The bento lunch boxes include an entree with three sides. Staff pick: yakisoba noodles with a choice of chicken or tofu, served with tempura, salad and miso soup. Nine entree options to choose from.
Dining deal: $10 to $12
BimBap Asian Kitchen
473 E. Hood Ave., Sisters
Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday (holiday hours may vary)
CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN
Sample cuisine from the Himalayan region at this food truck. Staff picks: Masu-bhaat (seasoned chicken), Sabji-bhaat (spiced vegetables with coconut milk) and Shaapta (Tibetan stir fry with beef), each served with rice and salad.
Dining deal: $9
1424 NE Cushing Drive, Bend
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 3 to 8:30 p.m. Monday (holiday hours may vary)
Enjoy a heaping bowl of vegetable penne pasta in white wine, garlic and butter sauce, or a creamy cheddar mac and cheese with Parmesan crusted toast. Add your choice of meat for $2 more.
Dining deal: $9.95
Smith Rock Brewing Co.
546 NW Seventh St., Redmond
Hours: 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday (holiday hours may vary)
Whether you’re a climber, hiker, biker or just out for a drive, this lunch special includes a single topping mini pizza, small salad and soda to fuel you up without draining your wallet.
Dining deal: $7.99
Base Camp Pizza
8060 11th St., Terrebonne
Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily (holiday hours may vary)
Try any of five Cuban bread press sandwiches featuring slow cooked or roasted pork, steak, plantains or chicken.
Dining deal: $9 to $10
133 SW Century Drive, Suite 204, Bend
Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Saturday (holiday hours may vary)
Enjoy a hamburger or cheeseburger with a 1/3 pound beef patty, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and mayonnaise, served with a side of soup, potato salad, cottage cheese or chips.
Dining deal: $8.95 to $9.95
Karen’s Grounded Cafe
51470 U.S. Highway 97, Suite A-3, La Pine
Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday (holiday hours may vary)
Take your pick from three early bird specials: biscuits and gravy; apple oat pancake with a side of bacon; and the 2 & 2 with a choice of two eggs, two servings of bacon, ham or sausage and two pieces of toast.
Dining deal: $5
25 SW Century Drive, Bend
Hours: 8 to 10 a.m. daily (holiday hours may vary)
A CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
Three of the tasty vegetarian options at this new natural foods cafe include the hummus or lentil wraps (both vegan) and the Southwest wrap.
Dining deal: $7.99
285 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend
Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily