There’s something going on in Bend, Oregon, lots of somethings, actually. Two of the city’s favorite destinations are unveiling new amenities and looks this year.
First up is the Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center which is currently undergoing a $10 million renovation and will reopen this spring as Riverhouse on the Deschutes. The 220-room full-service hotel and 36,000-square-foot convention center overlook the Deschutes River and are just a short drive from Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort. When it reopens, the eco-friendly hotel will introduce its new restaurant, Currents, managed by experienced sommelier Benjamin Edel. Riverhouse on the Deschutes’ convention center can accommodate more than 1,000 guests for seated meals and more than 1,700 for standing receptions.
Next up is Tetherow Resort, which is opening a new year-round event pavilion this summer. The pavilion will feature retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors to take full advantage of the Cascade Mountain view. Offering 3,100 square feet of event space, the venue can accommodate groups of up to 350 people. Technology includes iPad-powered A/V, lights and window blinds, along with flat screen televisions and video conferencing capabilities. The resort is also introducing a new pool and recreation center with cabanas, fire pits, and a café and wine bar.
Something tells me that 2016 might be a good year for a road trip to Bend.