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The Bend Visitors Center is getting a new home. The lease was signed Wednesday for Visit Bend to move in February. “Very exciting for Bend tourism. We have been looking for a long-term home for Visit Bend. But more importantly a long term home for the Bend Visitor's Center. We found the ideal location in Putnam Point, which is in downtown Bend at the corner of Lava and Oregon.” Doug La Placa of Visit Bend says the new location will give them 40% more room and for the first year will be at the same cost they are paying now.    La Placa says the Tourism Center has simply grown out of its current location.   He adds that it's closer to an exit of the Bend Parkway and it provides more parking.

Traffic

 

 

  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.

 

  • 27th and Bear Creek Rd intersection varying traffic control changes

 

  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)