The Best of Bend!

Ever wonder which local businesses are considered “the best of Bend?” 
When you want to eat, shop, relax, or need the best in healthcare, we’ve got you covered. The results have been tallied! Here are the locals’ favorites, as voted by Bend Lifestyle readers.


Best Coffee Shop

Backporch Coffee Roasters

706 Greenwood, Bend

70 SW Century Drive, Bend

1052 Newport Avenue, Bend


Backporch is a locally-owned and operated micro roaster with three cafes conveniently located around Bend. Their coffees all have a story to tell and they are happy to share them with the great people who are in and around Central Oregon. They roast on a 15-kilo Loring and source their coffees as responsibly as they can, often times buying them directly from the producers. Backporch roasts their coffee in a way that they feel brings forth the best elements that the coffee has to offer.

Best Happy Hour    

Greg’s Grill

395 SW Powerhouse Drive, Bend 


Situated in the heart of Bend’s historic Old Mill District, Greg’s Grill sits amidst the bustle of movie theaters, art galleries and restaurants. A lively place for any occasion, it offers a variety of foods with an emphasis on contemporary Northwest cuisine to include choice-cut steaks, seafood, chicken and prime rib cooked to perfection. 

Inside, Northwest style architecture utilizes natural materials and floor-to-ceiling windows, which overlook beautifully landscaped patios, the Deschutes River and the Cascade Mountain range. Greg’s Grill is a comfortable place to sit and enjoy good times with friends and family.

Best Casual Dining

Jackson’s Corner     

845 NW Delaware Avenue, Bend

1500 NE Cushing Drive, Bend


Jackson’s Corner is a neighborhood eatery, with a location on both the east and west sides of Bend. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. They work with local farmers and use seasonal ingredients wherever possible. Jackson’s Corner makes fresh pasta and bake their own bread with a focus on non-enriched flours and natural yeasts. They offer a full breakfast menu, espresso bar, cocktails and brunch until 4 p.m. on the weekends. Lunch offers up soups, sandwiches and salads. For dinner, they serve pizza, pasta, sandwiches and salads. Jackson’s Corner looks forward to serving you!  

Best Locally Brewed Beer

Fresh Squeezed IPA -
Deschutes Brewery

1044 NW Bond Street, Bend


Deschutes Brewery’s Fresh Squeezed IPA is a mouthwateringly delicious IPA that gets its flavor from a heavy helping of citra and mosaic hops. Don’t worry, no fruit was harmed in the making of this beer.

Deschutes Brewery is proud to be family and employee-owned. They are dedicated to their core values and live them every day by honoring the customers, delivering quality, working as a team, doing their best and next time doing it better, building a healthier society, celebrating the culture of beer, and owning it! They are committed to the craft beer industry and our community by honoring their mission to profitably deliver the finest beers in the world and cultivate extraordinary experiences.

Best Fine Dining

Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails

919 Bond Street, Bend


Located in the heart of downtown Bend, Zydeco is a purveyor of fine American dining from the esteemed Chef Steve Helt.


Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails features great American food with a Southern twist, focusing on quality ingredients that are hormone-free, pesticide-free and organic. Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails also features a full Gluten Free menu for guests with allergies to wheat. Matching their yummy cuisine is Zydeco’s impressive wine collection and full bar.

Best Brewery

Deschutes Brewery 

1044 NW Bond Street, Bend

Tasting Room: 901 SW Simpson Avenue, Bend


The original Public House has been a vibrant fixture of the downtown Bend scene since 1988. Not only were their very first beers brewed here—think Black Butte Porter and Jubelale—but they quickly became a gathering spot for locals and visitors alike. While the beer speaks for itself through a total of 19 taps, their chefs also put the same quality and hand-crafted excellence into the cuisine. The beer-centric menu features fresh ingredients, many sourced from local farmers, foragers and ranchers with whom the team has built strong relationships over the years. Most menu items are hand-crafted from scratch whenever possible, and several items are made with spent grain from the brewing process.  

Deschutes Brewery overlooks the wild and scenic Deschutes River in beautiful Bend, home base to their adventurous, award-winning lineup of pioneering beers. You’re welcome to drop in, sample their beers, and meet the beer-obsessed folks who tend them.


Best Interior Designer

 Harper House Design


Lucy Roland began Harper House Design after moving to Bend from Portland in 2014.  The move was a return home and the name Harper House is a tribute to the street she grew up on in Tumalo. As a former senior designer for one of Portland’s most important design firms, Maison Inc, Lucy brings to Bend over a decade of experience in both residential and commercial interior design projects located throughout the West Coast. 

With a fervent affection for not adhering to any one design era or style, Harper House is both a nostalgic look back and a modern step forward in reshaping what is both timeless and beautiful. Harper House designs sophisticated yet livable spaces that serve as unforgettable stages to their client’s lives. Lucy believes that Interior Design should be an exciting and fun experience for both designer and client as well as an approachable resource for anyone.  

Harper House is a full service Interior Design firm that believes a well-done home comes about from a true partnership between client and designer; a melding of their combined experiences and vision that creates something fresh and authentic.

Best Realtor

The Bend Life – Premiere Property Group LLC 

Arlene Edwards, Principal Broker and Blair Jones, Broker

1133 NW Wall St., Suite 104, Bend


Dedicated to their real estate clients, Arlene Edwards and Blair Jones have proven success in the residential real estate industry. With hundreds of closed transactions and over 40 years of combined service, their vast experience is multi-faceted. As a listing and buyer’s specialist, Arlene has represented some of the best in the industry including Fortune 600 company Toll Brothers, The Olson Co. and Hendrickson Homes of Oregon. With Arlene as your broker, it’s an investment in a relationship of integrity, genuine service, communication and outstanding results.

For over 20 years, Blair Jones has been a real estate investor, property manager and business owner. His marketing experience includes the creation and promotion of one of Central Oregon’s most followed social media sites, The Bend Life. This allows him to market properties and generate buyer leads that are specific to Bend and Central Oregon.

Working as The Bend Life—Premiere Property Group LLC, Arlene and Blair have a team of marketing professionals who provide world class marketing services as well as handpicked industry specialists who provide the services needed by both buyer and seller. Their corporate network of over 900 brokers, all specific to Oregon and SW Washington, allows them immediate exposure that benefits both buyers and sellers.

Best Home Builder

Greg Welch Construction

816 NW Clatsop, Bend


From the time he was young, Greg Welch loved to explore homes. As he perused a structure in progress or completed, he thought of many things—the people who lived there, what their lives were like, what they did for fun and leisure. Later, Greg studied under true master carpenters, designers and builders, learning the trade from the pros from the inside out. Today, Greg has been creating beautiful, finely crafted homes for real families for nearly two decades. His commitment to quality building still begins and ends with an interest in the people who live in his homes—people who are also his friends and neighbors.

Greg Welch believes that our homes are an essential part of our lives. The house we choose can affect everything—how we live and think and play. Greg and his design team create homes uniquely crafted for the people who live in them. Every building process begins with the needs, desires and lifestyle of the family, couple or individual who will inhabit the home. From layout to landscaping to colors to cabinetry, Greg Welch crafts beautiful, well-planned homes for real people.

Best Landscaper

Newport Avenue Landscaping

1020 SE Paiute Way #100, Bend 


Newport Avenue Landscaping has been landscaping as well as providing lawn care and landscape maintenance in Bend and throughout Central Oregon since 2005. With over 12 years experience creating dreamscapes, they’re confident they can build the perfect solution for you. And, if your yard just needs a weekly manicure, that’s ok too. Their team of 75+ highly trained employees can start tomorrow, so you can spend your weekends building memories with Junior. Finally, in case you didn’t know, they are the only landscaping company in Bend to offer a 5-year warranty on all of their landscaping installations. 

Newport Avenue Landscaping’s Lawn Care and Landscape Maintenance Service is designed with one goal in mind—perfection. Customers have been known to use the word “manicured” when it comes to their yards. They don’t just landscape your yard, they create custom outdoor living spaces—called “dreamscapes”—customized for your needs. You’ll never have to leave your backyard again. 


Best Orthodontist

Dr. Blair Struble – Struble Orthodontics 

929 SW Simpson Ave. Suite 201, Bend


Struble Orthodontics is a state-of-the-art orthodontic clinic that serves Central Oregon, including Bend, Redmond, Sisters, and the surrounding communities. The practice provides excellent care for patients of all ages, from kids ready for a set of braces to grownups who want to improve the health and beauty of their smiles. Dr. Blair Struble and Dr. Erica Crosta—as well as the entire team—are expertly trained to provide the best quality service and experience as they craft wonderful smiles for you and your family. The well-trained and dedicated team is experienced in a full range of orthodontic treatments and techniques using the latest, most comfortable technology in the field. 

Best Optometrist

Dr. Terry Steckman – Cascade Eyecare 

62968 O.B. Riley Road, Suite 11, Bend


Dr. Terry Steckman and Cascade Eyecare have provided exceptional eye care in Central Oregon for over 25 years. Conveniently located on O.B. Riley Road, they welcome individual patients and families of all ages. Their scope of care covers comprehensive eye exams, prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses, and treatment of eye infections, disorders, and diseases. 

Their secret is simple: To provide the Best Possible Eyecare. They strive to guide their patients along a path of optimal health and wellness for life, with an emphasis on eye health and vision. They attempt to deliver the highest level of care with empathy and understanding. Their ultimate goal is to consistently provide more than expected with the highest care standards  and education. They employ state of the art technology, the highest quality lenses and frames and an unwavering commitment to continued improvement in their profession and craft. Their optical dispensary presents unique frame lines not found anywhere else in Central Oregon. Cascade Eyecare will help you look and see your very best.

Best Cosmetic Surgeon            

Dr. Gary Gallagher – Northwest Cosmetic Surgery  

777 SW Mill View Way, Suite 100, Bend  


Dr. Gallagher is a native of Central Oregon who returned in 2002 after gaining extensive training and experience throughout the United States. He graduated with honors from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and subsequently obtained his medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University. He interned at Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut, and was a resident in General Surgery at Yale University. Dr. Gallagher also completed a post-doctoral research fellowship while at Yale, studying vascular cell biology.

His plastic surgery training was completed through RUSH-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center in Chicago. He then completed a fellowship at the prestigious Aesthetic Surgery Institute in San Francisco, studying under facelift pioneer John Q. Owsley, MD.


Dr. Gary Gallagher is dedicated to providing you with exceptional service and care. He has the knowledge, skill and commitment to take care of your surgery needs in a safe and compassionate environment. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has staff privileges at Bend Surgery Center and St. Charles Medical Center, both in Bend. He is a financial partner of Bend Surgery Center.

Best Physical Therapy

Rebound Physical Therapy

1160 SW Simpson Avenue, Bend

Several other locations in Bend and Central Oregon


Rebound Physical Therapy has been at the forefront of orthopedic physical therapy, spine care, hand therapy and sports medicine in Bend and Central Oregon Since 1995. They are dedicated to providing patients with convenient, high quality care, and providing them with the information they need to become their own advocates.

At Rebound, they treat the individual problem, not just the symptoms. The highly-trained, certified specialists are there where and when you need them, eager to help with your recovery. They cover more specialty areas than any other physical therapy provider in Central Oregon. Each clinic is centered to where patients live, work and play, and equipped with state of the art rehabilitation equipment, allowing treatment options such as aquatic therapy and acupuncture.

Best Dentist

Dr. Zack Porter – Skyline Dental 

2137 NE 4th Street, Bend


Skyline Dental is comprised of Dr. Zack Porter, Dr. Maureen Porter, Dr. Mehdi Salari, Dr. Karen Coe and 20 amazing staff members. They would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to their patients, friends, and family for their recognition and support!

For over 42 years, Skyline Dental has been providing high quality, affordable dental care to the people of Central Oregon. They are a full-service practice offering a wide range of general, cosmetic, and restorative dental services for all ages. As one of the longest operating dental offices in the area, they take tremendous pride in their strong ties to the Central Oregon community. When they’re not in the office, you’ll find them coaching youth soccer and skiing, cheering on our local high school sports teams and volunteering for causes that spark their passions! 

Best Orthopedic Surgeon

Timothy Bollom – 
The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research

Bend locations on Neff Road, Old Mill District and Shevlin Health & Wellness Center


Timothy Bollom, MD has been providing Central Oregonians with compassionate, comprehensive orthopedic care since 2004. Whether on the sidelines of a high school game or performing surgery, he has positively impacted thousands of lives in our community. Fellowship-trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the prestigious Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado, Dr. Bollom has continued his focused training to continually stay ahead of advancing surgical techniques. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and completed the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Subspecialty in Sports Medicine.

At The Center, their diverse team of highly-trained orthopedic, neurosurgical, and physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors is dedicated to getting Central Oregonians back to the life they love through exceptional care and compassion. They offer a wide range of recovery solutions meant to meet the needs of their assorted patients—a community as expansive and varied as the Central Oregon landscape itself. 

Best Dermatologist

Dr. Stephanie Trautman – Bend Dermatology

2747 NE Conners Drive, Bend

2855 Northwest Crossing Drive, Suite 104, Bend


Dr. Stephanie Trautman is a board certified dermatologist, specializing in photoaging, skin cancer, acne, rashes and patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis.

Dr. Trautman joined Bend Dermatology Clinic in September 2008. She came to her Dermatology practice from a lifelong desire to heal others, and from spending her teenage years being treated for very severe acne. She values the compassionate, lasting relationships she forms with her patients and enjoys working with the high caliber staff at Bend Dermatology.

For over three decades, Bend Dermatology Clinic has been serving the skin care needs of Central Oregon. Their comprehensive care has grown and expanded over the years and today includes a full spectrum of general dermatologic and cosmetic services.

They currently have a team of four Physicians and two Physician Assistants who specialize in the treatment and diagnosis of common skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, acne, warts, pre cancers and skin cancers. Their providers come to Bend Dermatology Clinic highly recommended and committed to providing high quality care. General Dermatology appointments are available at four locations, East Bend, West Bend, Redmond, and in Klamath Falls, making appointments simple and efficient.

Best Chiropractor

Dr. Michael Tobey – Tobey Chiropractic

141 NW Greenwood Avenue, Suite #101, Bend


Bend’s Dr. Michael Tobey has called our community home for over two decades. Whether you’re new in town or just new to chiropractic care, they welcome you to visit Tobey Chiropractic! If your health has affected your outlook, shortened your patience, or destroyed your hope, they’d love to help. The fully-equipped practice includes on-site digital X-rays (for reduced exposure), posture screening and custom corrective exercise program, and massage therapy (muscle retraining).

Tobey Chiropractic practices the Golden Rule. They walk their talk. And they’re there to help, especially if you’re in pain and want an all-natural solution. They ask about your health goals, and listen. They’ll help you get what you want, even if it means referring you to someone else. 

Best Medi Spa


2705 NE Conners Drive, Bend

2855 Northwest Crossing Drive, Suite 104, Bend

In response to their patients’ increasing requests for cosmetic procedures, Bend Dermatology opened DermaSpa in 2007. Their state of the art facility offers advanced aesthetic and cosmetic procedures. Their warm and relaxed atmosphere created by welcoming staff and friendly providers is an experience to savor. Whether you are looking for a relaxing facial or simply a brow wax, you will enjoy your time spent at DermaSpa. From treatment plans including laser treatments to reverse sun damage, neurotoxins and dermal fillers to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and chemical peels to help restore that youthful glow, they provide a wide array of dermatological treatments to meet your individual needs. Let DermaSpa’s certified clinical practitioners guide you through the many choices to help you achieve the healthier skin you have been looking for.

Best Senior Living Facility

Touchmark at Mount Bachelor Village

19800 SW Touchmark Way, Bend


Touchmark at Mount Bachelor Village is Bend’s premier retirement community for active adults. With maintenance-free living in a single-family lodge or cottage home, residents are relieved of the burden of home-care and maintenance, giving them the freedom to pursue the things they truly love—like enjoying all the outdoor splendors of Central Oregon!

Touchmark’s mission is to enrich people’s lives. Through its award-winning Full Life Wellness and Life Enrichment Program™, Touchmark identifies each person’s individual strengths, skills, needs, interest, and goals and encourages them to lead happy, healthy, and full lives. The seven dimensions of wellness—emotional, environmental, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual—are incorporated into Touchmark’s calendar of events, helping each resident achieve whole-person wellness.

With Touchmark’s continuum of services, residents are supported to their highest level of independence, whether that is independent living, attended living, memory care, or Home Care, allowing them to securely and comfortably age in place.

Best Veterinarian

Bend Veterinary Clinic

360 NE Quimby Ave, Bend


Bend Veterinary Clinic provides the highest quality medical care with expert veterinarians, compassionate staff, and a contemporary hospital.  They strive to communicate the best treatment options with you to meet the individual needs of your pet. Open seven days a week, you have access to their progressive team of top notch doctors with a wide variety of specialties for all your companion animals. Bend Veterinary Clinic provides Urgent Care and Emergency Services at their convenient midtown Bend Hospital whether furry, feathered or finned.

Bend Veterinary Clinic commits to your pets’ health to enjoy all of life’s adventures with comprehensive wellness programs, complete dental services, cutting edge treatment and innovative technology. Their goal is to provide a fear-free experience reducing stress for your pet with gentle handling, treats, pheromone therapy and calming techniques.

Rest assured that with their state of the art diagnostic equipment and over 100 years of combined veterinary expertise, your pet efficiently gets the best care available and your family accurately gets solutions you need. In addition to the comprehensive pharmacy with animal nutrition and alternative therapies and medical boarding, Bend Veterinary Clinic is your pet’s hometown local Veterinary Care Center. 

Best Day Spa

Spa W

125 NW Wall St., Bend


Spa W, voted Central Oregon’s Best Day Spa by The Source Weekly readers for 16 consecutive years, invites you to give in. What does it mean to you to give in? At Spa W, come relax and watch as your worries melt away. Indulge in a Hot Stone Massage. Treat yourself to a Honey Salt Glow. Unwind in their steam room. However you define giving in, you’ll be able to do just that at Spa W.

Since 1998, Spa W has provided a place of beauty and tranquility to experience their unique, results-oriented treatments utilizing the finest natural ingredients. All you have to do is abandon the ordinary and give in.


Best Ski Shop

Powder House Ski & Snowboard

311 SW Century Drive, Bend


Since 1976, Powder House has been Central Oregon’s premier ski and snowboard shop. Powder House is one of the original ski shops in Bend and has been family owned for 30 years. The friendly and knowledgeable staff is dedicated to providing excellent customer service. It is their goal to help educate customers on the newest gear and to improve their experience on the mountain. The professionally-certified technicians are dedicated to providing the highest quality service for custom boot fitting, tuning and maintaining your skis and snowboards. They are stocked with gear for kids to adults and for beginners to experts. They feel lucky to have Mt. Bachelor in our backyard and call Bend “home.” 

Best Bike Shop

Hutch’s Bicycles

820 NE 3rd Street, Bend

725 NW Columbia Street, Bend

827 SW 7th Street, Redmond


Originally a combined bicycle/lawnmower/key making store, Hutch’s Bicycles started in Eugene, Oregon in 1927 by Earl Hutchinson, aka Hutch. In 1981, Hutch’s took over the Schwinn dealership in Bend. Ownership of the Bend store was sold to then longtime Eugene employee, Jim Lewis. Jim worked hard to build the business in Bend, and in 1989 opened another Hutch’s location in Bend, on the popular west side of town. These two locations are now Bend Eastside and Bend Westside.

In August, 2005, Hutch’s expanded into Klamath Falls in southern Oregon to service the rapidly growing cycling community there, and in 2010 did the same for Redmond, Oregon. Jim is still a Hutch’s man, and the official ”Spokes-man” for the Bend, Redmond and Klamath Falls stores.

Year-round, Hutch’s in Bend, Redmond and Klamath Falls employs 15 to 20 people who have come to work for them from all around the U.S.A. The Hutch’s family shares a common theme: quality of life, great working environment, uncompromising customer satisfaction, and a passion for bicycles.

Best Fitness Center

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center

800 NE 6th Street, Bend


Situated in the heart of beautiful Juniper Park, Bend Park & Recreation District’s community health and fitness facility has the amenities, services and location to make your heart beat a little faster. Because they offer fitness and recreation opportunities to people of all ages and abilities, Juniper Swim & Fitness is the perfect place for every body.

A variety of passes are available from single-visit, 10-visit, monthly, quarterly and annual. Pass discounts are available for youth, students, couples, families and older adults. There are no initiation or start-up fees and no contracts to worry about. Juniper Swim & Fitness is perfectly fit for you!