Published 08/23/2019 at 8:53 PM PDT
By OREGON TRAVEL DAILY STAFF
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(Bend, Oregon) – Central Oregon has had a stellar summer, filled with a variety of adventures – both outdoor and otherwise. But more is coming for the region around Bend, with a growing list of events, attractions, activities and changes that give visitors a whole new set of reasons keep coming during fall and winter.
Visit Central Oregon just released a massive roster of fun and frivolity to be had in the region.
“Just when you think Central Oregon can’t get any better, the region’s adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit finds a way to raise the bar once again,” said Julia Theisen, CEO of Visit Central Oregon. “With events, accommodations, and attractions being added each season, there’s always a new and different reason to return to Central Oregon.”
The much anticipated Huntington Lodge at Pronghorn Resort opened this spring for guests to relish in luxurious rooms that feature expansive views of high desert landscapes, private terrace space, in-room fireplaces, full kitchens and modern wood furnishings. The lodge further elevates the resort’s already popular golf courses, spa, and fine dining restaurants, allowing guests to get the full Central Oregon experience.
The inaugural Outdoor City event, presented by Travel Oregon, will descend on Mt. Bachelor Septebmer 13-15. This multi-sport festival will include three days of non-stop biking, climbing, running and hiking around some of the country’s most outstanding trails and peaks, supported by a variety of vendors and exhibitors showcasing the newest in outdoor equipment.
A wide array of adventures await: mapped road rides, cyclocross races, a bike race for kids, and group hikes, among other offerings.
Also new to central Oregon’s event lineup is the Cascadia Adventure Film Festival, September 5 – 7, that intends to celebrate and inspire exploration by showcasing films of adventure.
Festival-goers will marvel at exotic locations and extreme athletes pushing the limits, while workshops will also be offered for future filmmakers to learn about the art of film and photography from established professionals.
Central Oregon’s brewery scene is one of its more vibrant and notable qualities, with more than 30 breweries just in Bend, with the frenzy recently having stretched to Madras, Oregon, with Madras Brewing Co. The town’s first brewery, run by Chef Roberto Cardenas and Rocio Villalobos, provides classic brewery food and a variety of beer, made with real ingredients. Cardenas, who has been cooking in central Oregon since 2004, plans to bring the love of burgers and beer to Madras with Madras Brewing Co., open now at 212 SW 4th St.
Mt. Bachelor, one of the largest ski resorts in the U.S., is currently adding to its learning and family terrain with the addition of the new Woodward Mountain Park. The additions will include three new lifts (two surface lifts and one fixed grip quad) and three different venues, each designed specifically for learners, experimenters and performers. Mt. Bachelor’s Sunrise Lodge base area is also remodeling this summer in order to elevate architecture as well as streamline mountain processes. Visitors can look forward to a third parking lot in the Sunrise base area to meet growing demand.
For more information visit www.visitcentraloregon.com or call 800-800-8334.