The restaurant scene in and around Bend has experienced an influx of fresh culinary talent rivaling most major metropolitan cities. No longer thought of as just a recreation destination, Bend is now considered a destination for food lovers, or what we refer to as "foodies".
Click on the links below to see who has garnered awards and accolades and to find out what's flavoring Bend's culinary scene...
Chef Bette will take you on a creative culinary tour of Bend's fresh food scene. The Well Traveled Fork includes various tours of local Farmers Markets, Bend's culinary secrets, and a Farm & Ranch Tour. Cooking classes for kids and adults are available so you can cook up a tasty meal from your freshly-aquired ingredients.
The Drake - Opening in April at the Corner of Wall and Franklin in downtown
The Brickhouse - Opening in April at 5 NW Minnesota Ave
Sweet Saigon - Opening in March at 915 NW Wall St
For more current news on restaurant openings, check out the Bend Buzz Blog's Foodie Adventurer Update
Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence" 13 years straight
Crossings at the Riverhouse
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Winner
For the third year in a row, Downtown Bend's only micro-winery, Volcano Vineyards, has been awarded Gold at the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for their Syrah.
Episode: Bend Oregon Fine Dining (Introduction)
First in a series of podcasts about the growing culinary scene in Bend, Oregon.
Episode: Bend Oregon Fine Dining (Part 1)
Victorian Cafe owner, John Nolan, explains that good food and drink is as much of a morning experience as it is a dinner experience. Oregon.
Episode: Bend Oregon Fine Dining (Part 3)
Rose Manning, Pastry Chef at Nancy P's, a local bakery, discusses her appreciation for local food and product merchants in the Central Oregon area, and her respect of the level of food education shown by visiting and local foodies in Bend, Oregon.
Episode: Bend Oregon Fine Dining (Part 4)
Listen to this podcast and discover Ariana's restaurant in Bend's Westside neighborhood.
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