Where to Eat and Drink in Bend this September!!

Since summer is ending, Bend remains to bring tremendous fun, yummy, and excting events to the Central Oregon area. Are you a shrimp lover? Thus, join the SEA Crab House as they open their new location at Bend. In addition, do you love to drink? Two events are waiting for you! First, whiskey and cocktails will be served as you listen and jive to the live performers!

Make sure to dine out at the best recommendations around town with your Where To Eat Guide - Central Oregon Magazine.

Where to Eat

SEA Crab Eating Contest

Saturday, August 27 | 3:30 - 4:30 PM
335 Southwest Century Drive, Bend, OR 97702

Are you a shrimp lover? Or do you know someone who loves eating shrimp? Or maybe you are just interested in getting that $1,000 cash prize?! Compete with what you love, shrimp or money! Then, have a fantastic hour experience with SEA Crab House's newest location in Bend!

This fun, competitive event has a $39 registration fee where you will enjoy eating shrimp, and also, if you win, you can have a fantastic large cash prize of $1,000, $500, or $300! So turn your $39 into a hundred bucks!

We hope to see you here for all the fun, excitement, and shrimp shells flyin'! Get your tickets here!

Spirit of Summer Concert Series featuring the Woodsmen

Saturday, September 3 | 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Crater Lake Spirits Distillery
19330 Pinehurst Road, Bend, OR 97701

Join Crater Lake Spirits Distillery for Live Music featuring the Woodsmen, food by Route 20 Food Truck, a local Redmond food truck, dancing, drinks, and more! Cocktails are $9 a piece. The ticket costs $15 for one, $25 for two adults, and children 12 and under are free!

One ticket includes entry to the concert! Bottle sales are available before or after the show. Don't forget to bring your chairs or blankets to sit on! Seating/chairs are minimal: first come, first served. It might be chilly, and the concert is entirely outdoors. Make sure you bring a jacket or blanket!

Grab your tickets NOW before you miss them out!

Oregon Whiskey Festival 2022

Friday, September 23 | 5:00 PM (VIP Tasting Experience only)
Saturday, September 24 | 2:00 - 8:00 PM
Oregon Spirit Distillers | 740 Northeast 1st Street, Bend, OR 97701

A celebration of whiskey distilled and made in Oregon.

Do you love the taste of whiskey? Do you like it mashed, fermented, distilled, and aged in Oregon? If that's a double YES, then this event is perfect for you! A celebration of the exceptional whiskey produced in Oregon and the recognition of distillers committed to the art and craft of distilling.

Join us in beautiful Bend, Oregon, to taste, learn, meet distillers, and gather with fellow whiskey lovers. This year's event will feature 17 distilleries from across the state. This event will be held outdoors - rain or shine—no ticket refunds.

If you are worried about food? Don't fret because this event will have food carts! The Corndog Company is coming, and more are to be announced! Craft vendors are the Branch + Barrel, Drunken Marmot, Hiker Booty, The Bitter Housewife, and Trail Toddy!

Live Music will start at 2:30 PM with the performance of Appaloosa until 4:30 PM and to be followed by Tim McLaughlin from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

Free admission and complimentary non-alcoholic drinks for Designated Drivers (21+ still required). Please plan to participate responsibly. Even if we love our furbabies, this event is a no-dogs-event. Any COVID-19 state mandates will be followed at the time of the event. Get your tickets today!