Bend is at the junction of U.S. 97, which runs north and south, and U.S. 20, which runs east to west across the state. From the Portland area, the most direct route is by way of U.S. 26 to Madras and then south on U.S. 97.
Allegiant Air, Horizon Air, and SkyWest Airlines (United Express and Delta Airlines) serve Roberts Field/Redmond Municipal Airport, 2522 SE Jesse Butler Circle (tel. 541/548-0646, ext. 3499; www.flyrdm.com), 16 miles north of Bend. The Central Oregon Breeze (tel. 800/847-0157 or 541/389-7469; www.cobreeze.com) is a shuttle that operates between Portland and Bend, with a stop at the Redmond Airport. Round-trip tickets are $88 for adults, $78 for seniors and students. There are also taxis operating from the Redmond Airport.
Contact Visit Bend, 917 Harriman St., Ste. 101, Bend, OR 97701 (tel. 877/245-8484 or 541/382-8048; www.visitbend.org). You can also contact the Central Oregon Visitors Association, 661 SW Powerhouse Dr., Ste. 1301, Bend, OR 97702 (tel. 800/800-8334; www.visitcentraloregon.com).
The Sunriver Music Festival (tel. 541/593-9310; www.sunrivermusic.org) is a big classical-music binge that takes place in mid-August.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.