About the Redmond Oregon Area
Where is Redmond Oregon?
Redmond is in Deschutes county, in the high desert of Central Oregon. It is 15 miles North of Bend, Oregon. The zip code for Redmond is 97756; area code 541. See the Redmond Oregon Map to the right for more details.
Redmond Oregon Population and Other Stats
The population of Redmond is around 30,000 people.
The elevation of Redmond, OR is 3,077 feet.
The area was first settled in 1905 and incorporated as a city in 1910.
Getting to Redmond: RDM Redmond Airport
The Roberts Field Municipal Airport just outside of Redmond is the only commercial airport in Central Oregon. It is served by Alaska Airlines, American, Delta, and United with direct flights to and from Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Seattle.
Directions to Redmond:
Driving from Portland to Redmond, Oregon
The main highways intersecting in Redmond are U.S. Route 126 and U.S. Route 97.
Driving time from Portland, OR to Redmond is 3 to 3.5 hours. The most direct route from Portland, at 145 miles, follows US 26 and Highway 97 through the Mount Hood National Forrest and Madras, Oregon.
Another option is to take Interstate 5 south toward Salem and then head east over the pass on US-20, OR-126, and OR-22 through the scenic Detroit Lake area and Sisters, Oregon.
Redmond to Bend
Driving from Redmond to Bend, OR is just 17 miles (about 25 minutes) south on Highway 97.
Redmond, Oregon Weather
The weather in Redmond Oregon is usually sunnier and drier than other parts of Oregon, with only 31 days of precipitation in an average year.
Temperatures in Redmond range from lows of 23° F in the coldest month (January) to highs averaging around 83° F in the warmest month (July). In extreme cases, it is possible for temperatures to dip as low as -10° or even -20° in winter, or reach 100° in summer. Average annual snowfall in Redmond is 15 inches.
Redmond Oregon News and Events
For events and news, Redmond Center of Commerce keeps an event calendar for local activities, shows, and others events. City news can be found on Redmond News Today while KTVZ reports for the greater Central Oregon area.
Rentals in Redmond Oregon
Vacation rentals and apartment rentals of all types abound in Redmond, Tumalo, Terrebonne, Eagle Crest, and everywhere in between. Click here to see our full review on where to stay in and around Redmond.
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