For many visitors, Bend, Oregon is all about the outdoors: hiking, fishing, skiing, and biking at their best. If all that healthful activity and fresh mountain air engender robust appetite, the personable city offers a variety of good places to eat. Among the Roadfood favorites are bakeries, butcher shops, and food trucks, fantastic pizza, ridiculously large hamburgers, and memorable breakfasts.
The Mackay Cottage Restaurant is in a historic craftsman home that could be an Inn. There are no beds here, just excellent breakfasts.
The Pilot Butte Burger is an 80s vision of the 50s with burgers the size of the buttes and carhop service.
Jackson's Corner is a locavore cafeteria that nails sourdough brick-oven pizza, homemade pastas and hearth baked breads inside general store digs.
Bangers and Brews is an Anglo-Argentinian sausage spot in a small-town strip mall. Excellent sausages, local beers, and chimichurri keep locals coming back.
Bend, Oregon's Primal Cuts is an artisan butcher making thoughtful sandwiches from house-cured products. Get the “porkstrami.”
Big Ski's are a pair of pierogi trucks serving homey Polish dumplings, some classic, some creative. We like the truck that's parked at a brewery.
The Sparrow Bakery offers unique breakfast and lunch dishes and unique espresso blends. Local ingredients and welcoming atmosphere make it worth a detour.