Eat your way through Bend’s best restaurants all in two days: yes, it’s possible, with a visit to the annual Bite of Bend festival! One of the premier Bend Oregon events, this popular food festival brings together the best chefs and restaurateurs from all over central Oregon. Come taste the rainbow of this foodie heaven!
More Than Just a Street Party…
Though it is a great one! Bite of Bend is two days of downtown music, food, and fun, with vendors lining the street offering $2 “bites” of their very best dishes. You can try a whole lot of foods before you get full! Indulge in BBQ, tacos, bratwurst, and more. Bend is known as a destination for locally-produced deliciousness, so you’ll be enjoying a lot of meats and produce grown right here in central Oregon at these Bend Oregon Events.
Run It Off?
If you need a little exercise after all those delicious bites, and you enjoy some beer with your running, then you’ve got to sign up for the popular Bite of Bend Beer Run! It’s a super-fun 5K footrace with craft brew samples along the way, and a full beer to celebrate the end of your fun. Top runners take home prizes, as do the best-dressed, so make sure to come in costume! Be sure to register in advance, as this event always sells out. There’s also a kids’ version, the Root Beer Run, so get your little runners in shape!
Welcome to Kitchen Stadium
The centerpiece of Bite of Bend is the Top Chef competition. You won’t want to miss cheering for your favorite central Oregon chefs in this grueling live cooking contest! With two full-size kitchens set up on the street in downtown Bend, chefs will compete head-to-head for the title of Top Chef. This Bend events is always a ton of fun!
Need More Bend Events?
For the budding Top Chef in your family, consider visiting Bend for a few extra days, and participate in Bite Week, a week-long extension of the festival. Bite Week offers the chance to go deeper into central Oregon’s cuisine, with cooking classes and special multi-course meals prepared by the best of the best. Make this culinary vacation a great one!
Bite of Bend 2018: June 15-17, Bite Week 2018: June 18-22
Downtown Bend, Oregon