Bend, Oregon is paradise for the outdoorsman. Adjacent to the Cascade Mountains, Bend offers 300 days of sunshine each year, offering plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure! Enjoy skiing along the mountainsides, kayaking in the river, or hiking among one of the many trails. Whether you visit in winter or summer, there is seemingly endless things to do in Bend. When you aren’t enjoying the natural landscape, settle in for a delicious meal at one of our top favorite restaurants in Bend, Oregon!
McKay Cottage is a local favorite amongst the residents of Bend for its menu full of comfort food classics. It has been voted the best breakfast in Bend every year since 2010! Open daily for breakfast and lunch, McKay Cottage offers eggs benedict and stuffed French toast alongside homemade scones, pecan sticky buns and more! During the weekend, expect a wait but you may be treated to Bend hospitality in the form of a sample from the bakery case!
From its humble beginnings as a restaurant on wheels in a 20-foot Airstream, Spork finally opened a brick and mortar location in 2013. Luckily, however, Spork did not lose any of its casual charm. A local favorite for lunch or a quick take out meal, chef and owner Jeff Hunt offers food inspired by his travels to South America and Southeast Asia. Enjoy curry, short ribs, and more served alongside refreshing craft cocktails.
First opened in 1936, Pine Tavern is one of the oldest restaurants in Bend and is practically a local institution! Comfort food and a rustic atmosphere makes you feel at home in the mountains. The signature centerpiece of the Pine Tavern, and its namesake, is the Ponderosa Pine growing the center of the dining room. Enjoy classic American cuisine here for both lunch and dinner.
Make sure to come to Jackson’s Corner with an appetite and be prepared to leave nice and full! Their farm to table menu features pizzas, pastas, and delicious craft brews! All of the dough is house-made and the menu changes each season to reflect the seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms. Eat here for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a special weekend brunch.
Primal Cuts Meat Market
Perhaps one of the most unique eateries in Bend, Primal Cuts offers an all in one experience of a butcher, deli, meat market, and restaurant. All of their meats are from locally cultivated, sustainably raised livestock. The superstar of this restaurant is their “porkstrami” sandwich, featuring pulled pork and 1000 island dressing on a homemade hoagie. They also have amazing happy hour specials, featuring a $5 charcuterie board and $4 pints!