Do you love Thai food, but you’re getting a bit tired of the same old Pad Thai? Then you should definitely check out Wild Rose Bend. It’s Northern Thai cuisine, which is probably different than anything you’ve tried before. Made with love by the Itti family, Thai restaurateurs for 30 years, you’ll definitely leave with a full belly and a fully heart!
Go Ahead, Use Your Hands!
It’s not at all frowned upon in Thai cuisine! Wild Rose Northern Thai Eats food is traditionally a very rural cuisine, and the Thai people didn’t adopt utensils until a few hundred years ago. While most Westerners expect to use chopsticks with their Thai food, it’s not common in Northern Thailand, so don’t expect to find them here. Nearly every meal is accompanied with khao niew, a sticky jasmine rice that you’re meant to shape into small balls and eat with your hands, dipping into a variety of sauces and chili pastes. Fresh, crunchy vegetables are also served with every sauce and dip. Yum!
A Communal Experience
There are no different “courses” in the meals here, either. Thai food is typically served family style, meaning that you order a bunch of different dishes and share them. The food at Wild Rose Bend is reflective of the family who cooks it for you, and they’re eager to share their favorites with you. So don’t expect to find your old Thai standards here (don’t ask for Pad Thai, please!): go out on a limb and try something you’ve never heard of! You won’t be sorry.
If you’re planning to dine with a group of six or more, Wild Rose Bend has a strict reservations policy. That’s simply because it’s a small place. Call at least a day in advance of your meal. If your group consists of ten or more, there’s a $50 non-refundable deposit that will be applied to the cost of your meal. And they don’t split checks, so please remember to bring cash in order to easily share the cost with your friends! Wild Rose Bend is open seven days a week and has late-night hours on Fridays and Saturdays (last seating at 9:45).
The Best of Bend
Wild Rose Bend is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip to central Oregon, but don’t forget to explore the rest of downtown Bend! Book one of our great Bend Vacation Rentals and have a cozy place to rest your head at the end of your day of adventuring. Bend will be a great vacation you’ll remember for years to come!
Wild Rose Northern Thai Eats
150 NW Oregon Avenue
Bend, OR 97701