Hike up angels rest in the gorge. The gorge is really cool and angels rest is has a pretty incredible view. I have lived here my whole life and I still go up there at least a couple times a year. Just google it and you will find the trail.
Sometimes i think that my life is a dream,, and i wonder whose it is,, and if they're enjoying it..
You can lap from the parking lot from the ranger station if you traverse lookers right. You hit the shoots off Garfield peak and bottom out at the access road. You can then simply hitch hike back to you car and repeat. It should be real nice this time of year.
Silver Falls State park is the largest state park in Oregon and the best concentration of huge falls. If politics had been a little different silver falls would be a national park. It is worth the detour and it is not far from highway 22 which you will probably use to get to Bend from the valley.
Go to Portland and...
Go to voodoo donuts
Stop by Women and Women First book store, say hi to the
Spend an afternoon at the vegan strip club
Stay the night at a bed and breakfast
Speak with the mayor
Pretty much just live out an episode of Portlandia...
"Cheer up, beautiful people. This is where you get to make it right."