During our short stay in Bend we made a side trip 2 hours to the east to the John Day Fossil Beds - Painted Hills site. Thanks for the tip Allen! This is a small part of the larger John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Some details on the Painted Hills can be found here: Painted Hills Info
We enjoyed a few very short hikes that take you into the hills and up to scenic overviews. The day was slightly overcast so that added a dramatic lighting effect to the colors of the hills making them really stand out. Quite an impressive site and highly recommended for a short visit.