The Deschutes River is the gem of Bend. If you have not ventured out on the river before you are in for a treat. The river is a hub of activity that flows all the way through town. You can make the float longer or shorter, depending on your appetite and there are various options to shuttle you to/from your chalet or your starting/finishing point. Your floatation devices and ability options are numerous, including the option to spend time at the Bend whitewater park in the middle of downtown.
Start Your Day: Sparrow Bakery – A unique bakery and breakfast spot with homemade delectable items to get you ready to float. If you are in a hurry, just grab it and go, if you have time, sit and enjoy a meal.
First Float: Tubes Only – For the original experience, you can start with a tube for the whole family. You will get shuttled to Riverbend park where you will enter the river and ride to a number of exciting destinations in which you shuttle back to your parking location.
Mid Day Eats: The Lot – Food trucks are all the rage these days. The Lot is an iconic food truck location in Bend. Many more have taken shape around town, but this is the classic and offers everything you would expect. You want burgers, you’ve got it, you want a beer, you got it. And even if you need gluten-free salads, we have that as well.
The second float: Tumalo Paddling time Whether you are an experienced SUP rider or
not, a visit to Tumalo Creek to rent a paddleboard is an excellent way to see the river and even get a cross-train workout in the process. Don’t worry, this can be as easy or as difficult as you want to make it.
Dinner Time: Hola! – Mexican and Peruvian are a match made in heaven. If you are adventurous, lean on the Peruvian dishes, if you’re not feeling it, go back to your classic Mexican dishes. They win awards yearly for their margaritas!
Late Night Fun: Worthy Brewing Hopservatory – Imagine being able to enjoy a cold beer and then traveling back millions of light years in time? Now you can at the only one of its kind, join us at the Worthy Garden Club Hopservatory!