Portland may be weird, but Bend is the outdoor capital of Oregon. It's a skier's paradise in the winter and provides a chill river float down the Deschutes in the summer. Oh, and did I mention the breweries? My friends and I ushered in the New Year in Bend with a brewery tour, and we took over the Mill Inn for the weekend. It was the perfect place to cozy up during a below-freezing holiday. From the Mill Inn, it's a short walk to the Mill District or downtown.