Bend Oregon Real Estate - David Foster - Realtor
South Sister & Broken Top, Bend Oregon

Favorite Links - Bend & Central Oregon

As a Real Estate Resource Center for Bend, Sisters, Redmond and Central Oregon, here you will find groups of links for local Real Estate Information, Community, Arts and Events, Recreational, Utilities, Maps and more. Whether you already live in the area, or are thinking about moving or relocating here, I hope you find this information helpful.

The information gleaned from the internet can be helpful, but generally will not duplicate the personalized service of a local provider. From living and working in Bend Oregon for more than twenty years, I have compiled a large database of my favorite local sources. To find the best person or source for a real estate related service such as lenders, builders, attorneys, roofers, surveyors, painters, home repairs, or even computer consulting, auto repair, carpet cleaner, furnace expert, etc., just call or email me for a personalized list and referrals to local service providers.

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Real Estate Information

  • John L. Scott Real Estate - Company home page.
  • - My John L. Scott web page - Free reports, Property Search, etc.
  • Sundown Property Management - 25+ years of experience. - Call Kris Roberts at 541-504-2258.
  • COBA - Central Oregon Builders Association
  • COAREI - Central Oregon Association Of Real Estate Inspectors - State certified home inspectors list, Inspection reports, etc.
  • COROA - Central Oregon Rental Association. Keeping abreast of changes in the laws and regulations which affect the rental housing industry. Forms, education and more.
  • Free Credit Report Act - Beginning 12/1/04, consumers in 13 Western states.
  • Real Estate Glossary - A glossary for real estate terms.
  • Movers Guide - Change your address with the U.S. Postal Service in just a few steps.
  • PMI - Guide to Private Mortgage Insurance cancellation.
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    Bend & Central Oregon Community

  • Bend Chamber Of Commerce - Good site for area information.
  • City Of Bend - Good for Bend information.
  • Bend Schools - Local schools information.
  • Central Oregon Community College - Local college information.
  • The Bulletin - Local daily newspaper.
  • The Source - Local weekly newspaper.
  • Cascade Business News - Local newspaper with business news.
  • NewsChannel 21 - KTVZ - Local TV station.
  • Sun Publishing - publisher of a Central Oregon magazine, books on hunting and fishing in Oregon.
  • St. Charles Hospital - Local hospital.
  • Volunteers In Medicine Clinic - The VIM Clinic provides health care to residents of Deschutes County who have no medical insurance.
  • ODOT Sky Cams - Oregon Dept. Of Transportation Sky cams in Bend and local mountain passes.
  • EDCO - Economic Development For Central Oregon. A good source for statistical and demographic data, economic and business development information, for the tri-county area.
  • Deschutes County Extension Service - Offers programs and assistance in Horticulture, Forestry, Pasture and Forage Management, Livestock/Range, 4-H Youth, and Family and Community Development.
  • Central Oregon Visitors Association - Dining, lodging, Arts & Culture, Golf, Events.
  • Travel Oregon Online - Statewide tourist information.
  • National Weather Service - Bend area weather.
  • The Weather Channel - Bend area weather.
  • Wunderground Weather - Bend area weather.
  • Oregon Water Resources Department - Oregon water rights.
  • Central Oregon Environmental Center - contains information on: local environmental groups, recycling, sustainable living practices, etc.
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  • John L. Scott Office
  • Bend City
  • Central Oregon Area
  • Deschutes County
  • Oregon State
  • Gov. land / Private

    More Maps:
  • Yahoo Maps
  • Google Maps
  • Google Earth
  • National Geographic's MapMachine
  • TopoZone
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    Bend Oregon Utilities

    Bend & Central Oregon Arts & Events

    Central Electric Co-Op (541) 389-1980
    Pacific Power and Light 1-(888) 221-7070

    Cascade Natural Gas (541) 382-6464

    Bend Garbage & Recycling (541) 382-2263
    Cascade Disposal (541) 382-6660
    Bend Recycling Team (541) 388-3638

    Qwest Communications - Residential Services, DSL High-speed internet: 1-(800) 244-1111
    BendBroadband -  High-speed Internet/Cable TV (541) 382-5551

    Call for Cellular phone service & dialup internet services- available through several companies.

    City of Bend - (541) 388-5515
    Avion Water Company - (541) 382-5342

    Call for other private water companies.

  • High Desert Museum - Unique local museum.
  • Sunriver Music Festival - classical concerts in the historic Sunriver Resort Great Hall.
  • Tower Theatre - Central Oregon's Center Stage.
  • Bend Film Festival - A celebration of independent cinema.
  • 2nd Street Theater - Plays, local repertory company
  • Sisters Folk Festival - Blues to Bluegrass.
  • Central Oregon Symphony - A community-based orchestra
  • Regal Cinemas - Mill District - Local movies.
  • Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center - Offering a wide range of indoor and outdoor events.
  • Deschutes Public Library - The Deschutes Public Library consists of five branches located in Bend, La Pine, Redmond, Sisters, and the Sunriver Area.
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    Bend & Central Oregon Recreational

  • Mt. Bachelor - Local ski resort and web cam.
  • Bend Park and Recreation - Good site for local activities.
  • Deschutes & Ochoco National Forest - Local national forest information.
  • Oregon Golf - Area golf courses information.
  • Sun Country Tours - Family Friendly Whitewater Rafting Trips in Bend, Sunriver, Redmond, Sisters, or anywhere across Central Oregon.
  • HooDoo Mountain Resort - Small ski resort and web cam.
  • COVA - Central Oregon Visitors Association.
  • Central Oregon Flyfishers - A fly fishing club located in Bend, Oregon.
  • Central Oregon Nordic Club - A Bend, Oregon based XC skiing club that offers educational, social and volunteer activities including ski tours and maintaining local cross country ski areas.
  • Tumalo Langlauf Club - Promotes XC skiing through community trail grooming programs, educational and social activities.
  • The Oregon Nordic Club (ONC) - Twelve chapters offers year-round outdoor activities with an emphasis on Nordic skiing .
  • Oregon Ski Mountaineering - Information to help you get out there and earn your turns.
  • Cascades Mountaineers - A Central Oregon mountaineering club that sponsors outings and informational programs throughout the year.
  • Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA) - A volunteer group that works in conjunction with the USFS, BLM and other land managers to build and maintain mountain bike trails in the Bend, OR area.
  • Hiking and Backpacking in Oregon - Hiking and backpacking trail information.
  • Smith Rock - A Smith Rock climbing resource guide with detailed climbing routes, weather, photos, videos, state park and camping info, online store, and chat area for rock climbers.
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