- Rustic and rural, North Bend is the home of the Mount Si Trail, a hiking mecca, and Twede’s Café, the familiar stop in “Twin Peaks,” and nowadays loved for its “damn fine cup o’ coffee” and a slice of cherry pie.
- Bird watchers and wildlife observers have a lot to record in their diaries in North Bend. Hundreds of elk range over the hillsides and the Northwest’s finest specimens are unmolested by man here.
- The Mountain View Art Gallery houses the region’s fine art, and live theater at the Valley Center Stage and live musical performances at Twede’s provide the best entertainment around.
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