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Guidebook for Prineville

Melissa

Guidebook for Prineville

Food Scene
Also located in the heart of downtown Prineville, Crooked River Brewing is our newest brewery. In addition to weekly bike rides with the owners, Crooked River offers arcade games, pool and even couches with video games. Crooked River Brewing also has some really unique furnishings and decor as well as an extensive tap list. While you can get great pub fare prepared in their kitchen (pizzas, nachos, salads, etc.), they also have an onsite food truck that makes amazing burgers and fries. Like with Ochoco Brewing, families and children are welcome.
Crooked River Brewing
420 N Main St
Also located in the heart of downtown Prineville, Crooked River Brewing is our newest brewery. In addition to weekly bike rides with the owners, Crooked River offers arcade games, pool and even couches with video games. Crooked River Brewing also has some really unique furnishings and decor as well as an extensive tap list. While you can get great pub fare prepared in their kitchen (pizzas, nachos, salads, etc.), they also have an onsite food truck that makes amazing burgers and fries. Like with Ochoco Brewing, families and children are welcome.
One of those "hole-in-the-wall" places you don't want to miss if you are looking for great Mexican food from Morelia, MX. This family-owned taqueria / mini store is a great place to get amazing Mexican food whether you are taking it home to prepare yourself or you are looking for something they have freshly prepared.
Tacos Toledo Mi Tiendita
803 N Main St
One of those "hole-in-the-wall" places you don't want to miss if you are looking for great Mexican food from Morelia, MX. This family-owned taqueria / mini store is a great place to get amazing Mexican food whether you are taking it home to prepare yourself or you are looking for something they have freshly prepared.
This iconic Prineville eatery has been here at least as long as I have. Freshly renovated, you can get some great grub here. Looking for a gyro? How about a fully customized sandwich? Yup. It's all here!
The Sandwich Factory
277 Northeast Court Street
This iconic Prineville eatery has been here at least as long as I have. Freshly renovated, you can get some great grub here. Looking for a gyro? How about a fully customized sandwich? Yup. It's all here!
Newer to Prineville, Granny Faye's is a favorite among locals. Not only are their pastries amazing, they also offer options that are gluten and dairy-free, making it easy to find whatever you need.
Granny Faye's Bakery
2757 NE 3rd St
Newer to Prineville, Granny Faye's is a favorite among locals. Not only are their pastries amazing, they also offer options that are gluten and dairy-free, making it easy to find whatever you need.
Looking for an amazing diner-style meal? Tastee Treet has been a Prineville icon for several decades. Locals and guests alike love their incredible Breakfast Burritos, cheese burgers, shakes and malts almost as much as they love their geode studded bar, diner atmosphere and collection of antique car photos.
Tastee Treet
493 Northeast 3rd Street
Looking for an amazing diner-style meal? Tastee Treet has been a Prineville icon for several decades. Locals and guests alike love their incredible Breakfast Burritos, cheese burgers, shakes and malts almost as much as they love their geode studded bar, diner atmosphere and collection of antique car photos.
A Prineville tradition, Dillon's is another local favorite. While they have a wide variety of food, they also have a kitchen in the middle of the dining area that allows the amazing smell of BBQ to permeate the entire place. Friendly staff, good food and a uniquely Prineville atmosphere make this a great place for lunch and dinner. In the summer they even have a super chill patio!
Dillon's Grill
142 5th St
A Prineville tradition, Dillon's is another local favorite. While they have a wide variety of food, they also have a kitchen in the middle of the dining area that allows the amazing smell of BBQ to permeate the entire place. Friendly staff, good food and a uniquely Prineville atmosphere make this a great place for lunch and dinner. In the summer they even have a super chill patio!
Oishi is a great option for outstanding sushi within 35 minutes of Prineville. They have great sake, are family-friendly and have some great sushi options. We make this a weekly tradition whenever possible!
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Oishi
511 Southwest 6th Street
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Oishi is a great option for outstanding sushi within 35 minutes of Prineville. They have great sake, are family-friendly and have some great sushi options. We make this a weekly tradition whenever possible!
Having trouble deciding on a place that will satisfy the entire group's tastes? Diego's is one of our favorite places for variety. Located less than 35 minutes from Prineville and offers a LOT of food choices. Looking for some southern comfort food? Try the Creole BBQ Shrimp. How about something from Italy? Or Mexico? Or the sea? Yup, they have something for everyone!
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Diego's Spirited Kitchen
447 Southwest 6th Street
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Having trouble deciding on a place that will satisfy the entire group's tastes? Diego's is one of our favorite places for variety. Located less than 35 minutes from Prineville and offers a LOT of food choices. Looking for some southern comfort food? Try the Creole BBQ Shrimp. How about something from Italy? Or Mexico? Or the sea? Yup, they have something for everyone!
Looking for a sushi place that takes it to the next level? Kanpai is that place! On the famous West Side of Beautiful Bend Oregon, Kanpai uses unique ingredients, local produce and is your answer for fancy sushi. While it may not be the most budget-friendly place, it is worth every penny!
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Kanpai
990 Northwest Newport Avenue
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Looking for a sushi place that takes it to the next level? Kanpai is that place! On the famous West Side of Beautiful Bend Oregon, Kanpai uses unique ingredients, local produce and is your answer for fancy sushi. While it may not be the most budget-friendly place, it is worth every penny!
Hola! has two locations, one in Bend and one in Redmond. Either are awesome, so it just depends on how far you want to drive. This Peruvian / Mexican fusion restaurant has incredible food, amazing chips and salsa as well as strong drinks. We love it here!
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Hola Restaurant
2670 U.S. 20
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Hola! has two locations, one in Bend and one in Redmond. Either are awesome, so it just depends on how far you want to drive. This Peruvian / Mexican fusion restaurant has incredible food, amazing chips and salsa as well as strong drinks. We love it here!
Looking for a great place to catch the soccer game? We love this Authentic English Pub. All of the food and condiments are made from scratch, the owner is the bartender and server and the service makes you feel right at home. A great place to get some authentic English fare, a good beer and watch the match.
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The Pig And Pound
423 SW 8th St
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Looking for a great place to catch the soccer game? We love this Authentic English Pub. All of the food and condiments are made from scratch, the owner is the bartender and server and the service makes you feel right at home. A great place to get some authentic English fare, a good beer and watch the match.
Zydeco is an incredible, upscale restuarant in the heart of Bend. Aside from the amazing way that the food is prepared, all of the ingredients are seasonal, fresh, local and of the highest quality. Whether on a date or out with your guys / girls, this is the place to be!
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Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails
919 Northwest Bond Street
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Zydeco is an incredible, upscale restuarant in the heart of Bend. Aside from the amazing way that the food is prepared, all of the ingredients are seasonal, fresh, local and of the highest quality. Whether on a date or out with your guys / girls, this is the place to be!
Located in the heart of Redmond, OR, this cafe has incredible breakfasts and brunches. As is the theme with these recommendations, the atmosphere promotes relaxed connectedness, the meals are fresh and ingredients are locally sourced. One of our favorite places for a nourishing breakfast or brunch.
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One Street Down Cafe
124 Southwest 7th Street
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Located in the heart of Redmond, OR, this cafe has incredible breakfasts and brunches. As is the theme with these recommendations, the atmosphere promotes relaxed connectedness, the meals are fresh and ingredients are locally sourced. One of our favorite places for a nourishing breakfast or brunch.
Drinks & Nightlife
Prineville's first brewery is the very essence of Prineville. Both a tourist and a local favorite!!! Just looking for a quick drink? Their unique bar or relaxing couches are great for just chilling out. Wanna hear some local favorites from the music scene? Open mic night is every Tuesday and there are live bands every Friday nights! Ochoco Brewing is really family friendly, even offering a section in the pub where kids can play. They also have a "community table" where guests can hang out and get to know one another. Looking for some great, local pub food? They source as much of their fare from local vendors as possible. And their food is really tasty!
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Ochoco Brewing Company
380 North Main Street
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Prineville's first brewery is the very essence of Prineville. Both a tourist and a local favorite!!! Just looking for a quick drink? Their unique bar or relaxing couches are great for just chilling out. Wanna hear some local favorites from the music scene? Open mic night is every Tuesday and there are live bands every Friday nights! Ochoco Brewing is really family friendly, even offering a section in the pub where kids can play. They also have a "community table" where guests can hang out and get to know one another. Looking for some great, local pub food? They source as much of their fare from local vendors as possible. And their food is really tasty!
Prineville's most upscale bar and steakhouse, Club Pioneer is one our favorites. It is great for getting an amazing Steak and Garlic Potatoes, good appetizers and a late-night drink. One of our friends, a plumber, also said it is the cleanest kitchen he has ever been in. A great place for the whole family or just the two of you for date night.
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Club Pioneer
1851 Northeast 3rd Street
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Prineville's most upscale bar and steakhouse, Club Pioneer is one our favorites. It is great for getting an amazing Steak and Garlic Potatoes, good appetizers and a late-night drink. One of our friends, a plumber, also said it is the cleanest kitchen he has ever been in. A great place for the whole family or just the two of you for date night.
900 Wall, located in downtown Bend, is one of our favorite date night or girls night out spots! The classy atmosphere, incredible drinks and amazing food never disappoint. We recommend the Beef Carpaccio, the 900 Wall Burger and the Duck Confit.
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900 Wall
900 Northwest Wall Street
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900 Wall, located in downtown Bend, is one of our favorite date night or girls night out spots! The classy atmosphere, incredible drinks and amazing food never disappoint. We recommend the Beef Carpaccio, the 900 Wall Burger and the Duck Confit.
The Stihl is our favorite place to get whiskey in Bend. We love this awesome whiskey bar with its friendly staff, knowledgeable bartenders and swanky atmosphere. A fantastic end to an amazing date night!
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The Stihl Whiskey Bar
550 NW Franklin Ave
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The Stihl is our favorite place to get whiskey in Bend. We love this awesome whiskey bar with its friendly staff, knowledgeable bartenders and swanky atmosphere. A fantastic end to an amazing date night!
The Blacksmith is one of our favorite late night dinner and drink spots. Not only are their drinks incredible, but their appetizers and dinners are to die for! This is another upscale, Bend favorite!!!
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The Blacksmith Restaurant
211 Northwest Greenwood Avenue
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The Blacksmith is one of our favorite late night dinner and drink spots. Not only are their drinks incredible, but their appetizers and dinners are to die for! This is another upscale, Bend favorite!!!
Parks & Nature
One of Prineville's most-loved spots, this park has it all! There is a walking / running / biking / urban hiking trail, picnic tables, a wooden bridge, a great creek to play in and even a large wooden play and activity structure for the kids. This is the place to be if you are looking for several city blocks of green grass, a place to have a picnic, a place to take the kids or a place to walk the dog. In addition, the park itself is surrounded by other, more specific parks, like a bike park, a picnic / event park, basketball courts, tennis courts, a skate park and the local pool. With such a menagerie of options, you'll never get bored here!
Ochoco Creek Park
430 Northeast Juniper Street
One of Prineville's most-loved spots, this park has it all! There is a walking / running / biking / urban hiking trail, picnic tables, a wooden bridge, a great creek to play in and even a large wooden play and activity structure for the kids. This is the place to be if you are looking for several city blocks of green grass, a place to have a picnic, a place to take the kids or a place to walk the dog. In addition, the park itself is surrounded by other, more specific parks, like a bike park, a picnic / event park, basketball courts, tennis courts, a skate park and the local pool. With such a menagerie of options, you'll never get bored here!
This is Prineville's dog park. Great, friendly and fun space for your dog to run around, meet other canines and get some of that energy out!
843 S Main St
843 S Main St
This is Prineville's dog park. Great, friendly and fun space for your dog to run around, meet other canines and get some of that energy out!
Smith Rock is one of the most iconic parts of Central Oregon. Located about an hour away, this is one of the best parks to hike around in. It has several trails that accommodate all degrees of hiking abilities. Its a great hike regardless of whether you are looking to do something that is self-guided or you are looking for a tour.
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Smith Rock State Park
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Smith Rock is one of the most iconic parts of Central Oregon. Located about an hour away, this is one of the best parks to hike around in. It has several trails that accommodate all degrees of hiking abilities. Its a great hike regardless of whether you are looking to do something that is self-guided or you are looking for a tour.
Prineville Reservoir is a local favorite for cooling off int he summer heat! Love water sports? This is the place for you!
Prineville Reservoir Boat Moorage
16550 SE Juniper Canyon Rd
Prineville Reservoir is a local favorite for cooling off int he summer heat! Love water sports? This is the place for you!
Another local favorite. Located just 15 minutes outside of downtown Prineville, this is an easily accessible, beautiful and fun way to get wet and stay cool this summer!
Ochoco Reservoir
Another local favorite. Located just 15 minutes outside of downtown Prineville, this is an easily accessible, beautiful and fun way to get wet and stay cool this summer!
Steins Pillar is one of the best hikes in Prineville. A friend of mine even recently was proposed to there! It is a relatively easy hike with stunning views, interesting scenery and a great finale. A great trail for kids and dogs as well.
Steins Pillar
Steins Pillar is one of the best hikes in Prineville. A friend of mine even recently was proposed to there! It is a relatively easy hike with stunning views, interesting scenery and a great finale. A great trail for kids and dogs as well.
Ironhorse Trail is a great hike around Barnes Butte. With an entire trail system, it's easy to find a hike that is perfect for everyone's abilities and stamina. It is a great trail to take the pup on and has some incredible views!
Northeast Ironhorse Drive
Ironhorse Trail is a great hike around Barnes Butte. With an entire trail system, it's easy to find a hike that is perfect for everyone's abilities and stamina. It is a great trail to take the pup on and has some incredible views!
This is one of our favorite hikes! It is easy, family and pet-friendly and has some amazingly beautiful scenery. We recommend this hike any time of the year!
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Shevlin Park
18920 Northwest Shevlin Park Road
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This is one of our favorite hikes! It is easy, family and pet-friendly and has some amazingly beautiful scenery. We recommend this hike any time of the year!
This easy trail is also family and pet-friendly. Winding along the Deschutes River, it is a great trail for hiking, walking, biking or running. As it is located near the Old Mill District, there are plenty of places to eat or shop before or after your walk. The parks nearby also allow for stand-up paddle boarding and other water sports, music listening, river floating and off-leash dog running!
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Deschutes River Trail
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This easy trail is also family and pet-friendly. Winding along the Deschutes River, it is a great trail for hiking, walking, biking or running. As it is located near the Old Mill District, there are plenty of places to eat or shop before or after your walk. The parks nearby also allow for stand-up paddle boarding and other water sports, music listening, river floating and off-leash dog running!
Entertainment & Activities
Pine Theatre is Prineville's only movie theater and an icon. Having recently been renovated and re-opened, this is a great place to catch a movie. There are two theaters and usually offer one kid's movie and one adult movie at a time. A great place to bring the kids or catch a great movie for date night.
Pine Theatre
216 North Main Street
Pine Theatre is Prineville's only movie theater and an icon. Having recently been renovated and re-opened, this is a great place to catch a movie. There are two theaters and usually offer one kid's movie and one adult movie at a time. A great place to bring the kids or catch a great movie for date night.
The Good Bike Co. is a great little place where you can purchase bikes and biking necessities, get your bike repaired, rent bikes, participate in group bike rides and a even get a beer! Great shop, great people and great activities. Check it out!
Good Bike Co. LLC
284 Northeast 3rd Street
The Good Bike Co. is a great little place where you can purchase bikes and biking necessities, get your bike repaired, rent bikes, participate in group bike rides and a even get a beer! Great shop, great people and great activities. Check it out!
Looking for a great golfing spot? This city-owned golf course is good enough for the pro's and fun enough for the whole family. The clubhouse offers great food and the pro shop is great as well. As one of the first things you see when coming down the grade into Prineville, this is a highly recommended activity.
Meadow Lakes Golf Course
300 SW Meadow Lakes Dr
Looking for a great golfing spot? This city-owned golf course is good enough for the pro's and fun enough for the whole family. The clubhouse offers great food and the pro shop is great as well. As one of the first things you see when coming down the grade into Prineville, this is a highly recommended activity.
Shopping
This incredible store has the most unique home decor and other amazing finds (like journals, beanies and paint). Local craftsmen bring their goods in to sell, making this like a mini indoor market. It's hard to walk out of there without finding something we can't live without.
The Vintage Cottage
395 N Main St
This incredible store has the most unique home decor and other amazing finds (like journals, beanies and paint). Local craftsmen bring their goods in to sell, making this like a mini indoor market. It's hard to walk out of there without finding something we can't live without.
Bella Boutique is Prineville's best boutique clothing store. Offering brands like Nikki Bikki, LUII, Miss Me, Lucky and Yellow Box, this chic store is sure to please the most fashionable country girl.
150 SW Deer St
150 SW Deer St
Bella Boutique is Prineville's best boutique clothing store. Offering brands like Nikki Bikki, LUII, Miss Me, Lucky and Yellow Box, this chic store is sure to please the most fashionable country girl.
You've come to the right spot if you are fashion forward but still don't mind getting a little dirty every once in a while! At Giddy Up Clothing Co. they believe your outfit should make a statement and accent your own individual personality. As a company that strives to track down the most stylish pieces while sourcing from companies who specialize in custom, handmade, and unique items, they are a boutique as unique as Prineville itself.
Giddy Up
722 NW 3rd St
You've come to the right spot if you are fashion forward but still don't mind getting a little dirty every once in a while! At Giddy Up Clothing Co. they believe your outfit should make a statement and accent your own individual personality. As a company that strives to track down the most stylish pieces while sourcing from companies who specialize in custom, handmade, and unique items, they are a boutique as unique as Prineville itself.
Arts & Culture
If you are looking to learn a little bit about Prineville's history, the Bowman Museum is the perfect place. It has rotating exhibits and showcases all of the rich history that Prineville has to offer. Located in the heart of Prineville, it's an easy 15 minute walk from the house.
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Bowman Museum
246 North Main Street
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If you are looking to learn a little bit about Prineville's history, the Bowman Museum is the perfect place. It has rotating exhibits and showcases all of the rich history that Prineville has to offer. Located in the heart of Prineville, it's an easy 15 minute walk from the house.
Essentials
Prineville's only natural foods store and a great place to get specialty items, natural foods and nature-friendly essentials. As it is Prineville, this is not a large store but likely has everything you need for your stay.
Nature's Bounty
143 NW 3rd St
Prineville's only natural foods store and a great place to get specialty items, natural foods and nature-friendly essentials. As it is Prineville, this is not a large store but likely has everything you need for your stay.
Cinder Butte Meat Co. is Prineville's best butcher. We love them for their jerky, but they also have really great smoked pork chops, whole chickens and breakfast meats. Keep in mind that a lot of the meat is frozen (they do have some fresh meat, like steaks), so you will want to come early in your stay to allow them to thaw. Almost all of their meat is local, organic, non-gmo, grass-fed, etc.
Cinder Butte Meat Co.
240 NE 4th St
Cinder Butte Meat Co. is Prineville's best butcher. We love them for their jerky, but they also have really great smoked pork chops, whole chickens and breakfast meats. Keep in mind that a lot of the meat is frozen (they do have some fresh meat, like steaks), so you will want to come early in your stay to allow them to thaw. Almost all of their meat is local, organic, non-gmo, grass-fed, etc.
Easy, convenient and eco-friendly? Yes, please! This laundromat has you covered if you are needing to get a load done during your stay. They even have wifi, a bathroom and tables to use while you wait!
Express Eco Laundromat
411 NW 3rd St
Easy, convenient and eco-friendly? Yes, please! This laundromat has you covered if you are needing to get a load done during your stay. They even have wifi, a bathroom and tables to use while you wait!
We love so many things about Jinsei, but one of our favorite things about it is that they use as many local and non-toxic products as possible. The atmosphere is relaxing and calming and the staff are wonderful and friendly. This is our go-to place for zen-inspiring treatments.
Jinsei Spa
118 Northwest Newport Avenue
We love so many things about Jinsei, but one of our favorite things about it is that they use as many local and non-toxic products as possible. The atmosphere is relaxing and calming and the staff are wonderful and friendly. This is our go-to place for zen-inspiring treatments.
This is a conventional grocery store (unlike Nature's Bounty) but they do offer some organic, non-GMO and other healthier options. As for price, they are likely cheaper than other grocery stores around the area.
Wagner's Market Fresh IGA
930 N Main St
This is a conventional grocery store (unlike Nature's Bounty) but they do offer some organic, non-GMO and other healthier options. As for price, they are likely cheaper than other grocery stores around the area.
Prineville has one of the highest food prices in the nation, and Ray's is definitely keeping with this trend. However, they have the largest selection of products. So if you can't find what you are looking for at the other two stores, this close-in option is quite convenient.
Rays Food Place
1535 NE 3rd St
Prineville has one of the highest food prices in the nation, and Ray's is definitely keeping with this trend. However, they have the largest selection of products. So if you can't find what you are looking for at the other two stores, this close-in option is quite convenient.