Residents here in Bend, Oregon have voted to raise the room tax rate starting June, 2014, just in time for peak season holiday time. Currently at 9%, the measure will increase rates to 10.4% in two steps over two years. June 1st, 2014, will see the rates rise 1% to 10%. A year later the rates will go up by 0.4% to 10.4% total. When you include the 1% State lodging tax, tourists and those looking for short term accommodation and vacation rentals here in Bend will now see at total of 11.4% tax on their invoices. Stays 30 days or more are not subject to lodging tax. This tax increase will make finding affordable accommodation even more important. Summit, at $89.00 per night is a great low cost option.