TIME FOR THAI

Lunch menu includes 35 entrees, most served with rice, pad Thai noodles and Thai salad. Staff picks: Chicken Red Curry, Nuah Paht Kah Tiem (stir-fried beef) and Ka Prow Gung (stir-fried shrimp).

Dining deal: $6.95 to $8.95

Toomies Thai Cuisine

119 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend

541-388-5590

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday

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TAKE FIVE

The $5 lunch deal changes daily and features an entree and side. Staff picks: chipotle chicken wrap with tater tots and chicken teriyaki and rice.

Dining deal: $5

Maverick’s Country Bar & Grill

20565 Brinson Blvd., Bend

541-382-4270

Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday

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GET READY TO ROCK

The lunch special includes a half bagel sandwich and cup of soup, with soup selections varying daily. Staff pick: club sandwich with turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato and ranch cream cheese.

Dining deal: $7

Rockin’ Dave’s Bagel Bistro

661 NE Greenwood Ave., Bend

541-318-8177

Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Saturday; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday

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GRAB AND GO

This catering company also has two storefront locations. Try a hot panini with sides of fruit, potato salad and a large cookie. Staff picks: southwest grilled chicken and smoke roasted tri-tip.

Dining deal: $8.50

Tate and Tate Catering

Locations in Bend and Redmond

bendcatering.net

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Redmond; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday in Bend

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BENTO BARGAINS

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

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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

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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

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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

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