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Best things to do in Bend

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Centre
“The Old mill district has lots to do. Rather you are interested in a little shopping, happy hours, movies, or just walking along the river. ”
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Brewery
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“Large outside area, live music, and Bend Loving Beer Lovers swear by this place! Live music!”
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Restaurant
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“Great food, often a wait to seat but if you call ahead for 'to go' you pick up at the front of the line.”
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Brewery
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“Good food, even better beer! This is the west coast brewery that started it all back in 1988 and is still holding true to craft brewing. ”
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Brewery
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“For the real Bend feel with excellent craft beers, gourmet pizzas, excellent Fish n Chips/Burgers and Salads...This is the place for you. You can enjoy your food experience inside or around the fire pits outside. ”
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Brewery
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“For a unique experience, with lots to discover, and enjoy ...this is a must visit! Basically a compound of restaurants, themed bars (indoor/outdoor), a Pub Theater, Turkish Soaking Pool, Cigar bar, Secret rooms/*bars, good food, craft beers and cocktails etc etc etc.... *Ask about the Broom Room”
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Café
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“Always busy and great family place. They're known for their salads Great family restaurant”
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Breakfast Spot
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“Great place for breakfast -- but you better get there early. It does get quite busy.”
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Lounge
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“A higher end restaurant with amazing food, and a bustling atmosphere. This place is casual to dressed-up, great for couples on a night out, or a family/group outing. A diversified menu, that leans towards a Cajun theme. This is a moderate to expensive venture. Reservations are suggested. ”
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Scenic Lookout
“Walk from the house to the top for about a 4 mile round trip with some decent elevation. Stellar views of the surrounding mountains and even to smith rock on a clear day. ”
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Breakfast Spot
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“McKay Cottage in Bend, Oregon is a casual neighborhood breakfast and lunch restaurant nestled in a preserved 1916 historic craftsman bungalow. The Cottage is the former home of Bend Oregon pioneers Clyde and Olive McKay and their son, Oregon State Senator Gordon McKay. In 1973 the McKay house was moved to its present location on O.B. Riley Road across from the Deschutes River. ”
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Breakfast Spot
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“This our favorite breakfast restaurant in town. You will not be disappointed. The Spicy Bloody Mary is a cure for any late night in Bend.”
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Restaurant
“The Lot is about 8 blocks from the house, or a 10-15 minute walk. Several food trucks surround a central eating area, open yet covered, where you can also buy a beer. They have trivia nights here on occasion. Parking can be tricky so I recommend walking. In winter they have fire pits; it's very cozy!”
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Bakery
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“Because: Ocean Rolls. Everything else they make, bake, pour, and/or serve there is almost as good. They also have a location in Northwest Crossing (west side).”
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Park
“Iconic Park of Bend, connecting the neighborhoods with downtown. Plenty of open fields along the river for a causal day of hanging out.”
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Music Venue
“The amphitheater hosts our biggest acts throughout the Spring Summer and Fall. Check out their schedule.”
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