Start your day the local’s way at Back Porch Coffee. Named for the site of their original roaster on the back porch of their home, and started by local coffee lovers, Back Porch Coffee roasters has grown to multiple beloved locations throughout Bend. Order a strong drip coffee before heading out for an adventure or treat yourself to a signature specialty such as the Honey Lavender Latte or a salted mocha.
If Bend had an official city pastry, it would be the flaky, cardamom-infused Ocean Roll from Sparrow Bakery – buttery croissant dough, sprinkled with cardamom, vanilla, and sugar, and baked to perfection! They are also famous for their scratch-made English muffins, other pastries, and frosted sugar cookies – often with seasonal themes. No trip to Bend is complete without a stop for freshly baked bread and treats at Sparrow Bakery – now with 2 locations!
Bend is considered a craft beer mecca and has even been called Beer City USA. With over 31 breweries and counting, we can’t mention them all, but here is one of our favorites!
If you want a beer with a view, Crux has the best beer garden in Bend. Housed in a former AAMCO Transmission Shop, right in the heart of town, this non-traditional brewery has spectacular views of the Cascade mountains. Watch the sunset at Sundowner Hour ($1 off pints) and take in the stunning scenery. Kids and dogs welcome.
This classic neighborhood restaurant in downtown Bend (on the best shopping street, Wall Street!) serves up creative comfort food with a local twist. Locals and visitors alike rave about the Drake burger and the buttermilk fried chicken with hot honey. They also offer brunch on the weekends, making Drake the perfect spot to refuel after an early morning on the slopes or trails. And keep your eyes peeled for low-key celebrity sightings, this is a favorite stop among artists playing at the Bend Ampitheater.
Peruse our Bend Area guide to learn al the great things to do in Bend, Oregon!!