Sisters is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. Take a look below for 15 fun and great facts about Sisters, Oregon, United States.
1. It is part of the Bend, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area.
2. The population was 2,038 at the 2010 census.
3. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.87 square miles (4.84 km2), all of it land.
4. The Santiam Highway (U.S. Route 20) and the McKenzie Highway (Oregon Route 126) merge briefly to form Cascade Avenue, the main thoroughfare through downtown Sisters.
5. On Cascade Avenue, there is a lot of pedestrian traffic and many specialty stores and galleries.
6. East of Sisters the two highways split, with 126 heading to Redmond and 20 going to Bend.
7. West of Sisters, the road splits once more, with the McKenzie Highway becoming Oregon Route 242 and running west over the McKenzie Pass (a summertime-only scenic route over the Cascades.)
8. The Santiam Highway proceeds over the Santiam Pass.
9. This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C).
10. The Sisters Rodeo is held the second weekend in June, held since 1941.
11. Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is on the second weekend of July.
12. Sisters Folk Festival is held the weekend after Labor Day in September.
13. Sisters is the headquarters of the Sisters District of the Deschutes National Forest. The Sisters Ranger District Office is located at Pine Street and Highway 20.
14. The Sisters area is also home to several mountain biking trails, including the Peterson Ridge Trail and Suttle Lake trails.
15. Hoodoo ski resort and many snow parks are nearby.