Bend is famous throughout the world for being THE place for outdoor fun. The hiking trails are plentiful, the landscape is so stunning you won’t want to be inside any longer than you have to, and skiing on Mt. Bachelor in the winter is an experience every skier adds to their bucket list. But what many people do not know is that unlike many mountain towns, the fun does not end at sundown; the party continues for as long as you can take it! And if you’re the type who is always on the lookout for the best party, this guide to Bend nightlife will ensure your Bend vacation nights will be spent in the hottest spots around!
Astro Lounge, 939 NW Bond Street
This cozy spot in downtown Bend looks as if it could have been the star of its own movie. Brick walls on the inside are lined with local artwork, video lottery machines glow in the night, and a light-lined patio allows for the good times to continue outside. During the day it’s a popular spot for burgers and brews, but after 8pm each night the vibe changes completely helped in part by the large glass bar that is the center point of all that is fun! Live music on weekends plus crowds of beautiful people enjoying the music, the drinks, and the company mean this party is missing only one thing—you!
Velvet, 805 NW Wall Street
Even the name brings on images of items plush and hip, and this hipster bar located in the heart of Bend will make you feel the warmth of its name. Hip, trendy, and quirky, the drinks served here offer a certain charm, as they are all served in mason jars! The party starts every night at 5 and the memories of good times, great people, and stellar drinks will live on forever! Try the Blue Velvet, made from blueberry vodka and house-made lemonade, and you may never want to drink anything else ever again!
Seven Restaurant & Nightclub, 1033 NW Bond Street
Disco balls and DJ’s will both be spinning when you party at Seven. Offering tasty food, delicious drinks, and a sophisticated spot to celebrate your unforgettable Oregon vacation, this might be our favorite place to party in the Bend nightlife! The music is always hot, the drinks are always cold, and the people are even hotter than the music!
The Quiet After the Storm of Bend Nightlife
All good things must come to an end, but sometimes the end of a good thing leads to an even greater thing. Coming home to your Bend Vacation Rentals cozy escape is that greater thing! Quiet and peaceful, comfortable and cozy, our homes offer a sense of home you won’t ever find in a sterile hotel room—reserve yours today!
It’s one of our first favorite foods: pizza. When you’re on vacation, it’s perfectly fine to indulge your inner child and check out the local pizza places—or, look for something a little fancier if your tastes have grown up with you! Either way, Bend has you covered. Check out one of these Bend pizza spots for your pizza craving.
Bend Pizza Kitchen
Bend Pizza Kitchen is newer to the block, but they’ve already made a name for themselves with a wholesome menu and easy to work with staff. They proudly host live music and community events, making them a favorite neighborhood stop. Their point of pride is their fresh, organic ingredients, with daily-made dough and sauces and gluten-free options available. In addition to pizzas, Bend Pizza Kitchen also offers calzones, sandwiches, and desserts, plus a selection of beers and wines. As a special bonus, BPK will deliver your order—beers and wine included! BPK is in the west part of Bend, west of Compass Park on Northwest Crossing Drive.
Abby’s Legendary Pizza
Are you new to the northwest? If so, you should try Abby’s Legendary Pizza while you’re here! The quality of the pizza is indisputable, as even a basic cheese pizza here makes a delicious meal. What’s exciting is the way that Abby’s pushes the envelope. Taco pizza is one exciting way they’ve spiced up the pizza world, as are some of their more creative topping options, like grilled oyster. Find Abby’s near the center of Bend, off NE 3rd Street and NE Kearny Street.
Olde Towne Pizza Company
Are you looking for something a little more no-frills? Do you have a hankering for something homey? Olde Towne may be what you’re looking for. This is one of the best local options for a place to sit down and enjoy a pie. The service takes time, but the place is clean, welcoming, and makes one heck of a pizza—it’s that simple. It’s near Old Bend, on NW Greenwood Avenue a little west of Bend Parkway.
Taste Central Oregon’s Bend Pizza with Bend Vacation Rentals
From pizza to beer, from skiing to biking, Bend offers the best of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Enjoy your own Bend getaway with a vacation rental! Instead of a tiny hotel room, spend a little extra for some added privacy and plenty of amenities. In fact, we’ve got homes with barbecue grills, hot tubs, garages, and more! So just head to our home page, plug in your dates, and see what we have to offer—or call 541-385-9492 with any questions, or to book on the phone! Your mountain getaway awaits!
Nestled in the Cascade Mountains at over 3,600 feet in elevation, the historic former logging town of Bend, Oregon is home to world-class ski resorts, miles of hiking trails and a wealth of activities. But Bend is so much more than skiing and the great outdoors. Being that the area is a popular vacation destination that attracts visitors from around the globe, it’s no surprise that the town boasts a wealth of culinary variety, with talented chefs from many different cultural traditions calling Bend home. A handful of impressive new eateries have recently opened their doors, and we’ve picked out the best new Bend Oregon restaurants for you.
Solomon’s at Tetherow Resort
61240 Skyline Ranch Road
Located at the acclaimed Tetherow Resort, Solomon’s is one of Bend’s premiere fine dining experiences. Boasting beautiful views of the Cascades from their casual yet elegant dining room, Solomon’s features a rotating menu consisting mainly of locally acquired meats, vegetables and seasonings. If you are looking to experience unique gastronomical creations such as Elk Rack, Steelhead Vera Cruz, and local Wagyu Tenderloin, look no further. Reservations are recommended when you plan to eat at this Bend Oregon restaurant.
163 N.W. Minnesota Avenue
Whether your palate is pleasantly simple or highly discriminating, Bos Taurus has you covered. This wonderful new steakhouse in downtown Bend features the finest cuts of beef from around the globe and a delectable selection “not beef” menu items, such as Roasted Cauliflower, Baby Beet Salad, Colorado Lamb Rack, and Line-Caught Washington Halibut. Seating fills up quickly, so reservations are recommended.
El Sancho Taco Shop
335 N.E. Dekalb Avenue
Don’t let the outside looks of El Sancho Taco Shop deter you from eating at this new Bend Oregon restaurant. Though the funky little yellow building they’re in looks like a run-down roadside stand that got teleported from the side of a Mexican highway, El Sancho definitely has the most outstanding Mexican food around and is lauded for having the best tacos in Bend.
900 Mt. Washington Drive
Inspired by a passion for the Bend area and Oregon’s wealth of local seasonal ingredients, Washington is the hottest new kid on Bend’s culinary block. Presenting casual upscale dining in a swank yet rustic ambiance, Washington’s menu boasts traditional American fare with a stylish twist and includes local favorites such as Elk Swedish Meatballs and Grilled Steelhead Trout. Daily specials, a raw seafood bar, build-it-yourself salads, and a take-out window add to the list of Washington’s unique offerings.
Mantra Indian Kitchen and Tap Room
744 N.W. Bond Street
Hailed as the finest Indian food in Central Oregon, Mantra Indian Kitchen is the longtime vision of owners Jassey Uppal and Arun “Runi” Srikantaiah. An informal setting, excellent food, great service, and modest prices along with a stellar menu have fast made Mantra Indian Kitchen a Bend favorite. Believe us when we say everything on the menu in this Bend Oregon restaurant is delicious!
There’s something about the word brunch that just makes us smile. Maybe it’s the thought of sleeping in a little later than we normally do, or the idea that champagne can be a morning thing just by adding orange juice. Maybe it’s the realization that your meal choices have leaped from the standard eggs and sausage to the much more fulfilling breakfast sandwich that often includes a juicy burger. Or maybe, just maybe, we find satisfaction in the blending of the words breakfast and lunch; whatever the reasons, brunch in Bend will forever change the way you think about this oh-so-important meal!
Jackson’s Corner, 845 NW Delaware Avenue
If the name conjures up images of cozy diners serving hearty brunches created from farm-fresh ingredients, you are not going to be disappointed, because that’s exactly what Jackson’s Corner is all about! All their food is organic, local, and unbelievably delicious; we recommend the country breakfast!
McKay Cottage Restaurant, 62910 O. B. Riley Road #340
We love historic cottages and we adore great brunches, and when you combine the two, you get McKay’s and a very happy stomach! Located inside a bungalow built in 1916, you’re going to need reservations if you want to taste their crab and sweet potato hash; this place is extremely popular and totally worth the extra wait!
Brunch in Bend at The Victorian Café, 1404 NW Galveston Avenue
What happens if you stand inside the Victorian Café and repeat Bloody Mary three times? You will get three of the best morning beverages you have ever tasted, making this charming eatery one of our all-time faves! Garnished with skewers of prawns, you may not really need to order anything else, but we recommend that you wear your comfy pants and order the carnivore omelet as well!
The Breakfast Club, 378 NE Greenwood Avenue
Simply delicious are the two words that come to mind when we think of the food served at The Breakfast Club. The servings are hearty, the food is fresh, and their biscuits and gravy could have come from the kitchen of your southern grandma!
Your Bend Vacation Rentals Cozy Cottage
Your vacation rental is not just a place to rest your head at night; it’s a home that deserves to be lived in fully! Pick up some brunch items at the Bend Farmers Market, a bottle of champagne at the Newport Avenue Market, and some orange juice at the Market of Choice, and your best brunch may just be the one you’ve created yourself! Reserve your Bend Vacation Rentals cozy cottage today; your Oregon vacation promises to be one for the record books!