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Bend, OR vs Portland, OR

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Highlights

On average, there are 144 sunny days per year in Portland. Bend averages 162 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Portland, Oregon gets 42.8 inches of rain, on average, per year. Bend, Oregon gets 11.3 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Portland averages 2.6 inches of snow per year. Bend averages 20.5 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Portland, Oregon
Summer High:
the July high is around 80.5 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 36.4
Rain: averages 42.8 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2.6 inches of snow a year

Bend, Oregon
Summer High:
the July high is around 82.2 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 23.5
Rain: averages 11.3 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 20.5 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Portland

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Portland is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Oregon.

7.5 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Portland, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Bend

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Bend is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Oregon.

7.1 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Bend, while December and January are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Bend, OR

3 PM PST

Rain Showers Likely

52°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonRain Showers Likely52° / 36°SW 18 mph
FridayChance Rain Showers51° / 39°SW 12 to 15 mph
SaturdayLight Rain48° / 34°W 18 to 24 mph
SundayChance Rain Showers then Chance Light Rain52° / 39°SW 9 mph
MondaySlight Chance Light Rain60° / 44°SW 9 mph
TuesdayChance Light Rain63° / 38°SW 9 mph
WednesdayMostly Sunny56° / 32°NW 7 mph

Today's Weather - Portland, OR

3 PM PST

Widespread Rain Showers

57°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonWidespread Rain Showers58° / 49°SSW 16 mph
FridayRain Showers then Rain56° / 50°SSW 8 to 14 mph
SaturdayShowers And Thunderstorms57° / 48°WSW 9 to 16 mph
SundayLight Rain Likely57° / 51°S 8 mph
MondayChance Light Rain61° / 54°SSW 7 mph
TuesdayLight Rain Likely62° / 47°SW 7 mph
WednesdaySlight Chance Light Rain58° / 44°WNW 5 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthBend, ORPortland, OR
January41° / 24°48° / 36°
February45° / 24°52° / 37°
March51° / 27°57° / 40°
April57° / 30°62° / 43°
May65° / 36°68° / 48°
June73° / 42°74° / 52°
July82° / 47°81° / 56°
August82° / 46°81° / 56°
September74° / 39°76° / 52°
October62° / 32°64° / 46°
November47° / 27°53° / 40°
December39° / 22°46° / 36°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Bend / Portland
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 026 / 79 / 193 / 1
February0 / 023 / 67 / 153 / 0
March0 / 023 / 36 / 181 / 0
April0 / 019 / 17 / 160 / 0
May0 / 110 / 06 / 130 / 0
June1 / 13 / 05 / 90 / 0
July5 / 40 / 03 / 40 / 0
August5 / 41 / 03 / 40 / 0
September1 / 15 / 03 / 70 / 0
October0 / 016 / 15 / 130 / 0
November0 / 022 / 38 / 192 / 0
December0 / 027 / 99 / 194 / 1
July is the hottest month for Bend with an average high temperature of 82.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Oregon. In Bend, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bend are August, September and July.

August is the hottest month for Portland with an average high temperature of 81.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Oregon. In Portland, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Portland are September, July and August.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Bend with an average of 22.0°. This is colder than most places in Oregon.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Portland with an average of 35.6°. This is warmer than most places in Oregon.



In Bend, there are 12.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Oregon.

In Portland, there are 11.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Oregon.



In Bend, there are 173.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Oregon.

In Portland, there are 29.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Oregon.



In Bend, there are 2.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Oregon.

In Portland, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Oregon.



December is the wettest month in Bend with 1.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 37% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 11.3 inches in Bend means that it is one of the driest places in Oregon.


December is the wettest month in Portland with 6.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 41% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.8 inches in Portland means that it is about average compared to other places in Oregon.


December is the rainiest month in Bend with 9.2 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 2.6 rainy days. There are 71.7 rainy days annually in Bend, which is one of the least rainy places in Oregon. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 35% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 15% chance of a rainy day.

November is the rainiest month in Portland with 19.3 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 3.7 rainy days. There are 155.9 rainy days annually in Portland, which is rainier than most places in Oregon. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 34% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 11% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 20.5 inches in Bend means that it is snowier than most places in Oregon.

An annual snowfall of 2.6 inches in Portland means that it is less snowy than most places in Oregon.



December is the snowiest month in Bend with 5.9 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.

December is the snowiest month in Portland with 0.9 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.


DID YOU KNOW?

Many people confuse Weather and Climate, but they are different. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, while Climate refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

Weather, more specifically, refers to how the atmosphere behaves and its effects on life and human activities. Most people think of Weather in terms of what can be observed: temperature, humidity, precipitation, and cloudy/sunny conditions. Weather conditions constantly change on a minute-to-minute basis.

Climate is a record of the average weather conditions for a given place over a long period of time, often referred to as Climate Normals. A 30-year period of record is a common requirement to be considered a Climate Normal.


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ZIPS IN BEND, OREGON
97701, 97702
ZIPS IN PORTLAND, OREGON
97206, 97202, 97233, 97219, 97236, 97230, 97211, 97266, 97217, 97203, 28 total

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