The Best of Bend

See the Best that Bend Has to Offer

New to Bend and want to live like a local? There are countless spots waiting for you to discover them. If you’re looking for a good place to start, these are the firm’s favorites.

Choices are marked with (J) for Jack, (C) for Carrie and (M) for Mikayla’s top picks.

Best Pizza: ZPizza (C), Pizza Mondo (M) (J)
Best Coffee: Thump Coffee (C)  Backporch (J)
Best Drive Thru Coffee:   Dutch Bros 
Best Trail Hike: Deschutes River Trail (C) Meadow Park  to Dillon Falls (J)
Best Day Trip Hike: Smith Rock State Park (C), Green Lakes (J)
Best Urban Birdwatching: Area Surrounding Miller’s Landing Park
Best Donut: Richard’s Donuts (J) (C), The Dough Nut (M) 
Best Bookstore: Roundabout Books (M), Dudley’s (J)
Best Brewery: Crux Fermentation(M), Deschutes Brewery (J)
Best Romantic Restaurant: Ariana(C) Zydeco (J)
Best Skate Park: Rockridge Park
Best Outdoor Exercise: Hike up Pilot Butte
Best Gelato: Bonta
Best Food Truck: Big Skis Pierogi (M), Jackaroo Pies (J)
Best Place to Put in for the River Float: Harmon Park (C), Riverbend Park (M)
Best Thai Food: Noi Thai (J) (C) 
Best Place to Mountain Bike: Phil’s Trail
Best Car Wash: Surf’s up
Best Kids Camps: Bend Parks and Rec 
Best Free Family Outing:   Juniper Swim and Fitness Free Family Night – Second Saturdays  –  6:30 – 8:30pm
Best Breakfast Joint: McKay’s Cottage 
Best Bakery: Sparrow’s Bakery (C), Sisters Bakery(J)


We love Bend and hope you find it wonderful too.