Deschutes County restaurant inspections

Highest scoring

The Blacksmith Bistro: 100

Billy’s Cafe: 100

Smith Rock Coffee Roasters: 100

Shepherd’s House: 100

Five Guys Burgers and Fries: 100

Jersey Mike’s Subs (Emerson): 100

The Salvation Army: 100

Lowest scoring

Bend Preserve Restaurant (Thousand Trails): 78

(The employee/public bathroom did not have hand washing signs posted. Plastic self-service utensils were not arranged to lessen the chance of cross contamination. The hand-washing sink was not easily accessible. The homestyle refrigerator used to store cases of shell eggs was at 58 degrees; eggs need to be stored at 55 degrees. Can liners, rags and cleaning supplies blocked easy access to hand-washing sink. The person in charge did not demonstrate knowledge of foodborne illness disease prevention. Staff washed dishes in soapy water then rinsed and air dried, no sanitizing of the dishes appeared to be carried out. The cook had a case of eggs on the counter for use during cooking, at an internal temperature that was too high.)

Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center: 78

(Food was unsafe, adulterated or not honestly presented. Rodent droppings on packages of food. Hole chewed into a package of nuts that appeared to be from a mouse. Raw pork was stored above ready to eat, cooked foods. The person in charge did not demonstrate knowledge of foodborne illness disease prevention. Thawing cooked foods were not date marked in walk-in fridge. Food warming equipment was dirty. Several areas of kitchen have presence of rodent droppings. Interior and exterior of dishwasher was dirty. Kitchen ceiling dirty in areas. Plumbing system was not maintained. Outside garbage and recycling receptacles were not covered. Walk-in fridge floor/wall juncture was falling apart. A few heat lamp lights were not shielded/shatterproof. Electrical room did not have adequate seal at floor/wall juncture.)

Pho Viet and Cafe: 79

(Observed raw chicken above raw shrimp on make table, reach-in cooler. Observed cooked pork, cooked chicken, chow mein noodles, cut bok choy, shredded lettuce, rice noodles and garlic in oil at 70 degrees on countertop. Observed concentration of chlorine sanitizer in wiping cloth buckets measured was greater than 100 ppm; concentrations higher than 200 ppm were unsafe.)

Rigobertos Taco Shop No. 1: 80

(Observed concentration of chlorine sanitizer in wiping cloth buckets measured was greater than 100 ppm; concentrations higher than 200 ppm are unsafe. Observed covered container of cooked chicken at 90 degrees in walk-in refrigerators. Observed unlabeled containers of salsa in walk-in refrigerator. Hand-washing sink was used for purposes other than hand washing. Working containers of cleaning materials were not properly labeled.)

Nam Tok Market: 84

(Jerky without labeling was purchased from food cart in Portland. Tapioca balls were held at room temperature after boiling. Cook-line refrigerator was holding foods at 47 degrees, recommended temperature was 40 degrees. No soap available at dish machine or hand sink. Spoon stored in standing water. Wiping cloths were stored in sanitizer bucket, no chlorine in water. Chicken thawing in standing water. Wood muddler at bar used to make cocktails was flaking varnish.)

Health inspections were conducted by the Deschutes County Public Health Department and reflect violations observed at the time of inspection. The violations can range from general sanitation and maintenance to violations that have a direct connection to preventing foodborne illness to violations in procedures by maintenance that control the risk of foodborne illness, such as documentation, labeling, personnel training and equipment. After inspections, food vendors were allowed to correct violations to improve scores prior to a follow-up inspection.

You can find restaurant and mobile food cart inspections at Deschutes County’s website.

18256226