OKAWA STEAK HOUSE & SUSHI

Central Oregon’s first teppanyaki grill in more than six years, Okawa offers tasty meals prepared by entertaining chefs. The sushi bar is excellent, as well, although side dishes need work. 1180 SE Third St., Bend; 541-640-8056. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4:30 to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 12:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday.

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EXPRESSWAY CORNER MARKET AND DELI

This simple convenience store serves gourmet, made-to-order burgers six ways; has more than two dozen taps for beer, Kombucha and cider; and offers daily meal specials ranging from jambalaya to green-chili stew. 1450 Reed Market Road, Bend; 541-389-0933. Open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; deli closes between 6 and 7 p.m.

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WASHINGTON DINING & COCKTAILS

This new, upscale American diner combines urban elegance with patio dining, a genteel bar scene, an open kitchen and outstanding service. 900 Mt. Washington Drive (at NorthWest Crossing), Bend; washingtonbend.com, 541-540-8257. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

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THE GALLERY RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

Solid home cooking and no-nonsense service, in an atmosphere of Western art and Winchester rifles, have made The Gallery a Sisters favorite since the late 1970s. 171 W. Cascade St. (U.S. Highway 20), Sisters; galleryrestaurantandbar.com, 541-549-2631. Breakfast and lunch 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every day; lunch and dinner in the bar 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

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MOD PIZZA

“Made on Demand” pizzas and salads are constructed in a customer-directed assembly line just east of the new Market of Choice: Toppings are great, but crusts need work. 110 NW Sisemore St., Suite 150, Bend; modpizza.com, 541-317-4151. Open 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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LOOKING GLASS IMPORTS & CAFE

Healthy, high-quality sandwiches and salads are served for budget prices; the owners are striving to attract a broader community of patrons with through creativity in menu and decor. 150 NE Bend River Mall Drive, Suite 260, Bend; lookingglassimportsandcafe.com, 541-225-5775. Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

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PRONGHORN RESORT

With chef Kevin Linde preparing Pacific Northwest cuisine, Chanterelle excels in the quality of food, top-level service and clubhouse ambiance; adjoining Cascada serves three meals a day. 65600 Pronghorn Club Drive (off Powell Butte Highway), Bend; pronghornresort.com, 541-693-5300. Chanterelle Signature Dining 5 to 9 p.m. nightly; Cascada 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.

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BOWTIE CATERING CO.

Gourmet soups, salads and sandwiches headline the cafe menu at this south-side catering establishment, operated by Gene Soto, the longtime former executive chef at Deschutes Brewery, and partner Sanda Costello. 61147 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; bowtiecateringbend.com, 541-241-8711. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

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CAFÉ ITALIA

Made-to-order pasta plates, served to a soundtrack that ranges from Sinatra to Pavarotti, highlight a menu that also includes steaks and salads. 1857 N. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; facebook.com/Cafe-Italia-588420811327449, 541-699-4298. Open 4 to 9 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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ROCKIN’ DAVE’S BISTRO & BACKSTAGE LOUNGE

With an assortment of small and larger plates that take comfort food to another level, this intimate east-side hideaway, sequestered behind a bagel shop, is all about the classic rock music. 661 NE Greenwood Ave., Bend; www.rockindaves.com, 541-318-8177. Bagel bistro open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday; lounge open 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

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BEACH HUT DELI

Coupling a surfing motif with a sports-bar appeal, the first Oregon outpost of a California restaurant group serves gourmet hot and cold sandwiches and salads at a budget price. 852 NW Brooks St., Bend; beachhutdeli.com, 541-639-3115. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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MOOSE SISTERS

Newly located on the second floor of the Cascade Village Shopping Center, this relocated restaurant from Ketchum, Idaho, serves a broad and eclectic menu prepared without a lot of flair or finesse. 63455 N. Hwy. 97, Suite 200, Bend; www.moosesisters.com, 541-640-8285. Open 10 a.m to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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LA FONDITA MEXICAN GRILL

Traditional southern Mexican dishes, some of them more appealing to Anglo palates than others, are offered in the all-in-the-family environment of a tiny downtown cafe. 122 SW Fifth St., Redmond; facebook.com/lafonditamexicangrill, 541-526-1686. Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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IMMERSION BREWING

Outstanding gastropub fare, including creative short ribs and porterhouse pork, makes this brew-it-yourself spot worth a mealtime visit despite spotty service. 550 SW Industrial Way (Box Factory), Suite 185, Bend; imbrewing.com, 541-633-7821. 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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BANGERS & BREWS

A paradise for sausage lovers, this Argentine-owned cafe offers the bratwurst and spicy Italian dogs that one might expect. It also has a variety of exotic meats — wild boar, elk, duck and many others — to delight connoisseurs. 1288 SW Simpson Ave., Bend; www.facebook.com, 541-389-2050. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.

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900 WALL

Open again after seven months of repairs and renovation, this longtime Bend favorite offers modern Pacific Northwest cuisine with strong Mediterranean influences, well executed by chef Cliff Eslinger and his staff. 900 NW Wall St., Bend; www.900wall.com, 541-323- 6295. Open 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 3 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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YI’S WOK

With new owners in June, this “all-in-the-family” café serves standard Chinese-American fare in a small room featuring an austere atmosphere but friendly service. 615 NW Sixth St. (near Fir Avenue), Redmond; www.yiswokofredmond.com, 541-316-1298. 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.

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CURRENTS AT THE RIVERHOUSE

Making the most of its riverside location, this redesigned and newly opened restaurant serves a creative and regionally sourced menu. Dinners include hearty twists on steak and seafood, while brunches are truly gourmet. Riverhouse on the Deschutes, 3075 N. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; currentsbend.com, 541-389-3111. Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.

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THE BROWN OWL

Hearty fare with creative flair, ordered from a food cart but enjoyed in a beautiful build-out of abandoned warehouse space. 550 SW Industrial Way (The Box Shops), Sutie 120, Bend; brownowlbend.com, 541-797-6581. Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.

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PINE MARTEN LODGE

The sunset view across the Three Sisters Wilderness is spectacular from this mid-mountain lodge, but weekend buffet meals are largely unsatisfying. West Village, Mt. Bachelor, 13000 SW Century Drive, Bend; www.mtbachelor.com/dining, 800-829-2442. Open for lunch 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday; sunset dinner seating 5 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.

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PASTA HOUSE BAR & GRILL

Although this new cafe in the Bend Factory Stores doesn’t make its own pastas, its menu of Italian foods with New Orleans flair is a bright spot on Bend’s south side. 61334 S. Third St. (Highway 97), Suite 360, Bend; www.pastahousebend.com, 541-797-6622. Open 11:30 a.m. to close Tuesday to Saturday.

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LA MAGIE BAKERY &CAFÉ

Come for delicious breakfast and lunch fare with top-of- the-line French pastries, but be prepared for inconsistent service. 473 E. Hood Ave., Sisters; www.lamagiecafe.com, 541-549-6562. Also in Bend (945 NW Bond St.; 541-241- 7884). Open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

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THAI THAI

Nicely blended curries and sweet sauces, combined with mild spices, make this family restaurant in the NorthWest Crossing neighborhood a winner. 745 Mount Washington Drive, Suite 200, Bend; www.thaithaibend.com, 541-633- 7722. Open 4 to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, noon to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

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DUDA’S BILLIARDS BAR

Budget-priced paninis, tacos and salads satisfy hunger in this modern pool hall. 1020 NW Wall St., Suite B, Bend; www.dudasbilliardsbar.com, 541-213-2321. Open 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

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Anthony’s at the Old Mill

The location beside the Deschutes River is beautiful, and the seafood is fresh — but the preparation and the service are uninspired. 475 SW Powerhouse Drive, Bend; www.anthonys.com, 541-389- 8998. Open 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

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Sisters Saloon & Ranch Grill

Given a new veneer under new management, the historic Hotel Sisters has expanded its cowboy-friendly menu to include numerous vegetarian items. 190 E. Cascade Ave. (U.S. Highway 20), Sisters; www.sisters saloon.com, 541-549-7427. Open 11 a.m. to midnight every day.

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Country Catering Co. and Deli

Freshly barbecued meats and deli salads are best enjoyed on a spacious patio at this hidden treasure on Bend’s east side. 900 SE Wilson Ave., Bend; www.bendcatering.com, 541-383-5014. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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BARRIO

Creative takes on Spanish and Latin American street foods, including paellas and shared-plate tapas, are presented in this wildly popular downtown gathering place, 163 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend; www.barriobend.com, 541-389-2025. Open 11 a.m. to close Monday to Saturday.

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J DUB

Designed as a bar and grill where “locals come for good comfort food at a good price,” according to owner Jon Weber, this new downtown cafe serves excellent sandwiches and innovative salads. 932 NW Bond St., Bend; www.jdubbend.com, 541-797-6335. Open 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. every day.

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KOKANEE CAFE

Surrounded by Ponderosa pine forest 15 miles northwest of Sisters, this Central Oregon classic specializes in wild game, foraged mushrooms and produce supplied by local farmers. 25545 SW Forest Service Road, Camp Sherman; www.kokaneecafe.com, 541-595-6420. Dinner 5 to 8:30 p.m. every day; breakfast 7 to 10:30 a.m. Friday to Sunday.

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SUNRIVER BREWING COMPANY

Offering a beautiful patio outdoors and an industrial appeal within, the Galveston Pub serves a limited pub menu with a creative edge. 1005 NW Galveston Ave., Bend; www.sunriverbrewingcompany.com, 541-408-9377. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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LOS JALAPENOS

Traditional Mexican cuisine served for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual atmosphere. Lots of menu choices — more than 80 plates in all. 744 NW Bond St., Bend; www.losjalapenosbend.com, 541-389-5325. Open 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

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JOHNNY CARINO’S

A little more adventuresome than its neighbor, Olive Garden, Johnny Carino’s offers somewhat more creative food and a warmer atmosphere, with a stone-walled dining room modeled in the Tuscan style, lending it a touch of intimacy. 63455 N. Highway 97, Bend; www.carinos.com, 541-318-6300. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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OLIVE GARDEN

Olive Garden’s servers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic but the spacious restaurant, modeled after a Tuscan farmhouse, lacks warmth. 63459 N. Highway 97, Bend; www.olivegarden.com, 541-312-4760. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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NINETEEN AT AWBREY GLEN

Continuity assures consistent quality, and with executive chef Darrin Hauser helming Nineteen’s kitchen for more than 10 years, the restaurant offers excellent execution of a mostly traditional menu. 2500 NW Awbrey Glen Drive, Bend; www.awbreyglen.com, 541-317-2885. Open 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

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