Locals' Favorite Restaurants Pine Tavern (reasonably priced Northwest cuisine and a comfy bar); Marz (hip and moderately priced with Asian-influenced fare); Hans' (moderately priced pizzas to full-course meals and tasty pastries); Lucy's Place (cozy atmosphere, great burgers).
Locals' Favorite Hangouts Deschutes Brewery (prize-winning brews, casual atmosphere); Aviemore Arms (music acts a big draw for Gen-Xers); Royal Blend (the local coffee hangout); Bend Brewing Company (laid-back and sudsy); Legend's (hopping bar scene for the 20-to-30 crowd); West Side Café (best breakfast).
Best Places To Stay For sumptuous condo units overlooking the Deschutes River, try Mt. Bachelor Village ($85-$340 per night; 541-389-5900; www.mtbachelor village.com). The Phoenix Inn is in the heart of town ($79-$149; 541-317-9292; www.phoenixinnsuites.com). If you like B&Bs, Lara House ($95 to $150; 541-388-4064; www.larahouse.com) is a stately old home close to downtown. On a budget? The Bend Hostel is $15 per night with community cooking area; 800-299-3813; www.bendhostel.com.