Bend is one of those Northwest gems tucked into central Oregon that locals will tell you to keep hidden, but even they know it’s too late. Despite their best efforts, Bend shines like the treasure it is, turning itself into the not-so-well-kept secret as an already speedily up-and-coming domestic destination. The small-town feel with boundless opportunities for outdoor activities makes cozy Bend a hot spot year round. The fact that it’s busting with hip eateries and drinkeries? Well, that doesn’t hurt either. These 14 reasons will make a hard case to get there ASAP, before everybody else and their brother does. So here’s a curated selection of Bend’s Winter best in the form of activities, delicious eats, and beverages that’ll warm you and your soul. Oh, and they pretty much all carry over to the Summer version, where Oregon hospitality and gorgeous backdrop views are served up with a side of fresh air, just a little warmer.