Welcome to Redmond
Once a pioneer town, Redmond was slowly carved from the rocks, sagebrush, and trees of Central Oregon’s High Desert. Settled by two school teachers, Frank and Josephine Redmond, back when the town had neither irrigation water nor a railroad, life in Redmond was vastly different from the relaxed, casual gem of today. In the old days, the Redmonds would take their horse-drawn cart in search of water, load up as much as they could in every jar they could find, and do it all again a few days later.
Today, their namesake town offers a laid-back, easy lifestyle and a quiet alternative to the buzzy community of nearby Bend. Whether you’re looking for ranch land, historic homes on sprawling lots or new construction build complete with luxe amenities, Redmond is sure to have it - and the farthest you’ll have to go for water is the kitchen sink.
What to Love
- Thriving economy
- Warm, friendly community
- Pristine parks and green space
Residents love Redmond for its small-town feel, thriving economy, and friendly community, not to mention all of the amenities of a larger city. Perfect for families looking for great schools and welcoming neighbors, as well as young professionals interested in the tourism, manufacturing, and engineering industries, Redmond also offers a relaxing lifestyle for retirees looking to settle down.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Redmond may offer that sweet small-town feel, but make no mistake — this community has a feast of culinary treats. General Duffy's is an indoor/outdoor tap house and event venue with 20 taps, six local food trucks, including pizza, pasta, vegan options, and hot dogs and fries, three various sized indoor and outdoor stages, an indoor event building, and more. Garnering a slew of awards since opening in 2014, Wild Ride Brewing is a production brewery and family-friendly taproom located in the heart of downtown Redmond.
Diego's Spirited Kitchen is an easygoing restaurant and bar serving up traditional Mexican fare, as well as New American dishes. Make sure to treat yourself to the famed “No Rules ‘Rita,” a local favorite. Head over to the elegant SCP Redmond Hotel for a taste of The Rooftop Restaurant, an intimate dining space, and Redmond’s only rooftop experience, and a locally-inspired small plate menu featuring herbs, fruit, and spices grown in the bistro’s gardens.
Things to Do
Music, culinary specialties, markets, and the great outdoors… Redmond has it all. Music on the Green delivers a block party atmosphere, local food trucks, craft vendors, and summer concerts. Grab your best tote bag and an appetite and head to Redmond Farmers Market for organic produce, farm-fresh eggs, sweet treats from Vanille Bakery, fresh-cut flowers, and the best chocolate cookies from Best Moments Bakery.
The Redmond Holiday Food and Gift Festival is one of the largest holiday celebrations in the Northwest and provides hundreds of exhibitors and local artisans offering arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing, woodcraft, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more. You’ll even find a gourmet food area where you can sample and purchase a wide range of specialties including tea, chocolates, pasta, soups, dips, meats, coffee, jams, shortbread, salsas, and more.
Lace up your hiking boots and get out into that glorious Oregon weather at Dry Canyon, a 250-acre multi-use park and trail system. The Dry Canyon Trail is a 3.7 mile long paved trail that winds between canyon walls, city parks, and gorgeous natural areas. Bring Fido and take in the beauty of colorful wildflowers swaying in the breeze, or head over to Smith Rock State Park for scenic views and rock climbing.
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