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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. ”
136 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Large outside area, live music, and Bend Loving Beer Lovers swear by this place! Live music!”
102 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.”
86 locals recommend
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. ”
74 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! ”
100 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”
91 locals recommend
Café
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“Always busy and great family place. They're known for their salads Great family restaurant”
66 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great place for breakfast -- but you better get there early. It does get quite busy.”
69 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. ”
78 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“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. ”
62 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)”
58 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“A favorite breakfast and lunch space, check out one of their famous bloody mary's!”
55 locals recommend
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!”
60 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).”
60 locals recommend
Park
“Iconic Park of Bend, connecting the neighborhoods with downtown. Plenty of open fields along the river for a causal day of hanging out.”
34 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The amphitheater hosts our biggest acts throughout the Spring Summer and Fall. Check out their schedule.”
41 locals recommend