Bend has long been known as a place for outdoor adventure and lots of sunshine, but its status as a food and drink city is also emerging. In recent years, chefs, restaurateurs, and critics have been taking notice of Bend’s exciting growth in the restaurant world. The meat-and-potatoes moniker is fading with the introduction of restaurants serving A5 wagyu steaks, Argentinian-style bratwursts, and unforgettable northern Thai delights. Below, find a list of killer spots to hit between hikes, ski trips, or days on the river. This map of Bend’s finest breweries may be a better fit for those seeking a brew in one of the country’s best beer towns.
Note: Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.