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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

“The Tower Theater is an historical landmark in Bend offering music and culture year round. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
“We love the food here and the beer is good too! There is also a play area for the kids which ours love, and it gives the adults a moment to themselves :o)”
  • 28 locals recommend
“Cool spot and great food and beer is outstanding. Thursday is locals day, $3 pints and $7 growler fills all day.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“If you came to Bend for Mt. Biking, you already know about Phil's Trail. If you didn't come for the single-track, but you're wanting to know where to start, there's no better place to find out why Bend is so famous for this great outdoor activity. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“Great thing about about Safeway, they are the same everywhere! So if thats your jam we have you covered. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Delicious tacos and a great happy hour. It is in Bend, about a 20-25 minute drive from the Chalet but worth it.”
  • 21 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“High quality fine dining. Reservations needed except at their bar. They take walk-ins only at the bar.”
  • 25 locals recommend
“Yes, it's really that blue, almost turquoise. This entire area is worth considering. Sahalie and Koosah (named Heaven & Sky by the Chinook People) Falls are located along the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass are just two of the many sites to see. It is a 2.6 mile waterfall trail loop which connects the two waterfalls and offers spectators close up views. Part of the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
“Best clam chowder and fried fish tacos in Bend! They have a unique variety of burritos as well, including their Fettuccine burrito. Tuesday’s they offer $8 buckets of 5 16oz beer! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
“Great food, great beer and located on the river front. Large grass area for kids to run around or lawn games to be played. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Ready for an easy hike to a beautiful waterfall? Head to Benham Falls where you can walk along the river trail and see the beauty that is the Deschutes River. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
“Not only does Sunriver have amazing food their beers are amazing too! The list of beers on tap is always changing (great sign of the freshness and how their brewers are always trying new things). ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“The Regal Summer Movie Express is a great way to enjoy a morning movie with other families at a great price. This summer enjoy $1 movies on Tuesday and Wednesdays at 10am (June -August). Pick a hot day, pack up the kids and watch a kid’s movie in an air conditioned theater at Regal Cinemas with a large tub of popcorn. Movies run Tuesdays and Wednesdays. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Department Store
  • 4 locals recommend
“Downtown in the Mill district the river runs through where you can hop on a raft in the summer months and spend 2 plus hours floating down stream. They also have a shuttle that runs you back to the start. Ask us where you should start!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“This place has the best array of fresh Mexican food and unbelievable pasta dishes. It’s spendy but so worth it! Make sure to try a margarita! ”
  • 24 locals recommend