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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
“Shopping, shopping, shopping with spectacular views! Shop, walk along the Deschutes River, dine and see a movie! ”
  • 134 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great beer and food. It's in downtown Bend, so it's fun to walk around town before or after as well.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Brewery
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“A favorite locals beer. Food trucks, lawn area and occasional live music are a plus.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great Asian/S.American fusion food at great prices. Can be a wait in summer.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Classic Oregon product where quirky, quality and art come together; also enjoy live music, movies and outdoor firepits that are burning Central Oregons trade mark wood juniper. Enjoy some food and drinks, then, ask about the hidden rooms or the broom closet. You will have fun exploring this unique property anytime of year.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Brewery
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“10 Barrel has everything you’re looking for when visiting a craft brewery in Bend. There are so many to choose from in Bend, but locals will always suggest 10 Barrel. Family and dog friendly. ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great place for breakfast -- but you better get there early. It does get quite busy.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Café
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“A local favorite nestled in a cute neighborhood. Counter service with great food and a large refrigerator case with a large selection of beers to go.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“The most talked about breakfast and lunch scene in Bend! Always packed, and well worth the wait! ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Our personal favorite restaurant in Bend! Farm to Table and always an incredible experience. They get busy, so make a reservation or be willing to wait. Summer weekends it is nearly impossible to get in without a reservation. Well worth going once, or twice! ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“A favorite breakfast and lunch space, check out one of their famous bloody mary's!”
  • 54 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place to meet with friends. A handful of food trucks to choose from and a central lounge area to sip your favorite frosty beverage. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Because: Ocean Rolls. Everything else they make, bake, pour, and/or serve there is almost as good. They also have a location in Northwest Crossing (west side).”
  • 57 locals recommend
Bar
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“They have the best salmon cob salad in town. Also steak salad! Lots of beers to pick from ...it’s Bend!”
  • 50 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“This Butte is a major focal point located in the center of Bend. It's approximately one mile up. You are able to drive or bike it or utilize the footpath to walk up the dirt path. The view will reward your efforts, offering visitors a sweeping 360 panorama of the Cascade Mountain Range, Calderas, Smith Rock and the City of Bend. There is ample parking and a restroom when you reach the top. The center platform has directional and tutorial information about the area. I suggest you stop at the Pilot Butte Drive-in at the bottom of the hill, grab a milkshake and head up in time to watch the sunset behind the mountains. They also display fireworks off the top on the Fourth of July, which can be seen from nearly everywhere in Bend. Open sunrise to sunset during peak tourist season. Closed during the winter months to drive, but you can still hike it. Best photo opportunities are in the mornings when the sun is shining on the mountains or at sunset. Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Distance: 1.7 miles out and back Elevation: 4,142 ft. Hike: 480 ft. Parking: On top or at lower base on the East side of butte Pet Friendly”
  • 62 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Go see your favorite musicians! Check the website for dates and tickets. Many locals will take their kayaks/canoes and sit on the Deschutes River outside of the Amphitheater to catch the sound waves! ”
  • 38 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Centre
“Shopping, shopping, shopping with spectacular views! Shop, walk along the Deschutes River, dine and see a movie! ”
  • 134 locals recommend
Brewery
“Great beer and food. It's in downtown Bend, so it's fun to walk around town before or after as well.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Brewery
“A favorite locals beer. Food trucks, lawn area and occasional live music are a plus.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Asian/S.American fusion food at great prices. Can be a wait in summer.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Brewery
“Classic Oregon product where quirky, quality and art come together; also enjoy live music, movies and outdoor firepits that are burning Central Oregons trade mark wood juniper. Enjoy some food and drinks, then, ask about the hidden rooms or the broom closet. You will have fun exploring this unique property anytime of year.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Brewery
“10 Barrel has everything you’re looking for when visiting a craft brewery in Bend. There are so many to choose from in Bend, but locals will always suggest 10 Barrel. Family and dog friendly. ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Great place for breakfast -- but you better get there early. It does get quite busy.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Café
“A local favorite nestled in a cute neighborhood. Counter service with great food and a large refrigerator case with a large selection of beers to go.”
  • 64 locals recommend

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