New Restaurants in Bend, Oregon (2024)

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.

The Grove

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. 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.

The Hook & Plow

West-Coast native and innovative chef, Matthew Ignacio, brings his unique style to The Hook & Plow on Bend’s Westside. Specializing in fresh and locally sourced seafood and meats, this elevated eatery promises a welcoming environment and outstanding service. Open Sunday-Wednesday 4pm-9pm and Thursday-Saturday 11:30am-9pm, Reservations are optional.

210 SW Century Drive – Suite 150

Nome Italiano

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 Tuesday to Sunday at 1465 SW Knoll Ave.

Nome Italiano
Mill Works Pub

Mill Works Pub

Bend’s latest 2024 addition, Mill Works Pub, landed in the Old Mill District with the decor embracing the town’s unique history showcased through photographs and memorabilia sourced from places like the Deschutes Historical Museum. The menu consists of casual, yet elevated pub fare complete with TV’s and a projector for sports fans to gather. Bring the kids along as everyone will enjoy this community pub with fun flare. Open daily from 11am-9pm.

330 SW Powerhouse Dr Building C, Suite 150

Dear Irene

Step into the elegance that is Dear Irene in downtown Bend where Chef Jonny Becklund and his wife Irene have seamlessly merged timelessness with modern vibrance from their decor to their delectable dishes and cocktails alike. Perfect for a date night or delicious culinary adventure, this intimate space is sure to exceed expectations. Open to 21+ 4:30pm-9:30pm Tuesday-Saturday. Reservations are recommended.

926 NW Brooks St.

Dear Irene restaurant in Bend
Bar Rio

Bar Rio

Experience the evolution of Barrio into the new Bar Rio; boasting a curated selection of tequilas and cocktails and tapas inspired by Latin-American cuisine.  Located right in the heart of Downtown Bend, its colorful, lively atmosphere makes for the perfect spot. No reservations are needed, open daily from 3pm-10pm (11pm Thursday-Saturday) and happy hour from 3pm-5pm and 9pm-close. Must be 21+

915 NW Wall St.

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.

Anita’s Kitchen and Gourmet Indian Food
people playing sand volleyball

Lifty’s

This bar, grill and sandbox (beach volleyball, anyone?) is situated on a bluff in southwest Bend, offering great mountain views. Lifty’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. Lifty’s is open daily at 1787 SW Chandler Ave.

JIA Asian Street Kitchen

Inspired by Asian Street food, JIA Asian Street Kitchen is an inventive and exciting new eatery in Bend’s food scene. The word “Jia” means family in Mandarin, and this new spot is serving up family style dishes meant to be shared. Pulling flavors from all across Asia, JIA’s menu boasts spicy green beans, pork belly bao, vegetable pho, and more. Come enjoy the greenery and whimsical ambiance of this must-try spot. JIA Asian Street Kitchen is open Monday-Saturday from 11:30am-2:30pm, and 4:30-8:00pm. 19570 Amber Meadow Dr.

Photo Courtesy of Tina Paymaster Photography

Seating area at Jia Asian Street Kitchen
Cocktails and menu at Ladybird Cultural Society

Ladybird Cultural Society

With prohibition-era style cocktails and unique offerings, Ladybird Cultural Society, is bringing a classy, vintage flare to Bend’s Old Mill District. Dishing up high-end cuisine alongside traditional favorites with a fun twist (try the caviar deviled eggs) Ladybird makes for the perfect spot to celebrate. If it’s cocktails you’re in the mood for, check out their extensive cocktail menu serving up options for everyone from the Pink Lady Sour to the non-alcoholic Marlene in Morocco. Ladybird is open for dinner nightly starting at 4:45pm, enjoy Happy Hour at 4pm Monday-Friday, and come early at 12pm for Afternoon Delight Friday-Sunday. 375 Powerhouse Dr. Unit 130.

Photo courtesy of Eat, Drink, Bend.

Dear Mom Cafe

Paying homage to the owners mother, Dear Mom Cafe on Bend’s westside is a new Thai spot dishing up delicious home-style plates and funky vibes. With classic menu items like Grandma’s Pad Thai and Yellow curry and new favorites like Midnight Chicken Wings, Dear Mom’s menu focuses on quality over quantity. Sip on a Thai Iced Tea or a unique cocktail while you enjoy the welcoming atmosphere of this one-of-a-kind Thai restaurant. Dear Mom is open Monday-Friday 11-2:30pm and 4:30-8pm, Saturdays from 12-3pm and 4-8:30pm, and Sundays 12-3:00pm and 4-8:00pm. 320 SW Century Drive Suite 410. 

Photo courtesy of Eat, Drink, Bend.

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