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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“The shopping, entertainment, and dining district. It's walkable on a paved trail from the home.”
  • 140 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“From VisitBend.com: "Spork, now a festive 50 seat (plus patio) brick and mortar casual counter service location on Bend’s west side that’s open daily for lunch, dinner, and cocktails and aims to bring inspired food, drink, ambiance and hospitality to a casual setting started in 2009 as a globally-inspired green-conscious mobile streetfood kitchen. Once housed in a 1962 Airstream Tradewind serving creative delicious global cuisine, Spork was voted Best Chow Cart in Bend every year in the Source Reader Poll. They offer delicious global eats at daily prices with a green sensibility that includes goals of sourcing ingredients locally, using quality seasonal veggies and humanely raised meats, and using green materials, and policies."”
  • 87 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The beer scene in Bend is worth checking out. This is one of our favorites. Bend has a beer passport you can do if you want to get the full experience! ”
  • 104 locals recommend
Brewery
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“There are two locations (East & West), both equally delicious! Bend is packed with local breweries and is a short drive from 7 Cottonwood. ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The original Deschutes Brewery, located in Downtown Bend. Reliably good food, and of course, lots of beer. Good for families. Reservations recommended. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Brewery
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“I love this place! It’s got a wonderful Turkish soaking pool that’s very reasonable. It also has a movie theater and all kinds of outdoor seating. Very cool pub and lots of different restaurant options”
  • 96 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Cajun influenced American menu. Great wine list and full bar. In Downtown and always busy. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Well worth the long waits – known for their Bloody Marys that kill the cold while waiting for their delicious food.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Café
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“Sit outside in warm weather Popular but worth it! Fresh, healthy food, dessert and coffee bar”
  • 69 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Absolutely one of the best breakfast places in central Oregon. Very unique menu items and oh so tasty. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“It's a good hike up, spiraling around to see the city from all views. In not-winter, you can drive to the top. 360 degree view of the city and the horizon, and a legend showing the name of each mountain. Popular for sunsets.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Super cool food cart dining with heated seats and firepits. Order the Gyro and fries!”
  • 59 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Don't miss Sparrow Bakery's Ocean roll. It's a Bend essential. (The Almond Croissant is a must-have too). There are two Sparrow locations but in the summertime, the one on Scott street has the most charm by far.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Wonderful food with outdoor seating. Very popular breakfast. Go early if you don't want to wait.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Huge brewery, restaurant and outdoor space. Great for families and big groups. Really good beers and food. If you are here for 4th of July, this is the place to enjoy yourself and watch the fireworks off Pilot Butte. Very close and will be a great view. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Flavorful, spicy Northern Thai food – everyone’s favorite, the long waits are definitely worth it.”
  • 53 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Centre
“The shopping, entertainment, and dining district. It's walkable on a paved trail from the home.”
  • 140 locals recommend
Restaurant
“From VisitBend.com: "Spork, now a festive 50 seat (plus patio) brick and mortar casual counter service location on Bend’s west side that’s open daily for lunch, dinner, and cocktails and aims to bring inspired food, drink, ambiance and hospitality to a casual setting started in 2009 as a globally-inspired green-conscious mobile streetfood kitchen. Once housed in a 1962 Airstream Tradewind serving creative delicious global cuisine, Spork was voted Best Chow Cart in Bend every year in the Source Reader Poll. They offer delicious global eats at daily prices with a green sensibility that includes goals of sourcing ingredients locally, using quality seasonal veggies and humanely raised meats, and using green materials, and policies."”
  • 87 locals recommend
Brewery
“The beer scene in Bend is worth checking out. This is one of our favorites. Bend has a beer passport you can do if you want to get the full experience! ”
  • 104 locals recommend
Brewery
“There are two locations (East & West), both equally delicious! Bend is packed with local breweries and is a short drive from 7 Cottonwood. ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Brewery
“The original Deschutes Brewery, located in Downtown Bend. Reliably good food, and of course, lots of beer. Good for families. Reservations recommended. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Brewery
“I love this place! It’s got a wonderful Turkish soaking pool that’s very reasonable. It also has a movie theater and all kinds of outdoor seating. Very cool pub and lots of different restaurant options”
  • 96 locals recommend
Lounge
“Cajun influenced American menu. Great wine list and full bar. In Downtown and always busy. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Well worth the long waits – known for their Bloody Marys that kill the cold while waiting for their delicious food.”
  • 67 locals recommend

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