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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
“A little bit of everything; dining, shopping, movie theater, outdoor amphitheater.”
  • 138 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Spork's cuisine draws inspiration from travel, streetfood, and global food traditions. They offer unique dishes from across Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Their Spicy Fried Chicken is a favorite to share. We also love their unique noodle dishes. Beautiful interior with tables outside when the weather is nice. This place is popular, so we go around 4 pm to avoid the crowd. It's best for small parties and we wouldn't suggest it for children.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Don't leave town without trying their famous farmhouse brew! It's simply Amazing! ”
  • 101 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. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Deschutes Brewery is the grand-daddy of them all. Many of the brew-masters that founded breweries in Central Oregon got their start at Deschutes. They make some really great beers, and the food they serve at the pub is excellent as well.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Brewery
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“McMenamins is such an awesome and unique place built out of an old school in Bend. Offers restaurants, Turkish soaking tub, Cigar rooms, multiple bars, and even a secret hidden bar in a secret room called The Broom Closet!”
  • 95 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Cajun influenced American menu. Great wine list and full bar. In Downtown and always busy. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“One of the best breakfast/brunch spots in Bend. This place is very popular, so be prepared to wait if you go during peak brunch hours.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Café
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“Sit outside in warm weather Popular but worth it! Fresh, healthy food, dessert and coffee bar”
  • 67 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. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“great 360 views of all the mountains around! start at the bottom below and hike to the top or drive up for a gorgeous sunset view! must see!”
  • 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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“Our favorite breakfast restaurant. Tables with umbrellas are set out on the lawn so guests can enjoy the sunshine. They also have seating inside their beautifully restored Bungalow style home.”
  • 56 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. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“This is like no Thai you have had before. The flavors blow us away every time! If you love Thai food, definitely don't miss this!”
  • 52 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Centre
“A little bit of everything; dining, shopping, movie theater, outdoor amphitheater.”
  • 138 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Spork's cuisine draws inspiration from travel, streetfood, and global food traditions. They offer unique dishes from across Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Their Spicy Fried Chicken is a favorite to share. We also love their unique noodle dishes. Beautiful interior with tables outside when the weather is nice. This place is popular, so we go around 4 pm to avoid the crowd. It's best for small parties and we wouldn't suggest it for children.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Brewery
“Don't leave town without trying their famous farmhouse brew! It's simply Amazing! ”
  • 101 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. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Brewery
“Deschutes Brewery is the grand-daddy of them all. Many of the brew-masters that founded breweries in Central Oregon got their start at Deschutes. They make some really great beers, and the food they serve at the pub is excellent as well.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Brewery
“McMenamins is such an awesome and unique place built out of an old school in Bend. Offers restaurants, Turkish soaking tub, Cigar rooms, multiple bars, and even a secret hidden bar in a secret room called The Broom Closet!”
  • 95 locals recommend
Lounge
“Cajun influenced American menu. Great wine list and full bar. In Downtown and always busy. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“One of the best breakfast/brunch spots in Bend. This place is very popular, so be prepared to wait if you go during peak brunch hours.”
  • 64 locals recommend

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