The dining scene in Bend, Oregon is constantly evolving, as new restaurants, cafes and pubs open up to feed the community and serve as lively gathering spaces for breakfast, lunch or dinner out on the town. New restaurants are often under development and construction to keep up with Bend’s growing population and visitor base, helping the region to maintain a vibrant foodie scene with dishes of various cuisines and establishments with a variety of concepts. In the mood for something new? Try one of these new Bend, Oregon restaurants. Check restaurant websites for the most up-to-date hours of operation.
Diners can enjoy a variety of options at The Grove, a market hall food court concept that opened in Bend’s NorthWest Crossing in 2021. At The Grove, visitors will find Sebastian’s Seafood Cafe, offering up fresh fish and chips and fish tacos adjacent to Sebastian’s Seafood & Speciality Market. Also in The Grove is Sunny’s Italian Joint, offering pizza, salads and other Italian-inspired eats. For authentic Thai street food, try ThaiPas, yet another option in The Grove. Outside of main entrees, The Grove is also home to Elly’s Ice Cream, Thump Coffee and Waypoint—a cocktail bar by Bend Brewing Co.
BOSA Food & Drink
Soak up Bend’s west side neighborhood vibes from a window seat at BOSA Food & Drink, located in the historic Bakery Building on lively Galveston Avenue. Enjoy regional Italian and French specialities, including housemade pasta and ingredients from both the Pacific Northwest and sources from Europe in a casual fine dining atmosphere. The space underwent a full remodel before opening in 2021, and now boasts a full bar and open kitchen. BOSA Food & Drink is open nightly at 1005 NW Galveston Ave. Reservations are recommended.
Walt Reilly’s Eatery & Entertainment
Putt putt, pints and tasty dishes converge at Walt Reilly’s Eatery & Entertainment, a family-friendly destination on Bend’s west side. Enjoy smash burgers, savory appetizers and salads before or after a game of mini golf or series of virtual swings on over 190 top golf courses from around the world. Kids can enjoy their own menu, with options including a mac and cheese or a mini smash burger. Walt Reilly’s Eatery & Entertainment is open daily at 225 SW Century Drive.
Joining the west side Bend dining scene in early 2022, Nome Italiano is the latest concept from Sixtop, a group that also brought the city Bos Taurus, Hablo Tacos and Miyagi Ramen. Enjoy oysters, pizza and entrees including steaks, chicken and seafood in an upscale, fine dining environment. Wines from throughout Italy are also on the menu. Nome Italiano is open Wednesday to Sunday at 1465 SW Knoll Ave.
The Cellar Underground Pub
Redmond’s Porter Brewing Co. expanded to Bend in 2021, though passersby may not have noticed the new establishment, which is entirely underground in downtown Bend. The Cellar Underground Pub serves up English-style cask-conditioned ales that are hand pumped and served at cellar temperature. The family behind the brewery also runs Vi’s Pies, a from-scratch bakery serving up Scottish meat pies, curry pies, mac and cheese pies and chicken pot pies, along with sausages and sausage bites and pretzels. The Cellar Underground Pub is open daily at 206 NW Oregon Ave., Suite 2.
In the Oxford Hotel downtown, Roam opened in 2021 and serves up breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner. Enjoy charcuterie, small plates, pasta, seafood and meats, along with an eclectic list of wines, cocktails and beers. Get comfy and enjoy a seasonally changing menu. Roam is open daily at 10 NW Minnesota Ave., Suite 100.
Thai Hot Pot and Noodle House
The owners of the popular Wild Rose thai spot in downtown Bend have done it again with another tasty restaurant—this time a more upscale eatery featuring traditional Thai hot pot, along with noodles and street food dishes. Sen Thai Hot Pot and Noodle House overlooks the Deschutes River in a brand new building. Sen Thai Hot Pot and Noodle House is open Tuesdays through Sundays at 69 NW Newport Ave.
Anita’s Kitchen and Gourmet Indian Food
Enjoy delicious Indian takeaway food from Anita’s Kitchen, which opened off Third Street in southeast Bend in 2020. This food truck uses authentic Indian spices and herbs, whipped up into dishes including samosas, tandori chicken and chana bhatura. Sip on masala chai, fresh lemonade or lassi, a salty or sweet Indian yogurt drink. Anita’s Kitchen is open Wednesdays to Sundays at 420 SE Third St.
This bar, grill and sandbox (beach volleyball, anyone?) is situated on a bluff in southwest Bend, offering great mountain views. Justy’s offers elevated pub food, including appetizers, salads, burgers and sandwiches, along with cocktails and a selection of local beers and ciders in a family-friendly environment. Reserve a court, work up an appetite playing volleyball and then relax with a filling meal and beverage. Justy’s is open daily at 1787 SW Chandler Ave.
Meadowlark and Boxwood Kitchen
One of the newest restaurants in Bend, Meadowlark, opened in 2022, building off the tasty success of its sister restaurant, Boxwood Kitchen in the Old Mill District, which opened in early 2019. Meadowlark serves dinner, as well as weekend brunch, alongside handcrafted cocktails or a featured mocktail of the day. Meadowlark is open daily for dinner and also on weekends for brunch at 19570 Amber Meadow Drive. Meadowlark sits on the south end of Bend and is a great example of breaking away from the core of town to find a delicious restaurant option. For more great eats, try casting an even wider net to enjoy food from restaurants throughout Central Oregon.
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Hot Springs in Central Oregon Near Bend and Beyond
Oregon is known for being an outdoor paradise; where else can travelers discover misty forests, snowy mountain peaks and vast desert expanses in one day? From the Cascade Mountains to the Painted Hills, volcanic activity has helped shape the many different landscapes of Oregon. Along with mountains and valleys, Oregon’s volcanic past helped create a host of hot springs scattered across the state. These hot springs are natural, hot pools of water—natural hot tubs. Some are more developed and have lodging nearby, while others feel completely remote and undiscovered. So whether it’s a soak under the stars in the high desert or a steamy pool in the forest, there’s a hot spring calling.
Make the Most of Your Bend and Central Oregon Ski Vacation
Dreaming of skiing in Bend, Oregon? The Central Oregon region is an incredible destination for a ski getaway. While the average snowfall in Bend is a little more than thirty inches, Central Oregon ski resorts boast annual numbers of more than 450 inches. From Bend, visitors can drive to Mt. Bachelor resort in just 30 minutes or the Hoodoo Ski Area in less than an hour. Outside of the resorts, there are boundless backcountry trails for cross-country skiing to glide into pristine and untouched wilderness. With tons of snow, a plethora of winter activities in Central Oregon, and seemingly endless miles of terrain to explore, Bend and Central Oregon make the perfect ski getaway. Read on to discover how to make the most of your ski-cation in this winter wonderland.
Ice Skating Rinks You Have to Try in Bend and Sunriver
Bend and Sunriver are two excellent winter destinations. The offering of winter activities in Central Oregon are immense. Snow typically falls fast and heavy and visitors get to experience a winter wonderland filled with snow capped Ponderosa pines and fresh powder. In such a winter wonderland, it makes sense that Bend and Sunriver would have a selection of ice skating spots. Whether guests choose to twirl on the ice, casually glide or just kick back with a hot cocoa while the kids play, a trip to the ice skating rink can help cap off any Central Oregon winter getaway.
The Ultimate Guide to Pumpkin Patches in Terrebonne, Oregon
Nothing signals the coming of fall quite like spending the day at a pumpkin patch. It’s tough to not feel the cozy spirit of the season when you’re solving a festive corn maze while bundled up and sipping a hot apple cider. Pumpkin patches in Central Oregon benefit from our desert climate and still get plenty of sunshine, even in late October. While smaller family farms all around the region will sometimes host fall events, the two most popular pumpkin patches both reside in Terrebonne: the Smith Rock Pumpkin Patch and the DD Ranch Pumpkin Patch.
Top 5 Tours to Take in Bend, Oregon
Bend is a nature-lover’s paradise blended with a hop-head’s dream; nowhere else will you find this much craft beer and this many outdoor activities. The city’s been growing quickly, reaching 100,000 residents in 2020, and with the growth comes plentiful opportunities for adventure. From walking the very halls that brew your favorite beer to any number of adrenaline-inducing sports, we have you covered for the five best types of guided tours in Bend, Oregon.
Great Getaway: Sisters, Oregon
When pulling into Sisters from the West you’re greeted by a main-street cowboy town filled with local shops, western storefronts and lots of charm. But as you reach the far end of that main street (it’s actually U.S. Hwy. 20,) something different emerges. There’s some upscale lodging, a brewpub, movie theater, and spa that gives Sisters a whole new attitude.
Pumpkin Patches + Petting Zoos = Fall Family Fun
As soon as the first hint of autumn rolls around, my three kids ask on a regular basis when we can go to the pumpkin patch. This is not simply because they’re eager to gather Halloween décor. To my kids (all under the age of 12), fall means visiting the farm and getting all the animal petting, ropes course playing and barbecue eating they can squeeze into one afternoon.
Casual Family Weekend in Sunriver
Imagine this: you’re riding your bike through a rolling meadow, the Cascade mountain range in the background, and the only sound is from the whir of a prop plane taking off against a crisp blue sky. Up ahead, your children pull carrots from their pockets and present them to a gathering of friendly horses in an adjacent pasture.
Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway: Pull Off For a Central Oregon Adventure
The Cascade Lakes Scenic byway is one of the prettiest drives in the U.S. But it might be the most recreationally rich road you’ll ever drive too. From Bend southwest to the Highway 58 junction, the Oregon Route 372 cuts through 66 miles unique volcanic formations and geological beauty that offers everything that makes Central Oregon an outdoor lover’s paradise.