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Bend, Oregon is the perfect vacation location for those looking for natural beauty and rich nature preserves. The natural beauty of Bend is full of beautiful nature trails and wildlife preserves that you can explore while on vacation. While you are off visiting the forest trails and natural landmarks, you are sure to build up an appetite. If you are like us and love a great dessert, Bend is the right place for you. Here is a list of the best dessert and sweets locations in Bend, Oregon.

Powell’s Sweet Shoppe

Visitors to Powell’s will be transported back to their childhood—you will literally feel like a kid in a candy store! Pick from any one of their amazing options to satisfy your intense candy cravings. Powell’s has pretty much all candy options. Take a look at their candy by decade chart to see if they have the best candies from your childhood, or maybe even something your grandparents remember eating. Have you tried an Idaho Spud or a Twin Bing? You can travel back in time with this candy heaven.

Ben and Jerry’s

Everybody has a soft spot when it comes to Ben and Jerry’s. Between their unique yet funny flavors, it is a fan favorite. Even though you can grab a pint to bring home at the store, nothing beats poking your nose into the freshly made ice cream at the parlor. Come in today!

Bonta Gelato

Serving up hand-crafted artisan gelato and sorbets that trump all other desserts, Bontà Gelato sources its ingredients from local farms and companies. The ice creamers at Bonta Gelato make their own gelato base using fresh milk and cream from local farms. They then take this amazing base and craft their unique flavors like Dulce de Leche, Vanilla Bourbon Pecan, and Peanut Butter with Theo Fudge. If you are looking for a more health conscious or vegan option, try one of their flavors made with organic coconut milk. Some of the top vegan options are Chocolate Coconut, Toasted Coconut, and Espresso Coco Chip.