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Welcoming Cities are guided by the principles of inclusion and creating communities that prosper because everyone feels welcome, including immigrants and refugees.

On June 21, 2017, the Bend City Council unanimously supported a resolution for the City of Bend to be recognized as a Welcoming City.


Welcoming Week is a series of events in our community where neighbors, immigrants, and long-term residents come together in a spirit of unity. These events demonstrate that in places large and small, people of all backgrounds can come together and create stronger communities by building meaningful connections and affirming the benefits of being welcoming to everyone.

As a Welcoming City, we join other welcoming communities around the country in celebrating Welcoming Week, Sept. 11-20, 2020. 

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Download list of events from 2019


There are lots of ways you can get involved in Welcoming Week in Bend!

Host an Event

Share on Social Media

  • Post a photo with the "I'm a Welcomer" sign 
  • Add the "Bend Welcoming Week" frame to your Facebook profile photo
    • Go to
    • Search for "Bend Welcoming Week"
    • Select the frame you want to use (English or Spanish).
    • Click "Use as Profile Picture" to save.

Show Support at Your Business or Home

  • Download and print the "I'm a Welcomer" sign
  • Post it in the window of your business or home to let people know you are a Welcomer

Attend Events

  • Check out the Welcoming Week events online or download the event calendar (coming soon)
  • Attend events to show support for and inclusion of our diverse communities

Talk to Your Family and Friends

  • Get an "I'm a Welcomer" button at Welcoming Week events and wear it with pride
  • Spread the word about Welcoming Week and what it means to be a Welcoming City
  • Encourage friends and family to attend Welcoming Week events with you

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Coming in early August!

Thank you to our 2019 community partners!

Allyship in Action

Bend FC Timbers

Bend-La Pine Schools

Bend Park & Recreation District 

Bend Police Department

Central Oregon Community College

Deschutes Public Library

Embrace Bend

Immigrant Solidarity Network

Indivisible Bend

Interfaith Network of Central Oregon

Latino Community Association

Oregon League of Conservation Voters

OUT Central Oregon

Restorative Justice and Equity Group

Rise Up International

The Environmental Center

The Vocal Seniority


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