The Awbrey Glen Restaurant Review

The Awbrey Glen Restaurant and Golf Club are nestled into the historic pines on Bend’s Westside, with picturesque views of the Cascade Mountains. No need to be a golfer to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere punctuated by mountain and lush golf course views. Many people don’t realize the restaurant at one … Continue reading

Pine Tavern Restaurant Review

It is said by many locals, “You haven’t experienced Bend until you’ve been to the Pine Tavern!” The Pine Tavern first opened its doors in 1936 and has been a historic downtown favorite ever since. Famous for many things that make it a unique must-eat dining spot in Bend like … Continue reading

Pastini Pastaria Restaurant & Dining Review

In August 2009, the small Portland chain, Pastini Pastaria, opened its first out-of-city location in Bend, Oregon on the banks of the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District. Its soft opening was a fundraiser for one of Bend’s most treasured cultural destinations, the High Desert Museum, and since then, … Continue reading

The Jackalope Grill Restaurant Review

by Valerie Warren The Visit Bend staff and volunteers had great expectations for our recent visit to the Jackalope Grill, one of the most award-winning restaurants in Central Oregon. We were not disappointed! Once inside, we were greeted by a creative ambiance (with sparkly stars and all) and a very … Continue reading

Currents at The Riverhouse Restaurant and Dining Review

Bend’s historic Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center’s Crossings Restaurant & Pub closed winter 2015 to complete an extensive renovation. Currents (formerly Crossings) reopened in early 2016 with a fresh new look that continues to feature the Deschutes River as a focal point of the restaurant. Wow! This is the word … Continue reading

Greg’s Grill Dining Review

If you are down in the Old Mill District, Greg’s Grill with its monumental architecture and prominent address is hard to miss. But to Bend Restaurant connoisseurs, Greg’s Grill is considered a not to be missed destination with the best steaks in town and priceless views of the Cascade Mountains. … Continue reading

5 Fusion & Sushi Bar Restaurant Review

5 Fusion & Sushi Bar is Bend’s newest sushi bar and the only Asian “fusion” style restaurant, located in downtown right next door to the Tower Theatre. Greeted by an impressive overhead water feature that stretched the length of the restaurant, we found ourselves wondering, “How did they do that?” … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Oregon! Oregon Sesquicentennial Celebration

On February 14, 2009, Oregon turned 150 years old. For the entire year, we’ll be having a party to celebrate the Oregon Sesquicentennial by featuring Oregon 150 celebration events hosted in Bend, Oregon. From the High Desert Museum’s Faces of the High Desert Heartland exhibit to stagecoach rides on an … Continue reading