Where to Eat, Drink & Be Merry | Things To Do In Bend, OR

At Alpenglow Vacation Rentals we are excited to introduce to you the many fun indoor and outdoor activities that Central Oregon is known for:  adventure, beauty and healthy living.  Below are our favorite local restaurants, eateries, wine bars, coffee houses, and service industry businesses that are ready and willing to help you to embrace the reason why we love calling Central Oregon home.  There is something for everyone, all ages, experience levels, all seasons of the year.   In each Alpenglow Vacation Rental's vacation homes in Bend, OR and have complete information on each of these companies' services and rates.  Also in each vacation rental home there are guide books and maps to design your own adventure while visiting Central Oregon.  Feel free to click on their website to book your adventure while visiting Central Oregon.

Victoria's Recommendations on Restaurants, Local Eateries, Coffee Houses & Cocktails:

In No Particular Order!  We love ALL of these places and have eaten there multiple times, we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Rockin' Daves Bistro Bagel Bistro & Catering (mid-town on Greenwood) (Breakfast, Dinner & Cocktails!)
Cafe Sintra (Portuguese)
Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails
Kanpai Sushi & Saki Bar
Parilla Grill
Broken Top Bottle Shop (many vegetarian and vegan options, endless beer choices!)
Victorian Cafe
The Lot (local food carts, and YES, and local beer!)
Primal Cuts Meat Market (Want to barbeque? Locally raised, sustainable, carefully chosen, high-quality meat market)
Brother Jon's Alehouse
Joolz (Mediterranean)
900 Wall

Sip (Wine Bar)
Wild Rose (Northern Thai)
Jackson's Corner
Bellatazza Coffee
Thump Coffee
Palate Coffee Bar
Strictly Organic
Lone Pine Coffee Roasters
Backporch Coffee Roasters


While I won't list how MANY breweries there are to visit, as the numbers keep changing, here is a website that you should check out for the latest info on BEER!


Grocery Stores 

Locavore (local organic food and bulk items, indoor farmers market, year round!)
1841 NE 3rd Street
Natural Grocers (organic)
3188 N Hwy 97, Bend, OR 97701
541. 617-0200
DeVores (organic)
1124 NW Newport Ave, Bend, OR 97703

Whole Foods 
2610 NE Hwy 20, Bend, OR 97701

Trader Joes
63455 N Hwy 97, Bend, OR 97701
320 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR 97702 and

642 N.E. 3rd
1800 NE 3rd St, Bend, OR 97701
Newport Market
1121 NW Newport Ave, Bend, OR 97703
2500 US-20, Bend, OR 97701

Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Services

Owned and operated by Kimberly Sanderson, 719.588.9804 (Victoria's friend!)

Redmond Airport Shuttle
Passenger Transportation Services
541-382-1687 or 888-664-8449

Studio West Hair Design (Victoria's Favorite!)
924 NW Brooks Street, Ste. 200
Bend, OR  97701 (Downtown)
541-382-1911, Traci Furtado
For great styles, cuts and color specialists for the whole family!
For Latest Reports Mountain Biking Trails
Weather Report at Smith Rock
Smith Rock Web Cam

Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort
Winter AND Summer fun!
Info for skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing
dog sled rides, snowblast tubing park
**Sunset lift rides in the summer, frisbee golf
Also for Mt. Bachelor's SHUTTLE schedule, please check their website at: 


Cascade Massage Therapy
Jenny Trembley, LMT
(541) 610-6057

Cycling & Cross Country Skiing
(rentals and supplies)

Sunnyside Sports
930 NW Newport Avenue
Bend, OR  97701
(541) 382-8018

Juniper Aquatic Fitness Center (Victoria's Favorite!)
800 NE Sixth Street (Next to Juniper Park)
Bend, OR  97701
(541) 389-7665
Large facility with indoor and outdoor heated pools, year round, full weight room, cardio, group fitness, including extensive yoga schedule, hot tub, sauna, steam room, highly recommend for all your fitness needs!


*Free* Public Snowshoeing Tours
at Mt. Bachelor, 
Weekends & Holidays, 10 am & 1:30 pm 
Meet at the snowshoe hut
on the corner of the West Village Guest 
Service Building at the mountain
Snowshoes provided
541-383-4771, Jennifer or Pete


Complete list of all of Central Oregon's beautiful courses!


Rock Climbing



Smith Rock Climbing Guides, Inc.
Smith Rock State Park
Climbing Instruction/Guide Services
Terrebonne, OR

White Water Rafting, Caving & Various Tours

Wanderlust Tours
Bend/Sunriver, OR
541 389-8359 or 800-962-2862

Sun Country Tours
531 SW 13th Street
Bend, OR  97702
541-382-6277 or 800-770-2161

Mountain Biking

For up to date reports on all of our trails:


Cog Wild Bicycle Tours
(Guided Mountain Biking Tours)
255 SW Century Drive
Bend, OR  97702

Road, Mountain Biking and Winter Rentals, Supplies

Pine Mountain Sports
255 SW Century Drive
Bend, OR  97702

Hutch's Bicycles
725 NW Columbia Street
Bend, OR 97702

Sunnyside Sports
930 NW Newport Avenue
Bend OR 97701


550 SW Industrial Way
Suite 150
Bend, OR 97702

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
805 SW Industrial Way, Ste. 6
Bend, OR  97701

Yoga Lab
Located next to WebCyclery, amazing yoga, amazing space (Victoria's Favorite!)
550 SW Industrial Way
Suite 170 | Bend, OR

Namaspa Yoga & Massage
(heated vinyasa power yoga)
Bend, OR  97701

Bikram Yoga
805 SW Industrial Way
Bend, OR  97701

Fly Fishing

The Patient Angler
822 SE 3rd St. Suite B Bend, OR 97702

Helicopter Tours

Leading Edge Aviation, Inc.
Bend Municipal Airport
63120 Powell Butte Hwy.
Bend, OR  97701


Central Oregon Adventures


High Desert Museum
 59800 South Hwy 97, Bend, OR  97702
 (541) 382-4754 
135 forested acres of animals, artful exhibits and meaningful history. Indoor and outdoor exhibits, wildlife presentations and hands-on programs for the entire family.

Bend Park & Recreation
(541) 389-7275

Sun Mountain Fun Center
(bowling, batting cages, arcade, go-carts
miniature golf, etc.)

Don't Want to Drive to Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort?

All vacation homes are in close proximity to the Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort Shuttle!

Purchase your Mt Bachelor Shuttle tickets at Safeway (corner of SW Simpson and SW Century Dr - 210 Southwest Century Drive Bend, OR 97702). Please allow yourself enough time to purchase your tickets at Safeway and get to the Park-n-Ride lot in time to avoid missing the bus. Buses depart promptly at their designated times.

You can catch the Mt Bachelor Shuttle at the Bend Park-N-Ride lot located on SW Columbia St between Galveston and Simpson. Or, at select times during the day, you can connect to/from the Mt. Bachelor Shuttle at CET's Hawthorne Station.

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River Wild, Mt. Bachelor Village Resort, Forest Home

Exclusive neighborhood of River Wild in Mt. Bachelor Village Resort in the West side of Bend, Oregon. Located minutes from downtown, Old Mill District & Shopping Center and Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort.