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Guide 2019


Rookie of the Year


Restaurant of the Year


Food Cart of the Year

Warning: Craving-inducing photos, stories and listings ahead. It’s time for the Source Weekly’s annual Restaurant Guide—a labor of love that has us getting hungrier with every page. Inside, you’ll find listings for every restaurant on our radar offering table service in Bend, La Pine, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Terrebonne and Tumalo (in a change from previous years, Tumalo has its own portion of the guide). Use the listings when you’re looking for a new place to check out—or for reminders about places you might have forgotten about. New this year: A new winning category, the Rookie Food Cart of the Year—a category we came up with after trekking across town over and over to eat at one delicious cart. Central Oregon has SO many great carts, and it is high time to celebrate one that’s getting it right, right out of the gate! Also inside you’ll find our Restaurant of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Food Cart of the Year, as well as a story on 2019 food trends. Buen provecho, Central Oregon!


Bend Restaurant Listings


5 Food Trends of 2019


Central Oregon Restaurants


Rookie Food Cart of the Year


EDITOR  Nicole Vulcan  CONTRIBUTORS  Lisa Sipe, Chris Miller  COPY EDITOR  Richard Sitts  PRODUCTION MANAGER  Darris Hurst

DESIGNERS  Shannon Corey, Megan Baker SALES EXECUTIVES  Amanda Klingman, Ban Tat, Chris Larro, Ashley Sarvis, Robert Cammelletti PHOTOGRAPHER  Daniel Robbins LISTINGS INTERN  Kate Couch

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Always open to the public, Awbrey Glen Restaurant offers a relaxing atmosphere with delicious cuisine, a full bar and local microbrews on tap. A beautiful patio, spectacular views of the Cascades and plenty of parking make this “hidden gem” well worth a visit.

The Backyard Brick Oven Pizza & Pub Pizza, Brewery / Brew Pub, Casual American, Breakfast and Lunch

63130 NE Lancaster St.

541-306-6393. Sun-Thu 11am-9pm Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Delicious brick oven pizzas, tasty brews, sports and a casual atmosphere.

Bad Wolf Bakery & Bistro

Breakfast and Lunch, Coffee, New American, Eclectic

1133 NW Wall St.

541-617-5770. Daily 7am-2pm Sweets, savories, Benedicts and brunchy lunches for every palate in a stylish atmosphere. The buttermilk biscuit sandwich is a real crowd pleaser for those seeking something savory, while the cardamom waffles delight those with a sweet tooth! Brunch is served all day but you’ll also love their soup, sandwich and salad offerings.

Baldy’s Barbeque Eastside

BBQ, Bend’s Best Patio Bets, Lunch Spots, Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll winners

BEND 10 Barrel Brewing Co. Pub & Brewing Facility Brewery / Brew Pub, Lunch Spots

62950 NE 18th St.

541-241-7733. Sun 11am-11pm, Mon-Thu 11am-11pm, FriSat 11am-midnight The same yummy pizzas, salads and other delights as the original west side brew pub, but in an expansive new east side location adjacent to 10 Barrel’s brewing facility. If you’re an east sider, why bother with the crowds on Galveston when you can get your trucker hats, and modern pub food here too?! Plus a banquet room that can serve up to 250 people.

10 Barrel Brewing Co.

Bar / Pub / Lounge, American, Pacific Northwest, Breakfast and Lunch, Brewery / Brew Pub, Best Patios, Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll winners

1135 NW Galveston Ave.

541-678-5228. Sun-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight Modern pub food and trucker hats are back! 10 Barrel is still one of Bend’s most popular labels. Anticipate spending some time with an eager crowd around the fire pit. The pub attracts the après-skiers and offers a great choice for Bend’s fun-seeking audience.

10 Below

Northwest Eclectic, Breakfast and Lunch, New American, Fine Dining

10 NW Minnesota Ave.

541-382-1010. Daily 7am-close The restaurant offers one of the most distinct atmospheres in town, with its modern décor and food with standout flavor profiles. Five different menus that focus on locally sourced ingredients with “an ethnic twist to comfort food.”

5 Fusion & Sushi Bar

Japanese/Sushi, Asian, Eclectic, Fine Dining, Best Spots for Foodies

821 NW Wall St.

541-323-2328. Daily: 4pm-close

On multiple occasions, executive chef Joe Kim has been acknowledged as a top chef in the Pacific Northwest by the James Beard Foundation, one of the most prestigious honors of the food industry. The restaurant has been nominated for the James Beard award three times. Dishes are well presented, portioned and considered, giving Central Oregonians an impressive Asian fusion destination.

900 Wall

Northwest, Contemporary Northwest, New American, Fine Dining, Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll winners

900 NW Wall St.

541-323-6295. Sun-Thu 3-9pm, Fri-Sat 3-10pm Modern American food heavily inspired by Italian and French cuisine. Its menus are seasonally inspired and responsibly sourced. The open, woodpaneled atmosphere brings a slight turn-of-thecentury upscale salon feeling, while the wine menu features a selection of more than 200 labels.

Abby’s Legendary Pizza General Fare, Pizza

1115 Northeast Third St.

541-382-7372. oregon/bend Daily 11am-11pm Fifteen rotating beer taps. Family fun. Pizza. What more could you ask for?

Active Culture

Anthony’s at the Old Mill Seafood, Lunch Spots, Steak

475 SW Powerhouse Dr.

541-389-8998. Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am10:30pm, Sun 11am-9:30pm With sustainable seafood and great views of the Deschutes River and the Les Schwab Amphitheater, Anthony’s has earned its reputation as a favorite local spot. The seafood grill has been a staple in the heart of the Old Mill for over a decade, featuring a broad selection of Northwest wines.

Bend Applebee’s

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Lunch Spots, Casual American

3197B N. Hwy 97

541-318-5720. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Classic American food. Baby back ribs, burgers, salads and happy hour every day of the week.

Ariana Restaurant

European, Fine Dining, Mediterranean, Best Spots for Foodies

1304 NW Galveston Ave.

541-330-5539. Tue-Sat: 5pm-close One of only two chefs invited by the James Beard Foundation to present their food in 2014. Seasonal, organic and sustainable dishes blend Northwest cuisine with European and Mediterranean influences.

General Fare, Eclectic, Breakfast and Lunch

The Astro Lounge

541-241-2926. Daily 8am-9pm A natural foods cafe with salads, yogurt, and wholesome bowls.

Aloha Café

541-388-0116. Daily 4pm-close Defying its first impression of being just another watering hole, Astro offers a menu of salads, sandwiches, pizzas and burgers with beef from the nearby Imperial Stock Ranch.

547 NE Bellevue Dr.

Awbrey Glen Golf Club

285 NW Riverside Blvd.

Hawaiian, Lunch Spots 541-382-5662. Mon-Sat 10:30am-8pm Specializing in Hawaiian barbecue, this east side cafe has some of the best deals in town, $8.45 gets you a generous helping of meat with rice or noodles and a delicious side!

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Eclectic

939 NW Bond St.

Golf & Country Clubs, Fine Dining, Pacific Northwest

2500 NW Awbrey Glen Dr.

Thu-Sat 11am-2pm, 5pm-8pm. Bar menu 2-3pm Sun 9am-2pm lounge open for beverages til 5pm Sundays

2670 NE Hwy 20

541-388-4227. Tue-Sun 11am-9pm Living up to the title as Bend’s Best BBQ since 2005, as voted by the Source’s reader poll, Baldy’s meats are tender, delicious and smoked to that sweet spot between crisp and juicy; literally mouth-watering. With three locations and weekly specials on full racks of ribs and other fingerlicking goodness, there are plenty of ways to get your barbecue on.

Baldy’s Barbeque Westside

BBQ, American, Lunch Spots, Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll winners

235 SW Century Dr.

541-385-7427. Tue-Sun 11am-9pm Last time we visited this spot, a friend said “I am never cooking again.” Which we took to mean, they’ll be eating at this spot from now until infinity..

Baltazar’s Seafood Restaurant Mexican, Seafood, Best Patios

1465 SW Knoll Ave.

541-382-6622 Sun-Thu 4pm-8:30pm Fri-Sat 4pm-9:30pm A seafood spot with an emphasis on Mexican flavors. If you want spicy and fresh fare, this is your spot. Seafood options include marlin, halibut, Dungeness crab, snapper and more.

Bangers & Brews

General Fare, Casual American, Eclectic, Best Patios

1288 SW Simpson Ave.

541-389-2050. bangersandbrews/ Mon-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm A family-owned spot serving brats—and you guessed it, brews too. Whether they’re served with the homemade garlic aioli, or the chicken and apple poultry option, these brats are anything but ordinary.

Editor’s note: All listings have been verified by a real-live human as of April 2019—but things change, so when in doubt, call ahead.



821 NW WALL, SUITE 100 (541) 323-2328 WWW.5FUSION.COM

Thank you for making this first year great! Join us for special events like sake tasting, ladies night, and sushi making classes!

2735 NW CROSSING DR SUITE 105, BEND (541) 306-6796


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The Barrel Thief Lounge at Oregon Spirit Distillers Bar / Pub / Lounge

740 NE First St.

541-382-0002. Tasting room hours: Sun-Tue: noon-6pm Wed-Sat: noon-7pm A distillery, with an adjacent lounge open for group reservations and special events, and a tasting room open limited hours.


Spanish, Vegetarian, Lunch Spots, Mexican, Breakfast and Lunch

915 NW Wall St.

541-389-2025. Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 3pm-9pm There’s a difference between Spanish and Mexican food and Barrio does a delicious job embracing Spanish food with an added American twist. Start with a margarita (of course), and then feast on traditional tapas or the paella—the house specialty.

Beach Hut Deli

Deli, Breakfast and Lunch

852 NW Brooks St.

541-639-3115. Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm A surf-themed deli franchise located near Drake Park and Mirror Pond Plaza in downtown Bend. This is a local dog favorite, seriously, they have a “dog wall.” Come down to see for yourself!

Bend Brewing Company

Bar / Pub / Lounge, American, Burger Joint, Lunch Spots, Brewery / Brew Pub

1019 NW Brooks St.

541-383-1599. Daily 11:30am-10pm With a killer patio overlooking Mirror Pond, this local favorite has plenty of room for everyone. The happy hour Sriracha cauliflower is a must and Tuesday is Locals Day, with $3.50 pints.

Bend Burger Company

Casual American, Burger Joint

1939 NE 3rd St.

541-382-1914. Daily 11am-9pm This Bend burger joint offers 12 burger options, as well as steak and chicken sandwiches, salads and soups. All the sauce is house-made with a secret seasoning. We may never know the secret to why these burgers are so good but we always leave satisfied.

Pub fare and classic soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta and seafood. Located at a private club, with the restaurant open to the public.

Bend Pizza Kitchen

Italian, Pizza, Breakfast and Lunch

2755 NW Crossing Dr.

541-647-1819. Daily 11:30am-8:30pm Sixteen rotating taps, community events and delivery of wine and beer, all have made BPK a local favorite. Located in NorthWest Crossing, and serving more than 70 percent of its ingredients organic and/or locally sourced, BPK is a good choice for good times and great food. Gluten free and vegan pizzas are popular items.

Bend-o Bento

Japanese/Sushi, Breakfast and Lunch

1375 SE Wilson Ave.

541-323-3357. Mon–Fri 10:30am-3pm Japanese bento, in a tucked-away spot on Wilson. This is one of Bend’s best bento secrets.

Bethlyn’s Global Fusion

Eclectic, Lunch Spots, Pan-Asian, Breakfast and Lunch

1075 NW Newport Ave.

541-617-0513. Sun-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm With favorites such as the fried avocado tacos and a Chinese pork sandwich, this bistro-fusion restaurant is a favorite for good reason. Expansion is coming soon, with a larger bar and eclectic creations to come!

Big Island Kona Mix Plate Hawaiian, Lunch Spots

680 SW Powerhouse Dr.

541-633-7378. Mon-Sat 11am-8:30pm, Sun 11am-7pm Get your Kalua pork, teriyaki and bulgogi beef on at this solid Hawaiian joint, featuring signature mix-and-match plates and sides. Also featuring oversized sandwiches and various appetizers.

Big O Bagels - Eastside

Breakfast and Lunch, Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll winners

2625 NE Butler Market Rd.

541-306-4096. Mon-Sat 6am-4pm, Sun 6:30am-3pm Dozens of bagel choices, and yummy bagel sandos.

Big O Bagels - South

Bend Golf & Country Club

Breakfast and Lunch, Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll winners

61045 Country Club Dr.

541-317-3924. Mon-Sat 6am-4pm, Sun 6:30am-3pm A solid choice for a solid bagel or bagel sandwich.

Golf & Country Clubs, Northwest, American 541-322-5773. Open to the public Wed-Sat 11am-8pm

61419 S Hwy 97


Big O Bagels - Westside

Casual American, American, Breakfast and Lunch, Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll winners

1032 NW Galveston Ave.

541-383-2446. Mon-Sat 6am-4pm, Sun 6:30am-3pm Popular among both fast-moving professionals and powder hungry skiers and boarders, Big-O is the quick one-stop for Strictly Organic Coffee and a bagel sandwich. The three locations offer great breakfast and lunch concoctions with 20 bagel varieties. Reader’s Choice Best Bagel.

Birdies Cafe

Breakfast and Lunch

1444 NW College Way

541-728-0753. Daily 7am-1:30pm Americana-themed food and probably the restaurant with the most pug pictures in town, this conveniently located breakfast and lunch spot at the bottom of College Way is a fuel for students, families and everyone else.

Bistro 28

Contemporary Northwest, NewAmerican, Eclectic

61615 Athletic Club Dr.

541-728-0065. Daily 4:30pm. to close This innovative dining concept comes from the owners of Bend’s beloved Zydeco restaurant and offers the same great level of quality. Located at The Athletic Club of Bend, this is an all-purpose eatery, comfortable for those wearing puffy jackets as well as perfectly tailored sport coats. .

Black Bear Diner

American, Breakfast and Lunch

1465 NE Third St.

541-312-8327. Sun–Thu 6am-9pm, Fri-Sat 6am-10pm All-American diner? Check. Breakfast with gravy? Of course. With a delicious pie selection and a kitschy yet comfy atmosphere, this is the go-to for classic family friendly diners and beyond.

Bogey’s Burgers Burger Joint

2115 NE Hwy 20

541-241-2890. Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Burgers, fries, shakes, wings, salads and ice cream. Sounds like a family night out!

Enjoy Fresh Northwest Seafood at Anthony’s ® on the Deschutes River!

475 SW Powerhouse Drive Bend, OR 97702 For Reservations Call: 541.389.8998


7 beer selection, including 12 rotating taps. Also to note: patio is dog-friendly.

Broken Top Club Restaurant

Contemporary Northwest, Fine Dining, Breakfast and Lunch


541-383-8200. Wed-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat-Sun 8am-noon A golf club with a contemporary Northwest restaurant that’s open to the public. Serving lunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday, focused on local and regionally-sourced ingredients. Come in for Prime Rib Wednesday or special mimosas during Saturday brunch!

541-382-8004. Mon-Sat 7am-3pm, Sun 7am-2pm Sintra brings authentic Portuguese cuisine to Bend with green chili chicken stew, linguica infused breakfast, lunch dishes and just recently, dinner! Rejoice the with mouthwatering pastries, to tapas and full entrees through the entire day!

62000 Broken Top Dr.

Bronx Born Pizza

Pizza, Italian, American, Lunch Spots

1005 NW Galveston Ave.

541-323-6323. Daily 11am-10pm A new spot in Bend featuring brews and pizza slices featuring crust thin enough to fold in half and eat with one hand—the crust itself still thick and crispy.

Brother Jon’s Public House

Brewery / Brew Pub, American, Lunch Spots, Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll winners

1955 NW Division St.

541-241-7184. Daily 11am-10pm Finally—Boneyard has a brew pub! Their new location boasts a spacious dog-friendly patio and two bars. With fare ranging from wings to a tasty vegan jackfruit bowl, there’s sure to be something for every beer-loving Bend-ite.

Bos Taurus Steakhouse

Steak, American, Fine Dining, Best Spots for Foodies

163 NW Minnesota Ave

541-241-2735. Daily: 5-Close A boutique chef driven American steakhouse located in the heart of downtown. Our open-air kitchen is built on Chef George Morris’ commitment to sourcing the highest quality beef from around the globe and centered around a custom cast-iron slab designed for a perfect sear. With an unwavering focus on flawless ingredients and perfect execution, Bos Taurus set out to create a fun and lively fine dining experience with a true Bend twist. .

Boxwood Kitchen & Supper Club American, New American

330 SW Powerhouse Drive, Bldg. C, Suite 150

541-797-0182. Lunch 11am-3pm, Dinner 5pm-Close The folks behind Bend’s delicious meal delivery service have opened a brick-and-mortar, featuring artful dishes and creative cocktails in a “supper club” environment.

Brickhouse Steakhouse - Bend Steak, American

5 NW Minnesota Ave.

541-728-0334. Mon-Fri 4:30-9pm, Sat-Sun 5-9pm Casual luxury is what the Brickhouse is all about. Large sleek booths complement an impressively stacked bar. A steak house with heart, featuring high grade natural beef and other proteins that are natural and hormone free, with organic produce whenever possible.

Broken Top Bottle Shop

Bar / Pub / Lounge, American, Vegetarian, Lunch Spots

1740 NW Pence Lane

541-728-0703. Daily 11am-10pm This popular west side spot for beer lovers and the vegan, veggie and gluten-free crowd, Broken Top’s unique pub food complements its extensive

Eclectic, European, Breakfast and Lunch

1024 NW Bond St.

Café Yumm!

Vegetarian/Vegan, Asian, Breakfast and Lunch

325 SW Powerhouse Dr.

541-318-9866. Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-7pm A perfect compromise for those seeking exciting flavors and healthy ingredients, Café Yumm’s go-to dish is a layered rice bowl with beans, tomatoes, avocado, and cheese, all topped off with the trademark Yumm Sauce.

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Casual American, Burger Joint, Breakfast and Lunch

Carino’s Italian

541-306-3321. Wed-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun and Tue 11am10pm, Mon 11am-10pm The 2018 Best Of winner for “Best Pub Menu,” for a good reason. This neighborhood pub with a full bar, brews and comfort food in hearty portions, including mac and cheese, meatloaf, and burgers, plus a variety of salads and sandwiches. Add in patio seating and you have the recipe for a west side favorite.

541-318-6300. Sun-Thu 11am-9pm Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Family-friendly chain Italian restaurant located in Cascade Village shopping center. Specials run throughout the week, family nights are every Monday, where family platter is half off. Kids eat free on Thursdays and wine-down on Wednesday, when every bottle is half off!

1227 NW Galveston Ave.

Boneyard Pub

go-to dishes are layered bowls and wraps of beans, rice, avocado, tomatoes, cheese, cilantro. Perfect for a lunch or dinner!

Brother Jon’s Alehouse

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Casual American, Burger Joint, Breakfast and Lunch

1051 NW Bond St.

541-728-0102. Sun-Tue 11am-10pm, Wed-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-Midnight A great downtown spot for an easygoing beer, dinner or sport watching, and a well-thought-out selection of on-tap beers. Oh, and the food is solid, with yummy sandwiches, burgers, salads, Tex-Mex faves and more. Haven’t tried the bomb sauce yet? You should.

The Brown Owl

Casual American, Lunch Spots, Bar / Pub / Lounge

550 SW Industrial Way

541-797-6581. Mon-Fri 11am-11pm, Sat-Sun 10am-11pm A locals’ favorite with a cozy reclaimed wood interior, a full bar, and its flagship food cart outside the front door to keep you well-fed. People come from all over to feast on the chicken sandwich, perhaps you should give it a try.

Brown’s Basics Bakery and Eatery Food Carts, Casual American

444 SE 9th St.

406-207-4665. Tue-Fri 7:30am-3pm, Sat 9am-3pm Cupcakes, cakes and other baked goods—plus special food items such as Taco Tuesday.

Cabin 22

Bar / Pub / Lounge, American, Breakfast and Lunch, Best Patios

25 SW Century Drive

541-306-3322. Sun-Thu 8am-11pm, Fri-Sat 8am-Midnight A lively atmosphere, top-notch patio, and live shows make one of Bend’s standout hangout spots. The menu offers a range of unique spins on classic pub food; everyone will leave feeling full and happy.

Café Yumm! Eastside

Vegetarian/Vegan, Asian, Lunch Spots

1500 NE Cushing Dr.

541-322-9866. Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-7pm A locally-owned franchise with a food philosophy as fresh as its ingredients. A perfect compromise for those seeking flavor and health, Café Yumm’s


63455 Highway 97

Cascada Restaurant at Pronghorn Casual American

65600 Pronghorn Club Drive

541-693-5300. Closed for renovation as of date of publication; call ahead Whether you’re hitting the links or you’re just ready for a good meal, Cascada features gorgeous Cascade views and a wraparound patio for plenty of outdoor dining.

Cascade Lakes Lodge

Lunch Spots, Bar / Pub / Lounge, American, Brewery / Brew Pub, Breakfast and Lunch

1441 SW Chandler Ave.

541-388-4998. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Brewhouse salads, taco Tuesdays and fish and chips Fridays, burgers galore and much more make this popular west side brew pub.Kitchen closes at 10pm, bar open until 11pm.

Cascade West Grub & Ale House Bar / Pub / Lounge, American, Breakfast and Lunch, Brewery / Brew Pub

64 SW Century Dr.

541-389-1853. Daily 10:30am–close A Westside fixture, Cascade West serves up deep-fried chicken and jo-jos, a locals’ pick for late night grub.

Happy Hour

Available in our lounge Everyday 3-6 pm

Sunset Menu

Three course meal Daily 4-5:30

Serving Lunch and Dinner Open everyday at 11:30am


Chinese, Breakfast and Lunch

1005 SE Third St.

541-389-1725. Mon-Thu 11:30am-9pm, Fri 11:30am9:30pm, Sat Noon-9:30pm, Sun Noon-9pm Chan’s offers a wide variety of Chinese cuisine including Cantonese, Yi Xiang, Szechuan, and Mongolian. Plenty of diet-friendly options are available.

Cheerleaders Grill & Pub

American, Bar / Pub / Lounge, Breakfast and Lunch

3081 N U.S. 97

541-330-0631. Daily 6am-2pm You’ll find classic diner fare at this family-friendly sports pub on the Riverhouse campus. They have monthly specials along side breakfast and lunch served daily.

541-317-0727 The Phoenix Restaurant 594 NE Bellevue Drive Bend, OR.


Chi Chinese & Sushi Bar Asian, Lunch Spots

70 NW Newport Ave.

541-323-3931. Tue-Sun 4-9pm Second place in Bend’s Best of Asian cuisine 2018 but, you be the real judge. Located in downtown Bend overlooking the Deschutes River, Chi serves modern Chinese cuisine and creative sushi rolls.

Chicken Bonz

Casual American, Lunch Spots

143 SW Century Dr.

541-728-0345. Mon-Sat 11am-8pm This eatery’s menu is all about chicken: wings with your choice of more than 7 sauces, chicken tenders, burgers and Southern comfort sides like, coleslaw and okra—as well as a killer salad bar.

China Doll

Asian, Chinese, Lunch Spots

547 NE Bellevue Dr.

541-312-9393. Mon-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat Noon-9pm Chinese food eaten out of a styrofoam box in a cafeteria-like setting at this east side eatery. Reliable, and available for delivery. A classic.


New American, Breakfast and Lunch

1110 NW Newport Ave.

541-728-0256. Daily 7am-2pm CHOW’s cozy cottage interior is charming and warm in cooler weather, while outdoor seating in the front and back of the restaurant is serene and shady. The dishes are prepared with fresh, local ingredients and the composition is inspired, featuring items such as the Eggs Blackstone, a creative twist on eggs Benedict, or the classic artery-clogging chicken fried steak.

Cibelli’s Pizza West

Pizza, Breakfast and Lunch

738 NW Columbia St.


R E S TA U R A N T G U I D E 2 0 1 9 Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Bend may not be the center of the pizza universe, but with three locations in Bend alone and slices too big to be contained on a single plate, Cibelli’s is at the center of Bend’s pizza universe.

Cibelli’s Pizza Eastside Pizza, Breakfast and Lunch

2095 NE Hwy 20

541-385-8646. Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm.

Cibelli’s Pizza

Pizza, Breakfast and Lunch

61249 S. Hwy 97

541-749-1099. Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm

Citizen Bar & Kitchen

Bar / Pub / Lounge, New American

1045 NW Bond St.

541-797-0974. Daily 4-close Locally sourced and farm to fork. We’re exited to see what dishes Citizen will offer, opened since May 2018.


Lunch Spots, Deli, Vegetarian, Casual American, Breakfast and Lunch, Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll winners

335 SW Century Dr.

541-330-1133. Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun 11am-3pm Voted Best Lunch and Salad in 2018. Fresh made soups, salads, sandwiches and combinations thereof are what’s for lunch at these west side and east side, counter-service restaurants.

Croutons - Eastside

Italian, Breakfast and Lunch, Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll winners

564 NE Greenwood Ave.

541-728-0825. Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 11am-3pm Best of Central Oregon 2017: “Best Lunch/Salad” Soups, salads, sandwiches and a Combo Anything menu that includes all of the above for a great price.

Crux Fermentation Project

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Pacific Northwest, Lunch Spots, Brewery / Brew Pub, Best of the Nest readers’ poll winners

50 SW Division St.

541-317-1468. Daily 7am-close Breakfast in the front, pool, and whiskey shots in the rear at this classic downtown bar/diner.

541-385-3333. Mon 4-9pm, Tue-Sun 11:30am-9pm, Summer Hours: Mon-Wed 11:30am-10pm, Thu-Sun 11:30am-11pm This is truly the living room of Bend: Set on a small hill, outdoor tables (and many indoor ones) faces postcard perfect views of Mt. Bachelor and the Three Sisters. Home to a handful of food carts.

Craft Kitchen and Brewery

Cuban Kitchen

Corey’s Bar & Grill

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Breakfast and Lunch

928 NW Wall St.

BBQ, Bend’s Best Patio Bets, Bar / Pub / Lounge, Brewery / Brew Pub, Lunch Spots

62988 NE Layton Ave.

541-668-1766. Tue 5pm-10pm, Wed-Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 11:30am-10pm, Sun 11am-10pm Offering southern-inspired fare via their popular food cart, adjacent to their new brewery location. Comedy showcase on Tue and Sat. Brunch served on Sat and Sun.

Lunch Spots

133 SW Century Drive

541-797-6587. Tue-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat Noon-8pm Looking for authentic Cuban food? This is your place. Enjoy authentic Cuban coffee, lunch and dinner—flavorful Cuban dishes ranging from slow cooked pork and Cuban press to sides including plantains, yuca, black beans and rice..

Curbside Bistro

Food Carts, Italian, French

1009 NW Galveston

(503) 780-1189 Mon-Wed: 11:30am-7pm, Fri & Sat: 11:30am-8pm, Sun: Noon-7pm Pub-style food with a Italian French twist. Infused beer, wine and liquors. Handmade pasta, risotto cakes, burgers, polenta, spicy pickled eggs, green salad, pasta salad, mezza plates. Everything is made from scratch with local ingredients.

Currents at the Riverhouse

American, Contemporary Northwest, Fine Dining, Breakfast and Lunch, Best Patios

3075 N. Highway 97

541-389-8810. Mon-Fri 6am-11pm, Sat-Sun 7am-2pm

Home of Hogan’s Hoagies, Red Road Pizza Co, The Jerk Kings, We’re the Wurst and Thailandia

787 NE Purcell (Across from Costco)


9 No frills on the booths and tables, but the pho? As good as any in town!

Deschutes Brewery Public House

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Pacific Northwest, American, Lunch Spots, Brewery / Brew Pub

1044 NW Bond St.

541-382-9242. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Celebrating 30 years in Bend this past summer, Bend’s first brewery is still one of its best spots for food and drinks in the downtown area. Check out the weekly specials for a deal and every Tuesday, $1 per every pint sold is donated to a local charity.

Dogwood Cocktail Cabin

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll winners

147 NW Minnesota Ave.


Located at the Riverhouse hotel, Currents has a riverside patio that allows you to listen to the rush of the Deschutes River while you dine—weather permitting, of course. Serving lunch and dinner and brunch on the weekends.

D&D Bar & Grill

Bar / Pub / Lounge, American, Breakfast and Lunch

927 NW Bond St.

541-382-4592. Daily 6am-2am The oldest bar in Bend takes pride in the fact that its bartenders mix the stiffest drinks in town while also serving the best hangover food, no matter the time of day, including house-made staples like gravy, biscuits, corned beef and hash browns. Voted Best of Hangover Grub in 2018.

Dandy’s Drive-in

Drive-In, Burger Joint, Casual American, Lunch Spots, Best Burgers

1334 NE Third St.

541-382-6141. Mon-Thu 10:30am-7pm, Fri 10:30am-8pm, Sat 10:30am-5pm One of the best burger and fry joints in town. Everything here is served to go, with roller-skating coeds delivering burgers to your car window. Wash it down with a chocolate malt. .

Dang’s Vietnamese Restaurant Asian, Vietnamese

1180 SE Third St. Ste. #103

541-385-8888. Mon-Fri 9:30am-9pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am-9pm

541-706-9949. Tue-Sun 5pm-Midnight Best of Central Oregon 2017: “Best Cocktail Menu/ Best Bar” Voted Best Bar in 2018, this bar attracts Bend’s cool crowd, with an interior designed to feel like a rustic “cabin”. The artisan cocktails and tasty small plates (try the deep-fried mac and gruyere balls) are the true stars.

Double Happiness Chinese, Lunch Spots

2115 NE Hwy 20

541-318-7886. Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm, Fri 11:30am10pm, Sat Noon-10pm, Sun Noon-9:30pm Double Happiness offers a lengthy menu of Chinese options including Szechuan, Cantonese, Mandarin and Hunan dishes. If you’re looking to fulfill your cravings for pot stickers and sweet and sour chicken, look no further.

The Dough Nut

Breakfast and Lunch, Deli

1227 NW Galveston Ave.

541-241-8788. Daily 6:30-9pm Delicious homemade doughnuts! New to the space: the Skyliners sandwich shop, starting at 11am—with donuts still available too!

Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner! Happy Hour 2:30 - 6pm every day A Truly Thai Experience is here in Bend.

Catering Available Delivery Available on 550 NW Franklin Ave Suite 148 (Entrance on Bond St.) | 541-647-6904


American, Eclectic, Lunch Spots, Bar / Pub / Lounge, Best Burgers, Breakfast and Lunch

801 NW Wall St.

541-306-3366. Sun 10am-9pm, Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm Featuring locally sourced meat and produce in every dish, every day. Brunch served Sat and Sun.

Duda’s Billiard’s Bar Bar / Pub / Lounge

1020 NW Wall St.

541-213-2321. Sun-Thu Noon-Midnight, Fri-Sat: Noon-2am This family owned establishment is more than just a bar, it has billiards, shuffleboard, a full bar and ten taps- Oh and, eight kinds of Australian pies. Rent the tables by the hour and shark your friends; sounds like a classic night out on the town.

Dump City Dumplings

Lunch Spots, Asian, Casual American

384 Upper Terrace Dr.

541-323-6243. Tue-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat-Sun Noon-8pm One of Bend’s beloved food carts opened its own brick and mortar location above the Old Mill in 2018. Serving lunch and dinner with the classic steamed bun dumplings locals have come to love, as well as cold beer and new specials every week.

El Caporal Family Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Lunch Spots, Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll winners

62040 NE 27th St.

541-318-1492. Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Traditional Mexican fare and generous margarita specials served in a family-friendly atmosphere. An extensive menu of super-sized burritos, enchiladas and more.


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FOOD TRENDS for 2019

Coffee reinvented Can coffee still be a trend? We’ve seen nitro, cold brew and a desire to know where our beans come from—but there’s still room for the unexpected. Starbucks has opened Reserve Roasteries in top global cities; playgrounds for master roasters, mixologists and baristas to play with rare, single-origin coffees in an immersive space. The menu features concoctions like the nitro pepper jerky cold brew with malted fennel pepper syrup, topped with honey cold foam, pink peppercorn and a beef jerky skewer. We’ve seen this trend play out locally at The Riff Taproom. For a bit of fun, order The Riff cocktail. You pick a base spirit, decide if you want decaf or regular, then pick an adjective and the bartender will do the rest.

What’s hot in foodie land this year? Here are the trends to look out for. BY LISA SIPE

Butter is on a roll

We can’t get enough fat. With the popularity of the high-fat ketogenic diet, butter, as well as ghee—clarified butter traditionally used in Indian cuisine—are hot. That means more premium and compound butters (butter mixed with another ingredient) on the market. We’ve already seen truffle ghee on the shelves at Trader Joe’s and sea salt and maple cultured butter at Whole Foods. We’re hearing butter is the new bacon, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed they can be popular together. Oh wait, we can relax, bacon butter is already a thing.

Snacking on veg

The plant-based revolution has a firm hold and veggies are getting puffed, pressed, popped and fried into crave-inducing morsels. We haven’t seen the end of the cauliflower craze, because it makes a great carb substitute, but it’s moved beyond pizza crust and into crackers, pretzels and chips. The beloved avocado has jumped off of fancy toast and into the bag. In Bend, Avolov is turning creamy avocados into crispy chips through dehydration. The chips are available in three flavors: chili and lime, pink Himalayan salt and Sriracha. Before we know it, we’ll be able to Google any vegetable with chip and it will exist. It probably does already. Try it and let us know.

Bring your own or eat your own utensils

Sophisticated non-alcoholic beverages Adults who aren’t drinking booze want beverages flavored for adults. A refined option popped up from Seedlip which produces non-alcoholic distilled spirits that turn into a mature mocktail with the simple addition of tonic. Expect to see more growth with infused waters, traditional mixers like tonic and the shrub, or drinking vinegar category. Shrubs originated as a way to preserve fresh fruit with vinegar and the leftover liquid was used as a beverage.

Remember reading that Portland Restaurants could get fined for serving plastic straws? That movement as well as others across the country are fueling creative utensil design beyond compostable flatware. Bakey’s, an Indian company, has developed edible spoons made from sorghum flour. Locally, Meli Wraps is completely skipping single-use with their reusable travel cutlery kit that includes a stainlesssteel spoon, knife, fork, chopsticks, straw and straw cleaner in an organic cotton pouch.


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El Rancho Grande Mexican Restaurant

Elk Lake Resort American

60000 SW Century Dr.

Mexican, Southwestern, Breakfast and Lunch

Cascade Village, 63455 N. Hwy 97

541-312-2022. Sun-Wed 11am-9:30pm, Thu-Sat 11am-10pm Traditional Mexican favorites and creative specialties, plus freshly handcrafted cocktails including magnificent margaritas. Early open (9:45am) on football Sundays; your favorite sports are always on in the Cantina. .

El Rodeo Cantina

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Mexican, Breakfast and Lunch

785 SE Third St.

541-617-5952. Sun-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Located just across from Grocery Outlet, this adobe-clad and fabulously retro eatery is great for families and groups.

541-480-7378. Surrounded by giant ponderosas and picturesque scenery, Elk Lake Resort is a perfect rustic retreat. The menu offers a variety of salads, burgers and comfort food favorites labeled as “country gourmet.” Opens for the summer May 24.

Esta Bien

Mexican, Breakfast and Lunch

221 NW Hill St.

541-318-1111. Daily 11am-8pm Formerly called Taco Stand, this tiny, neighborhood eatery is a locals’ favorite. The food is excellent, and the place is always jumping over the lunch hour. One more thing, their tamarind margaritas are to die for.

Fix & Repeat

Lunch Spots, Breakfast and Lunch, General Fare

El Sancho Taco Shop

555 NW Arizona Ave.

Food Carts, Mexican, Southwestern, Bend’s Best Patio Bets, Breakfast and Lunch, Best Spots for Foodies

335 NE Dekalb Ave.

458-206-5973. Daily 11am-10pm In addition to a food truck that moves around town (often at Crux), El Sancho has a brick and mortar restaurant serving authentic street tacos with Northwest-inspired flavors, and margaritas that go down a little too easy.

541-385-9603. Daily 7am-6pm Serving delicious superfoods-based juice, smoothies and macro bowls to power the lifestyles of active Central Oregonians.

Not your typical eating space but rather a sweet place to pop into and try something different. Coffee, cocktails, pastries and always something new. Brunch served daily 8am-2pm.

Daily Noon-10pm Creator of the popular Sweet-As, GoodLife brewing has incredible brews, a modern and inviting dining space, and an affordable menu.

Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria

The Garden Grille & Bar by Hilton

Great Harvest Bread Co.

Pizza, Breakfast and Lunch

American, Breakfast and Lunch, Bar / Pub / Lounge

541-728-0600. Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Upbeat staff and a welcoming atmosphere make this Old Mill establishment an easy pick for lunch or dinner with or without the bambinos. Flatbread proudly boasts a certification from the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN) of Naples. .

541-617-6111 Mon-Fri 6-10am, 5-10pm, Sat-Sun 7-11am, 5-10pm Classic American dishes with a Pacific North West flair, in a Mountain Lodge idyllic setting. Full bar. Daily breakfast buffet weekdays 6-10am, weekends 7-11am.

Foxtail Bakeshop & Kitchen

GoodLife Brewing

375 SW Powerhouse Dr.


New American, Pacific Northwest, Fine Dining

2555 NW Campus Village Way (COCC)

1-877-541-2433. Wed-Fri 11:30am-12:30pm & 5:30pm-7:30pm Enjoy the creations of aspiring chefs at Elevation, a student-operated, fine-dining restaurant for those enrolled in Central Oregon Community College’s Cascade Culinary Institute. Ingredients are locally sourced and a sustainable food policy is strictly enforced.

Breakfast and Lunch, Coffee

555 NW Arizona Ave.

541-213-2275. Tue-Sun 8am-2pm

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425 SW Bluff Dr.

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Pacific Northwest, Breakfast and Lunch, Brewery / Brew Pub

70 SW Century Dr.


Bend’s Best Patio Bets, Breakfast and Lunch

835 NW Bond St.

541-389-2888. Mon-Fri 7am-5:30pm, Sat 7am-5pm Scones and muffins made daily from scratch using high-quality ingredients. Variety of sandwiches handmade daily.

Greg’s Grill

Northwest, Pacific Northwest, Seafood, Breakfast and Lunch

395 SW Powerhouse Dr.

541-382-2200. Sun 8am-10pm, Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 8am-11pm With food emphasizing Pacific Northwest cuisine,


13 Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 8am-11pm, Sun 8am-9pm Sports outpost serving 18 rotating beers on tap (with two nitro taps), and all the big screen sports you can swallow! Still, the food is the real star at The Hideaway..

(BIY) Pub offers customers the opportunity to create a hand-crafted beer from scratch. Reserve a two-hour brew experience and get the chance to make your own in the professional grade copper kettles. Also, a great pub menu with an upscale flair.

Hola! Eastside

Jackalope Grill

2670 NE Hwy 20

750 NW Lava Road

Peruvian, Mexican, Breakfast and Lunch 541-389-4652. Tue-Sun 11am-10pm Diners will find plenty of dishes to recognize on the menu, but all will have been juiced with bold Mexican and Peruvian flair. Also, all three locations in Bend boast expansive tequila selections.

Hola! Downtown

Peruvian, Mexican, Breakfast and Lunch


Greg’s Grill is located in the Heart of the Old Mill district and has a spectacular view of the Deschutes. Sat-Sun Breakfast/Brunch served 8am-11am .

Hardy’s Hotwings Hamburgers & Ice Cream American, Breakfast and Lunch

238 NE 3rd St.

541-382-6962. Tue-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat 11:30am-8pm, Sun 11:30am-5pm Burger, fish and chicken basket options, and traditional American sides—they all take a back seat to the hot wing options drenched in Hardy’s famous hot sauce.

The Hideaway Tavern

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Pizza, Breakfast and Lunch

1756, 939 SE Second St.


541-728-0069. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-Midnight

Hola! Old Mill

Peruvian, Mexican, Breakfast and Lunch

680 SW Powerhouse Dr.

541-647-2711. Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10pm

Hong Kong Restaurant

Chinese, Breakfast and Lunch

530 SE Third St.

541-389-8880. Mon-Fri 11:30am-9pm, Sat-Sun Noon-9pm Serving Bend since 1976! For dinner, try the chow mein, pork noodles or the Pad Thai (not Chinese, we know, but still good and on the HK menu).

Immersion Brewing

Brewery / Brew Pub, Bar / Pub / Lounge, Breakfast and Lunch

550 SW Industrial Way

541-633-7821. Tue-Sun 11:30am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm Ever wanted to brew your own beer? Immersion Brewing is Bend’s first and only Brew-It-Yourself

Pacific Northwest, Fine Dining 541-318-8435. Daily: 4:30-9pm Located in downtown Bend, Jackalope Grill boasts bold flavors of the Pacific Northwest, and Chef Tim Garling attended culinary school in France. This intimate restaurant is perfect to enjoy the warmth of good company.

Jackson’s Corner Westside

New American, Breakfast and Lunch, Best Spots for Foodies, Best of the Nest readers’ poll winners

845 NW Delaware Ave.

541-647-2198. Mon-Thu: 7am-9pm, Fri: 7am-10pm, SatSun: 7am-9pm “Best Family Restaurant” 2019 Best of the Nest 2018: “Best Family Dining” A locals’ favorite, Jackson’s Corner took home the Best Of award for Best Family Dining for two years running, this restaurant continues to elevate the casual dining scene in Bend year after year.

Jackson’s Corner Eastside

New American, Breakfast and Lunch, Best Spots for Foodies, Best of the Nest readers’ poll winners

1500 NE Cushing Dr.

541-382-1751. Daily 7am-9pm High quality, local ingredients grace the plates at Jackson’s all day long, with custom coffee creations, house baked breads and brick oven pizzas, organic salads and delicate pastas. Quality is consistently part of the recipe. A giant grass family area for family fun.




Jake’s Diner

American, Breakfast and Lunch

2210 NE Hwy 20

541-382-0118. Daily 6am-2pm Looking for big meals and fun times? The friendly service is as substantial as the ample servings at this longtime Bend eatery.

JC’s Bar & Grill Bar / Pub / Lounge

642 NW Franklin Ave.

541-383-3000. On facebook. Tue-Wed 11:30am-1am, Thu 11:30am-2am, Fri-Sun 11:30am-Midnight Home to great drinks and large food portions, not to mention giant Jenga, Connect Four, Shuffle board and more!

Jersey Mike’s Subs Casual American, Deli

143 SW Century Dr.

541-647-6108. Mon-Sun 10am-8pm Hot and cold sub sandwiches, salads and wraps, now in two location!

Jimmy John’s

American, Deli, Breakfast and Lunch

330 SW Powerhouse Dr.

541-633-7224. Daily 10am-9pm Cold sandwiches served up with the freshest ingredients and freakishly fast delivery! Located in the Old Mill.


Middle Eastern, Mediterranean

916 NW Wall St.

541-388-5094. Daily: 4-9pm Featuring traditional Mid-Eastern flavors in a hip downtown environment creates a hookahinspired ambiance that you won’t find anywhere else in Bend. Oh and a little secret, it’s always happy hour at the bar.















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Kanona Cafe

Breakfast and Lunch, Vegetarian/Vegan

1142 NW Galveston Ave

503-740-3326. Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat-Sun 7:30am-5pm Formerly Dakine Cafe, Kanona is an espresso bar and superfood cafe with vegetarian options..

Kanpai Sushi & Cocktails Japanese/Sushi

Laughing Planet

541-323-2520. Tue-Sat: 4pm-close This old-school steak and seafood restaurant has kept its prices affordable and its ambiance comfortable since its Bend opening in 1982. Happy Hour 4-7pm. Dinner served 5pm-Close.


Middle Eastern, Breakfast and Lunch, Mediterranean

1004 NW Newport Ave.

2763 NW Crossing Drive

Kayo’s Dinner House & Lounge 415 NE Third St.

Serving lunch Monday-Friday & Brunch on Saturday


541-647-1624. Daily: 11am-close La Rosa’s excellent patio dining and authentic Mexican chow make it a locals’ favorite. The casual atmosphere means it’s acceptable to show up in your office clothes or your post-bike ride gear.

American, Seafood, Steak


La Rosa NW Crossing

541-388-4636. Daily: 4-9pm Diverse selection of delectable sushi rolls and exotic seafood paired with sake, and a wide variety of cocktails, make Kanpai a local favorite.

990 NW Newport Ave.

Yummy & Healthy

541-318-7210. Tue-Sun: 4pm-close La Rosa’s excellent patio dining and authentic Mexican chow make it a locals’ favorite. The casual atmosphere means it’s acceptable to show up in your office clothes or your post-bike ride gear.

541-318-6224. Mon-Sat 11am-close, Sun 11:30-close Continually winning the Best Of award for Best Ethnic, Kebaba offers big flavor and cozy ambiance that make this west side eatery an undeniable favorite. Homemade pitas and house-pickled onions ensure every detail of your meal is wholesome and delicious.

Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Breakfast and Lunch

1012 SE Cleveland Ave.

541-389-5625. Mon-Fri 10am-close, Sat-Sun 9am-close Generous portions served from a menu of delicious burgers, salads, soups and sandwiches.

King Buffet

Asian, Chinese, Lunch Spots

2000 NE 3rd St.

541-388-2988. On facebook. Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pm, Sun 11am-9pm Vast buffet focusing primarily on Asian cuisine, with a few American options thrown in. Plenty of room for large groups!

La Magie Bakery & Cafe Breakfast and Lunch

Eclectic, Vegetarian/Vegan, Breakfast and Lunch, New American, Lunch Spots

913 NE Third St.

541-306-3995. Daily 11am-9pm With a focus on nutritious and flavorful eating, Laughing Planet is a favorite for many Bendites looking for health-minded food. The sumac salad delights the taste buds and large appetites. Custom quesadillas, burritos, bowls, smoothies and more.

The Lemon Tree

Lunch Spots, Breakfast and Lunch, Mediterranean

718 NW Franklin Ave.

541-241-5306. Tue-Sun 8am-3pm International cuisine, locally sourced ingredients, and the Rookie of the Year in 2019.

Level 2

American, Bar / Pub / Lounge

360 SW Powerhouse Drive

541-323-5382. On facebook. Daily: 11:30am-close Asian fusion small plates and excellent drink selections. Happy Hour daily from 3-5pm.

Life & Time: Free Range Fast Food American, Northwest Eclectic, Breakfast and Lunch

320 SW Century Drive, #100

541-797-0168. Daily 7am-9pm High quality, organic ingredients, food made from scratch and meat products that are organic and humanely raised—all in a quick-service space. Breakfast 7-10:30am.

Little Pizza Paradise

Pizza, Breakfast and Lunch

63455 N Hwy 97

541-241-7884. Daily 7:30am-3:30pm Wonderful selection of European pastries, all day breakfast, and great lunch options.

541-312-2577. Mon-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun Noon-8pm Take a pizza break to mix up your shopping experience at Cascade Village. Pizza served by the slice 11am-4pm daily.

La Rosa

Local Slice

19570 Amber Meadow Drive

19550 Amber Meadow Dr.

945 NW Bond St.


Pizza, Breakfast and Lunch





541-633-7903. Daily 4-9pm Focus on locally sourced ingredients for their artisan pies. Local Slice offers free delivery.

Like country music with your dinner? This is your spot. Featuring Bend’s only mechanical bull operator, this spot also serves up big burgers, salads and sandwiches.

Longboard Louie’s Eastside


62080 Dean Swift Rd.

61419 S. Highway 97

1254 NW Galveston Ave.

541-383-2449. Mon-Fri 7am-9pm, Sat 8am-9pm

Looney Bean

Coffee, Breakfast and Lunch

961 NW Brooks St.

541-408-9142. Daily 7am-5pm Snugged up next to the Pine Tavern overlooking Mirror Pond, Looney Bean is the spot to relax and enjoy great coffee and light fare, in a cozy spot next to the river.

Los Jalapeños Taqueria

Mexican, Breakfast and Lunch

601 NE Greenwood Ave.

541-383-1402. Mon-Fri 7:30am-8pm, Sat 7:30am-5pm Burritos are the specialty at this locals’ favorite hole-in-the-wall. The burritos are tasty, massive and affordable. Happy Hour 2pm-6pm.

M&J Tavern

Bar / Pub / Lounge

102 NW Greenwood Ave.

541-389-1410. On facebook Daily 11am-1:30am Spacious bar (connected to a laundromat via double doors to make that weekly chore so much more fun!), two pool tables, pinball, and Lottery/ Keno available. Covered smoking patio with heaters for winter days and nights.

Mantra Indian Kitchen

Indian, Breakfast and Lunch, Lunch Spots

744 NW Bond St.

541-241-7567. On facebook. Mon-Fri 11:30am-9pm, Sat Noon-9:30pm Fans of The Curry Shack food cart will be happy to note that its owners now have their own brick and mortar restaurant, right in the heart of downtown Bend. A modern, fast-service Indian spot featuring samosas, pakoras, rice and curry bowls and Thali meals. Happy Hour daily 3-6pm. Visit our Facebook Page!

Maverick’s Country Bar & Grill Bar / Pub / Lounge, Lunch Spots

20565 NE Brinson Blvd.

541-382-4270. Daily 11am-close

Breakfast and Lunch, Best Patios, Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll winners

62910 O.B. Riley Rd.

541-383-2697. Daily 7am-2pm A locals’ favorite breakfast and lunch spot, with a cozy cottage atmosphere and seasonal dining on the lawn. Voted best breakfast in Bend nine years running!

McMenamins Old St. Francis School


Pacific Northwest, Breakfast and Lunch, Mexican

McKay Cottage


Longboard Louie’s Westside

541-385-8772. Mon-Fri 11am-10pm, Sat-Sun 7am-10pm With locations in Bend, Prineville and Redmond, as well as others around the state, this eatery has the Mexican favorites at affordable prices.



541-383-5889. Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-3pm With generous portions at an affordable price, Longboard Louie’s authentic Mexican food gives Bend the closest approximation of ambiance to a Baja taco stand.

Mexican, Lunch Spots



Pacific Northwest, Breakfast and Lunch



Bar / Pub / Lounge, Theater & Performance Venues, American, Breakfast and Lunch, Brewery / Brew Pub, Best Patios

700 NW Bond St.

541-382-5174. Daily 7am-Close Come for the atmosphere and the fun decor, and get solid menu items and longtime beer mainstays to boot. Five separate bars on location with latest closing at 1:30am daily.

Mio Sushi

Japanese/Sushi, Lunch Spots, Asian

375 SW Powerhouse Dr.

541-241-1008. Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pm, Sun 11am-8pm A relatively affordable sushi option, with dozens of menu items including rolls, tempura, teriyaki, noodles and bento boxes, right in the heart of the Old Mill.

Miyagi Ramen

Asian, Japanese/Sushi

550 NE Industrial Way, Suite 102 Daily 11am-close Continuing its tradition of bringing together rad businesses in one location, Miyagi Ramen is the latest addition to the Box Factory, open to the public in spring 2019.

MOD Pizza - Downtown

Voted Bend’s Favorite Pizzeria 2017 & 2018 Nextdoor

Pizza, Lunch Spots

110 NW Sisemore St.

541-317-4151. Mon-Thu 10:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10:30am-11pm MOD is the original superfast pizza experience – a pioneering fast-casual concept that puts you in the driver’s seat. Artisan-style pizzas and salads are individually sized, made on demand, and ready in just minutes.

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MOD Pizza - North Pizza, Lunch Spots

20516 Robal Road

458-256-3165. Sun-Thu 10:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10:30am-11pm

Mongolian BBQ

Asian, Chinese, Breakfast and Lunch

63535 S. Hwy 97

541-318-8500. Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Choose your own ingredients, but skip the cooking! Watch in awe as they are stir-fried on the iconic Mongolian “stone” grill. A delicious night of stir-fry—just how you like it. Delivery and carryout offered through Grub Hub.

Moose Sisters

American, Casual American, Northwest Eclectic, Breakfast and Lunch

63455 N Hwy 97

541-640-8285. Mon-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-3pm Located in the Cascade Village Shopping Center, Moose Sisters touts itself as “dedicated to food with spirit.” Entrees include walleye, chicken, pasta and more. Check online for daily specials.

Mother’s Juice Cafe

General Fare, Breakfast and Lunch, Northwest Eclectic

1255 NW Galveston Ave.

541-318-0989. Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8am-3pm Homemade soups change daily, sandwiches are served on locally baked breads. Kombucha and espresso, and of course, the smoothies and juices (and juice cleanses!) the spot is named for.

Mother’s Cafe Eastside

General Fare, Breakfast and Lunch, Northwest Eclectic

62090 Dean Swift Rd.

R E S TA U R A N T G U I D E 2 0 1 9 541-647-6880. Mon-Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8am-3pm From superfoods such as wheatgrass, goji and acai berries, to locally grown greens and whole grains like quinoa, brown rice and millet, there is no shortage of nutrient-dense foods on the menu at all Mother’s locations.

Mother’s Downtown Kitchen

Breakfast and Lunch, Root, Northwest Eclectic

10 NW Minnesota Ave

541-382-1870. Mon-Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8am-3pm Serving up the same nutritious, delicious juices and healthy fare the other Mother’s locations are known for with a few additional options for the downtown crowd.

Mountain’s Edge Bar

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Breakfast and Lunch

61303 S. Highway 97

541-388-8178. Mon-Fri 11-2:30am, Sat 9-1:30am, Sun 9-2:30am Everything’s great with ranch, right?! A spacious sports bar offering classic pub food, TVs and games including ping pong and pool. Breakfast served Saturday and Sunday till 1pm.

Nam Tok Kitchen

Asian, Pan-Asian, Thai

745 NW Washington Drive

541-508-4884. Mon-Sat 11am-9pm Northern Thai food, and Lao food from the region where the chef hails from.

Nancy P’s Cafe & Bakery

Breakfast and Lunch, American

1054 NW Milwaukee Ave.

541-322-8778. Mon-Sat 7am-3pm, Sun 7am-2pm Located near Newport Market, this spot serves yummy breakfast and lunch (soups and salads) and pastries too.

New York City Sub Shop

Deli, Lunch Spots, Casual American

740 NE Third St.

541-330-0444. Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm Located in the Safeway complex on 3rd, this sub shop offers East Coast-style sandwiches named after New York City boroughs and landmarks.

Next Level Burger

Burger Joint, Vegetarian/Vegan, Breakfast and Lunch, Best Burgers

70 SW Century Dr.

541-306-6778. Mon-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 10am-8pm Next Level Burger leads the way in the 100 percent plant-based burger movement, with a whopping eight varieties of veggie burgers, dairy-free cheeseburgers and non-dairy (and yet delicious!) shakes, all without sacrificing taste profiles. Brunch served Sundays till 2pm!

Noi Thai Cuisine

Thai, Breakfast and Lunch, Asian, Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll winners

550 NW Franklin Ave.

541-647-6904. Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-9:30pm, Sat Noon-9:30pm, Sun Noon-9pm A solid pick for Thai in downtown Bend, where Asian flavors abound these days. With statues and art shipped directly from Thailand, this place also packs some ambience. Voted Best Asian Food 2017!

Northside Bar & Grill

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Breakfast and Lunch, American

62860 Boyd Acres Road

541-383-0889. Mon-Wed 11am-10pm, Thu 11am-11pm, Fri 11am-Midnight, Sat 9am-Midnight, Sun 9am-9pm The draw here is the live music and the neighborhood bar feel, but the menu includes favorites including burgers, sandwiches, salads—and even an ample breakfast menu on Saturdays and Sundays.

Old Towne Pizza Pizza, Lunch Spots

118 NW Greenwood Ave.

541-318-9018. Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat Noon-10pm, Sun 4-9pm A classic Bend pizzeria, close to downtown, serving up hot slices with classic toppings as well as full pies—with all the crust types you want.

Olive Garden

Italian, Lunch Spots

63459 Hwy 97

541-312-4760. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm If you’ve been to one, you know what to expect at them all. Soup, breadsticks and passable pasta.


17 9:30pm, Sun Noon-9pm This family restaurant features local brews, pizza, sandwiches, salads and sustainably and locallysourced ingredients, as well as beer, wine and specialty cocktails..

Palmer’s Cafe

Breakfast and Lunch

645 NE Greenwood Avenue

541-317-5705. On facebook. Daily 6:30am-2pm A go-to for classic breakfast and lunch fare, right on Greenwood Ave on Bend’s eest side. Burgers, corned beef, and cocktails served all day.

Parrilla Grill - Midtown

Lunch Spots, Eclectic, Mexican, Asian, Breakfast and Lunch, Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll winners

706 NE Greenwood Ave.


On Tap

Food Carts, Bar / Pub / Lounge, Pacific Northwest

1424 NE Cushing Drive Daily 11am-9pm Located in scenic Central Oregon, on Bend’s east side, On Tap is a wonderful place to enjoy a beverage, tasty meal and do it with a view. With over 30 tap handles, plus wine options, Oregon ciders and kombucha. The food trucks satisfy every palate. Enjoy live music relaxing on the covered patio with heaters, bar seating, a rustic fire pit and a large lawn. Did we say they have corn hole?

Orchid Thai Cuisine

Thai, Breakfast and Lunch, Asian

1900 NE Division St.

541-388-5177. Mon-Fri: Lunch 11am-3pm, Dinner 4:30-

541-617-9600. Sun 11am-8pm, Mon-Sat 11am-8pm (Summer hours open until 9pm) As they put it, Parilla has been “wrappin’ fatties since 2000.” Now with a second location on the east side. Voted Best Burrito 2017 and 2018! Best Cheap Eats 2018! Summer hours extended to 9pm Mon-Sat.

9:30pm, Sat Noon-9:30pm A low-key spot for Thai food, with a friendly staff and an abundant, affordable menu. And they deliver!

Parrilla Grill - Westside

The Outfitter Bar at Seventh Mountain Resort

635 NW 14th St.

Bar / Pub / Lounge, American

18575 SW Century Dr.

541-382-3517 Varies seasonally A cozy fireside bar to stop off at on the way back from Mt. Bachelor—or when you’re entertaining guests at the resort.

Pacific Pizza & Brew Bar / Pub / Lounge, Pizza

340 SW Century Dr.

541-550-7887. Mon-Thu 3-9pm, Fri 3-9:30pm, Sat Noon-

Eclectic, Asian, Mexican, Lunch Spots, Breakfast and Lunch, Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll winners 541-617-9600. Sun-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm Copious amounts of vegetarian friendly burritos and wraps (or choose meat too!), and the fish tacos that made this place a Bend staple.

Pastini Pastaria

Italian, Breakfast and Lunch

375 SW Powerhouse Dr.

541-749-1060. Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Pastini offers solid pasta dishes at relatively affordable prices, with a nice location on the Deschutes.

Pho Viet & Cafe

Vietnamese, Asian, Lunch Spots

1326 NE Third St.

541-382-2929. Daily 11am-9pm When you want pho— or any other Vietnamese noodle soup, for that matter, this spot is the top of my list! Usually humming with a lively crowd, Pho Viet has earned its reputation as a go-to for delicious noodles, rice and other delicious Vietnamese dishes.

The Phoenix Restaurant

Eclectic, Casual American, BBQ, Lunch Spots

594 NE Bellevue Dr.

541-317-0727. Sun-Tue 11:30am-8pm (Lounge till 9pm), Wed-Sat 11:30pm-9pm (Lounge till 10pm) A reliable lunch and/or dinner spot, with a comprehensive menu of American standards that are served up with an attention to detail not found in many of the corporate counterparts. Recommended: baby back ribs..

Pilot Butte Drive-In

Drive-In, American, Burger Joint, Breakfast and Lunch

917 NE Greenwood Ave.

541-382-2972. Daily 7am-7pm This old-time Bend staple has the classic drive-in feel, as well as indoor seating. In addition to the burgers, the spot also serves breakfast until 11am.

Pine Tavern

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Breakfast and Lunch, American, Best Patios

967 NW Brooks St.

541-382-5581. Daily 11:30am-close As one of Bend’s old-school restaurant/watering holes in the downtown area, Pine Tavern serves up traditional American dinner options executed with precision—always adding a little something extra. Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am 4:30pm.


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Rise from the Cart



It’s not fine dining like some of our past Restaurant of the Year choices, but we’re guessing just the mention of El Sancho is making you descend into daydreams about barbacoa, Oaxacan cheese and pineapple serrano margaritas. Our restaurant of the year for 2019 is a Bend-style success story, many years in the making. Joel Cordes started the first El Sancho as a taco food cart downtown, near The Blacksmith, in 2010. When he took a hiatus to make bagels at Rockin’ Dave’s, he met his soon-tobe partner, Jon Barvels. They worked at a few restaurants together, including Spork and Crux Fermentation Project, and when Cordes turned the El Sancho cart into a taco shack at the home-improvement resale yard, Pakit Liquidators, he and Barvels became partners. Cordes is a Bend native who’s worked in restaurants his entire adult life. While in culinary school in Vail, Colo., he did an independent study on

Mexican food for his final, traveling to Mexico to study the food. He then moved to Seattle and worked at a few restaurants before moving back to Bend. Cordes said, “I always wanted to do a food cart. I was working at Blacksmith before I opened El Sancho. Basically, I got burned out and said, ‘I’m going to open a food cart and work for myself.’” Barvels got into the restaurant business in Minnesota when he was in college, getting a business degree. He bartended and barbecued but decided he wanted to move to the West Coast, specifically Portland, to get into the beer industry. He never found a good fit in beer and kept going back to restaurants, working front-of-house for six years, eventually moving to Bend and getting into the kitchen to learn more. Barvels talked often with his wife, Beth, about what business they could start together. When they met Cordes they thought they could help make El Sancho bigger. Using recycled materials to build their carts was already part of their business philosophy, but it made the taco shack fit in perfectly at the Pakit yard. But not long after their move-in, Pakit closed. The Sancho team tried staying for six months, but eventually left their junkyard oasis for the lawn alongside Crux Fermentation Project. At the brewery, business picked up.

“We opened the restaurant because we needed a prep space for the food cart,” said Cordes. “We thought we’d find a space, open it and hopefully pay the rent. We didn’t really think of turning it into what it is.” The brick-and-mortar Taco Shop location on Dekalb Avenue came with Mexican heritage: it was previously El Burrito and Rose’s Cocina. While the new El Sancho restaurant was under construction, Cordes and Barvels met Carmen Garcia, a cook who had worked in the building since 1992. Today, Garcia is Sancho’s main prep cook. Barvels said, “She’s our top dog, an amazing cook. She’s just brought her own thing into it—she’s from Mexico, in Veracruz.” At the food cart El Sancho was simply tacos and sides, but with Garcia at the restaurant, the menu has expanded, Most of the specials are Garcia’s. “She’s shaped our menu almost as much as we have,” said Cordes. Meanwhile, a rocket stove is the backbone behind the food. “Rocket stoves make us able to do what we do,” said Cordes. “They are designed for third-world countries, orphanages and schools. It’s a big 25-gallon kettle that’s wood fired. It’s the most efficient wood burning stove on the planet.” The rocket stove allows cooking in huge batches over high heat, the exact combination needed for El Sancho’s style of meat.

Cordes and Barvels believe they’re the first restaurant in North America using this type of stove on a day-today basis, and they couldn’t run their business without it. Their rocket stove was made by InStove, soon to be Institutional Energy Solutions, in Cottage Grove, Ore., a company supplying stoves all over the world. Each year El Sancho donates a stove, giving an aid organization the means to cook food while reducing their demand for fuel. Cordes and Barvels were excited their humble street food won them best restaurant—and considering the lines patrons encounter at both the carts and the restaurant—Central Oregonians love that humble vibe, too. Throughout their growth, El Sancho has stayed true to its roots, using recycled materials to maintain that funky street vibe at their carts and restaurant, opting for an alternative stove and recognizing the culture they’ve created is reflected in their food. “Our staff is awesome,” said Barvels. “They’re focused and they want it to be the best. We can take a lot of credit but as far as the day-to-day, everything that gets done the staff takes pride in it.” El Sancho Taco Shop 335 NE Dekalb Ave., Bend 458-206-5973


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Pisano’s Woodfired Pizza Pizza, Lunch Spots

64670 Strickler Ave.

541-312-9349. Tue-Fri Noon-9pm, Sun Noon-8pm Pisano’s serves delicious, award winning pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven, like they do in Italy. Gluten-free options.

Pizza Mondo

Pizza, Lunch Spots, Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll winners

811 NW Wall St.

541-330-9093. Sun 11:30am-9:30pm, Mon-Thu 11am9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm. Summer hours: open to 10pm Sun-Thu and 11pm Fri-Sat Best of Central Oregon 2017: “Best Pizza” Voted Best Pizza in our Best Of readers’ poll 20 years running, Pizza Mondo has been serving up Bend’s most loved pizza since 1998 and it continues to do it their way, while keeping an eye on the needs of the pizza patron. Options include gluten-free, home delivery, lunch specials (open-3:30pm) and well-loved After Mountain (3:30pm-5:30pm )and Twilight Specials (after 8pm).

Planker Sandwiches


Breakfast and Lunch, Deli, Lunch Spots

824 NW Wall St.

541-317-5717. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm (Summer hours: Daily 10am-5pm) Want a great sandwich in a casual environment in downtown Bend? This is your jam. Voted Best Sandwich in 2017 in our Best Of readers’ poll. Try the Italian sub for a delightful, albeit cheesy and kinda sinful, treat. Another staff pick: the pork belly sando.

Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm Portello Wine Cafe is a lovely spot to have a light bite all year round. The menu features flavors from Italy, France and the Mediterranean. Patio seating and an airy, attractive interior of brick and cherry give Portello a Euro-industrial feel.

Plantd Cafe & Marketplace

61276 Hwy 97

Breakfast and Lunch, Eclectic, Asian

1900 NE Division St.

541-668-7699. Mon-Sat 8am-8pm A sustainably sourced, Nepalese-inspired menu from the chef who owns the food cart, Himalayan Bites, located in the former Fearless Baking space.

The Platypus Pub

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Brewery / Brew Pub

1203 NE Third St.

541-323-3282. Tue-Sat: Noon-10pm This locals-mostly pub features a pub menu with higher-end entrees including pastas and ribs. More on the traditional side, Platypus offers burgers and hot sandwiches. But beer is the main attraction with a 15-tap rotating selection and coolers full of choices upstairs in The Brew Shop.

The Podski Food Carts

536 NW Arizona Ave. All days 11am-7pm A popular, hoppin’ food cart pod near the Box Factory, between Old Mill and Downtown Bend with a rotating tap list of craft beer, canned classics, wine and cider.

Poke Row

Japanese/Sushi, Lunch Spots

2735 NW Crossing Dr.

541-306-6796. Mon-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8:30pm, Sun 11am-4pm Build your own bowl or burrito of fresh ingredients at this new establishment, founded by the passionate team behind Bend’s award-winning 5-Fusion and Sushi Bar. .

Port of Subs

Deli, Breakfast and Lunch

63056 Lower Meadow Dr.

541-388-1580. Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm Fresh subs, wraps and grillers sliced to order on Bend’s growing north side.

Portello Wine Cafe

European, Bar / Pub / Lounge

2754 NW Crossing Drive

541-385-1777. Sun-Tue 4-9pm; Wed-Thur 11:30am-9pm,

Pour House Grill

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Contemporary Northwest, Breakfast and Lunch 541-388-2337. Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Solid fare amid a backdrop of many big TVs and smiling service. The Pour House is a go-to for watching the next big game and indulging in ribs, wings, pizza and burgers.

Primal Cuts Market

Lunch Spots, Contemporary Northwest, Deli, Best Spots for Foodies

1244 NW Galveston Ave.

541-706-9308. Daily 10am-7pm Along with market meats, get delicious meats ready to eat, including a charcuterie plate, pulled pork, sandwiches and more. A carefully chosen selection of high quality meat products from livestock that’s been sustainably raised in the Pacific Northwest. Don’t forget to get your growler filled!

Raganelli’s Pizza

Pizza, Italian, Breakfast and Lunch, Lunch Spots

547 NE Bellevue Dr.

541-647-2343. Daily 11am-9pm Eat in, take one away or bring a take and bake pizza home for later. Try the calzones, salads, wings and 10 taps of beer and cider and a variety of to-go beverages. Outside seating and lunch specials. Wednesday 4-6pm is “Local Night” (two discounted beers).

listen to the action at the nearby Les Schwab Amphitheater concerts.

Reed Pub Co.

Bar / Pub / Lounge

1141 SE Centennial Court

541-312-2800. On facebook. Mon-Sat: 11:30am-Closing, Sun 1:30pm-9:30pm A neighborhood friendly place with a loyal following. Beers on tap as well as bottled drinks to go. Happy Hour daily from 4-6pm.

The Restaurant at Awbrey Glen

Pacific Northwest, Breakfast and Lunch

2500 NW Awbrey Glen Dr.

541-317-2885. Tue-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 9am-8pm, Hours subject to seasonal changes The public restaurant at the private Awbrey Glen Golf Club is geared toward the post-greens crowd, but offers a relaxing and out-of-the-way spot for others too. Sunday Brunch 9am-Noon. Open seasonally.

Riff Taproom

Coffee, Breakfast and Lunch, Northwest Eclectic

555 NW Arizona Ave, Suite 30

458-206-0825. Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 8am-8pm This innovative tap room puts a spotlight on cold brewed coffee. Get ready to experience coffee in bold, new ways -with a 30-tap tower to choose a brew (or beer or kombucha) that fits you. This isn’t just another coffee spot.

Rigoberto’s Taco Shop

Breakfast and Lunch, Mexican

1913 NE 3rd St.

541-388-6783. On facebook. Sun-Thu 6am-Midnight, Fri-Sat 6-3am A classic taco shop with tacos, burritos and more.

River Pig Saloon

61247 S. Hwy 97

555 NW Arizona Ave.

Chinese, Breakfast and Lunch, Asian

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Casual American, General Fare

541-389-9888. Mon-Fri 11:30am-9pm, Sat-Sun Noon-9pm A mix of cuisines from Szechuan, Hunan, Mongolian, Cantonese and American inspirations, served up in generous portions in a casual environment. Lunch specials served till 3pm!

541-385-6777. Sun-Tue 11-12:30am Wed-Sat 11-2am One of the newest additions to The Box Factory complex, The River Pig is a hip bar with a sizable patio, serving pub fare including burgers, sandwiches, salads—and of course, nachos.

American, Breakfast and Lunch

625 SW Powerhouse Dr.

541-382-9234. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm With a killer location near the floaters’ mecca on the Deschutes, Red Robin serves up fresh made-to-order gourmet burgers, sandwiches and fries. Sit on the patio and

Breakfast and Lunch, Northwest Eclectic, Bar / Pub / Lounge, Lunch Spots, Casual American

661 NE Greenwood Ave.

541-318-8177. Mon-Sat 7am-2pm, Sun 8am-2pm If you thought Rockin’ Dave’s was just a bagel spot, you’ve been missing out. The back side of the compound is a cozy bar with a modern feel, with tasty treats and great drinks. Killer dishes for both breakfast, lunch and dinner..

Root Down Kitchen Vegetarian/Vegan

215 NW Hill St.

541-383-5094 Mon-Fri 11am-6pm All-vegan restaurant serving comfort food—sandwiches, noodle bowls, rice bowls, etc. Mostly takeout, with limited seating. Opening in April 2019.

Roszak’s Fish House

Red Dragon Chinese Restaurant & Lounge

Red Robin

Rockin’ Daves Bistro & Backstage Lounge

River’s Place

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Seafood, Breakfast and Lunch

1230 NE Third St.

541-382-3173 Mon-Fri 11:30am-9pm, Sat 4-9pm The self proclaimed “King of Seafood” has been serving locals their fave seafood dishes in a decidedly low-key atmosphere for close to four decades. Food specials from 3-8pm

Round Table Clubhouse Pizza, Breakfast and Lunch

2940 N. Highway 97

541-389-2963. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Family-friendly Round Table has been serving innovative pizzas for over 51 years.

The Row at Tetherow

New American, Pacific Northwest, Breakfast and Lunch

61240 Skyline Ranch Rd.

541-388-2582. Daily 7am-Close Incredible views and and an upscale atmosphere in one of Bend’s newest and most affluent neighborhoods on the way to Mt. Bachelor, with delicious and locally focused eats and drinks.

Salud Raw Food Cafe

Bar / Pub / Lounge, General Fare

Casual American, Vegetarian/Vegan, Breakfast and Lunch, Lunch Spots Daily 11am-9pm This food cart pod is new to the Bend scene and has quickly gained a gang of loyal followers. With great fire pits, plenty of room to roam and an indoor beer garden, there’s lots to love here.

541-678-5368. Mon-Sat 9:30am-4pm Healthy, raw food breakfast and lunch items in downtown Bend. Winner of Best Vegetarian in our 2017 Best Of readers’ poll.

787 NE Purcell Blvd.

431 NW Franklin Ave.


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Sargent’s Cafe

Breakfast and Lunch, Casual American

719 SE Third St.

541-382-3916. On facebook. Daily 6am-2:30pm A classic diner serving breakfast and lunch.

Schlotzsky’s Deli

Deli, Breakfast and Lunch

62080 NE 27th St.

541-317-5980. Sun-Wed 8am-9pm, Thu-Sat 8am-10pm International franchise restaurant chain offers fresh-baked bread, oven-toasted subs, paninis, soups, pizza and fresh tossed salads.

Shinsei Sushi

Japanese/Sushi, Breakfast and Lunch, Asian

63455 N. Hwy 97

541-306-3486. Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-9:30pm, Sat 11:30am-9:30pm, Sun 11:30am-8:30pm Tucked in among other shops at Cascade Village Shopping Center, Shinsei offers a long list of sushi rolls, nigiri and more. A nice wine list and sake list too.

Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Casual American, Breakfast and Lunch

1020 NW Wall St.

541-385-8898. Mon-Sat 8-1am, Sun 8am-11pm Dozens of flat screens, breakfast all day, and friendly staff, this is the place to come watch the big game or grab a bloody to cure your hangover. With a huge pub menu, it’s a favorite Bend sports bar, to be sure.

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Bar / Pub / Lounge, American, Brewery / Brew Pub, Breakfast and Lunch, Lunch Spots

24 NW Greenwood Ave.

541-388-8331. Sun-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-Midnight Made-in-Bend beer and daily specials! But its’s the consistently amazing menu that includes everything from street style tacos, a burger lineup to die for and fresh cut fries that keep locals coming back for more! Dig in to house-made sauces and experience the best frickles in town!

2748 NW Crossing Dr.

541-647-2323. Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat-Sun 7am-3pm Always bustling, this second location and home of Bend’s beloved Ocean Roll is always a good place to grab a morning pastry and coffee. It also has lunch items such as sandwiches and pretzels.


Northwest Eclectic, Pan-Asian, Breakfast and Lunch, Best Spots for Foodies, Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll winners

937 NW Newport Ave.

541-390-0946. Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Spork whips up innovative rice bowls, Korean tacos, Thai-style salads and more from their Newport Avenue location. Service Dog friendly!

Stars Cabaret

61240 Skyline Ranch Rd.

197 NE Third St.

Fine Dining, Pacific Northwest, Contemporary Northwest 541-388-2582. Wed-Sun: 5-10pm Located in Tetherow, Solomon’s offers Northwest items including pheasant, elk and seafood, thoughtfully prepared alongside vegetarian creations and decadent desserts.

Asian, Japanese/Sushi

3105 O.B. Riley Rd.

541-385-5252. Daily 11am-9pm The only spot in Central Oregon serving authentic Korean food—plus sushi! Located in the Shillo Inn & Suites.

Sora Sushi

American, Bar / Pub / Lounge, Breakfast and Lunch 541-388-4081. Mon-Sat 11-2am, Sun 4pm-2am Classic cheeseburgers and other affordable lunch and dinner options, with entertainment the likes of which you won’t find many other places in Bend. Except maybe your bedroom.

Stihl Whiskey Bar

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Northwest Eclectic

550 NW Franklin Ave. Suite 118

541-383-8182. On facebook. Mon-Thur 5pm-Midnight Fri-Sat 5pm-1am Sun 6pm-11pm Over 200 whiskeys! A full menu ranging from barbecued braised shrimp to hand cut top sirloin in a Crimini mushroom sauce. Yes, beer and wine too!

Strictly Organic Coffee - Old Mill

Asian, Japanese/Sushi, Pan-Asian

Shops & Services, Coffee, Breakfast and Lunch

541-318-3838 Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pm The newest addition to Japanese cuisine in downtown Bend, try handmade nori rolls, sashimi, yakisoba and more.

541-647-1402. Daily 8am-8pm Serving up organic and fair trade coffee in the Old Mill District with occasional live music.

744 NW Bond St.

The Sparrow Bakery

Breakfast and Lunch, Lunch Spots, Coffee, Best Spots for Foodies

50 SE Scott St.


Breakfast and Lunch, Coffee, Best Spots for Foodies

Solomon’s at Tetherow

Soorah Korean Cuisine & Sushi


The Sparrow Bakery Northwest Crossing

541-330-6321. Daily 7am-2pm Home of Bend’s famous Ocean Roll and other delightful pastries, as well as coffees and teas, breakfast sandwiches and lunch-type sandwiches too.

450 SW Powerhouse Dr.

Strictly Organic Coffee Company Coffee, Breakfast and Lunch

6 SW Bond St.

541-370-60601. Mon-Fri 6am-8pm, Sat 6am-6pm, Sun 7am-6pm The original organic roaster, Strictly O has been serving up freshly roasted fair trade coffee from its Bond Street locale for the better part of a decade. They also offer a mean breakfast burrito and a full lunch menu at the Bond Street location.



Come Watch the Airplanes/Helicopters and Enjoy Award Winning BBQ

Award Winning BBQ at the Bend Airport

Now Open for Dinner

Every Friday Prime Rib & Live Music

Open for Breakfast & Lunch Tuesday–Sunday Open for Dinner Friday nights 5-8:30pm SPORK - BY WHITNEY WHITEHOUSE

Sunny Yoga Kitchen

Taco Del Mar

2748 NW Crossing

320 SW Century Dr.

Breakfast and Lunch, Yoga & Pilates 541-678-3139. Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, Sat 10am-2pm What better way to round out a yoga sesh than some delicious, nutritious food afterward? Yummy bowls, salads, sandwiches, delicious juice medleys and even beer, wine and sake.

Sunriver Brewing Co. Galveston Pub

Brewery / Brew Pub, Bar / Pub / Lounge, Breakfast and Lunch, Lunch Spots

1005 NW Galveston Ave.

541-408-9377. s Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Serving fresh beers on tap and a menu of delectable pub fare, including vegetarian and gluten free menu items and a focus on locally sourced, fresh products.

Mexican, Breakfast and Lunch 541-647-1043. Mon-Fri 10am-8:30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-7pm A franchise taco and burrito joint with many locations throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Taco Salsa

Mexican, Breakfast and Lunch

1365 NW Galveston Ave.

541-318-6243 Mon 6:30-3am, Tue 7am-3am, Wed-Thu 6am-3am, Fri-Sat 6am-4am, Sun 7am-3am Located in what is something of a mecca for Mexi eats on the west side, Taco Salsa offers authentic burritos and tacos all day and all night. Munchies!

Taj Palace Restaurant

Indian, Breakfast and Lunch, Asian

917 NW Wall St.

1133 NW Wall

541-330-0774. Daily Lunch Buffet 11am-2:30pm, Daily Dinner 5-9pm Calling Central Oregon home for two decades, go for the lunch buffet or for dinner, when you’ll find dishes such as Tandoori chicken, Tikka Masala, veggie options and dal curry.

Super Burrito Eastside

Taste of Thailand

Super Burrito - Downtown Breakfast and Lunch, Mexican

541-312-2009. Super-Burrito Daily 10am-8pm Yummy, authentic burritios and friendly service!

Mexican, Breakfast and Lunch

2100 NE Hwy 20

541-388-5667 Mon-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 9am-3pm Often with soccer (er, futbol) games on TV, and with packed burritos (as the name suggests, and they deliver), Super Burrito is about as close as Bend gets to standard, authentic, no frills, plenty-of-taste Mexican food. East and west side locations.

Food Carts, Thai, Breakfast and Lunch, Asian

696 NE Greenwood Ave.

541-815-0180. On facebook. Mon-Sat 9:30am-7:30pm There’s really nothing not to like about Taste of Thailand, from the funny and friendly service to the quality Thai cuisine to the incredible value. Drive through, no fuss lunch or dinner.

Szechuan Chinese Restaurant

Tate & Tate - Bend

1600 NE Third St.

2755 NW Crossing

Chinese, Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and Lunch

541-383-9033. 11am-9pm Tue-Fri, 4-9pm Sat-Sun. Closed Monday No surprises here: This spot serves up the fried rice, pot stickers, stir fries and other Chinese dishes you’ve come to expect from eateries such as these. Available for delivery.

541-706-9317. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm A catering company that also serves grab and go lunches at its two locations in Bend and Redmond.

Taco Del Mar Northside

Mexican, Breakfast and Lunch

63455 N. Hwy 97

541-317-1112. Mon-Fri: 10am-8:30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-8pm A franchise serving burritos and tacos. This is not adventurous eating for most Bendites, but it’s convenient.

BBQ & Cafe

63136 Powell Butte Hwy 541.797.6136

Organic! Gluten Free, Plant Based cafe.

The Blacksmith Restaurant New American, Seafood, Steak

211 NW Greenwood Ave.

541-318-0588. Mon-Thu 4-10pm, Fri-Sat 4pm-11pm, Sun 4pm-10pm The ambiance sets it apart from the start. Housed in the historic Pearson blacksmith building right in the heart of downtown, the feeling here is pure Bend. The menu matches the rustic but refined surroundings.

Serving Bend since 2013

Serving breakfast, lunch, desserts, fresh pressed juices, hot tonic drinks and smoothies. Open Monday - Saturday

431 NW Franklin Avenue (Next to Remax) 541-678-5368


25 fering a lively patio with views of Mirror Pond and the Deschutes River.

The Wine Shop & Tasting Bar

Washington Dining & Cocktails

541-389-2884. Tue-Thu 1-9pm, Fri-Sat 1-11pm, Sun Noon-7pm The Wine Shop and Beer Tasting Bar revolutionized the wine and beer industry in Bend by letting customers try before they buy bottles. In addition, this spot serves up charcuterie and other snacks.

Breakfast and Lunch, Casual American, Contemporary Northwest, Bar / Pub / Lounge

900 NW Mount Washington Dr.

541-640-8257. Mon-Thu 11am-9:pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-9pm Washington quickly emerged as a locals’ spot that serves up a solid double cheeseburger and other more inventive Northwest cuisine. Named Best New Restaurant in the Source’s annual Restaurant Guide for 2017. Good cocktails, friendly service and a great location make this one a winner.

West Side Tavern Bar / Pub / Lounge

930 NW Galveston Ave.


The Capitol

Theater & Performance Venues, Bar / Pub / Lounge, Northwest Eclectic

190 NW Oregon Ave.

541-678-5740. Daily: 5pm-2am Descend below ground to this fun restaurant, bar, play zone and venue which serves appetizers, dinner, great drinks and hosts a variety of performances.

The Lot

Bend’s Best Patio Bets, Bar / Pub / Lounge, Food Carts, Best Patios

745 NW Columbia St.

541-610-4969. Daily 11am-9pm A favorite food cart pod on Bend’s west side.

The Pickled Pig

The Trailhead at Pronghorn

Contemporary Northwest, American

65600 Pronghorn Club Dr.

866-320-5024. Daily 7am-9pm Located at Pronghorn Resort, this restaurant offers pub-style food, brews and cocktails. Get surf and turf, salads, soups, and at lunch, sandwiches.

The White Water Taphouse Bar/Pub/Lounge

1043 NW Bond St.

541-797-2178 Mon-Tue 3-10pm, Fri 3-11pm, Sat Noon-11pm. What’s the main draw at this downtown Bend spot? You guessed it—the taps. The White Water has many, and they’re often filled with hard-tofind beers. Sushi and poke pop-up at least twice a week!

BBQ, Breakfast and Lunch, Lunch Spots

The White Water Taphouse

541-797-6136. Tue-Thu 10am-3pm, Fri 8am-8:30pm, SatSun 8am-3pm Delicious, award-winning BBQ brisket and other delights, on the far east side at the Bend Airport. Enjoy a super meal and watch the planes take flight! Live music Friday and Saturday nights!

1043 NW Bond St.

63136 Powell Butte Hwy



541-797-2178 Mon-Tue 3-10pm, Fri 3-11pm, Sat Noon-11pm. What’s the main draw at this downtown Bend spot? You guessed it—the taps. The White Water has many, and they’re often filled with hard-to-find beers. Sushi and poke pop-up at least twice a week!

American, Breakfast and Lunch

Trattoria Sbandati

541-383-3502. Mon-Fri 11-1am, Sat-Sun 9-1am Enjoy an awesome selection of appetizers along with local brews and mixed beverages.

1444 NW College Way

2570 NE Twin Knolls Dr.

Tomo Japanese Restaurant

Japanese/Sushi, Breakfast and Lunch, Asian

61160 S. Hwy 97

541-323-8888. Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm, 4pm-close, Sat-Sun 4pm-close The private tatami room is the highlight of the space, offering you a cozy lunch or dinner spot. With both traditional and modern Japanese dishes, from sushi and sashimi to noodles such as Udon and Ramen, get many Japanese favorites.

Toomie’s Thai Cuisine

Thai, Vegetarian/Vegan, Lunch Spots, Asian

119 NW Minnesota Ave.

541-388-5590. Tue-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 4:30-9pm, SatSun Noon-2:30pm, 4:30-9:30pm One of Central Oregon’s favorite Thai restaurants is busy for both lunch and dinner. Dinner is served family style with heaping portions of Thai classics.

Tortilleria Reyes

Breakfast and Lunch, Mexican

1155 SW Division St.

541-383-2025. Tortillaria-Reyes/113891155309707 Daily 10am-10pm A locals’ favorite for the tacos and for other Latin American sundries.

Italian, Fine Dining

541-306-6825. Mon-Thu 5-8pm, Fri-Sat 5-9pm Chef Sbandati specializes in authentic Italian cuisine, importing the best that Italy has to offer and using the finest local produce and meats, insuring an incredible meal that fuses Central Oregon to Europe. Chef Juri Sbandati was born and raised in Tuscany, but his menu focuses on all of Italy.

Valentine’s Deli

541-382-4810. Westside-Tavern/121736301199270? rf=126285010758769 Daily 9-2am A classic west Bend spot where locals go to let loose, and sometimes catch the surprisinglygood menu.

Whole Foods Market Breakfast and Lunch

2610 Hwy 20

541-389-0151. Daily 8am-9pm A grocery store with grab and go. grill and deli items.

Wild Oregon Foods

Bar / Pub / Lounge

55 NW Minnesota Ave.

Worthy Brewing

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Pacific Northwest, Breakfast and Lunch, Brewery / Brew Pub, Best Patios

495 NE Bellevue Dr.

541-639-4776. Sun-Thu 11:30am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm Worthy makes solid beer, American-style craft beers. The sunny and bright dining area is made so by the west-facing, floor-to-ceiling windows. Throw in the large patio and fire pits and Bend’s newest brewery makes one of the best spots to enjoy a summer sunset—and grab some solid pub fare too.

Worthy Taps & Tacos Lunch Spots, Mexican

806 NW Brooks St #110

541-678-6268. Sun-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm Located in the Brooks Street alley, this new-ish spot serves up yummy tacos, Worthy Brewing beers and margaritas, too.

Deli, Breakfast and Lunch, Lunch Spots, Bar / Pub / Lounge

Wubba’s BBQ Shack Truck

541-668-6344. Wed-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9am-8pm A delicious new deli featuring sandwiches, salads, charcuterie and other delights inspired by the bounty of the Northwest. Restaurant, bar and full menu, plus catering!

787 NE Purcell Blvd.

Wild Roots Coffeehouse

Zpizza Tap Room

63130 NE Lancaster St.

1082 SW Yates Drive

61334 S. Hwy 97

Coffee, Breakfast and Lunch Mon-Fri 5:30am-6pm; Sat-Sun 7am-6pm A high-end coffeehouse for the denizens of NE Bend! (You heard it here peeps, the NE side is blowin’ up.) Delicious coffees from Stumptown Coffee, loose leaf teas and pastries.

Wild Rose

Food Carts, Breakfast and Lunch, BBQ Mon-Thur 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Authentic and traditional smoked Kansas City style BBQ using a combination of hickory, oak and apple wood to enhance full-flavored meats. Located in the River’s Place food lot!


541-382-2007 Daily 10am-10pm Take-out and delivery chain whose Californiastyle pies include organic ingredients and vegan varieties.

Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails

Thai, Breakfast and Lunch, Asian, Lunch Spots

Pacific Northwest, Fine Dining, Breakfast and Lunch, Lunch Spots, Southern, Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll winners

541-382-0441. Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Sorry folks, no Pad Thai here. What you will find at Wild Rose is delicious and reasonably priced Northern Thai dishes, including house-made curries, crispy duck dishes and one of the best Tom Kha soups in town. Crazy popular at lunchtime, but service—and the food—is always spot on!

541-312-2899. Mon-Thu 11:30am-9pm, Fri 11:30am-10pm, Sat 5-10pm, Sun 5-9pm Best of Central Oregon 2017: “Best Fine Dining” With upscale sophistication, flawless dishes and top-shelf drinks, Bend has a gem in this restaurant. Fusing spicy Creole cuisine with elegant Northwest simplicity, the kitchen is consistently impressive.

150 NW Oregon Ave.

919 NW Bond St.


555 NW Arizona Ave., Suite 25

541-322-2154. Mon-Sat 10am-4pm This locally owned and operated sandwich shop serves up delicious sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. Using local and organic ingredients whenever possible, this hip spot aims to make healthy food that is as delicious as it is good for you.

Victorian Café

Fine Dining, Breakfast and Lunch

1404 NW Galveston Ave.

541-382-6411. Daily 7am-2pm The breakfast and lunch spot in the renovated old house at 14th and Galveston is undeniably popular—just ask the droves of people waiting for tables on any given weekend morning. Staff pick: French toast and a Bloody Mary.

Wall Street Grill

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Pacific Northwest

917 NW Wall St.

541-385-7098 Mon-Fri: 11-2am A mix of locals and visitors gather at this bar, of-



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Happy hour everyday 3-6pm


Happy Hour

Every Wednesday and Thursday at 8 PM

$1 off our brews

Mon - Fri 3-6PM

Food Specials

Music Friday & Saturdays

( except barrel-aged)

$2 off snacks


Taco Tuesday & Free Pool


Live Band or DJ

$6 Enchiladas



Taco Thursday


$12.95 Flatiron Steak

2498 US 97 Redmond 541-923-7101

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Plantd Cafe + Marketplace

"Meet me at plantd”

Bend’s New Hot Spot Casual Dining + Grab n Go Superfood Smoothies & Lattes Full Bar + Patio + Brunch Serving Gluten Free & ORGANIC

Trust Your Food


1900 NE Division Street • 541.668.7699 •




Downtown Delight


minus the exotic ports of call. “All our inspiration is based on what we find on the market,” says Perez. In Central Oregon, a focus on something beyond burgers and pizza has been well-received. In other words, locals seem to like some variety in the dining ecosystem. “The top-selling items are probably the two most eclectic items, which are the Tunisian Shakshuka and the Indonesian Nasi Goreng,” noted Betsy McDonald. Still, sourcing world-cuisine items can require some creative thinking. “We couldn’t find the chorizo we wanted for the shrimp and chorizo, so Jake at Primal Cuts— a righteous guy… he’ll make what we want,” McDonald notes. As The Lemon Tree prepares to move into its second year, the team—not unaware of the popularity of its breakfast and lunch—is slowly


Co-owner and co-chef Betsy McDonald is outside The Lemon Tree when I arrive, arranging chairs and adjusting the delicate flowers that adorn each table. It’s been raining off and on in Bend this week, but McDonald is sure people will dine outside anyway. With the popularity of this downtown breakfast and lunch spot, I’m pretty sure she’s right. Since its opening, The Lemon Tree has seen a steady stream of visitors, and nearly a year in, a host of loyal followers—making it a natural choice for our Rookie of the Year. The location, on the corner of Bend’s Franklin Avenue and the Brooks Street alley, certainly has something to do with their success—but the varied, international menu and the care the team puts into its drinks, pastries and overall presentation also helps.

McDonald, who opened the Lemon Tree with her husband, Mac McDonald, last May, is joined by Panamanian chef Jaclyn Perez. The trio met while working as crew members on high-end mega-yachts cruising around the world—Perez and Betsy McDonald in the kitchen; Mac McDonald serving as captain. The menu reflects the team’s international experience. When they cruised into various ports, Perez and McDonald say they’d be tasked with gathering ingredients from what was locally available—and crafting dishes that suited the palates of their international clientele. “You’re literally going to step off the boat, and go to that port, and grab what’s right there,” McDonald explained. That method continues today—

looking toward dinner. Normally closing at 3 pm daily, they’re open just one evening a month, on the ever-popular First Friday, serving an international tapas menu. Eventually, chef Perez hopes to add a couple evenings of dinner service—slowly, at the right time. With a combination of a unique concept and a great location, The Lemon Tree has sailed into success in Bend. “We are completely stoked now that we’ve got our feet under us, because last summer was a wing and a prayer,” Betsy McDonald joked. “Every night over a glass of wine, we were like, what just happened?” The Lemon Tree 718 NW Franklin Ave., Bend 541-241-5306 Tue-Sun 8am-3pm


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555 NW Arizona Avenue Suite #25 Bend, Oregon 97703

NOW AT TWO GREAT LOCATIONS! Redmond: Wild Ride Brewing Monday through Saturday, 11am- 10 pm

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GREAT STUFF. GREAT STAFF. Find us on Instagram and Facebook Hours Mon-Thu 10am - 8pm Fri - Sat 10am - 9pm Sun 11am - 6pm

20516 Robal Rd. #130 541-306-3747



CAMP SHERMAN Hola! Camp Sherman Mexican

25545 SW Forest Service Rd #1419

541-595-6420. Tue-Thu 3-9pm, Fri-Sun Noon-9pm closed in winter Housed in a wooden cottage with a stone chimney and screened-in porch just yards from the Metolius River, the former Kokanee Cafe is now an Hola Mexican/Peruvian restaurant.

LA PINE Cinco de Mayo

Mexican, Breakfast and Lunch

51470 Hwy 97

541-536-2236. Mon-Sat 11am-8:30pm Cinco de Mayo has been cooking up homemade Mexican food in La Pine since 1995. The servers are always friendly and the restaurant can accommodate groups of up to 30 people, which makes it the perfect location to gather with friends for special occasions if you’re down on the south end of the county. COURTESY BRICKHOUSE STEAKHOUSE

Hunan Chinese Restaurant Chinese, Breakfast and Lunch

51546 Hwy 97

541-536-3998. Tue-Sun 11:30am-8pm Hunan is one of the best restaurants to chow down at in La Pine. Be careful what time you decide to go in because on Sundays their dining room is jam-packed with hungry customers.

Karen’s Grounded Cafe Coffee, Breakfast and Lunch

51470 Hwy 97

541-241-0980. On facebook. Mon-Sat 10am-4pm A nice little restaurant cafe nestled in La Pine—a perfect place to stop for a coffee break. Typical breakfast fare, including a Belgian waffle and biscuits and gravy. Lunch menu consists of sandwiches, burgers and a kids menu.

Lucky Fortune Chinese

16492 William Foss Road

541-536-2288 Sun-Thu: 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat: 11am10pm Massive food portions and good value.

Norma’s Redrooster Restaurant Breakfast and Lunch, American

51425 Hwy 97

541-536-5181. On facebook. Daily 7am-3pm Standard American fare, from pancakes and eggs to burgers and sandwiches. Try their homemade coleslaw, macaroni and potato salad. Daily food specials—from Taco Tuesday to Fish and Chips Friday. The fowl decor lives up to the “Redrooster” name.

Paulina Lake Lodge

American, Rec & Gathering Centers, Breakfast and Lunch, Lunch Spots

22440 Paulina Lake Rd.

541-536-2240. Winter hours (Dec-Mar): Fri-Sat 11am8pm, Summer hours (May-Sep): Wed-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm A rustic cabin feel with classic dishes, including prime rib dinner Saturdays. Call ahead to check on availability and to make a reservation.

Ponderosa Pizza Parlor Pizza

52574 Hwy 97

541-536-1964 Sun-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm Pizza, chicken and spuds, hot sandwiches, salad bar, beer on tap — and an arcade, naturally.


Daily 11am-10pm Upscale cuisine at the first brewpub in Madras—a long-awaited spot for the town!

Wild Bleu

Food Carts, Bar / Pub / Lounge

225 SW Fifth St.

541-948-2367. Thu-Sat 4-10pm A cute gathering spot with food and drinks, and a nice outdoor space.

POWELL BUTTE Brasada Ranch House

Northwest Eclectic, Steak, New American

16986 SW Brasada Ranch Road

1-888-976-4860. Daily: 7am-9pm Casual yet upscale in atmosphere, the space is communal and classy, like the living room in your best friend’s vacation home. Sandwiches, flatbreads, steaks and chicken.

Brasada’s Range Restaurant & Bar American, Pacific Northwest

16986 SW Brasada Ranch Road

888-976-4860. Open seasonally; call ahead for hours The often-rich and varied menu of seasonal and Northwest fare is good, but the views, as seen from the expansive windows that look west upon the Cascades, are what really make this place special.

PRINEVILLE Club Pioneer American

1851 NE 3rd St.

541-447-6177 Mon-Thu: 11am-2pm, 4-8:30pm, Fri 11am2pm, 4-9pm, Sat 4-9pm, Sun 9am-1:30pm, 4-8pm This Western-styled restaurant has been around since the 1930s serving up steaks, seafood and other comfort grub like fettuccine or the whiskey chicken with ham in a light cream sauce. The giant desserts are sure to cure your sweet tooth.

Dillon’s Grill

Burger Joint, Bar / Pub / Lounge

142 NE Fifth St.

541-447-3203. Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Though there’s a certain deep fried essence in the air, Dillon’s serves up a good variety of bbq staples like pulled pork and ribs as well as big burgers. Fourteen beers on draft including several regional microbrews.

Madras Brewing

Gee’s Family Restaurant

212 SW 4th St.

987 NW 2nd St.

Brewery / Brew Pub




Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun Noon-9pm This family restaurant serves up all your Chinese favorites. Some Chinese beer options available as well.


Mexican, Lunch Spots, Breakfast and Lunch

887 N. Main St.

541-447-7437. Mon-Fri 11am-10pm, Sat-Sun 7am-10pm With locations in Bend, Prineville and Redmond, as well as others around the state, this eatery has the Mexican favorites at affordable prices.

Ochoco Brewing Company

Bar / Pub / Lounge, American, Brewery / Brew Pub

380 N. Main St.

541-233-0883. On facebook. Mon-Sat: 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-8pm Visiting Prineville? This is the place to grab a pint and a plate of classic American fare. Formerly Solstice Brewing Company, the brewery changed hands in 2015.

REDMOND 7th Street Brew House

Bar / Pub / Lounge, American, Breakfast and Lunch, Brewery / Brew Pub, Lunch Spots

855 SW Seventh St.

Brickhouse Steakhouse Redmond

Shops & Services, Fine Dining, Steak

412 SW Sixth St.

541-526-1782. Daily: 4pm-close Like its sister restaurant in Bend, the Brickhouse Redmond serves prime steaks produced locally in the Northwest.

Checkers Pub

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Lunch Spots, Breakfast and Lunch

329 SW Sixth St.

541-548-3731. Tue-Thu Noon-close, Fri-Sat Noon-close, Sun 11am-close A Redmond staple, Checkers serves up delicious sandwiches, burgers and entrees, including their popular French Philly topped with cheese, grilled mushrooms, onions, peppers and served with au jus and a side of homemade french fries.

Cibelli’s - Redmond

Breakfast and Lunch, Italian

885 SW Rimrock Way

541-923-7388. Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Italian fare for the Redmond crowd.

Clock Tower Pub

Bar / Pub / Lounge, American

541-923-1795. Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Roll-away glass walls, outdoor picnic-table seating and horseshoe pits make it a must for any Cascade Lakes fan. Pub fare you’d expect—burgers, nachos, fresh salads—served with the beers you love. Great food, great prices. Try the Texas Toast Steak Dip or the Ahi Sashimi for a break from the norm.

2757 NW Seventh St.

Redmond Applebee’s

Coffee, Breakfast and Lunch

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Lunch Spots, Casual American

3807 SW 21st St.

541-923-4777. Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10pm Classic American food. Baby back ribs, burgers, salads and happy hour everyday of the week.

Baldy’s Barbeque Redmond

BBQ, Breakfast and Lunch, Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll winners

343 NW Sixth St.

541-923-2271 Tue-Sun 11am-9pm Best of Central Oregon 2017: “Best BBQ” Living up to the title as Bend’s Best BBQ since 2005, as voted by the Source’s reader poll, Baldy’s meats are tender, delicious and smoked to that sweet spot between crisp and juicy; literally mouth-watering.

541-526-1871. On facebook. Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10pm Equipped with seven televisions tuned to whatever sporting event you’re likely looking for, the Clock Tower Pub is one of the few spots in north Redmond to catch the games.

Coho Coffee Co. 306 NW 7th St.

541-526-0368. Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat 7am-2pm, Sun 8am-2pm Breakfast and lunch all day, including breakfast sandwiches, salads, quiche (gluten free with no crust), wraps, parfaits and coffee cake.

Diego’s Spirited Kitchen

Southwestern, Breakfast and Lunch, Lunch Spots

447 SW Sixth St.

541-316-2002. Daily 11am-10pm Winner for Best Dinner in our 2017 Best Of readers’ poll (and 2nd for Best Lunch)! After several years of service in historic downtown Redmond, Diego’s Spirited Kitchen consistently produces delicious meals from scratch, which has earned them a loyal following.


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General Duffy’s Waterhole

Odem Theater Pub

404 NW Forest Ave.

349 SW 6th St.

Food Carts, Breakfast and Lunch

541-408-2742 Sun-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm New this winter to Redmond — General Duffy’s will include four to five food trucks and a beer and wine bar. Enjoy a variety of delicious foods in a fun family atmosphere.

Geno’s Italian Grill Italian

1857 NW 6th St.

541-504-4300. Tue-Sun 11am-8pm

Green Plow Coffee Roasters

American, General Fare, Bar/Pub/Lounge Daily, 30 minutes before movie times Dinner and a movie in Redmond! Two 40-seat theaters, plus a classic menu of pizza, burgers, sandwiches and salads, and a full bar.

One Street Down Cafe

Breakfast and Lunch, General Fare

124 SW Seventh St. Daily 7am-3pm A cozy cottage spot, serving classic breakfast all day and lunch including sandwiches and salads.

Shops & Services, Coffee, Breakfast and Lunch

Red Martini Wine Bar & Grill

541-516-1128. Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat 8am-4pm Winner for Best Coffee Shop in Redmond in our 2018 Best Of readers’ poll! Locally owned coffee house in Redmond with coffee beans roasted in-house.

541-504-6424. Tue-Sat 4pm-close With a blast of art deco flavor in downtown Redmond, the Red Martini offers European and Mediterranean-inspired dishes.

436 SW Sixth St.

The Hideaway - Redmond

Burger Joint, Casual American, Breakfast and Lunch, Bar / Pub / Lounge

507 SW Eighth St.

541-526-5989. Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-Close, SatSun 8am-Close A locally-owned restaurant and watering hole located in the heart of Redmond, featuring plenty of TVs to catch up on your sportsing endeavors. And just in case you’re wondering, the original Dawg House is in Prineville.

Hola! Redmond

Peruvian, Mexican, Breakfast and Lunch

514 NW Greenwood Ave.

541-923-7290. Sun-Wed 11am-9pm, Thu-Sat 11am-10pm Diners will find plenty of dishes to recognize on the menu, but all will have been juiced with bold Mexican and Peruvian flair. Also, all five locations boast expansive tequila selections.

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Breakfast and Lunch

509 SW Sixth St.

Redmond Burger Company Burger Joint, Breakfast and Lunch

249 NW Sixth St.

541-316-5262 Daily 11am-9pm Bend Burger Company—in Redmond!

Rimrock Taphouse

Brewery / Brew Pub, Bar / Pub / Lounge 541-923-4200. Daily 11am-10pm Rimrock Taphouse is an upscale pub featuring a warm and friendly atmosphere. Heck, their website even describes the place as the bar from “Cheers.” Serving craft beers, ciders and wines.

541-516-8544. Daily 11am-10pm Wild Ride proves Bend doesn’t have a monopoly on great beer and cool atmosphere in Central Oregon; it can happen in Redmond, too. With great food carts outside, there’s plenty to enjoy at this spot.



The Gallery Restaurant & Bar

845 SW 17th St., Suite 301

Smith Rock Brewing Company

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Brewery / Brew Pub

546 NW Seventh St.

Madaline’s Grill & Steak House 2414 Highway 97

Sno Cap Drive-In Redmond

541-548-9964. Mon-Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 6am-10pm, Sun 7am-10pm This bustling Mexican-American bistro is conveniently located on Redmond’s main drag, yet remains one of the town’s best-kept secrets for family dining. The fruition of owner Pablo Pena’s dream, Madaline’s (named after his daughter) features an eclectic menu of hearty recipes gleaned his rich and varied culinary experiences. While the emphasis is certainly Mexican, French crepes are available on the breakfast menu, Italian influences can be found in the many pasta dishes, Thai spices distinguish other dishes.


Breakfast and Lunch, Lunch Spots, Mexican

1302 S. Highway 97

541-923-7426. Mon-Fri 11am-10pm, Sat-Sun 7am-10pm Hearty Mexican flavors.

Breakfast and Lunch, Burger Joint

1053 NW Sixth St.

541-548-2343. Daily 11am-8pm Yummy burgers and more in that classic drive-in setting that takes you back in time.

Taco Del Mar - Redmond Mexican, Breakfast and Lunch

865 SW 17th St.

541-516-4015. Mon-Fri 10am-8:30pm, Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 11am-7:30pm

Tate & Tate - Redmond Breakfast and Lunch

1205 SW Indian Ave.

541-548-2512. Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4pm A catering company that also serves grab and go lunches at its two retail locations in Bend and Redmond.

New York City Sub Shop Redmond

The Vault Taphouse

946 SW Veterans Way

541-504-9373. Sun-Wed, Noon-9pm. Thu-Sat, Noon-10pm Serving Kobold beers and light fare, with food trucks outside.

Deli, Breakfast and Lunch, New American 541-548-4400. Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm Offering East Coast-style sub sandwiches named after New York City boroughs and landmarks.

Niblick and Greenes at Eagle Crest Pacific Northwest, Contemporary Northwest

7535 Falcon Crest Drive

541-548-4220. Daily: 4pm-close This golf-themed pub at Eagle Crest Resort offers a full dinner menu with an array of Northwest menu items including steaks, pasta and seafood dishes.

Mon-Thu: 11am-3pm, Fri: 11am-4pm, SatSun: 8am-4pm Burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads.

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Breakfast and Lunch, Brewery / Brew Pub, Best Patios

541-279-7005. Tue-Sat 3-9pm Classic pub fare in the shadows of Smith Rock, north of Bend. Sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs and other classics.

New American, Steak, Mexican, Breakfast and Lunch

Wild Ride Brewing

Brewery / Brew Pub

245 SW Sixth St.

Thyme on the River Bistro American, Eclectic

1730 Blue Heron Dr At River Run Event Ctr 541-610-4867 Mon 4pm-close, Thu 4pm-close Located at Eagle Crest, this restaurant serves American, Italian, Mexican and BBQ cuisine, in a lovely setting by the Deschutes River. Menu changes weekly, with at least two entree options, along with salad, rolls and beverages.

332 SW Fifth St.

Angeline’s Bakery

Breakfast and Lunch, Breakfast and Lunch

121 West Main St.

541-549-9122. Daily 6:30am-4pm Cafe and bakery in the heart of Sisters, Angeline’s serves up some great pastries as well as sandwiches, salads and wraps! Angeline’s is also a music venue in the summer months.

Brand 33 at Aspen Lakes Pacific Northwest

16900 Aspen Lakes Dr., Sisters

541-549-4653. Open weather dependent. Sun-Wed, 11am-8pm. Thu-Sat, 11am-8:30pm Located just east of Sisters at the Aspen Lakes Golf Course, featuring huge timbers and floor-toceiling windows that give this large-scale lodge a homey, country feel and a warm, airy atmosphere. The menu includes steaks, chops, game and seafood. Open seasonally.

Cascade Street Distillery Bar / Pub / Lounge

261 W Cascade Ave., Sisters

541-549-1082. Tue-Sat: Noon-6pm, Sun: Noon-5pm Sisters has its very own distillery in this family-run spirits company. Offerings include the North Sister Vodka, the South Sister Gin. Further evidence that Central Oregon’s crystal waters aren’t just good for making beer.

Cottonwood Cafe Breakfast and Lunch

403 E. Hood Ave.

541-549-2699. Daily 8am-3pm New owners this year but still the same mouth watering fare and family-friendly atmosphere, serving traditional breakfast, old fashioned sodas and cocktails too!

Depot Cafe

Deli, Breakfast and Lunch

250 W Cascade Ave.


General Fare

223 E. Hood Ave.

541-549-2971. A cozy food cart garden located next to the Eurosports bike shop in downtown Sisters.

Breakfast and Lunch, Brewery / Brew Pub

171 W Cascade Ave.

541-549-2631 Daily 6:30am-10pm. On Facebook Inviting venue for excellent pub food.

Hardtails Bar & Grill

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Breakfast and Lunch

175 Larch St.

541-549-6114. Daily 11am-close Located in the heart of Sisters, Hardtails offers burgers, brews and bar games including billiards, pinball, horseshoe pits, karaoke and a stage with a dance floor.

Hop N Brew

Pizza, Breakfast and Lunch

523 E. Hwy 20

541-719-1295. Sun-Thu: 7am-8pm, Fri-Sat: 7am-9pm One stop coffee, beer, and pizza shop, located off Highway 20 in Sisters!

The Lodge Restaurant & Aspen Lounge at Black Butte Ranch

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Fine Dining, Breakfast and Lunch

12930 Hawks Beard Rd.

541-595-1260. Restaurant:Wed-Sun 5-9pm, Lounge, Daily: 3-9pm A warmer-season restaurant (call ahead to ensure they’re open for the season) that offers beautiful views of the nearby mountains and a farm to table ethos. Classic options include the seafood misto or couscous salad, or try the French Onion soup or rack of lamb.

Los Agaves

Mexican, Breakfast and Lunch

291 E. Cascade Ave.

541-549-0777. Daily from 11am-8pm Los Agaves is Mexican comfort food, lovingly prepared by chef Jimmy Fernandez who has combined his passion for creating food with his love for people in this relaxing and comfortable Sisters restaurant that’s reminiscent of a Texas border town cantina.


31 Wine is the main attraction, but the food menu is quite impressive too. With dinners that include hearty salads and fresh pastas, and a delightful soup, salad and panini menu for lunch, it has the makings for a good day or night in Sisters.

Rancho Viejo Mexican

150 E Cascade Ave

541-549-3594. Sun-Thu: 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-9:30pm At this Sisters Mexican restaurant, expect all the fare you’ve come to expect—but also scratchmade items made with love.

Robert’s Pub at Black Butte Ranch Bar / Pub / Lounge

251 E. Cascade Ave.

Open Door Wine Bar

Contemporary Northwest, Breakfast and Lunch

303 W. Hood Ave.

541-549-0361. Daily 6am-5pm Gourmet coffee and pastries, as well as other sweet treats!

541-549-6076. Mon-Sat 11:30am-close

Shops & Services, Breakfast and Lunch, Coffee, Best Patios

273 W. Hood St.

541-549-0527. Daily 6am-6pm Newly remodeled, this spot offers delicious coffees and much more. Voted Best Coffee Shop in our 2017 Best Of readers’ poll!

Sisters Saloon & Ranch Grill

Breakfast and Lunch, Casual American, Steak, Bar / Pub / Lounge

190 E. Cascade Ave.

380 W. Cascade Ave.

541-549-6151. On facebook. Winter: Sun-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 9pm, Summer: Sun- -Thu 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm Great burgers, milkshakes, house-made ice cream with a drive-in-slash-diner atmosphere.

Three Creeks Brewing Co. 721 Desperado Court

541-549-1963. Sun-Thu 11:30am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm A solid place to grab a cold pint, with a sectioned-off bar as well as a spacious dining room within its impressive log-cabin-style confines. Three Creeks is both a family-friendly dining option as well as a spot to meet up with friends for a pint and some live music.

Tuscan Chuckwagon Italian, Food Carts

223 E Hood Ave.

Takoda’s Restaurant & Lounge

541-549-2471. Featuring award-winning BBQ chicken lollipops, flat breads, BBQ lasagna, Italian ice, plus specials and the MangiaTV energy of food and family.

425 Highway 20


Bar / Pub / Lounge, Breakfast and Lunch, American

Sisters Coffee Company

541-549-8356. Sun-Thu: 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-9pm Hand-tossed pizzas, baked in old-fashioned ovens, with dine-in, takeout or even take and bake options.

Breakfast and Lunch

541-549-6759. On facebook. Mon-Sat 9am-7:30pm Sun 10am-6pm Don’t call it just a gas stop! Hit the tacos and other delights at this gas station-plusMexican joint the next time you need a grab and go option.

Breakfast and Lunch

220 W. Cascade Ave.

Bar / Pub / Lounge, American, Vegetarian/ Vegan, Breakfast and Lunch, Brewery / Brew Pub

411 W. Cascade Ave.

Sisters Bakery

Breakfast and Lunch, Pizza

Sno Cap Drive-In Sisters

Breakfast and Lunch, Mexican, Food Carts

855-281-4270. Daily: 11am-5pm The bar and restaurant open seasonally at Black Butte Ranch. Typically re-opens in mid-spring.


8am-9pm, Sun 8am-8pm Enjoy contemporary cuisine in rustic elegance with scenic Suttle Lake as the backdrop. On a warm sunny day, have your meal on the shaded dock or in the Boathouse watching the boats, ducks and geese cruise by.

Tacos El Comal

13020 Hawks Beard


541-549-7427. Mon-Sat 11am-Midnight, Sun 9am-Midnight Formerly known as Bronco Billy’s, this spot offers locally-sourced, family-friendly dining in a historic building in downtown Sisters, dubbed a “Fresh Take on the Old West.” The restaurant side of the establishment offers live music during the summer months.

541-549-8620. Mon-Sun 11am-8pm A full-service restaurant and lounge serving breakfast, lunch and dinner items including pizza, burgers, salads and sandwiches. The buffalo burger is one of the best around!

The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse

Rec & Gathering Centers, Pizza, Northwest, Contemporary Northwest, Breakfast and Lunch, Lunch Spots, Best Spots for Foodies

13300 Hwy 20

541-638-7001. Mon-Thur 9am-8pm, Fri 9am-9pm, Sat

The Basecamp Grill

Breakfast and Lunch, Burger Joint, Casual American

17355 Spring River Rd.

541-598-8868. Mon-Sat 7am-9pm, Sun 7am-8pm When you’re craving a burger, sandwich or chicken in Sunriver, BaseCamp Grill delivers a solid menu of American and Tex-Mex options. Located on the site of the first restaurant in Sunriver, this family-owned spot serves food all day, as well as beer and liquor.

Buck the Ordinary. Dine with Diablo! Handcrafted margaritas!

mexican restaurant

Diablo (our official SpokesBull) says, “Kick up your heels and join us for Marvelous Margaritas, Family-friendly Dining and Outdoor Seating (dog-friendly too)!”

Kids LOVE Diablo!

Two Happy Hours Daily! 2:30-6 and 8:30-10 (10:30 fri/sat)

Enjoy the Patio!

Cascade Village Shopping Center | 541.312.2022 |


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Roszak’s Roszak’

Seafood Steaks and LOUNGE Lottery Retailer

Since 1981





1230 NE 3RD ST

Behind Bank of America on 3rd Street in Bend Blondie’s Pizza



Dinner Menu Featuring drinking snacks, comfort food appetizers, salads, rice bowls, sandwiches and burgers. Full dinner specials – Steaks, seafood, pasta etc. Veg/Vegan options offered Kids welcome!


ave’s Rockin’ D661 NE Greenwood Ave., Bend

RD’s Backstage Lounge, when you’re here, you are a ROCKSTAR! TM



(Located in the opposite end of the building as RD’s Bistro) 541-318-8177

Pizza, American, Breakfast and Lunch

57195 Beaver Drive

541-593-1019. Sun-Wed 10:30am-9pm, Thu-Sat 10:30am-10pm Locals and visitors alike flock to Blondie’s. Pizza, pasta, calzones and salads—and a gluten free crust option. Sandwiches at lunch.

Brewed Awakenings Coffee Roasters

Coffee, Breakfast and Lunch

57100 Beaver Drive

541-678-5288. Daily 6am-6pm Hand-roasted artisan coffees and baked goods, featuring pastries, smoothies, shakes, teas, specialty coffee drinks. Winner for Best Coffee Shop in our 2017 Best Of readers’ poll.

SHOP SMARTER AND REDUCE YOUR FOOD WASTE! It’s easy to plan your menu for the week. Just think about how many meals you’ll eat at home and how long before your next shopping trip. It’ll be even easier when you sign up, take the Food Waste Challenge and download a meal planner from our online toolkit. Don’t forget to plan a leftovers night!

TIP: Be sure to shop your own kitchen first!

Hot Lava Baking & Coffee Company

Breakfast and Lunch, Coffee

57100 Mall Drive

Marcello’s Cucina Italiana

541-593-1222. Mon-Sat 7am-3pm, Sun 7am-2pm, breakfast 7am-close, lunch 11am-close Specialized dishes with Portuguese influence, noted for their bold use of herbs and spices. Fresh squeezed juices and breakfast cocktails. Always worth the stop.

855-420-8206. www.destinationhotels. com/sunriver-resort/dining/carsonsamerican-kitchen-sunriver Daily 7am-9pm Food notable to the Pacific Northwest, chef Travis Taylor brings seasonal favorites with lake views. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the beautiful Sunriver Resort Main Lodge.

Good 2 Go

Breakfast and Lunch

57100 Beaver Dr.

541-593-0339 Open 24 hours A staff of foodies ready to serve everything from breakfast to adventure. Good 2 Go has Oregon’s largest supply of water sport rentals, and a great selection of food!

Shops & Services, Italian, Best Spots for Foodies

57031 Ponderosa Road

541-593-8300. Daily: Restaurant, 5pm-close. MonSat: Lounge, 4pm-close. Sun: Lounge, 5pm-close An Italian restaurant with a Northwest twist, serving pasta, osso bucco, salads and more, with a lounge to boot.

McDivot’s Cafe Sunriver Breakfast and Lunch

17890 West Core Dr.

541-593-3469. Daily 6am-close Located next to the putting green and the Woodlands Golf Shop in Sunriver, this spot offers casual breakfast and lunch items including burgers, fish sandwiches and more.

South Bend Bistro

New American, Northwest

57080 Abbott Dr #26

Hola! Sunriver

541-593-3881. Wed-Sun: 5pm-close Closed Mon-Tue At this fine dining establishment in Sunriver, the menu is fresh and local, concentrating on steaks, pasta, fish and poultry prepared with French and Italian influences. An array of specials augment the menu each night, and desserts are excellent.

57235 Deschutes Rd.

Sunriver Brewing Company

Mexican, Breakfast and Lunch, Peruvian

A project of The Environmental Center

541-322-8821.On Facebook Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Best of Central Oregon 2017: “Best Mexican” Classic Mexican fare and generous margarita specials served in a family-friendly atmosphere. An extensive menu of fare to share, from overstuffed burritos to enchiladas and more.

7 Ponderosa Road

Breakfast and Lunch, Eclectic

17600 Center Dr


57100 Beaver Dr.

Cafe Sintra Sunriver

American, Pacific Northwest


Mexican, Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll winners

541-593-3986. Daily 6am-7pm Fresh baked goods that have been part of the Sunriver scene for over 30 years.

Carson’s American Kitchen

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El Caporal Family Mexican Restaurant - Sunriver

541-593-8880. Daily: 11am-9pm Diners will find plenty of dishes to recognize on the menu, but all will have been juiced with bold Mexican and Peruvian flair. Also, all five locations boast expansive tequila selections.

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Breakfast and Lunch, Brewery / Brew Pub, Lunch Spots

57100 Beaver Drive

541-593-3007. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Sunriver Brewing has made craft brewing their very own by opening the first brewery in the





Sunriver Merchant Cafe Breakfast and Lunch

17600 Center Dr.

Sunspot Drive-In 8100 N. Highway 97

Terrebonne Depot

Twisted River Tavern

400 NW Smith Rock Way

17600 Center Drive

541-593-3730. Mon-Fri: 4pm-close, Sat-Sun: 11:30am-close Great food, great brews and great views in the heart of Sunriver. Located in the heart of Sunriver Resort Main Lodge, Twisted River serves pub apps, shared plates, salads and entrees to delight all appetites.

Village Bar & Grill

New American, Bar / Pub / Lounge, Breakfast and Lunch

57100 Beaver Dr.

541-593-1100. Daily 11am-10pm The atmosphere suggests yuppie after work dinner or lunch or maybe a few drinks with clients. Classy enough for business type, affordable enough for most with the ultimate pub-style menu.

Zeppa Bistro

American, Breakfast and Lunch

17750 Caldera Springs Dr.

541-593-4855. Sun-Thu 8am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8am-9pm A breakfast, lunch and dinner option located in the Lake House at Caldera Springs Resort in Sunriver. Opens seasonally.

Pacific Northwest, New American, American 541-548-5030 Daily: 11am-close When in Tumalo, do as the Tumalonians do. A favorite of Smith Rock climbers and locals too, the Depot has a full bar, a solid menu and is located in a 100-plus-year-old former train station.

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Pizza

64670 Strickler Ave.

541-312-9349. Delicious pizzas, made by a chef who trained in Italy, plus beer, wine and plenty of pastas.

The Bite

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Food Carts

19860 7th St.

541-610-6457. Daily: 11am-9pm Tumalo’s popular food cart lot, featuring an indoor beer garden, fire pits, games and a host of great carts.

Tumalo Feed Co. Steak House Bar / Pub / Lounge, Steak, American

64619 W. Highway 20

Pump House Bar & Grill

Tumalo Tavern

Pizza/Salad Bar/Sandwiches

8060 11th Street

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Casual American, BBQ, Seafood, General Fare

8320 N. Highway 97

541-548-4990. Mon-Fri: 11am-10pm, Sat 8am-Midnight, Sun 8am-9pm A family-friendly restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Burgers, fries and the like, as well as classic breakfast items.

541-797-4079 BISTRO LOCATION: 1730 Blue Heron Drive, Eagle Crest • 541-610-4867 for reservations FOR CATERING, PICKUP SPECIAL ORDERS OR DELIVERIES: 541-383-2523 •

Pisano’s Woodfired Pizza

541-526-1181 Daily: 11am-9pm

Base Camp Pizza



541-382-2202. Daily: 4:30pm-close Hungry for some steak? Enjoy ambiance straight out of the old wild west? If so, the Historic Tumalo Feed Co. Steakhouse is the place to be! They’ve been serving up legendary steaks and northwestern hospitality since 1991. Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy live music in the saloon from 7pm-close — and don’t miss out on prime rib on Saturday and Sunday nights! Reservations recommended.


611 NE Jackpine Ct. Redmond

541-548-5462. On Facebook Daily 6am-2pm A classic diner that offers breakfast and lunch items.

541-593-3790. Daily 9am-3pm A combo of sundries and foods ready to eat.

Bar / Pub / Lounge, Breakfast and Lunch


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64670 Strickler Ave.

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Ronin Sushi and Japanese Grill FOOD CART OF THE YEAR

Fresh, wild-caught sushi—with a made-to-order option—make this cart stand out BY CHRIS MILLER • PHOTOS BY DANIEL ROBBINS

Ronin won the Food Cart of the Year in our last Best of Central Oregon readers’ poll—and for good reason—so it was not a big surprise that our staff also wanted to give it a nod during our Restaurant Guide staff awards. For sushi lovers, or people who like good poke bowls or bento boxes, Ronin should be your go-to spot. And as a bonus, it’s in the popular food cart lot at The Bite in Tumalo. The sashimi is buttery and fresh, and the rolls have excellent flavors set off by the staff ’s magical use of sauce. You’ll get soy sauce and wasabi for dipping, but you won’t really need them. Owner Scott Byers says all Ronin’s fish needs to be wild caught or sustainably farmed, so the menu can change slightly depending on what fish is available. “It’s a great honor and I’m com-

pletely humbled by this experience,” Byers said of winning the food cart of the year award. “If anything, it’s a testament to my people—it’s not just about me. I’m blessed to have the people I have.” For those who really love creative sushi, the staff at Ronin will serve “off the menu” rolls put together depending on what fish they have, and what the customer is craving. The regular menu generally serves items like a Japanese hot dog, sashimi, nigiri, rolls and bento boxes that come with choices including Japanese fried chicken, tofu or beef gyudon. Ronin Sushi and Japanese Grill At the Bite in Tumalo 19860 7th Street, Bend 541-419-3790 On Facebook

Food TruckListings



A Broken Angel

A la Carte

541-550-7727. On facebook. Wed-Sun 10am-3pm A Broken Angel is sustainable, organic, vegan food cart that specializes in southern comfort food. The tale of the Broken Angel began with partners Richard Hull, French-trained chef from Oklahoma and Barbra Troyer, a Central Oregon native. This pair somehow created delicious vegan southern style dishes, well worth a try or two. You probably won’t believe it’s vegan.

Food Carts, Eclectic, Breakfast and Lunch

725 NW Columbia St.

541-815-1247. Daily 11am-9pm, 11pm-Midnight Using only high quality potatoes, the menu includes staples like fries drowned in gorgonzola and bacon, carne asada fries, sweet potato curry fries, and surprisingly flavorful salads.

Austin Street Tacos Food Carts, Mexican

536 NW Arizona Ave

541-280-6795. Mon-Fri 10:30am-2:30pm The name nearly says it all: Street tacos, plus burritos, in The Podski, the fun lot by the Box Factory.

Bend Mountain Dogs

Food Carts, Breakfast and Lunch

710 NW Wall St.

On Hours vary Located in downtown Bend, Bend Mountain Dogs serves up 100% beef or classic pork hot dogs, plus authentic quesadillas with Mexican truffles.

The Bend Soup Company

Lunch Spots, Food Carts, Breakfast and Lunch

70 SW Century Dr.

541-200-5058. On facebook. Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, Sat 11am-2pm Serving up a variety of fresh, hot soups that changes daily paired with five different grilled cheeses! Yum!

Big Ski’s Pierogi

Food Carts, European, Eclectic, Breakfast and Lunch

70 SW Century Dr.

On facebook. Mon-Thu 4-8pm, Fri-Sun Noon-8pm Polish food cart with a rotating selection of dozens of pierogis.

Big Ski’s Pierogi

Food Carts, European, Eclectic, Breakfast and Lunch

536 NW Arizona Ave. Sun-Thur 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Polish food cart with a rotating selection of dozens of pierogis.

The Bleu Rooster

Food Carts, Eclectic, Contemporary Northwest

1424 NE Cushing Dr.

541-598-4849. Tue-Wed 11am-8pm, Thu-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat-Sun 11am-8pm Two chefs teamed up to create this globally inspired menu, featuring shrimp & grits, a Cubano, loaded fries and more.

Bomb Betty

Food Carts, American

63063 Layton Ave Thu 3-8pm, Fri-Sat Noon-8pm Hot sandwiches, mac n cheese and loaded fries, in the lot next to Bridge 99 Brewery.

Food Carts, Vegetarian/Vegan, Lunch Spots

643 NW Colorado Ave.

Brothers Taco Shop Food Carts, Mexican

20245 Empire Blvd

541-550-6313 Mon-Sat 8:30am-7pm, Sun 9:30am-noon Tacos, enchiladas, nachos, enchiladas and other Mexican staples. Located next to a car wash on Empire, get food while you wash—or not.

Brown’s Basics Bakery and Eatery Food Carts, Casual American

444 SE 9th St.

406-207-4665. Tue-Fri 7:30am-3pm, Sat 9am-3pm Cupcakes, cakes and other baked goods—plus special food items such as Taco Tuesday.

Bruneu’s South Philly Cuisine Food Carts, Lunch Spots, Deli

103 NW Oregon Ave.

541-610-8871. Year-round 9pm-2:30am. Summer: TueFri 11am-3pm Philly cheese steaks and traditional Greek gyros, made by a genuine South Philly transplant.

Burgz N Dogz

Food Carts, American, Breakfast and Lunch

745 SW Columbia St.

541-610-4969 Daily 11am-9pm All-American hamburgers, hotdogs and milkshakes, made one at a time at The Lot.

Curb B Q

Food Carts, BBQ

1424 Cushing Rd.

541-647-4772. Daily 11am-8pm, Tue and Sat open until 9pm Curb B Q serves up traditional barbecue and some more modern fare with incredibly friendly service. Their web page boast that, “we make everything fresh fabulous and flawless.” Don’t wait to give this incredible food cart a try.

Curbside Bistro

Food Carts, Italian, French

1009 NW Galveston

503-780-1189 Mon-Wed: 11:30am-7pm, Fri & Sat: 11:30am-8pm, Sun: Noon-7pm Pub-style food with a Italian French twist. Infused beer, wine and liquors. Handmade pasta, risotto cakes, burgers, polenta, spicy pickled eggs, green salad, pasta salad, mezza plates. Everything is made from scratch with local ingredients.

Fermentation Project. Summer hours: Mon-Thu 2-8pm, Sat-Sun Noon-6pm.

Dump City Dumplings Food Carts, Asian

Corner of NW Bond St. & Oregon St.

203-644-7701. DumpCityDumplings/info Thu-Sat: 10pm-2am Wildly imaginative dumplings are the main attraction—Pad Thai, pork, even cheese pizza. They also stay open late to soak up the evening’s beer.

El Sancho Taco Shop

Food Carts, Mexican, Southwestern, Bend’s Best Patio Bets, Breakfast and Lunch, Best Spots for Foodies

335 NE Dekalb Ave.

458-206-5973. Daily 11am-10pm In addition to a food truck that moves around town (often at Crux), El Sancho has a brick and mortar restaurant serving authentic street tacos with Northwest-inspired flavors, and margaritas that go down a little too easy.

El Sancho Taco Shack Food Carts, Mexican

50 SW Division St. Mon-Tue 4-9pm, Fri-Sun Noon-9pm The permanent cart-shack at Crux Fermentation Project serves up El Sancho’s delish tacos, including barbacoa, carnitas and more.

EMW Fusion

Breakfast and Lunch, Food Carts, PanAsian, Asian

536 NW Arizona Ave.

503-853-4482. Thu-Sun Noon-8, Mon Noon-3 A “Fish-wich” is a Korean style waffle sandwich, filled with all kinds of goodies from meats to veggies to sweet stuff. Make sure you check out their website to find their current location!

Fricken Faco

Food Carts, American, Eclectic

745 NW Columbia St. Daily 11am-9pm Fried chicken and fish tacos—hence the combo names. “Fricken” is fried chicken; “faco” is fish taco. Located at The Lot, in a double-decker bus.

Greek Street

Food Carts, Middle Eastern, Eclectic

745 NW Columbia St.

541-610-4969. Daily 11am-9pm A food cart in The Lot serving Gyros in every configuration—chicken, lamb, beef and veggie. Get your Gyro on!

Himalayan Bites

Food Carts, Pan-Asian, Asian, Breakfast and Lunch

1424 NE Cushing Drive

541-410-4431. Tue–Sat 10:30am-9pm, Mon 3-8:30pm Momos—hand-made dumplings stuffed with meats and veggies, noodles, and other delights inspired from the Himalayas, in the On Tap food cart pod.

Dakine Grindz

Hogan’s Hoagie Stop

50 SW Division St.

787 NE Purcell Blvd.

Food Carts, Lunch Spots On facebook. Mon-Thu 2-6pm Shave ice, acai and other fruit bowls, only open in the summer months on the lawn at Crux

Food Carts, Deli

541-390-1004. Wed 11am-3pm, Thu-Mon 11am-9pm Named our Rookie Food Cart of the Year in our

35 Restaurant Guide in 2019, Hogan’s serves up a host of sandwiches with killer sauces—including a vegetarian option. Craveable, for sure. Located in the River’s Place food cart lot.

Inferno Grill

Lunch Spots, Food Carts, Breakfast and Lunch

310 SW Industrial Way

541-633-8311 Tue-Sat 11am-8pm This tasty food cart housed at Spoken Moto serves up delicious comfort food for veggie lovers and meat eaters alike. From curry and chipotle chicken bowls to sandwiches and mac and cheese to die for, Inferno is sure to light your fire.

The Jerk Kings

Food Carts, Eclectic

787 NE Purcell Blvd

458-256-9811. Tue-Sat 11am-9pm The Jerk Kings specialize in Caribbean street food, including jerk pork and chicken. Two locations, in Redmond at Wild Ride, and now at River’s Place in Bend!

Kanona Cafe Food Carts

1142 NW Galveston Ave.

541-318-6313. On facebook. Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat-Sun 7:30am-5pm Coffee, toast, smoothies and acai bowls, what else could you want? This healthy expansion of Dakine Grindz offers service year-round to all the happy hipsters in town.

On Tap

Food Carts, Bar / Pub / Lounge, Pacific Northwest

1424 NE Cushing Drive Daily 11am-9pm Located in scenic Central Oregon, on Bend’s Eastside, On Tap is a wonderful place to enjoy a beverage, tasty meal and do it with a view. With over 30 tap handles, plus wine options, Oregon ciders and kombucha. The six food trucks satisfy every palette. Enjoy live music relaxing on the covered patio with heaters, bar seating, a rustic fire pit and a large lawn. Did we say they have corn hole?

Philly Style

Deli, Food Carts

1424 NE Cushing Dr.

541-678-2063. Daily 11am-9pm A converted Portland Tri-Met bus serves as the home of this Philly Cheesesteak cart, located at On Tap on the east side.

The Podski Food Carts

536 NW Arizona Ave. All days 11am-7pm Food cart pod between Old Mill and Downtown Bend with a rotating tap list of craft beer, canned classics, wine and cider.

Red Road Pizza Co Food Carts, Pizza

787 NE Purcell Blvd.

458-256-9609. Wed-Sun 11am-9pm Named after the old Cascade Lakes Highway, originally paved in the 1950s with the red volcanic cinder. What started as a cart in Redmond (still there) now has a second location at River’s Place, serving up a host of classic and creative pies.


Food Carts, Breakfast and Lunch, Eclectic, Best Burgers

310 SW Industrial Way Hours change seasonally Brunch anyone? How about a burger? Ice cream? This little food cart aims to “Scoutpost” every craving.


Shred Town

Lunch Spots, Food Carts, Breakfast and Lunch

310 SW Industrial Way

541-647-4399. Mon-Sat 11am-10pm A constantly rotating menu of items containing some kind of “shredded” component, including juicy meats such as carnitas and asada, shredded veggies and homemade sauces. Yummy for shreddin’ snowboarders, and others, too.

Shred Town

Food Carts, Casual American, Breakfast and Lunch

332 SW Fifth St.

541-647-4399. Daily 11am-9pm A constantly rotating menu of items containing some kind of “shredded” component, including juicy meats such as carnitas and asada, shredded veggies and homemade sauces. Yummy for shreddin’ snowboarders, and others, too. Now in Redmond at Wild Ride.

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Red Road Pizza Co

787 NE Purcell Blvd

332 SW 5th St

Food Carts, Thai, Asian 541-390-0230. Thu-Mon 11am-9pm The same Thai delights you may have tried at the cart on Arizona Avenue are now also available at River’s Place.

The Lot

541-639-5366. Wed-Sun 11am-10pm The original location for this pizza cart at Wild Ride Brewing, which now has a second location at River’s Place in Bend. The cart is named after the original Cascade Lakes Highway, which was paved with red cinders in the ‘50s. The cart offers traditional pizza offerings, as well as creative and spicy options.

745 NW Columbia St.

Taco Maya

Bend’s Best Patio Bets, Bar / Pub / Lounge, Food Carts, Best Patios 541-610-4969. On facebook. Daily 11am-9pm A favorite food cart pod on Bend’s west side.

The Tin Pig

Food Carts, Southern

536 NW Arizona Ave

Sol Verde

541-237-8200. Tue-Sun Noon-close Can you say fried pickles?! A food cart with down-home Southern goodness, serving delicious hormone-free chicken sandwiches, burgers, hushpuppies and more, in The Podski lot.

1040 NW Galveston Ave.

We’re the Wurst

Southwestern, Food Carts, Breakfast and Lunch 541-610-8399. Mon-Fri 8:30am-2:30pm With New Mexico-inspired flavors, this cart is doing something different from anything else offered in town—making it a great representation of the 100 different ways to eat green and red chilies. Breakfast burritos!!

Stone Pine Pizza

Lunch Spots, Food Carts, Breakfast and Lunch

310 SW Industrial Way

541-647-4399 Mon 11am-8pm, Thu-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm Specializing in creating BYO pizzas and traditional New York style thin crust pizzas everyone will enjoy. There’s even a gluten-free option! Dine in or take out.

Taqueria El Nava Mexican, Food Carts

911 SE Armour Rd

Delicious, authentic tacos that are affordable too— plus other Mexican faves. Located at 9th St. Village.

Tacos Pihuamo

Food Carts, Deli, Eclectic

787 NE Purcell Blvd.

541-633-9800. Daily 11am-9pm Authentic European-style food, sausages and pomme frites, including German bratwurst, Belgian waffles and crepes. Located in the River’s Place lot. The spot also makes sausages you can pick up and grill at home.

MADRAS Wild Bleu

Food Carts, Bar / Pub / Lounge

225 SW Fifth St.

541-948-2367. Thu-Sat 4-10pm A cute gathering spot with food and drinks, and a nice outdoor space.

REDMOND Bad Boys BBQ Food Carts, BBQ

611 NE Jackpine Ct.

541-390-9992 Mon-Fri 10am-7pm Don’t pass by this little gem the next time you’re zooming on Third Street; this cart serves delicious, authentic street fare inspired by the state of Jalisco, Mexico.

541-797-4079. Tue-Sat 11:30am-9pm In addition to an awesome catering service, Bad Boys has a food cart in the Jackpine Court, home to Porter Brewing, Dry Fields Cider and Gompers Gin, as well as this delish cart. Get pulled pork, brisket, burgers, hot dogs, street tacos and more.

Taste of Thailand


Food Carts, Mexican

362 SE Cleveland Ave

Food Carts, Thai, Breakfast and Lunch, Asian

696 NE Greenwood Ave.

541-815-0180. Mon-Sat 9:30am-7:30pm There’s really nothing not to like about Taste of Thailand, from the funny and friendly service to the quality Thai cuisine to the incredible value. Drive through, no fuss lunch or dinner.

Thai on the Fly

Food Carts, Thai, Asian, Breakfast and Lunch

1002 NW Bond St.

541-788-0353. Mon-Fri 11am-3 pm A roving Thai food cart in downtown Bend, run by a Thai culinary arts grad.


Asian, Food Carts, Thai, Breakfast and Lunch

536 NW Arizona Ave

541-390-0230 Thu-Mon 11am-8pm Thai food in the fun, convivial atmosphere.

Food Carts, Pizza

Food Carts, Breakfast and Lunch

332 SW Fifth St.

541-693-6911. On facebook. Thu-Tue 11am-10pm Parked at Wild Ride Brew, FoodFellas offers all the classic food cart fare—delicious wraps, burgers, sandwiches and daily specials.

General Duffy’s Waterhole Food Carts, Breakfast and Lunch

404 NW Forest Ave.

541-408-2742 Sun-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm New this winter to Redmond — General Duffy’s will include four to five food trucks and a beer and wine bar. Enjoy a variety of delicious foods in a fun family atmosphere.

The Jerk Kings

Food Carts, Lunch Spots

332 SW Fifth St.

541-771-5403. Mon-Sat 11am-10pm Food Cart of the Year winner for 2016, The Jerk Kings specialize in Caribbean street food, including jerk pork and chicken. Located at Wild Ride Brewing.

Food Carts, Breakfast and Lunch

404 NW Forest Ave.

541-280-9007. On facebook. Sun-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm She’s the daughter of Guatemala’s one-time ambassador to the U.S., a former freelance correspondent for National Public Radio and CNN covering Guatemala in the ‘90s, and a radio personality in Mexico. Today Maya Padilla and her teenage son/sous chef Dante prepare mouth-watering dishes at Taco Maya, launched last summer in Sunriver’s food court. Whether it’s produce on Rome’s streets or the Mayan farmers in Guatemala’s markets, the colors and scents, the people and the liveliness, the herbs and fresh produce are Padilla’s muses.

That Guy’s Bistro

Food Carts, Eclectic, Pizza

404 NW Forest Ave. Wed-Sun 11:30am-3pm; longer hours in summer Flatbreads served as pizzas, or with Philly cheesesteak-inspired sandwich fillings, wrapped like a taco. Located in the General Duffy’s lot.

Westside Taco Co. Food Carts, Mexican

245 SW Sixth St.

562-713-5150. Mon-Thu, Noon-8pm. Fri-Sat, Noon9pm. Sun, Noon-6pm Tacos that some of our readers have said are the best in the region. Definitely worth a visit to Redmond!

SISTERS Boone Dog Pizza

Pizza, Lunch Spots, Food Carts

223 E. Hood Ave.

541-588-2054. Thu-Sat, 11am-7pm. Sun, 11am-5:30pm Boone Dog Pizza is a mobile wood fired kitchen dedicated to sourcing the freshest produce, humanely raised meats, and artisan cheeses that central Oregon has to offer. We take great care to keep our offerings simple and seasonal.

Tacos El Comal

Breakfast and Lunch, Mexican, Food Carts

411 W. Cascade Ave.

541-549-6759. On facebook. Mon-Sat 9am-7:30pm Sun 10am-6pm Don’t call it just a gas stop! Hit the tacos and other delights at this gas station-plus-Mexican joint the next time you need a grab and go option.

Tuscan Chuckwagon Italian, Food Carts

223 E Hood Ave.

541-549-2471. Featuring award-winning BBQ chicken lollipops, flat breads, BBQ lasagna, Italian ice, plus specials and the MangiaTV energy of food and family.

SUNRIVER Panini’s Pizzeria Food Carts, Pizza

17480 S Century Dr

Mon-Tue 4-8pm, Wed-Sun 11:30am-8pm A wide-ranging menu of pizza items, located in a food truck in Sunriver. Dairy-free and glutenfree options available.

TUMALO Heidi’s Grilled Cheesery

Food Carts, Breakfast and Lunch, American

19860 7th St.

541-610-6457. heidis-grilled-cheesery



Daily 11am-9pm Grilled cheese sandwiches and then some at The Bite in Tumalo. Experience quality grilled cheese like never before. The eccentrically named sandwiches, such as “Cheezus Crust,” “Swiss Piggy,” and “ The Big Leboski,” have a variety of ingredients that will make your mouth water, and come back for more.

Rico’s Tacos

Food Carts, Japanese/Sushi, Lunch Spots

19860 7th St.

541-420-5188. On Facebook Daily 11am-9pm Yummy tacos and Mexican go-tos, at the Bite in Tumalo.

Ronin Sushi and Japanese Grill Food Carts, Japanese/Sushi, Lunch Spots

19845 7th St.

541-797-4325. On facebook. Mon 11am-9pm, Thu-Sun 11am-9pm Central Oregon’s food truck stop for authentic Japanese cuisine, featuring fresh sushi, yakitori, bento boxes, tempura and more. Check them out at the Bite in Tumalo.

The Rogue Chef

Food Carts, American, General Fare, Breakfast and Lunch, Best Burgers

19860 7th St.

541-678-2559. Daily 11am-9pm Headed up by the former chef at the Peerless restaurant in Ashland, this cart serves salads, burgers, classic cheese steak, a killer Rueben, patty melts and more hot sandwiches at The Bite in Tumalo.

Shaka Shave Ice

Food Carts, Hawaiian

19860 7th Street Daily 11am-9pm Hawaiian shave ice in a host of flavors, at The Bite in Tumalo.




Hogan’s Hoagie Stop Stellar sandwiches that our team craves over and over

prompt a new category in our Restaurant Guide awards BY CHRIS MILLER • PHOTOS BY DANIEL ROBBINS

There are a lot of great food carts in Bend, making a lot of great food. But in the case of Hogan’s Hoagie Stop, we felt their sandwiches warranted creating an entire new category: Rookie Food Cart of the Year. Plus, Central Oregon has so many food carts these days, that recognizing a new, successful player just seemed like the right move. Hogan’s has been a frequent stop for the Source staff this year—which includes a variety of different eaters, including vegetarians and omnivores. The sandwiches at Hogan’s Hoagie Stop are next level. The bread, meat—or veggies—and the special, homemade sauces make these delightful meals into something

you’ll dream about. Jason Hogan and his wife Hillary opened the food cart at River’s Place on Purcell Boulevard on Oct. 28, 2018. The cart serves seven regular sandwiches, from the Murray—grilled turkey, salami and roast beef surrounded by provolone and gouda cheese, shredded lettuce and banana peppers tossed in Italian vinaigrette—to the O.G. Combo, which has melted American cheese on Big Ed’s sourdough. Plus, there’s usually a special on offer. “There are a ton of awesome people doing awesome stuff in this town and I’m honored to win this award,” Jason Hogan said. “We’re getting a big following of regulars who really appreciate what we’re doing.”

Hogan said the cart is getting a lot of weekend business now that winter’s finally moved on, and he’s ready to rock n’ roll this summer. “There’s enough people in this town to support good people and good products,” Hogan said. Hogan’s Hoagie Stop also serves soup and cookies, along with some soft drinks and juice. Go get ‘em, Central Oregon—you won’t be disappointed.

Hogan’s Hoagie Stop 787 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend 541-390-1004 Wed. 11am-3pm. Thu.-Mon., 11am-9pm On Facebook


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