The Pacific Northwest has its own unique cuisine, making abundant use of salmon, wild mushrooms, berries, potatoes, and wild game like elk or venison. You’ll find all of these and more in many of Bend’s top restaurants specializing in this unique culinary style.
Start your day at Chow or the Victoian Cafe where locally-sourced ingredients create a unique Northwest twist on traditional dishes like eggs benedict or cottage potatoes. For lunch, visit the Pine Tavern, one of Bend’s most iconic eateries that opened in 1936. They’re best known for their prime rib, their mouthwatering sourdough scones, and for the two Ponderosa pines (one living, one not) jutting through the dining room ceiling.
If you like your Northwest fare blended with other culinary styles, check out the mix of Northwest and European dishes at Jackalope Grill and Ariana Restaurant. For a creative twist on East-meets-West, check out 5 Fusion to sample a mouthwatering melding of Asian and Pacific Northwest dishes prepared by a James Beard Award-nominated chef.
Looking to nab specialty meats to prepare in your own kitchen? Try local butchers like Pono Farm, Primal Cuts, and the Meat Locker, or check out the Bend Farmer’s Market. You’ll also find unique meats like elk, bison, venison, rabbit sausage, and yak (yes, yak!) at the Bend Farmer’s Market and Central Oregon Locovore.
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.