A tight-knit community with rustic roots and innovative industries

Welcome to Prineville

East of Bend, Prineville is a small, close-knit town in the high desert. Once a timber town, Prineville’s spirit and style still reflect its old West beginnings. Although its early days may have been humble, this flourishing community is home to rapidly growing technology opportunities and industry. Facebook and Apple both have data servers here and Les Schwab Tires calls Prineville home. 
Prineville’s tight-knit community is proud to support locally owned shops, which thrive here, as well as concerts in the park and rodeos. The attention and expansion don’t affect the town’s heart — Prineville still has that small-town feel and strong community spirit, making this an ideal home for families and retirees. With modest farmhouses, Old West-inspired estates, and even spacious acreage on which to build your dream house, Prineville is the perfect place to set down roots.

What to Love

  • Endless outdoor activities
  • Thriving small business scene
  • Growing technology opportunities 
  • A warm, family-friendly community

Local Lifestyle

Prineville is the kind of place where your neighbors know your name and ask about your family. Family life is important here and the community supports each other. Mom and pop businesses thrive here and the pristine parks are always in top condition. Residents love to take advantage of the endless outdoor activities and live concerts and are proud of Prineville’s strong community spirit.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Prineville shares in the Central Oregon tradition of craft beers and Crooked Roots Brewing provides some of the best. This brewery and taproom in downtown Prineville offer 30 rotating taps, hand-tossed pizza, pub food, games, music and theater, and even a s’mores pizza. Tastee Treet is one of the longest-running burger joints in Pineville. This small eatery is a local favorite. 
The gift specialties at Sweet Willow & Co include not only home decor and gourmet food but also unique, handmade selections made by local artists. Find everything you need for your new home at The Vintage Cottage Boutique, which offers beautiful furniture, home decor, and vintage items.

Things to Do

Known as the cowboy capital of Oregon, Prineville is the proud home of the Crooked River Roundup, a rodeo and race event that has been a community favorite for over 75 years.  
Play a round at the Meadow Lakes Golf Course and stop in at Ron’s, the course cafe for a lunch of classic American fare, or pack a picnic and explore the Prineville and Ochoco Reservoirs

The State Parks located on both the Prineville and Ochoco Reservoirs are among the most heavily used in Oregon and you can treat yourself to activities like swimming, boating, hiking, wildlife viewing, and of course, taking in all that spectacular scenery. Learn about the rich history of the West at Prineville’s Bowman Museum, an interactive collection of early pioneer history. Opened in 1971, the museum is housed in the old Crook County Bank Building which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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Overview for Prineville, OR

15,426 people live in Prineville, where the median age is 43.5 and the average individual income is $28,691.75. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

43.5 years

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