Just in time for the big tourist season, Visit Bend has launched some TV ads that will appear in some major markets around the northwest. Visit Bend's Lynette Braillard says the ads are designed to appeal to the adventurous outdoor players. They plan to saturate the high travel corridor of Oregon: "They will actually start airing May first, along the I-5 corridor in Oregon. Our primary markets are Portland, Salem, Eugene. And then also southwest Washington and in the Seattle market." Braillard says the spots highlight the outdoor lifestyle that we're so well known for. She says most locals never get to see the ads that play elsewhere, so they have put them on the Visit Bend website for you to view. You can view the ads by clicking here and prepare to get excited about Bend!