Bend, Oregon

In 2015 Bend, Oregon, became my home, sweet home. And while I have much more to explore, I have much to share. Have a look at places to eat, shop, enjoy the outdoors during all seasons as well as take your dogs along with you.

5 Fusion & Sushi Bar
Ranked the best sushi restaurant in Bend for the past few years, located downtown in the heart of the bustle, step inside for delicious, authentic sushi.

821 NW Wall Street 100, Bend OR

The special dining destination of Bend. Chosen by the James Beard association to showcase their talents, the service is white table sophistication and the food dazzles the food curious, and always satiates. Try the bone marrow appetizer to start your meal

1304 NW Galveston Ave, Bend, OR 97701

Absolutely delicious tapas menu, no reservations taken. Brand new, larger location downtown with community tables as well as single tables. And during the summer, sit outside on their patio.

915 NW Wall St, Bend, OR

Bend's Farmers' Market
Opening in early May and running through October, each Wednesday beginning at 11am - 3pm. Directly situated next to Mirror Pond at Drake Park. This is Bend at its best.

835 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701

Big Story Bookstore (new & used books)
A m of a bookstore in Bend that reminds me of Powell's in Portland as there are oodles of used books (in like-new-condition) and a welcoming and playful atmosphere for those of us who love words, books and learning something new.

228 NE Greenwood Ave A, Bend, OR 97701

Brick House
Located in the heart of downtown Bend, directly across the street from the Oxford Hotel, enjoy seafood (their seasonal halibut and sauce was delectable) and steak, a central dining location for locals (and you may even see Oregon's US Senator Wyden).

5 NW Minnesota Ave, Bend, OR 97701

For a scrumptious breakfast or lunch (closes at 2pm), most people sit outside, with outdoor heaters in the cooler months as the restaurant is located on Newport Avenue across from Newport Market - lovely people watching.

1110 NW Newport Ave, Bend, OR 97701

Dudley's Bookshop Cafe
The classic, cozy bookstore located in downtown Bend. New books on the main floor and used books upstairs. Stay, read, nibble and enjoy.

135 NW Minnesota Ave, Bend, OR

Iron Horse Antiques
Tucked into the quaint, beautiful downtown neighborhood, discover antiques of all types and very reasonable prices. A bustling destination for locals and tourists.

210 NW Congress St, Bend, OR

Iron Horse Second Hand (2nd Shop)
After you visit their original location (near Drake Park), be sure to pop into their second location where Eddie has even more. He needed more space for all of his treasures, and I think this is the best of the two (but stop into both, b/c you never know)

632 NE 1st St, Bend, OR 97701

Jackalope Grill
Classic French cuisine by a Parisian-trained chef. In the warmer months, enjoy brunch in the courtyard for a lovely and delicious experience in the heart of Bend.

750 NW Lava Road, Bend, OR

Jackson's Corner
Two locations (west and east). Watch them toss the pizza dough while you enjoy a glass of wine with family and friends.

845 NW Delaware Ave, Bend, OR

Lady Bird Cultural Society
Inspired by the décor and drink of the 1920 speakeasies, Lady Bird is a unique treat for locals and visitors to Bend. The service was impeccable, and the limoncello profiteroles - yum!

75 SW Powerhouse Dr #130, Bend, OR 97702

Looney Bean Coffee
Sip artisan coffee along Mirror Pond at the edge of Drake Park in a cozy setting.

961 NW Brooks St., Bend, OR

Nancy P's Cafe & Bakery
Sandwiches, cookies, quiches, scones, pies and more. The perfect spot for a chat with a good friend.

1054 NW Milwaukee Ave., Bend, OR

Newport Avenue Market
Bend's version of Zabar's. Locally employee owned, gourmet cheeses, quality seafood and meat, and wines carefully chosen for a delicious experience. And don't forget the friendly service.

1121 NW Newport Avenue, Bend, Oregon

Noi Thai Cuisine
voted in The Source as the #1 Thai restaurant in 2015 & 2016 for a reason. The food is delicious and offers reasonable, but not absurd serving sizes, your palate will be satiated and the decor is phenomenal

550 NW Franklin Avenue, Suite 148, Bend, OR

Nome Italiano
THE place for Italian food in Bend. Dining on its opening weekend, beginning with oysters, savoring their radiatori pasta and concluding with tiramisu, the food paired with the superb service and bustling atmosphere made a delicious and memorable evening.

1465 SW Knoll Ave, Bend, OR 97702

Parrilla Grill
The fish tacos. Try them. Love them. Burritos of all kinds as well.

635 NW 14th St, Bend, OR

Roundabout Book Shop
Located in NWX, this cozy bookshop has the latest titles and coffee, tea, wine and beer to beckon you to stay and enjoy. Recently expanded in 2022, there is even more cozy corners and even more books. Enjoy whiling away many hours here.

900 Northwest Mount Washington Drive #110, Bend, OR

Globally-inspired green-conscious cuisine and voted Bend's best restaurant in 2016. Take-out or dine in. Either way, enjoy.


Studio Vero
My go-to for European linens, custom upholstery for window treatments, furniture, pillows, and bedding. View all of my rooms in the archives. Veronique Waldron is the expert will create the room you imagined.

1465 SW Knoll Ave Ste 102, Bend, OR 97703

The Sparrow Bakery
Two locations - west & east. The croissants and the pain au chocolat is the closest I've found to Parisian quality.


The Victorian Cafe
A great place for breakfast, and the wait is worth it. Located in a bustling part of Bend on the roundabout corner of Galveston and NW 14th, you will see Bend while you wait, which makes it quite enjoyable.

1404 NW Galveston Ave, Bend, OR 97701

The Village Baker
Delicious deli sandwiches, brioche rolls, daily homemade bread. Simply ideal for lunch. Oh, and try their apple caramel tarts - melt-in-your mouth delicious (add a scoop of vanilla ice cream + perfection!).

1470 SW Knoll Ave., Bend, OR

Tin Pan Theater
A petite boutique theater in downtown Bend. Enjoy independent, foreign and many critically praised films that fly under the radar. And they have concessions! A scoop of M & Ms for me (and wine or beer is available too!).

869 Northwest Tin Pan Alley, Bend, OR 97703

Whistle Stop Farm & Flowers
My favorite nursery. Top quality and reasonable prices.

65325 Pleasant Ridge Road , Bend OR