Most Guests Hate Bend
You have to understand, Bend is an oasis. Fifteen breweries and counting in a town of 80,000 residents. Beautiful rolling hills and five-hundred miles of world class mountain biking trails. The sixth largest ski resort in the country. Some of the finest food on the west coast. And on and on the list goes.
Truth be told, guest hate Bend because they don’t live here. It’s that simple. Yet while you’re with us, allow us to share our favorites to make the most of your time in our very special high-desert destination.
Please call on us to make any reservations you may desire. We have great relationships around town and would love to ensure they know you are our guests.
And don’t miss the Bend Brew Bus, down at the bottom of the page. While you’re here, allow us to prepare this very special experience for you and those with you.
Bend’s Finest Restaurants
Ariana, Bend. Located in a craftsman bungalow on the Westside of Bend you’ll find Ariana, an intimate fine dining restaurant. This beautiful little gem in the heart of Oregon has become known for Chef Andres and Ariana’s fresh perspectives on classic Mediterranean dishes. An extensive wine list highlights selections from Oregon and Washington and signature cocktails make use of distinctive spirits and liqueurs.
Barrio, Bend. Located in the heart of downtown Bend, Barrio draws from Mexican, Spanish and South American cuisines to produce unique Latin-inspired dishes. Barrio's casual lunch features Mexican favorites including carnitas and fish tacos, green chili chicken caesar salad, and house-made soups. Dinner satisfies with Spanish tapas (small plates designed for sharing), paella, house-made sangria and nightly specials.
The Blacksmith Steakhouse, Bar and Lounge, Bend. Several years
ago, The Blacksmith earned national recognition for its "new ranch cuisine"—Western-style
comfort foods including trout, meatloaf, mac-and-cheese and lots of steaks done up
fancy and served in subdued comfort in this old blacksmith shop in downtown
Bend. Recently The Blacksmith has re-opened under new ownership and has become known for its happy hour.
Brickhouse, Redmond and Bend. Fine food featuring Double R
Ranch's Signature Beef and seafood including king crab, Australian rock lobster
tails, Ahi tuna, fresh wild Alaskan salmon and halibut, live Puget Sound oysters,
clams, mussels, and Wild Ocean white prawns. Wine, beer, full bar and happy
hour round out this establishment.
Diego's Spirited Kitchen, Redmond. Serving Southwestern food
with flair in a rich, dark ambiance in downtown Redmond, Diego's Spirit Kitchen
prides itself on cooking everything from scratch. Service is excellent and the
mix of American and Mexican fare includes a wide selection of salads, soups,
sandwiches, steaks, burritos and dinner platters.
Hola!, Bend. Amazing Peruvian Mexican food, including ceviche,
mole, chile relleno, and seafood enchiladas, all with fabulous flavor and freshness.
The full bar provides a variety of margaritas, the space is colorful and vibrant,
the service really friendly. The piece de resistance is bananas flameadas for
dessert, which consists of sliced bananas pan fried with butter, brown sugar,
cinnamon, fired up with rum and served on top of vanilla ice cream, and made
right at your table.
Jackson's Corner, Bend. Much like Brasada's Ranch House restaurant,
this is the place to go if you want a casual, communal, friendly dining experience
with great food and more. This old market in a residential neighborhood near
Bend's downtown does many things, and does them all well. There is a small deli
and grocery section which stocks great beers, prepackaged foods and a few staples.
In the back, an espresso stand serves up truly excellent coffee all day. At
the counter, order meals that defy expectations of counter service.
Kokanee Café, Camp Sherman. Tucked into the forest
along the Metolius River in Camp Sherman, The Kokanee Café is a beautiful
destination that has been serving fine Northwest Cuisine for over two decades.
The menu stays true to the Northwest Tradition of quality locally-grown and
raised meats, fish and produce with a unique, artistic flair.
Pine Tavern, Bend. The Pine Tavern has anchored downtown Bend
on the Deschutes River since 1936. Known for the Ponderosa pine tree growing
through the center of the dining room, sourdough scones with honey butter served
before every meal, and the most picturesque patio in town, The Pine Tavern is
known for food and service that is simple, fresh from the Northwest, rooted
in the past, and excellent.
Sparrow Bakery, Bend. This little French bakery makes the
best pastries in town. Don't miss the Ocean Roll, which is like a cinnamon roll
only much better, and the hand-folded croissants. Grilled sandwiches and salads
are served at lunchtime, and often include local produce and products as ingredients.
Trattoria Sbandati, Bend. Juri Sbandati, native to Tuscany,
brought his cooking talents to Bend in 2005 and has been blowing guests away
with his truly heavenly fixe prix Italian meals ever since. This restaurant's
romantic interior and divine meals make it a great date night destination.
Victorian Café, Bend. The Victorian has earned itself
the title of best Bend breakfast many times over. There's often a line outside,
but the wait is worth it for something like nine different kinds of eggs benedict
on the menu as well as pancakes, omelets and all of the usual breakfast fare.
Lunch brings sandwiches and salads. In the summer, sit outside on the patio.
Zydeco, Bend. Cajun cooking with a Pacific Northwest flair
is served at this cool downtown restaurant. The scene is modern and hip, the
food spicy and scrumptious. The blackened catfish with Zydeco sauce, dungeness
crab meat, sautéed spinach and mashed potatoes will melt in your mouth.
900 Wall, Bend. The inspiration for 900 Wall comes from a
sincere desire to be a strong part of the Central Oregon community. 900 Wall
is a gathering place in a great old building in downtown Bend that provides
guests with outstanding food, drink and service, in a comfortable, social atmosphere.
A large bar offers a great happy hour nightly.