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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. ”
131 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Large outside area, live music, and Bend Loving Beer Lovers swear by this place! Live music!”
98 locals recommend
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.”
78 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Wait time can be long at the westside location (though always worth it!), check out their new location on the eastside as well! ”
91 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great beer and food. It's in downtown Bend, so it's fun to walk around town before or after as well.”
73 locals recommend
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”
90 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great place for breakfast -- but you better get there early. It does get quite busy.”
65 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Voted Bend's best breakfast more years in a row than anyone can count. Awesome for lunch, too (no dinner service)”
54 locals recommend
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. ”
73 locals recommend
Café
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“Always busy and great family place. They're known for their salads Great family restaurant”
62 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Pilot Butte State Park - a 15 minute drive to the other side of town, hard to believe this is right in our backyard. A simple walk/hike with 360* views of the area. Do not miss this! ”
60 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“A favorite breakfast and lunch space, check out one of their famous bloody mary's!”
52 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place to meet with friends. A handful of food trucks to choose from and a central lounge area to sip your favorite frosty beverage. ”
55 locals recommend
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).”
57 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Go see your favorite musicians! Check the website for dates and tickets. Many locals will take their kayaks/canoes and sit on the Deschutes River outside of the Amphitheater to catch the sound waves! ”
38 locals recommend
Bar
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“Consistently the best pub food in Bend. Can get loud indoors but you will too busy eating to want to talk much anyway. Out door seating in the summer. We always have the Jack Sparrow or sometimes the Buffalo Mac or salmon salad. Six minute walk.”
48 locals recommend