The Waiting Room for Downtown Bend
Crater Lake Spirits is well known for the sprits, but the first of our local secrets is their amazing tasting room in downtown Bend. Near the corner of Greenwood and Bond and located right next door to the Deschutes Brewery Pub, Crater Lake Spirits is often dubbed the Waiting Room for Downtown Bend. Many of the downtown eateries don't take reservations and there is almost guaranteed to be a wait during summer months. Rather than standing around outside while you wait for your table, put your name on the list and head over to the tasting room at 1024 NW Bond St to enjoy a delicious mini cocktail.
Some other Crater Lake Spirits highlights are Flight Night every Monday with free tasters, live music every other Monday, kid friendly (just not at the bar), and an amazing selection of both Crater Lake Spirits and their signature mixers. Save yourself a trip to the liquor store and wait for your table in style. They even offer their pints in plastic bottles so you can take them on your outdoor excursions. Crater Lake Spirits truly embodies the Spirit of Adventure.
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Tuk Tuk Wine Tours
So we all know that the Bend beer scene has been epic for years, consistently ranked towards the top of every "Beer Mecca" list. But did you know that our wine scene has been growing like crazy over the last few years? From tasting rooms like Evoke, Va Piano, Bledsoe, Stoller, and Domaine Serene to wine bars like Portello, Flights, and Elixer - the wine vibe is strong around here! If that wasn't enough of a local secret, how about this... you can take a 2-hour guided wine tour on a custom electric TukTuk. That's right, the team at CyclePub has added to their repertoire and now offers TukTuk tours.
With electric power of the TukTuk has enough range to allow you to visit any of Westside tasting room and/or wine bars. Heaters, bluetooth speakers, and custom LED lighting make the tour even that much more unique and fun. It's a customizable "must-do" tour for any wine fan coming to Bend.
Bachelorette Parties in Bend
Bend is quickly becoming THE hot spot for bachelorette parties in Oregon, and maybe even the entire PNW. It's easy to see why; we have the weather, the adventure, the booze, the spas... and everything else you could need to celebrate your bride-to-be in a weekend she'll never forget. So what's the secret?? BOOK EARLY and let Bend Vacations help you plan. With so many bachelorette parties coming to town, you don't want to miss out on some of the best parts of Bend because you waited to long to make reservations. Also, remember that you can find amazing deals if you're willing to travel mid-week. Rates and availability are always better on a Tuesday than they are on a Saturday!
Thinking about having a bachelorette party in Bend? Get some party planning ideas HERE!
Save On vacation rentals in Bend, or
Another of our local secrets can actually be used for any vacation. Booking your vacation rental directly with a local vacation rental property management company can save you hundreds of dollars over the big sites like VRBO. We partner we several management companies in town, but one of our favorites is the Vacation Rental Collective. Not only do they have over 40 great homes to choose from but Jess, the property manager, lives locally and is always ready to lend a helping hand. She provides wonderful service and great insight on some of her favorite things to do around Bend. She might even share some of her favorite paddle boarding spots with you!
locals' nights around bend, or
Ok, maybe these aren't local secrets, but locals and visitors alike can score some awesome drink and food specials at a few of our favorite locals’ nights:
- Portello Winecafe
- On Tap
- Deschutes Brewery
- Silver Moon
- Crater Lake Spirits downtown tasting offers “Flight Night” with free tasters and live music every other Monday
- Bend Brewing Company
- Bevel Craft Brewing
- Three Creeks Brewing
- Sunriver Brewing’s Galveston Pub
- Wild Ride in Redmond
- Worthy Brewing
- GoodLife Brewing
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