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All About Benders

Why Bend?

Bend, Oregon is a little slice of paradise that’ll make your Instagram feed jealous. With its picturesque mountain vistas, enchanting forest trails, and a craft beer scene that could rival any boozy outdoor amusement park, Bend is a wonderland for adventure-seekers and beer-lovers alike.

You can let loose and embrace the Bend Bender lifestyle, hopping from one bar to the next, sipping on local libations, and mingling with the friendly locals, who (let’s be honest) are mainly dogs. Whether you’re savoring a hand-crafted cocktail at a trendy speakeasy, grooving to live music at a craft brewery, or simply enjoying the camaraderie of fellow Bender enthusiasts, Bend is a place where memories are made and stories are told for years to come.

So gather your party squad, pack your sense of adventure, que up your thirst for the extraordinary, and get ready to experience the perfect blend of natural beauty and boozy revelry for the ultimate Bender in Bend, Oregon.

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Our Mission

We love our hometown of Bend, OR and we can’t wait to help you plan the ultimate Bender!

Our goal is to be the go-to solution for parties in Bend, Oregon by delivering exceptional services, unique themes, and out-of-the-box experiences with a simplified planning process to give time back to your busy schedule.

Whether you are planning a bachelorette party for your bestie, booking a bachelor party for the boys, or seeking any reason to party in Bend – we got you covered.

What’s the best part about working with Benders? We support locally owned businesses! We know the best vendors in town to ensure your weekend is authentically Bend.

Get to Know the Babes Behind Benders

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Codi Gunn

Co-Founder, Event Extraordinaire

Codi has spent over 15 years in the event industry mastering everything from weddings to global corporate marketing events. Her passion for bringing people together and creating unforgettable experiences has made her a stand-out in her career. When she is not travelling overseas for work or pleasure, she is enjoying the best of everything that Bend has to offer with her husband and two dogs, Huckleberry (charcoal lab) and Barlow (Street Dog Hero rescue).

Insta: @gunnsgrams

Kendall Allard

Co-Founder, Bend Expert & Enthusiast

Kendall is a human resource professional that has a knack for knowing how to make people feel celebrated. When she’s not working her corporate hustle, you can find her hitting the slopes of Mt Bachelor, signing up for marathons, or binging Real Housewives in her converted ambulance (#balance). She loves Bend and oozes passion for sharing all the things that make this town so great. Follow her on Instagram to see adventures of her, her husband Mike, and their Newfoundland, Gunny.

Insta: @kendall.allard

Get to Know Us: Rapid Fire

Fave Bend Activity

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Codi: Floating the River

Kendall: Snowboarding Mt Bachelor on a Bluebird Day

Fave Beer in Bend

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Codi: Crux Pilsner or the Mango Daze at Silvermoon

Kendall: More of a hard kombucha girl

Fave Dog Park

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Codi: Good Dog!

Kendall: Good Dog!

Fave Date Night Spot

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Codi: Nome Italiano

Kendall: Bosa

Fave Cocktail Bar

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Codi: San Simon or Flamingo Room

Kendall: Dogwood

Fave Brunch

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Codi: Lemon Tree

Kendall: Chow

Fave Vacation Spot

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Codi: Europe (Anywhere in Europe!)

Kendall: Bali

Guilty Pleasure

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Codi: Reality Dating Shows

Kendall: Hot Tubbing at all hours of the day

Make the Bend Pledge

Take the Bend Pledge before you head out on your Bender.

Simply enter your email address to pledge that you will bring our best to Central Oregon. Click the link to learn more.