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Winners! Best Of Central Oregon, 2013 

A complete list of the BEST, as chosen by our readers

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Over the past month, a few reports have bubbled out of Utah that a new dinosaur has been discovered. A close evolutionary relative to three-horned triceratops, the so-called nasutoceratops is distinguished by a massive and garish nose. “It looks like a giant bull with a parrot beak,” one paleobiologist told an NPR reporter. “It has a face that only a mother could love.” What do dinosaurs have to do with your choices for Bend’s Best Of? Nothing much, we suppose, except that we love them! We love them more than a mother velociraptor ever could. Just as our readers seem to love our local businesses, places, food and beer. And they are timeless, just as we hope our reader’s Best Of choices will be. This year sees many repeat winners, proving that good food and great service never go extinct. This year also welcomes a good number of newcomers. Like the “new” nasutoceratops, there is always more room at the table for one more.

To read the write-ups and see photos of a few of our Best Of winners, CLICK HERE!

*note: Winners are listed in bold, followed by honorable mention

BEND

Best Breakfast

McKay Cottage Restaurant

The Victorian Café

Best Coffee

Backporch Coffee Roasters

Thump Coffee

Best Drive-Thru

Dutch Bros. Coffee

Strictly Organic Coffee Co.

Best Bagel

Rockin' Dave's Bagel Bistro

Big O Bagels

Best Vegetarian

Kebaba

Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Café

Best Salad

Croutons

Jackson's Corner

Best Sandwich/Deli

New York City Sub Shop

Pastrami

Best Lunch

Jackson's Corner

Brother Jon's Public House

Best Casual Dining

Brother Jon's Public House

Jackson's Corner

Best Family Dining

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Jackson's Corner

Best Fine Dining

Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails

Ariana Restaurant

Best Service

Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails

5 Fusion and Sushi Bar

Best Italian

Trattoria Sbandati

Pastini Pastaria

Best Steak

Brickhouse Bend

The Blacksmith

Best Seafood

Anthony's in Bend

High Tides Seafood Grill

Best Patio Dining

Pine Tavern

10 Barrel Brewing

Best Thai

Noi Thai Cusine

Toomie's

Best Sushi

5 Fusion & Sushi Bar

Kanpai Sushi & Sake Bar

Best Chinese

Chans Chinese Restaurant

Szechuan Restaurant

Best Ethnic

Kebaba

Joolz

Best Grocery

Newport Avenue Market

Whole Foods

Best Butcher

Primal Cuts

Pono Farm & Fine Meats

Best Place to Buy Fresh Produce

Farmers Market

Whole Foods

Best Caterer

Tate & Tate

Country Catering & Deli Co.

Best Sweets

Goody's

Powell's Sweet Shoppe

Best Frozen Yogurt

Cuppa Yo Frozen Yogurt

Bend Yogurt Factory

Best Bakery

The Sparrow Bakery

Nancy P's Cafe & Bakery

Best Dessert

Ida's Cupcake Cafe

900 Wall

Best Food Cart

Dump City Dumplings

Real Food Street Bistro

Best Cheap Eats

Parrilla Grill

Longboard Louie's

Best BBQ

Baldy's BBQ

Slick's Que Co.

Best Pizza

Pizza Mondo

Versante Pizza

Best Mexican

La Rosa

Hola!

Best Burrito

Parrilla Grill

Taco Stand

Best Burger

Pilot Butte Drive-In

Dandy's Drive-In

Best Hangover Grub

D&D Bar & Grill

Victorian Café

Best Staycation Destination

Sunriver Resort

Eagle Crest

Best Lodging

The Oxford Hotel

McMenamins

Best Family Fun Destination

Sun Mountain Fun Center

SHARC

Best Golf Course

Tetherow Golf Club

Widgi Creek Golf Club

Best Bike Shop

Hutch's Bicycles

Sunnyside Sports

Best Outdoors Shop

Pine Mountain Sports

Mountain Supply

Best Ski and Board Shop

Skjersa's

Powder House

Best Fitness Facility

Juniper Swim and Fitness Center

Bend Athletic Club

Best Men's Clothing

Vanilla Urban Threads

Local Joe

Best Women's Clothing

Vanilla Urban Threads

Lulu's Boutique

Best Children's Clothing

Stone Soup

Baby Phases

Best Shoe Store

FootZone

North Soles Footwear

Best Consignment Clothing Store

Rescue Consignment

Bag Ladies of Union Street

Best Furniture

Bend Furniture & Design

M. Jacobs

Best Home Décor

Bend Furniture & Design

Pomegranate

Best Consignment Furniture

Deja Vu Interiors

Redeux

Best Florist

Donner Flower Shop

Wild Flowers of Oregon

Best Garden Store

Eastside Gardens

Landsystems

Best Place for Cosmetic Enhancement

Bend Dermatology Clinic

Northwest Medi Spa

Best Place to Get a Tattoo

Monolith Tattoo Studio

Mum' s Tattoos

Best Jewelry Store

Silverado Jewelry Gallery

Saxon's Fine Jewelry

Best Barber Shop

Bond Street Barber Shop

West Side Barber Shop

Best Hair Salon

Blue Star Salon

Tangerine Hair and Essentials

Best Manicure/Pedicure

Tangerine Hair and Essentials

Spa W

Best Locally Owned Pet Store

Bend Pet Express

Healthy Paws

Best Bank Branch

Bank of the Cascades (downtown)

Wells Fargo (downtown)

Best Car Dealership

Smolich

Toyota

Best Auto Repair

Happy Danes Auto Repair

Wade Bryant's Auto Repair

Best Green Business

Sunlight Solar

Brilliant Environmental Building Products

Best Toy Store

Leapin' Lizards Toy Co.

Wonderland Toy Shoppe

Best Child Care Facility

The Cottage Daycare

Boys & Girls Club

Best Vet

Deschutes Veterinary Clinic

Bend Veterinary Clinic

Best Local Radio Personality

Kris, 92.9

Donna James, Country 99.7 The Mountain

Best TV Personality

Bob Shaw, KTVZ

Nina Melhaf, KTVZ

Best Radio Station

92.9

KPOV 88.9

Best Local Blog

Hack Bend

Have Tote Will Travel

Best Gallery

Red Chair Gallery

Mockingbird Gallery

Best Local Band

MO WO

Larry and His Flask

Best Nonprofit

Bend Spay & Neuter Project

Humane Society of Central Oregon

Best Local Fundraiser

Bend Follies

Fur Ball

Best Health Food Store

Nature's Natural Foods Marketplace

Whole Foods Market

Best Day Spa

Spa W

Jinsei Spa

Best Yoga Studio

Groove Yoga

Namaspa

Best Alt-Med

Dr. Ronald Rosen

Dr. Michelle Sturm

Best Cosmetic Enhancement

Bend Dermatology Clinic

Northwest Medi Spa

Best Girls' Night Out

The Astro Lounge

Velvet

Best Guys' Night Out

Stars Cabaret

Velvet

Best Date Night

Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails

Ariana Restaurant

Best Bar

Velvet

The Astro Lounge

Best Sports Bar

Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill

The Summit Saloon and Stage

Best Brewery

10 Barrel Brewing Co.

Deschutes Brewery

Best Happy Hour

900 Wall

Greg's Grill

Best Wine Shop

Portello Winecafe

Naked Winery

Best Pub Menu

10 Barrel Brewing

Brother Jon's

Best Local Brewer

Boneyard Beer

Deschutes Brewery

Best Locally-Brewed Beer

RPM IPA (Boneyard)

Mirror Pond (Deschutes)

Best IPA

RPM IPA (Boneyard)

Apocalypse IPA (10 Barrel)

Best Dark Beer

Black Butte Porter (Deschutes)

S1NIST0R Black Ale (10 Barrel)

Best Light Beer

Blonde Bombshell (Cascade Lakes)

Sweet As (GoodLife)

Best Seasonal Beer

Red Chair NWPA (Deschutes)

Jubelale (Deschutes)

Best Macro Beer

Pabst Blue Ribbon

Best Stiff Drink

D&D Bar & Grill

Caldera Grill

Best Bloody

Victorian Café

D&D Bar & Grill

Best Margarita

HOLA!

La Rosa

BEYOND BEND

REDMOND:

Best Breakfast

One Street Down

Original Pancake House

Best Lunch Spot

Diego's Spirited Kitchen

Jody's Drive In

Best Fine Dining

Diego's Spirited Kitchen

Brickhouse Redmond

Best Cheap Eats

Soup 2 Nuts

Madeline's Grill

Best Bar

7th Street Brew House

Timbers

Best Coffee Shop

Green Plow Coffee

Dutch Bros.

SISTERS:

Best Breakfast

Angeline's Bakery & Cafe

Sisters Bakery

Best Lunch Spot

Depot Deli Cafe

Angeline's Bakery & Cafe

Best Fine Dining

Jen's Garden

Best Cheap Eats

Sno Cap Drive In

Sisters Bakery

Best Bar

Three Creeks Brewery

Bronco Billy

Best Coffee Shop

Sisters Coffee Company

Angeline's Bakery & Cafe

SUNRIVER:

Best Breakfast

Café Sintra

Sunriver Resort Lodge

Best Lunch Spot

Sunriver Brewing Company

Café Sintra

Best Fine Dining

Meadows at the Lodge

Marcello's

Best Cheap Eats

Village Bar & Grill

Best Bar

Owl's Next

Sunriver Brewing Company

Best Coffee Shop

Bellatazza

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