Located in central Oregon, Bend is a beautiful town with plenty to explore that attracts many outdoor enthusiasts. Located in the Pacific Northwest, the city also has access to some of the best culinary ingredients. From American to Italian, there are many great restaurants all around Bend.
Established in 2006, The Sparrow Bakery is a warm and inviting venue specializing in an assortment of home baked goods. Visitors can enjoy the bakery’s signature item, ocean rolls – buttery croissant dough sprinkled with cardamom, sugar and vanilla then rolled and baked – alongside other treats, including Parisian macarons, coconut macaroons, and pastries. Breakfast and lunch menus are also available, with dishes such as the bacon breakfast sandoh with a poached egg, smoked bacon, avocado and arugula aïoli on a croissant. With two locations, one intimate and homey and the other light and airy, this delightful bakery is a must-visit spot.
The Sparrow Bakery, 50 SE Scott St., Bend, OR, USA, +1 541 330 6321
Established in 2009 as a mobile kitchen, Spork became a brick-and-mortar shop in 2013. A casual venue open for lunch and dinner every day, the menu features a tasty array of dishes inspired by global flavors, including those from Latin America and Asia. Using the best ingredients procured from local sources, the culinary team creates flavorful dishes, including tacos with pork carnitas, fried catfish or fried organic tofu, and spicy fried chicken with spicy-sweet sambal chili sauce, green onion, toasted sesame and jasmine rice. A selection of classic and original cocktails – try the plum foolery with rye, aperol and plum wine – is also available.
Spork, 937 NW Newport Ave., Bend, OR, USA, +1 541 390 0946
Zydeco Kitchen and Cocktails is a downtown fine-dining establishment featuring an eclectic menu imbued with Southern influences. The kitchen seeks out the freshest ingredients available, which often include organics. In its chic interior, guests can savor delightful options, such as the filet au poivre, with a peppercorn crust, shallot-brandy-cream sauce, seasonal vegetables and crispy fries; vegetable risotto with butternut squash, leeks and mushrooms topped with hazelnuts plus fried fennel; and shrimp étouffée served over basmati rice. There is also a gluten-free menu, great desserts and an impressive wine list with international and Pacific Northwest varieties.
Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails, 919 NW Bond St., Bend, OR, USA, +1 541 312 2899