The best part of any vacation, in our humble opinions, is having the opportunity to taste the flavors of the region we are visiting. Each country, each state, each town has that one specialty that makes us happy to have experienced it, like crepes prepared for you hot and tasty on the streets of Paris, fried chicken and mashed potatoes in Ohio, or seafood of any sort in the coastal towns that line the panhandle of Florida. All of these food memories stay close to our hearts, and when you plan your own Sunriver dining journey, you’ll be making some delicious memories of your own!
Day 1: Too Tired to Go Out?
We know our guests often travel far to reach our mountain village, and after a long day of planes, trains, and rental cars, chances are no matter how famished you feel, you won’t want to leave the soft comfort of your Sunriver Pines vacation escape! And just as you often do at your own home sweet home, calling out for pizza is the quickest and most appetizing way of dealing with this problem, so why not check out what Blondie’s has to offer! Featuring an extensive menu of savory pizzas, calzones, and pasta dishes, they also offer free delivery after 5:00 PM if you’re in range!
Day 2: Hearty Breakfasts Served Here
After a deep and peaceful sleep, the best way of getting most people out of bed is by dangling a hearty and delicious breakfast in front of them—or at least the IDEA of that breakfast! The Base Camp Grill at 17355 Spring River Road is our favorite place to enjoy that most important meal of the day, and we think that it will be yours as well! They offer thick-cut bacon; do we really need to say more? Mention bacon and most people are ready to go, but if you are determined to hear more, let us just tell you that their country fried potatoes, farm fresh eggs, and that all-important cup of joe is the best way to begin this journey you are taking! It’s definitely one of the best places to try out some of the best Sunriver food!
The Perfect Cup of Joe
Not all travelers are the type of people who enjoy a big breakfast. For many, an excellent cup of coffee and some type of sweet treat is all they could ever ask for, and this can be found at Brewed Awakenings Coffee Roasters located at 57100 Beaver Drive in Sunriver. Offering the caffeine buzz that makes waking up worthwhile, they are only open for take-out right now, but that just means you can grab your cup to go and get started on your Sunriver adventures even sooner! Also offering a selection of delicious teas and hot chocolate designed to warm you up on an Oregon winter day, they also offer summer treats that include milk shakes, coffee, and root beer floats. When the holidays come around, their eggnog lattes and eggnog steamers are the most popular drinks in town! Add a cookie, muffin, or other pastry to your order and enjoy your own breakfast of champions.
Day 3: Banish the Mid-Day Hunger Pangs
It doesn’t matter whether you have been skiing or shopping, hiking or biking, reading or hanging out in the hot tub in your Sunriver Pines rental, when noon rolls around it is time to eat and your stomach lets you know it needs to be fed now! Big Belly Burger’s and Brew will quiet the roar of a hungry stomach with thick and juicy burgers prepared just the way you love them and quench that thirst with ice cold beers!
Day 4: Your Just Desserts
We think it is time to change things up a bit, and instead of heading straight into dinner, your journey is going to lead you to the sweetest spot in town, Goody’s Chocolate & Ice Cream, which has the sweets your palate has been craving! A scoop of Cookie Monster ice cream served in a crunchy cone on a hot summer’s day is the treat we all love, and the taste of rich and creamy milk chocolate melting on our tongues during any season can be life-changing! Aren’t you glad that Goody’s has both?
Appetizers for the Win
Not all meals have to be grand occasions filled with plates overflowing with food; sometimes all you want is a taste of something great, and the appetizer menu at The Wallow Bar & Grill, 17363 Spring River Road, offers some of our favorite small plates. Only open for takeout during the pandemic, these special dishes will taste even better when enjoyed in the comfort of your Sunriver Pines vacation escape. And if we had to choose a favorite appetizer, their BBQ Pulled Pork or Bacon Blue Cheese Nachos makes our stomach happy every time! Served over corn tortilla chips topped with green onions, poblano cheese sauce, fried jalapeños, and crispy onions, there is no wrong choice, just delicious options!
Day 5: When the Dinner Bell Rings
Offering incredible views of the Sunriver landscape from a casually colorful and lodge-like setting, Hola! Sunriver (17430 Deschutes Road) greets every guest with a heavenly scent and a taste of Peru and Mexico! Margaritas at sunset, Peruvian dishes prepared with fire and flamboyance tableside for your dining pleasure, and an extensive menu guaranteed to sate every hungry—these are just a few of the reasons you should choose Hola! for your Sunriver dining experience!
Day 6: Pub Grub Makes Us Happy
Because we think pub grub has gotten a bad rap, we had to prove the critics wrong with a visit to the Sunriver Brewing Company, located at 1005 NW Galveston Avenue in nearby Bend. Offering craft beers brewed right here in town and an innovative pub menu that extends past the standard burgers and nachos (although they do offer both), we can’t get enough of their homemade mac and cheese! Also offering Wagyu sliders, Miso Happy Ramen, and an incredibly juicy and flavorful Basque Steak Piperade, you won’t go wrong if you spend your final night of your journey chowing down at this heavenly establishment!
New Spots to Enjoy
Even in the midst of a pandemic there are new restaurants opening for your dining pleasure, and if you want to be among the first to visit, The Fold, found at 57100 Beaver Drive Building 18, Suite 100, is guaranteed to be your new favorite! Offering a menu filled with sandwiches, salads, and pizza, this new spot is open for dine-in and takeout for those moments when you just do not want to wear pants while enjoying a meal! If you are not very hungry but feel as if you need something to munch on, their appetizer menu offers unique small plate choices, including their porchetta fries created with crinkle fries and topped with herb roasted pork, a combination of provolone and parmesan cheeses, and mama’s little peppers! For a heavier and more filling meal, you can build your own pizza or try one of their specialties, a folded meatball made with house made meatballs, mozzarella, and served with tangy tomato sauce on the side! Washed down with an ice cold IPA, hard cider, or a glass of pinot noir, your dinner promises to be one you will dream about for months to come!
Book a Stay to Experience these Sunriver Dining Spots
All too soon the end of your journey has ended, but perhaps its not too late to enjoy the most special meal of all: one that you have created yourself in the homey and fully-equipped kitchen of your Sunriver Pines vacation home away from home! Fry up some bacon and eggs to enjoy with a cup of coffee, and as you sit at the table with your smiling family surrounding you, you’ll know you made the best decision of your lifetime when you decided to choose Sunriver Pines for your vacation accommodation needs. Reserve yours today and all of the above (and so much more) can be yours!