of family-oriented activities. The nationally acclaimed High Desert Museum features impressive indoor natural history exhibits and live outdoor animal programs. Newberry National Volcanic Monument offers views of interesting features of the area’s volcanic past, including a large lava cave to explore on foot. Crater Lake is within driving distance from the Bend-Redmond area.
Outdoor activities include sightseeing, hiking and biking trails, horseback riding, hay rides, rock climbing, caves to explore, agate and fossil hunting, fishing, canoeing, boating and whitewater rafting. Golfers will enjoy some of the nation’s best courses with reasonable green fees.
Bend has several ever-expanding shopping malls, including a factory outlet mall and the award-winning Old Mill District on the scenic banks of the Deschutes River. The small tourist town of Sisters is a must for window shopping and souvenirs. Resort village Sunriver offers shopping, dining and housing and a nature center.
Central Oregon offers a wide variety of restaurants, including a unique dining facility that offers a 32-ounce steak (or a whole chicken) with all the trimmings in the rustic atmosphere of a former cowboy shack. Several restaurants are within walking distance from the site. Some of them offer special menu items and discounts for Feastgoers.