In the restaurant business there is always someone new entering into competition, bringing excitement and change to the dining arena. But as quickly as some of the arrive, they are gone just as quick. It’s not enough to have a great idea; you have to have the good food, quality service, and understanding of what people want to survive, and Pine Tavern in Bend, Oregon seems to have that all figured out. Open since 1936 and named after the Ponderosa pines that are growing in one of the dining rooms, we expect this eatery to be around long after we are not. Located at 967 NW Brooks Street and famous for its hot buttered scones, dining at the Pine has been a local tradition for decades and an experience that should not be missed.

Let’s Talk About the Tree

For a restaurant to succeed and thrive for decades, it is important to change with the times, and the Ponderosa Pines are just a by-product of one of those changes. Starting out as a coffee house at the end of the great depression, the Pine Tavern in Bend has flowed from the simple to the elegant to the unusual—the trees were added in a 1950s renovation. Today, the wood frame building offers a charming place to enjoy the simple comfort food they prepare so well. Patio dining allows for views of Mirror Pond as you sip a glass of wine and chat over a Ruben sandwich at lunch and enjoy the peaceful ambience of an afternoon outside in Bend. The prices are higher than many other places in town, but worth it for the experience alone, and the food will take you away to a new place—one filled with constant sunshine, warm feelings, and an overall sense of wellbeing!

If You Can Imagine It, It’s Probably on the Menu!

Featuring standard menu items like hummus appetizers, iceberg wedge salads, and juicy ribeyes, Pine Tavern in Bend, Oregon also offers the unique and the unusual. Crab stuffed avocados, duck confit salads, razor clams, and the house specialty, Jeremiah’s Smoked Salmon Fettucine, served with smoked salmon, peas, and alfredo sauce, are all delicious and hearty. Their traditional menu brings to mind home cooked dinners created by grandma and include such venerable classics as Pine Tavern Meatloaf, Classic Beef Stroganoff, and Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese.

When Your Meal Is Over

And you are back at your Bend Vacation Rentals cabin wearing your favorite stretchy pants, you will be able to sit back and reflect on a vacation that has been the most memorable one in recent memory. Reserve your vacation today today and cross dining at the Pine Tavern Restaurant off your bucket list.