If you’re on your way to or from Overland Expo Pacific Northwest in the Bend or Redmond, OR area and you have some time to explore the area, you might want to consider the Crooked River National Grasslands.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Deschutes County Expo Center
With 340 acres and more than 300,000 square feet of flexible event space and state-of-the-art amenities, Deschutes County Expo Center in Redmond, OR is the premier event facility in the Pacific Northwest.
The venue is conveniently located in Redmond, OR, 20 minutes north of Bend, and less than a mile from Redmond Municipal Airport. Bend is set in Central Oregon’s high desert region just outside of Deschutes National Forest. The area is well known for its majestic Cascade mountain views and never-ending outdoor recreation
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OVERLAND ROUTES & RESOURCES
Eva Rupert takes the Ultimate Overland Motorcycle, a Yamaha Ténéré 700, from Arizona to Oregon and discovers the formula for a perfect adventure ride along the way.
I first traversed the infamous McGrew Trail in southwest Oregon in the summer of 2021. And, as the legend suggests, McGrew proved to be a wicked test of endurance for my friends and me.
After some recommendations and referrals from colleagues, friends, and fellow overlanders, I decided to take the truck on a portion of the Oregon Back Country Discovery Route 5, Section 2.
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EXPO HOUSING SERVICES
WARNING: This is not a legitimate company. If you are contacted by them, do not use their services.
NEARBY RV PARKS
We do not allow motorhomes / RVs to camp on-site. It’s best to book a real RV park near Flagstaff.
RV PARKS IN THE AREA:
Check out reviews of various RV Parks and Campgrounds in the area.
Celebrating more than a century of forest management, the Deschutes National Forest runs along Central Oregon’s Cascades—from the Mount Thielsen Wilderness at its southern tip to the Mount Jefferson Wilderness at the northern point. The Deschutes National Forest encompasses nearly 1.6 million acres, offering year-around recreation
NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUNDS
The Deschutes National Forest offers dozens of camping areas. More >>
For those who prefer more solitude, dispersed camping is also allowed in Deschutes National Forest. For a detailed guide to regulations and suggested sites, see: Dispersed camping.
FOOD & DRINK
GENERAL DUFFY'S WATERING HOLE
General Duffy’s Waterhole is an indoor/outdoor Tap House and Event Venue with 20 taps, 6 local food trucks, three various sized indoor and outdoor stages, an indoor event building called The Annex and more!
THUMP GENUINE COFFEE
From the very beginning, Thump has been guided by a fundamental desire to create both a better cup of coffee and a better experience for the people who drink it. We want everything we make, everything we provide to our people, to be worth more than what they pay for it. Not simply because of our care for craft, but because of our care for them.
SUNRIVER BREWING CO'S GALVESTON PUB
The pub atmosphere at local favorite Galveston Pub is among the best in Bend. High quality food and craft beer are served in a cozy industrial setting complete operable garage door windows that create an enviable indoor outdoor experience.
SHARI'S CAFE & PIES
Serving Northwest comfort food and Award Winning Pies! We are open and committed to serving you safely. Pick Up and Delivery are available, and you have our commitment to stringent sanitization, health, and safety standards. You are “Always Welcome!”
J-DUB offers the best of what nearly three decades in the adventure town food industry has to offer. Hearty burgers and stacked sandwiches to beat back the hunger after a hard day on the mountain. Or crispy-fresh salads that won’t weigh you down. J-DUB has something for everyone, even that little ripper that can be hard to please.
DESCHUTES BREWERY BEND PUBLIC HOUSE
Not only were our very first beers brewed here but we quickly became a gathering spot for locals and visitors alike. While the beer speaks for itself through a total of 19 taps, our chefs also put the same quality and hand-crafted excellence into the cuisine. Our beer-centric menu features fresh ingredients, many sourced from local farmers, foragers and ranchers.
THINGS TO DO
There are several fine destinations for a pre- or post-Expo tour of Central Oregon. Whether you pack your bucket list with breweries, bike trails, or mountain peaks, Bend ticks all the boxes… trust us, you won’t run out of possibilities.
PARKS & MONUMENTS
BEND ALE TRAIL
RIVER, LAKE & WATER
THE WORLD IS OUT THERE GO SEE IT!
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