BENTO BARGAINS

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

541-549-6562

Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday (holiday hours may vary)

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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

Himalayan Bites

1424 NE Cushing Drive, Bend

541-410-4431

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 3 to 8:30 p.m. Monday (holiday hours may vary)

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PASTA PLEASER

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

541-279-7005

Hours: 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday (holiday hours may vary)

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HOME BASE

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

541-526-1181

Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily (holiday hours may vary)

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CUBAN-AMERICAN CASUAL

Try any of five Cuban bread press sandwiches featuring slow cooked or roasted pork, steak, plantains or chicken.

Dining deal: $9 to $10

Cuban Kitchen

133 SW Century Drive, Suite 204, Bend

541-797-6587

Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Saturday (holiday hours may vary)

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STAY GROUNDED

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

541-241-0980

Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday (holiday hours may vary)

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BREAKFAST BARGAINS

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

Cabin 22

25 SW Century Drive, Bend

541-306-3322

Hours: 8 to 10 a.m. daily (holiday hours may vary)

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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

Active Culture

285 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend

541-241-2926

Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

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