Apres-ski deals abound

Bend, Sisters and Sunriver restaurants offer some great post-skiing specials

Published Jan 28, 2011 at 04:00AM

After a long day on the slopes or hitting the cross-country trails, what sounds better than a big bowl of chili and a beer? Or a burger smothered in cheese and served with a local brew?

We'll tell you what sounds better — a bargain on that chili or burger.

Local restaurateurs are coming through for you. With after-ski specials ranging from $5 appetizers to a free buffet to complimentary sodas if you do a “snow dance in your snow pants,” apres-ski (that's French for after skiing) deals abound in Central Oregon. We surveyed restaurants in the coming-home-from-the-mountain locales of Bend, Sunriver and Sisters to find out what kind of deals they had available by 4 p.m. — a good time for a post-ski snack.

Whether you are stopping for a bite in Sisters after hitting Hoodoo or want to fuel up on your way back to Bend from Bachelor, check out this (by no means complete) list of deals to be had.

— Bulletin staff

West Bend

Awbrey Glen Restaurant

2500 N.W. Awbrey Glen Drive

Contact: www.awbreyglen.com/club/, 541-317-2885

The place: Restaurant features a bistro-grill style on one side, fine dining on another and great views.

The deal: Happy hour 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday to Saturday in winter and features drink specials and half price items on the starter menu, including seared ahi tuna for $6.25 or mini beef sliders for $4.40.

Baldy's Barbecue

235 S.W. Century Drive

Contact: www.baldysbbq.com or 541-385-7427

The place: An ultra-casual, meat-and-meat-with-sauce kind of joint.

The deal: Discounts every day from 2 to 5 p.m. There are food menu deals on items like burgers and wings, and beers are $3 for microbrews and $2 for domestics. The restaurant also participates in Flash Your Pass, offering free onion rings with the purchase of two beverages.

Cascade Lakes Lodge

1441 S.W. Chandler Ave., Suite 100

Contact: www.cascadelakes.com or 541-388-4998

The place: This timbered lodge with a casual atmosphere is perfectly poised on the Bend re-entry for apres ski.

The deal: Deals are available weekdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Appetizers like fried oysters or chili cheese fries are almost all half off and beers are $3.25.

Cascade West Grub&Ale House

64 S.W. Century Drive

Contact: www.cascadelakes.com/locations/Cascade_West or 541-389-1853

The place: If you're in the mood to retreat under neon lights and see a model of Budweiser's #8 Dale Jr. car, this is the place.

The deal: Discounted drinks are available daily from 4 to 6 p.m. If you're hoping for grub, haute it's not. But the pub does have a full menu.

Ida's Cupcake Cafe

1314 N.W. Galveston Ave.

Contact: idascupcakecafe.com or 541-383-2345

The place: This dessert cafe features handcrafted cupcakes on Bend's west side.

The deal: Through Feb. 28, get a free cupcake (of equal or lesser value) with the purchase of a “kidcake” or gourmet cupcake. Offer good 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday.

Fox's Billiards

937 N.W. Newport Ave.

Contact: www.foxsbilliards.com or 541-647-1363

The place: Upscale pool hall featuring flair bartending and extensive pub food menu.

The deal: Flash your ski pass or lift ticket to get 10 percent off food orders any time.

Kan Pai

990 N.W. Newport Ave.

Contact: www.kanpai-bend.com or 541-388-4636

The place: Top-end sushi restaurant with imported Japanese sake and beer.

The deal: Happy hour daily from 4 to 5:30 p.m., including Miso soup or edamame for $2, and sushi rolls for $7. Nigiri and sashimi discounted as well. Drink specials include a large Kirin beer for $6, small for $3, a daily red or white wine special for $5 a glass, and large hot sake for $8. $1 off martinis.

La Rosa

2763 N.W. Crossing Drive

Contact: www.larosabend.com or 541-647-1624

The place: This popular west-side restaurant features Mexican-themed decor and colors, a large patio, an impressive bar and plenty of space.

The deal: La Rosa is part of Mt. Bachelor's Flash Your Pass program, and flashing your pass or ticket here will get you half off an appetizer from the main menu. The restaurant's happy hour runs daily from 1-6 p.m., with $4.95 margaritas, $3 bottle beers and a number of appetizers priced at $5.95.

Longboard Louie's

1254 N.W. Galveston Ave.

Contact: www.longboardlouies.com or 541-383-2449

The place: Casual Mexican restaurant features fun decor.

The deal: Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation members get 10 percent off.

Mother's Juice Cafe

1255 N.W. Galveston Ave.

Contact: www.mothersjuicecafe.com or 541-318-0989

The place: Cafe focuses on healthy, fresh salads, sandwiches and smoothies.

The deal: Buy a smoothie and get a cookie, from 2 to 4 p.m. every day.

Parilla Grill

635 N.W. 14th St.

Contact: 541-617-9600

The place: Casual spot serves up creative wraps and burritos.

The deal: Customers can “do a snow dance in your snow pants” to earn a free soda. Happy hour is from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with $3 microbrews, $2.50 imports and $4 margaritas.

Pisano's Pizza

1590 N.W. Crossing Drive

Contact: 541-312-9349 or www.pisanosbend.com

The place: Part pizza place, part neighborhood/sports bar, part eat-in restaurant.

The deal: Pisano's in Northwest Crossing will take $3 off your 18-inch pizza if you show them your Mt. Bachelor pass.

The Pizza Cart

In front of Pine Mountain Sports, 255 S.W. Century Drive

Contact: www.facebook.com/bendpizzacart

The place: A cart selling slices in front of the ski shop.

The deal: From Tuesday through Sunday, don't overlook The Pizza Cart, which makes thin-crust personal pizzas using local ingredients. Every day after 3 p.m. all pizzas are $5. Plus, they're ready in less than five minutes.

Players Bar&Grill

25 S.W. Century Drive

Contact: 541-389-2558

The place: Players is a place to escape the quaint ... and for that matter the sunlight.

The deal: You can get 50 cents off well drinks and tap beers from 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays.

portello winecafe

2754 N.W. Crossing Drive

Contact: www.portellowinecafe.com or 541-385-1777

The place: The portello wine bar in Northwest Crossing is an oasis of urban atmosphere in a small town, with cool wooden tables on one end of the space and comfy couches on the other.

The deal: From 4-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, portello aims its happy hour at skiers by offering $5 wine, $3 beer and a special menu with discounted regular items and three or four seasonal specials such as an olive tapenade crostini with anchovies for $4. On Mondays from 4 to 9 p.m., portello's entire wine list is $5 a glass, but locals flock there for that special, so get there early.

Scanlon's

61615 Athletic Club Drive

Contact: www.athleticclubofbend.com or 541-385-3062

The place: Fancy pants, yoga pants and snow pants mingle comfortably in the lounge area of the upscale restaurant attached to The Athletic Club of Bend.

The deal: Catch apres ski deals here from 3 to 5:30 p.m. daily. Scanlon's offers discounted drinks and a happy hour menu, featuring savories from fried green beans to baked macaroni and cheese and risotto fritters. And if you flash your ski pass or lift ticket, when you buy one appetizer you get the second one free.

Seventh Mountain Resort

18575 S.W. Century Drive

Contact: www.seventhmountain.com or 877-765-1501

The place: The stylish Rim Rock Bar at Seventh Mountain Resort has established an apres ski reputation. Indulge in low-price, well-executed food and perhaps play a game of chess.

The deal: From 3 to 5:30 p.m. daily riders can snag the apres ski menu. It features food for $5, like the IPA fondue or carne asada tacos. Or order bottomless chili and a draft beer for $5. Beer and house wine is $3. If you flash your ski pass or lift ticket you can buy one entree — not from the apres ski menu — and get the next one free with the purchase of two beverages.

Tetherow

61240 Skyline Ranch Road

Contact: www.tetherow.com/bend-restaurant/promotions or 541-388-2582 ext. 120

The place: While Tetherow's reputation is upscale, the destination resort doesn't mind you clunking those ski boots in for apres ski snacks. A stone fireplace welcomes on blustery days.

The deal: This ski season, Tetherow is offering a special apres ski menu from 1 to 4 p.m. daily. This includes appetizers like pulled pork nachos or chorizo sliders for $5 and $1 off cocktails. Tetherow is also a Flash Your Pass participant. Your season pass or lift ticket provides 10 percent off everything except the apres ski menu. This includes lunch and dinner.

Downtown Bend

10 Below Restaurant&Lounge

(The Oxford Hotel)

10 N.W. Minnesota Ave.

Contact: www.oxfordhotelbend.com or 541-382-1010

The place: Euro art-deco meets modern mountain chic.

The deal: Starting in February until the end of ski season, between 3 and 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, The Oxford Hotel will offer Spanish coffees and a variety of snacks in the hotel's lobby. Spanish coffees are $5 and snacks are $3 to $5. 10 Below also hosts a happy hour from 2 to 6 p.m. daily. Drinks are $5 for handcrafted cocktails, $3 for beer and $5 for red or white house wine. The happy hour menu ranges from $1 to $9 and includes edamame, miso soup, pot stickers, pork belly tacos, chicken quesadilla and seared ahi tuna.

900 Wall

900 N.W. Wall St.

Contact: www.900wall.com or 541-323.6295

The place: A simple-yet-elegant, impressive dining room where one can order a variety of contemporary American cuisine with some European influence.

The deal: Known for their pizzas and popular happy hour, which is offered daily from 3 to 6 p.m. Menu includes $1 oysters on the half-shell, $6 portobello burger, $7 grilled pork shoulder, $9 burger. Select cocktails for $6, beers in the $2-$3 range and wines starting at $4.

Amalia's

915 N.W. Wall Street

Contact: 541-382-3244

The place: Innovative and contemporary Mexican cuisine in a festive colorful dining room.

The deal: Amalia's offers the Flash Your Pass deal, from lunch through 4 p.m.: For $6 you get a Tijuana hot dog and a margarita. Also, happy hour is from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Margaritas for $4.95 and draft beers for $2.50. A variety of appetizers range from $4.50 to $7.

Bend Brewing Co.

1019 N.W. Brooks St.

Contact: www.bendbrewingco.com or 541-383-1599

The place: Award-winning beers and food overlooking Mirror Pond.

The deal: Happy hour runs 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and features half price appetizers. Menu includes B.B.C. Nachos, smoked salmon dip, jalapeno artichoke dip and blazin' buffalo wings. Pints are $2.50 on Tuesdays, 4 p.m. to close.

Bo Asian Bistro

550 N.W. Franklin Ave., Suite 118

Contact: www.bobistro.com or 541-617-8880

The place: Asian-inspired decor and cuisine.

The deal: Happy hour runs 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Drinks are $3 for select draft beer, $4 for select house wine and $5 for the cocktail of the day. Menu prices range from $2 to $6 and include tofu french fries, stir-fried salt and pepper peanuts, edamame, pork spring rolls, spicy thai BBQ chicken wings, spicy chicken taco, a noodle bowl and Bo sliders.

Bond Street Grill

1051 N.W. Bond St., Bend

Contact: www.bondstreetgrill.com or 541-318-4833

The place: Formerly The Decoy Bar and Grill, the restaurant offers Northwest cuisine and beverages in a causal and comfortably old-world setting.

The deal: Specials are offered from 3 to 6 p.m., and include drinks, margherita pizza, baked cheese fries and miniature hamburgers for $5-$6. Beer is offered for $3, and well drinks are $4.

Bourbon Street Bend

5 N.W. Minnesota Ave.

Contact: www.bourbonstreetbend.com or 541-323-2833

The place: A family-friendly New Orleans sea and soul food restaurant.

The deal: Happy hour runs 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. Drinks are $3 for draft beer, $2 for bottled beer and $3 for house red and white wine. Menu ranges from $2.95 to $6.95 and includes popcorn shrimp, fried okra, calamari, caesar salad, po boy sandwiches, crawfish pie, hush puppies and red beans and rice.

Common Table

150 N.W. Oregon Ave.

Contact: www.commontable.net or 541-639-5546

The place: Casual dining with a southwest flair.

The deal: Happy hour runs 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. $3 for draft pints, well drinks and wine. The special bar menu features food for $2 to $6, including a open face grilled cheese, soup and side salad, a Mediterranean platter, a cheese, nut and fruit platter, black bean cake, Common Table nachos and gluten-free seasonal vegetable pizzette.

El Caporal West

744 N.W. Bond St.

Contact: 541-322-8916.

The place: Family-friendly Mexican restaurant.

The deal: Happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Specials on a variety of margaritas. Menu includes quesadillas, nachos and chicken taquitos and ranges from $7 to $11.

Five Fusion and Sushi Bar

821 N.W. Wall St.

Contact: www.5fusion.com or 541-323-2328.

The place: A small, modern dining space with a unique overhead water feature, a sushi bar and regular menu that's heavy on the Asian influence.

The deal: Happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. daily has $5 food including dumplings, sesame-crusted lamb, crab- and shrimp-stuffed shitake mushrooms and sushi rolls. Swanky $5 cocktails, such as the drunken mango.

JC's Bar&Grill

642 N.W. Franklin Ave.

Contact: 541-383-3000

The place: A local's favorite with a Cheers atmosphere that offers shuffleboard, pool tables and giant Jenga.

The deal: Happy hour runs 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Drink specials include $1 off beers and well drinks. Bar menu features $3 nachos, tacos, chips and salsa, fries and tater tots.

Joolz

916 N.W. Wall St.

Contact: www.joolzbend.com or 541-388-5094

The place: Middle Eastern smells and decor saturate this cozy, tribal/ethnic, chic dining area. Northwest cuisine is heavy on the Middle Eastern flavor.

The deal: Happy hour at the bar from 4 to 9 p.m. and in the dining room from 4 to 6 p.m. Closed Sundays. Popular items include the barbecue chicken pita for $7; grilled asparagus with house roasted pepper sauce for $7; and pulled lamb tamales over a Mediterranean salad for $9.

The Pine Tavern

967 N.W. Brooks St.

Contact: www.pinetavern.com or 541-382-5581.

The place: Established in 1936, The Pine Tavern offers traditional fare with riverside ambiance.

The deal: Flash your pass and receive a free dessert with a purchase of an entree. Happy hour runs 4 to 6 p.m., seven days a week. Drinks are $4 for well drinks, $3 for microbrews, $4 for red or white house wines, $6 for bloody marys and $7 for margaritas. Food menu features $3 snacks including steak bites, shrimp tacos and caprese crostinis.

Pizza Mondo

811 N.W. Wall St.

Contact: www.pizzamondobend.com or 541-330-9093

The place: This tiny, charming pizza joint is a local's hot spot.

The deal: Pizza Mondo offers an “After Mountain Special” described on a chalk board as: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. daily, two slices and a bottomless soda, $5.50 or with a beer, $6.50.

Sidelines Sports Bar

1020 N.W. Wall St.

Contact: 541-385-8898

The place: This is your classic dark sports bar that sparkles with neon signs and about a dozen large screen televisions.

The deal: Happy hour runs from 4 to 6 p.m. daily. For $4 you can get kobe sliders, Buffalo wings or nachos, among other typical pub food items. Domestic beers, $2; imports, $3.25, well drinks, $3.50 and wine for $5.

Silver Moon Brewing&Taproom

24 N.W. Greenwood Ave.

Contact: www.silvermoonbrewing.com or 541-388-8331

The place: A craft brewery, restaurant and live entertainment venue located in downtown Bend.

The deal: Customer appreciation day on Mondays, with $2.50 pints all day long.

The Summit Saloon&Stage

125 N.W. Oregon Ave.

Contact: www.summitsaloon.com or 541-749-2440

The place: Featuring classic pub fare with a Northwest twist.

The deal: Happy hour runs 4 to 7 p.m. daily. Drinks include $3 microbrews, $2 domestic drafts, $4 well drinks and $5 wine. The menu ranges from $2 to $7 and includes burger and fries, a Mediterranean veggie plate, grilled chicken quesadilla, spinach jalapeno dip, fish tacos, mini corn dogs, pita pizza and wings.

Tart Bistro

920 Bond St., Suite 105

Contact: www.tartbistro.com or 541-385-0828.

The place: A full-service French bistro and libation destination located in the heart of downtown Bend.

The deal: Happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Drinks include choice of 12 martinis for $4, $3 for local drafts and $4 for wines. The small bite selections range from $3 to $8 and include pommes frites, braised pork tacos, seared scallops St. Jacques, steamed mussels mariniere and beef skewers.

Old Mill District

Anthony's at the Old Mill

475 S.W. Powerhouse Drive

Contact: www.anthonys.com or 541-389-8998

The place: Known for its fresh Northwest seafood, Anthony's features a spacious dining room and expansive views of the Deschutes River.

The deal: Anthony's has a happy hour every day from 3 to 6 p.m. Beers are $3, glasses of wine are $5 and appetizers are $5. Also, the restaurant serves Sunset Dinners from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, where you can get a four-course meal for $19.95.

Ben&Jerry's Bend Scoop Shop

680 S.W. Powerhouse Drive #101

Contact: www.benjerry.com/bend or 541-312-8115

The place: Part of the Ben&Jerry's national chain, this ice cream shop is decorated with the company's iconic cows and clouds.

The deal: Three scoops for $3 every day from 4 to 7 p.m

Cafe Yumm!

325 S.W. Powerhouse Drive #130

Contact: www.cafeyumm.com or 541-318-9866

The place: Cafe Yumm's sleek, modern interior is a contrast to the restaurant's main attraction: warm, comforting “Yumm bowl” dishes based primarily on rice and beans.

The deal: Cafe Yumm! offers a “Yumm Flight,” which gets you four Yumm bowls in smaller portions for $6; a wine flight that includes 2-ounce pours of two reds and two whites for $5; and beer flights that feature four 4-ounce pours for $4. (Hint: The Yumm crew used to offer these specials within a certain time frame, but now they'll just do it if you ask nicely!)

Flatbread Community Oven

375 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Suite 130

Contact: www.flatbreadpizza.com or 541-728-0600

The place: Flatbread's space in the Old Mill District is spacious but cozy, with a large bar surrounding the restaurant's namesake oven.

The deal: During their daily 3 to 6 p.m. happy hour, get flatbreads for $5, pizzas (in a smaller portion) for $5 and all beers for $3, plus some cocktails and wines priced at $5.

Greg's Grill

395 S.W. Powerhouse Drive

Contact: www.gregsgrill.com or 541-382-2200

The place: The main dining space at Greg's Grill is massive, with natural wood, an ocean of tables and booths, and huge windows that overlook the Deschutes River.

The deal: Greg's runs a happy hour every day from 3 p.m. to close, and the menu features items like baja fish tacos for $3.95, sweet potato fries for $4.95 and carnitas nachos for $6.95. There are also discounted glasses of wine, well liquor with soda or tonic for $4 and $1 off draft beer prices.

Hola!

680 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Suite 1002

Contact: www.holabend.com or 541-647-2711

The place: The west-side sibling to Hola!'s east-side location, this place cooks up what it calls nuevo Peruvian and Mexican food.

The deal: A happy hour happens from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with $3 off appetizers, soups and salads, $2 off margaritas and all beers priced at $3.

Level 2: Global Food&Lounge

360 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Suite 210

Contact: 541-323-5382

The place: Level 2 is a slick, urban lounge nestled in a cool brick building in the Old Mill District.

The deal: Happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday (and 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday), when they offer signature cocktails for $5, some wines for $5 and beer on tap for $3. Level 2's small plates cost $5 to $9 all day every day.

Pastini Pastaria

375 S.W. Powerhouse Drive

Contact: 541-749-1060

The place: Low-key, family friendly Italian place.

The deal: Mezzo Menu available every day until 5:30 p.m. On it are items like the calamari fritti ($5.95), a ham and fontina panini with soup or salad for $6.95 and several pasta dishes (with soup or salad) that cost between $6.95 to $9.95.

Strictly Organic Coffee Company

450 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Suite 400

Contact: www.strictlyorganic.com or 541-647-1402

The place: Organic coffee shop.

The deal: Flash your Mt. Bachelor pass or lift ticket and get 10 percent off any drink.

Elsewhere in Bend

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill&Bar

3197 N.E. U.S. Highway 97

Contact: 541-318-5883

The place: A busy chain-restaurant with eclectic decor.

The deal: Applebee's is a participant in Mt. Bachelor's Flash Your Pass program, offering 20 percent off of orders of $20 or more for to-go or dining in.

Bend Fish Co.

212. N.E. Revere Ave.

The place: Laid back fish market and seafood restaurant features order-at-the-counter service and fresh-from-the-water fish.

The deal: Daily happy hour from 2 to 5:30 p.m. includes discounts on such items as fish tacos, fish and chips and sushi.

Contact: 541-330-6131

Boston's Restaurant&Sports Bar

61276 S. U.S. Highway 97, Suite 2

Contact: 541-647-5050

The place: There are plenty of TVs at this south Bend restaurant.

The deal: Seven days a week, Boston's offers happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. (and another from 8 p.m. to close). All beers are on special, with $2 domestic beers and $3 microbrews. House wine is $3, as are well cocktails. Mojitos and margaritas are $4. Appetizers are half-price, from about $3 to $5 and include crunchy green beans, chips and queso dip, cheese fries, individual one-topping pizzas, hot wings and spinach and artichoke dip.

Crossings at the Riverhouse

3075 N. U.S. Business 97

Contact: www.riverhouse.com or 541-389-8810

The place: A fine-dining restaurant overlooking the Deschutes River at Bend's Riverhouse Resort&Conference Center.

The deal: In its lounge, Crossings offers half-price appetizers every day from 4 to 6 p.m., including crab cakes, crab and artichoke dip in a sour dough bread bowl, jumbo shrimp cocktail. Prices range from about $3 to $7.

El Rodeo Family Mexican Restaurant

785 S.E. Third St.

Contact: 541-617-5952

The place: Down-to-earth Mexican joint.

The deal: Happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. on weekdays, with half-price appetizers in the neighborhood of $5, $2.75 well drinks and $3.25 margaritas.

Gutterballs

1555 N.E. Forbes Road

Contact: www.lavalanesbend.com or 541-318-5656

The place: A sports bar attached to the Lava Lanes bowling alley.

Special: Happy hour daily from 4 to 7 p.m. $2 for domestic beers, $3 for craft brews or well drinks. Different food specials every day, including 35-cent wings Monday, Wednesday and Friday, $1 tacos and $3 margaritas on Tuesdays and $5.95 for nachos and a domestic beer on Thursdays.

Hola!

2670 N.E. U.S. Highway 20

Contact: www.holabend.com or 541-389-4652

The place: Intimate dining room offering nuevo Peruvian-Mexican cuisine.

The deal: A happy hour happens from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with $3 off appetizers, soups and salads, $2 off margaritas and all beers priced at $3.

Kayos Dinner House

415 N.E. Third St.

Contact: www.kayosdinnerhouse.net or 541-323-2520

The place: Casual, price-friendly dinner house on Bend's main drag.

The deal: Happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday features $2.95 cheese quesadillas, $3.95 burgers and other discounts. Kids eat free at any time with a Flash Your Pass deal.

Letzer's Deli

1155 S.W. Division St.

Contact: www.letzersdeli.com or 541-306-4696

The place: Jewish deli features variety of sandwiches and more.

The deal: Flash your ski pass or lift ticket and get a free cup of chicken noodle or matzo ball soup.

Mazatlan Family Mexican Restaurant

61419 S. U.S. Highway 97

Contact: 541-385-8772

The place: Family-style Mexican restaurant.

The deal: $5 margaritas during happy hour, 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Phoenix

594 N.E. Bellevue Drive

Contact: www.phoenixcafe.biz or 541-317-0727

The place: Casual dining featuring American favorites and comfort foods.

The deal: Half off any appetizer, including reduced happy hour pricing (3 to 6 p.m.), with the purchase of a beverage in the lounge, if you show your ski pass or lift ticket.

Red Dragon Chinese Restaurant&Lounge

61247 S. U.S. Highway 97

Contact: 541-389-9888

The place: Casual Chinese restaurant conveniently located near Walmart.

The deal: Daily happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. with bar menu miniature appetizers ranging from $2 to $4.

Roszaks Fish House

1230 N.E. Third St.

Contact: 541-382-3173

The place: This longtime Bend seafood eatery offers spacious dining in a quiet atmosphere.

The deal: A $3 lounge menu from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. That menu features about 10 items, including burger and fries, fish tacos, cod fish and chips.

Southside Pub

61160 S. U.S. Highway 97

Contact: 541-383-7672

The place: Unpretentious bar on Bend's south end.

The deal: Happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Domestic beers are $2, microbrews and well drinks are $3. $2 beers and well drinks all day on Sunday.

Taylor's Sausage Deli&Pub

913 N.E. Third St., Bend

Contact: www.taylorsausage.com or 541-383-1694

The place: Casual deli and pub featuring dozens of kinds of sausages in the heart of Bend.

The deal: Happy hour from 4 p.m. to close, seven days a week. Buy any beer, and add any sausage off the menu for just $2. Carbohydrate loading? Go for the Skier's Special, a plate of spaghetti with bread and either beer or a glass of hot wine, all for $10.99. It's offered all day during the winter.

Tomo

61160 S. U.S. Highway 97

Contact: www.bendsushi.com/tomo or 541-323-8888

The place: A casual Japanese restaurant near the southern tip of Bend.

The deal: Happy hour from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, during which bottled drinks are half-price. (On Wednesdays, bottled drinks are half-price all day.) On Mondays, sushi is half-price from 4 to 9 p.m.

Sisters area

Aspen Lounge at Black Butte Ranch

13653 Hawksbeard Road, Black Butte Ranch

Contact: www.BlackButteRanch.com/AspenLounge or 541-595-1260

The place: Black Butte Ranch's upscale bar.

The deal: $5 apres-ski food specials from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, including appetizer of the day, such as barbecue pork sliders or a house-cured salmon plate. Pick up a mountain map when you ski at Hoodoo, as there is a $10 voucher for free food when you purchase two beverages.

Soji Station

425 U.S. Highway 20

Contact: 541-549-8499

The place: The theme is East meets West at this restaurant on the west side of Sisters. Soji Station recently expanded and added Western grill items to its classic Asian menu.

The deal: Happy hour seven days a week from 3 to 7 p.m. includes $1.50 pints of beer; $2.50 well drinks and a free food buffet.

Three Creeks Brewing Co.

721 Desperado Court

Contact: www.threecreeksbrewing.com or 541-549-1963

The place: Sister's own brewpub has a number of beers on tap and classic pub fare in a rustic but comfortable, family-friendly environment.

The deal: Tightwad Tuesday special: $8 lunches and dinners. Skier's happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with $3.25 pints. Wednesday it gets even cheaper with pints for $2.50 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Sunriver

Boondocks Restaurant

17363 Spring River Road

Contact: 541-593-2275

The place: Warmly lit steak, seafood and pasta joint with the feel of a neighborhood restaurant.

The deal: 10 percent off dinner appetizers and entrees with lift ticket. Happy hour from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Happy hour appetizers including clams, clam strips, steak skewers, calamari and corn dogs range from $3 to $9. During happy hour, margaritas are $4; well drinks are $3 (50 cents more for those involving fresh-squeezed cranberry, orange or grapefruit juices); drafts are $3.25; bottled beers are $3.

Owl's Nest at Sunriver Resort

17600 Center Drive

Contact: 541-593-3730

The place: Casual pub at Sunriver Resort, with a heated deck for those who want a taste of the outdoors as they dine.

The deal: Offers roasted pork tacos, Owl's Nest nachos, chicken wings and more on special during its happy hour, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Also includes $4 well drinks, $3.50 microbrews and $2.50 Coors Light drafts

RJB's Restaurant&Sports

56880 Venture Lane, #104

Contact: 541-593-6577

The place: Family restaurant and sports bar loaded with TVs, including one of the biggest screens in Sunriver.

The deal: Happy hour is from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with $2.25 well drinks , $4 microbrews and $2.25 domestics. Taco specials available during happy hour on Tuesdays.

Village Bar&Grill

57100 Mall Dr, Building #6

Contact: 541-593-1100

The place: This eatery centrally located in the Village at Sunriver has a happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. on weekdays

The deal: $1 off all cocktails, $4 house wines, $3.25 micro pounders and $2 off appetizers including three kinds of quesadillas, two kinds of sliders, chicken wings and breaded shrimp.

Marcello's Cucina Italiana

4 Ponderosa (at Beaver)

Contact: www.marcellos-sunriver.com or 541-593-8300

The place: Casual restaur

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