And the winner is...

Valued at $500, our Weekend Getaway to Bend, Oregon prize package includes a 3 day, 2 night stay at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Downtown Bend, a 3-day personalized travel itinerary from Locals Compass, gift cards to some of Bend locals' favorites, including Sparrow Bakery, Wild Rose, and Bontà, and a 16” x 20” custom photo canvas from to commemorate your trip. We are so lucky to have such amazing local partners and encourage everyone to check out them out on your next visit!

A very big thank you to everyone who participated in our giveaway, and a special congratulations to our winner Teresa P. We can’t wait to hear about your adventure in Bend!

Fairfield Inn & Suites Downtown Bend
Located downtown, Fairfield Inn & Suites is in walking distance of some of the best shopping, dining, breweries, museums, and other attractions in Bend. Aside from its convenient downtown location, this friendly hotel offers a number of amenities to make your trip an unforgettable one. From comfortable rooms, free wifi, complimentary breakfasts, to pool access and a business center to print your Mt. Bachelor ski pass, Fairfield Inn & Suites will make the perfect “home” base for your trip to Bend, Oregon!

Locals Compass
Locals Compass is Bend-based travel marketplace connecting Travelers with Locals for personalized travel itineraries, and we want you to make the most of your trip to Bend by taking travel planning off your plate! Your personalized itinerary will include what to see and do, where to eat and how to get from Point A to Point B. No need to spend hours (if not days!) sorting through the web trying to figure it all out. Worried about kids’ napping schedules? Just let the Local Expert know. Have any food allergies, we have that covered too! We know visiting a new destination is more than just going through a list of things to do. It’s about making memories, making the most of your time and truly navigating your destination like a local.

Bontà Natural Artisan Gelato
If you know Italian, you already know that Bontà is the term for “goodness or the quality or state of being good; the nutritious, flavorful, or beneficial part of something.” If you don’t, we can confidently say that this name is a perfect description for this downtown Bend gelato shop. What originally started from the inspiration of a one year trip abroad has become a dessert staple in the community. Handcrafted daily using some of the best local ingredients, Bontà Natural Artisan Gelato is not to be missed!

The Sparrow Bakery
Since opening in 2006, The Sparrow Bakery has been providing some of the best from scratch breads and pastries in town! You can pick up their breads and pastries from various locations around town, or you can visit one of their two Bend locations, the original Scott Street and Northwest Crossing, for additional breakfast and lunch options. Our recommendation, and probably everyone else’s too, is their signature Ocean Roll. This croissant-like treat has layers of cardamom, sugar and vanilla, which makes for a flavor you won’t forget!

Wild Rose Northern Thai Eats
If you have not yet enjoyed a meal at Wild Rose Northern Thai Eats, stop what you’re doing immediately and go! Open daily from 11 am to 9 pm (Friday and Saturday until 10 pm) this restaurant in downtown Bend is not to be missed. Owned and operated by the Itti family, this establishment serves traditional Northern Thai cuisine crafted from old family recipes, a true experience for all five sense. A friendly disclaimer - you won’t find Pad Thai here! Follow Head Chef Paul Itti’s advice and step out of your comfort zone, because “nothing haunts us like the things we did not order.”
This Bend-based benefit corporation is dedicated to helping their customers preserve life’s most extraordinary moments. They are changing the game when it comes to custom photo gifts by giving 20% of profits to their charity partners. When you make a purchase from, not only are you capturing magical moments on a beautiful custom product, but your memories are bringing hope to a child who may be fighting life’s hardest battles at too young an age. Find them at and join in by embracing living a life worth giving! Locals Compass readers also get 50% off site wide, using code LOCALS-50.