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.
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. 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 starting at 4:30. 19570 Amber Meadow Dr.
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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.
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Dear Mom Cafe
Paying honor 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 11:30-2:30 and 4:30-8:30, Saturdays from 12:15-8:00 and Sundays 4:15-8:00. 320 SW Century Drive Suite 410.
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