5 Best Places to Shop in Bend, Central Oregon

Dudley's Bookshop Cafe

Bookshelves stacked with new and used titles surround café tables and couches in this two-floor, dual-purpose space that hosts all kinds of activities, from tango classes to philosophical debates. Order an espresso drink at the bar and then browse the city’s widest selection of central Oregon trail guides.

Goody's Chocolates & Ice Cream

If the aroma of fresh waffle cones causes a pause on your downtown stroll, you've probably hit one of central Oregon's favorite soda fountain and candy shops. Try the Oreo cookie ice cream, a local favorite, or the homemade chocolate. If you purchase a stuffed toy animal that calls the store home, expect for it to smell sweet for weeks to come.

Old Mill District

Bend was once the site of one of the world's largest sawmill operations, with a sprawling industrial complex along the banks of the Deschutes. In recent years the abandoned shells of the old factory buildings have been transformed into an attractive shopping center, a project honored with national environmental awards. National chain retailers mingle with restaurants, boutiques, a 16-screen multiplex and IMAX movie theater, and the Les Schwab Amphitheater that attracts nationally renowned artists, local bands, and summer festivals.

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Oregon Body & Bath

If adventures in the high desert’s arid climate have left your skin feeling dry and dehydrated, head to this body and bath boutique in downtown Bend for locally made soaps, lotions, bath bombs, and body butters. The store also stocks home goods, such as fragrant candles and scents.

Pine Mountain Sports

Part of Bend's fleet of outdoors stores, this shop sells high-quality clothing, energy bars, and the locally famous Hydro Flask water bottles. Recreation equipment such as mountain bikes, backcountry skis, and snowshoes are also available for rent or purchase.