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.
Address: 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
Address: 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.
Address: 915 NW Wall St, Bend, OR
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.
Address: 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.
Address: 210 NW Congress St, Bend, OR
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.
Address: 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.
Address: 845 NW Delaware Ave, Bend, OR
Middle-eastern cuisine that will satiate your palate. Making my list of top take-out places in Bend, dine in or take out.
Address: 1004 NW Newport Ave., Bend OR
La Magie Bakery and Cafe
Downtown decadent sweets and sandwiches made with fresh-made bread.
Address: 945 NW Bond Street, Bend, OR
Looney Bean Coffee
Sip artisan coffee along Mirror Pond at the edge of Drake Park in a cozy setting.
Address: 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.
Address: 1054 NW Milwaukee Ave., Bend, OR
Navidi's Olive Oils & Vinegars
Endless olive oil and vinegar flavors, in varying sizes and fantastic prices.
Address: 120 NW Minnesota 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.
Address: 1121 NW Newport Avenue, Bend, Oregon
Nicole Michelle Decor
A true Francophile decor haven. Find Belgium linens, French tableware, custom sheets, as well as truly friendly service.
Address: 1132 NW Newport Avenue, Bend, OR
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
Address: 550 NW Franklin Avenue, Suite 148, Bend, OR
Parrilla Grill
The fish tacos. Try them. Love them. Burritos of all kinds as well.
Address: 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.
Address: 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.
The Sparrow Bakery
Two locations - west & east. The croissants and the pain au chocolat is the closest I've found to Parisian quality.
Address: 2748 NW CROSSING DR 110 BEND, OR
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!).
Address: 1470 SW Knoll Ave., Bend, OR
Whistle Stop Farm & Flowers
My favorite nursery. Top quality and reasonable prices.
Address: 65325 Pleasant Ridge Road , Bend OR