As a professional triathlete that calls Bend home, I often get asked what my favorite places are to train, eat, and recover in Bend. Well, here’s your answer! This list includes all of the places I love to go to do just that. Piece these wonderful establishments and destinations together that fit your length of stay and desire for training, and you will be sure to have a wonderful experience during your time in Bend, Oregon.
Coffee: Backporch Coffee (Newport) Treat: Ocean Roll – Sparrow Bakery (NW Crossing) Place to catch up with friends: Spoken Moto Place to grab a beer: Deschutes Brewery (Brew Pub) If you want a healthy snack: DaKine Grindz (Galveston) Breakfast: Jackson’s Corner (Westside) FoodCart: Scoutpost Treatyourselfdinner: 900 Wall Casualdinner: Spork If you get injured: Jay Dicharry @ Rebound Physical Therapy Place to swim: Juniper Swim and Fitness Center or the Deschutes River Place to bike: Cascade Lakes Highway (Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway) Must-do bike ride: McKenzie Pass (McKenzie River Pass on the Oregon Scenic Byway) Place to run: Shevlin Park Afternoon activity: Paddleboarding up the Deschutes River (rent a paddleboard at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe at the Old Mill District) Favorite bike shop: Sunnyside Sports Where to stay: McMenamins (Old St. Francis School) Looking for a souvenir: Lark Mountain Modern Something for the dog: Something Ruffwear (made in Bend!) from Bend Pet Express (Westside)