Scenic resort town with year-round recreation

Welcome to Sunriver

The idyllic town of Sunriver is now known as a resort mecca and premium getaway destination, but it used to be nothing but forests, meadowlands, and lakes. Homesteaders started farming the region in the late 1800s and, in 1965, Portland land developer John Gray transformed the landscape into a residential and resort community. This vibrant town is named for its two most stunning features: buttery sunshine and crystal water.
Year-round outdoor activities, recreation, and relaxation are the name of the Sunriver game, making this an ideal spot for setting down family roots or setting up a vacation home. Located just south of Bend, Sunriver is one of the original Central Oregon resort destinations.
With top-rated golf courses and the world-class Sunriver Resort, Sunriver is a luxurious, beautiful place to relax any time of year. 
With sharp modern designs, classic split levels, chalet-inspired homes, and majestic estates, Sunriver offers an incredible variety of architectural styles. Whether you’re looking to build your dream home on a private lot or be a part of a resort-style community, you’ll find the perfect place in Sunriver.

What to Love

  • Top-rated golf courses
  • Resort lifestyle
  • Incredible outdoor recreation
  • Family-oriented community

Local Lifestyle

The Sunriver story is always the same — when new neighbors chat about what brought them to the idyllic setting, they tell almost identical stories. This captivating town is full of residents who came for a week or two on holiday and loved it so much they never left. The love for this stunning spot is shared among locals and seen in the community-wide commitment to preserving Sunriver’s beautiful natural environment.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Sunriver certainly has a flair for brewing incredible beer and the Sunriver Brewing Company is its star example. This locally-owned brewery has provided the highest quality craft beer since 2012 and offers its Sunriver Pub, which showcases pub food and award-winning craft beer. 
Blondie's Pizza serves a delicious menu of home-baked pizza, calzone, pasta, and sandwiches for lunch and dinner. Relax on the parasol-shaded patio and enjoy the town’s best pie. 
Located at the luxe Sunriver Resort, Twisted River Tavern is Sunriver's favorite spot for incredible views, artisan drinks, and Insta-worthy food. Nestled neatly among the pines, The Village at Sunriver is a quaint collection of restaurants and boutiques. This upscale, open-air shopping center also offers family-friendly activities like mini-golf and ice-skating.

Things to Do

Hiking, quilting, and live music — Sunriver has it all and then some. The Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory is the largest publicly accessible observatory in the nation and features nature centers, bird walks, star parties, and more.
Sunriver Resort, the hub of resort life in Sunriver, boasts an incredible selection of outdoor and spa experiences. The Cove Aquatic Center features an indoor and outdoor pool, jetted spas, private outdoor cabanas, an indoor and outdoor waterslide, a gently flowing eddy, and a nature walk. Go horseback riding through the gorgeous trails or let yourself be pampered at the world-class Sage Springs full-service spa, which proudly offers services and products that are organic, locally grown, and hand-crafted.

The festival scene is thriving in Sunriver and the Sunriver Music Festival has provided classical music to Sunriver residents for over four decades. The Sunriver Art Fair was recently named one of the Top Ten Art Fairs in the nation and features over 80 artists displaying and selling ceramics, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, woodworking, and mixed media. Quilting is big business in this area and Sunriver is home to the Mountain Meadow Quilters organization, which promotes the art of quilting at the annual Sunriver Quilt Show. Over 200 beautiful quilts are displayed around town in front of the stores and cafes.


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Overview for Sunriver, OR

1,236 people live in Sunriver, where the median age is 30.6 and the average individual income is $46,775.77. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

30.6 years

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