Hailed as one of the best towns in the country by residents and visitors, Bend is an outdoor enthusiasts hub with a bit of urban cool. Bend is a small city on the Deschutes River, in Oregon. West are the lakes and peaks of the Cascade Mountains, with ski resorts and multi-use trails. In town, a trail leads up Pilot Butte, an extinct volcano. With more sunshine than Portland or Eugene, nature at your doorstep and great coffee & craft beer, Bend may just be the perfect small US city.