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15 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Bend & Central Oregon

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It’s no secret that Bend is one of the most dog-friendly towns in the country. Here, you’ll find dogs anywhere from dog-friendly offices to our several dog-friendly parks. However, if you’re looking for a restaurant where you can bring your dog, the options are even more aplenty! Whether you’re a local or visiting with your furry friend, we have more than a few suggestions. The Dog Guide Bend shares some of the best dog-friendly restaurants in Bend, Oregon, and beyond—including breweries, outdoor lawns, and pup-friendly patios.

Crux Fermentation Project

At Crux, you’ll find one of Bend’s most iconic “beer lawns.” Not only is the lawn at Crux a (leashed) dog’s paradise, it’s home to Bend’s first beer and dog festival, Dogs & Lagers Fest. When planning a trip to Crux, imagine a sprawling outdoor grass lawn, Crux’s signature brews, plenty of pub food, and a variety of food carts.

dachshund sits outside of crux fermentation project behind a foamy beer
Courtesy Photo | Crux Fermentation Project @sweetboysodo

Plus, there’s plenty of shade for those triple-digit temps on summer days. And, on significantly warmer days, make sure to protect your dog’s paws while walking them through the parking lot or to and from the brewery. On an 85º day, black asphalt can reach 130º, which is far hot enough to burn your dog’s paw pads.


Heading Downtown? Start at JDUB Restaurant and Bar. With a menu dedicated to pups, the dog menu at JDUB will satiate even the pickiest of hounds. We’re not just talking ground beef—JDUB offers serious canine cuisine!

JDUB Pup Menu includes:

  • Grilled chicken and sweet potato mash bowl
  • Beefy patty and rice bowl
  • Pup patty served seared and diced
  • “Pooch hooch,” a non-alcoholic, glucosamine-infused, flat beverage made just for pups
  • Pooch hooch and a house-made peanut butter and banana biscuit

Moreover, their dog-friendly patio is a great spot to relax with your dog while you sip on their signature cocktails, enjoy brunch, or refuel after a long hike.

Bend Brewing Company

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Courtesy Photo | Bend Brewing Co.

Located in the heart of Downtown Bend, the town’s namesake brewery is a must-visit for well-behaved dogs on leash. Although there’s no pup menu here, you can find a spot in the shade beneath the towering pines. While you sip on a Tropic Pines IPA, your dog can hydrate with one of the many water bowls found at the brewery. Allow your dog to relax next to your picnic table while munching on nachos and burgers, or catching up with friends.

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Good Life Brewing

birds eye view of the lawn at good life brewing while guests play cornhole
Courtesy Photo | Good Life Brewing

With ample outdoor space, Good Life Brewing is a one of the most dog-friendly restaurants in Bend. The brewery’s patio is cozy and shaded, with space on the lawn to lounge. Play a round of corn hole with your pup at your side, or simply enjoy the stunning Central Oregon outdoors. Head inside for pub fare, or order from the popular Luckey’s Woodsman food cart, which specializes in tasty cuisine to fuel your adventure.

Van Henion Brewing

As one of the newest breweries in Bend, Van Henion welcomes dogs into its relaxing and cool tasting room. Here, the ambiance will make you want to get cozy and hang out all evening.  Enjoy a German-style lager or Pacific Northwest ale alongside your pup on a beautiful Bend afternoon! And, if you get hungry, Van Henion has you covered. Central Oregon’s popular food cart, That Guy’s Bistro, serves pub fare Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. til 7 p.m.

Dog wears a bandana labeled "Van Henion Drinking Buddy"
Courtesy Photo | Van Henion Brewing

If craft beers aren’t your style, don’t fret. As one of the most dog-friendly restaurants in Bend, Van Henion also serves Sandlily sparkling wines like their Willamette Valley Brut Rosé. Van Henion’s taproom is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Thursday to Sunday from noon until 9 p.m.

Midtown Yacht Club

For dog-friendly dining in Bend, head straight to Midtown Yacht Club. It’s the food cart pod with the most dog-friendly events in Bend! Whether it’s bingo, dog adoptions, or markets, Midtown Yacht Club proudly encourages your furry friends to join. Here, you’ll even find a sign that reads “Humans welcome, dogs preferred.”

Bend’s Midtown Yacht Club has always been welcoming to our best friends. And, if your dog needs a cool place to rest, pop inside to their indoor/outdoor bar where a cold cement floor (and beer) awaits.

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River’s Place

It’s not just one dog-friendly restaurant in Bend, Oregon—it’s a whole cluster of them! And, River’s Place is the only food cart lot in Bend named after a dog. Although there aren’t any pup menu options at River’s Place, you will find that it’s one of the only places in Bend where you can bring your dog into the indoor/outdoor bar if it’s too hot, smoky, or windy.

sun shines through the silhouette of a black lab
Courtesy Photo | River’s Place

River’s Place will satisfy both dogs and humans, from Mexican cuisine to savory Thai platters. Choose from their lengthy tap selection, come for BINGO nights, or simply enjoy the beautiful outdoor space on Bend’s Northeast side. Plus, they’ve recently added a large parking lot to accommodate more people and pups!

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Spider City Brewing

Spider City Brewing is home of the annual Bend Holidawg Market and the only women-owned and operated brewery in Bend. If you’re here, make sure to pick up a healthy pup bowl for your best friend from the epic husband and wife team who run IndoDaddy—an Indonesian fusion food cart. This pup menu item is excellent, as it’s full of hearty veggies and rice (for those sensitive pup stomachs). 

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The Doghouse Brewyard

Redmond’s new food cart pod is not only dog-friendly, but it comes with its own dog park! The dog park is accessible to friendly, altered dogs with up-to-date vaccinations. It’s important to note that access to the dog park requires a membership or day pass.

golden retriever looks out the window of a beer cart at doghouse brewyard
Courtesy Photo | Doghouse Brewyard

Bring Fido to the park while you and your friends enjoy food and libations seated at one of their dog park picnic tables. Here, you’ll find Central Oregon’s beloved burgers by the name of Americana. The food truck offers a plain pup patty for its patrons. Be sure to watch your dog while they’re playing at the dog park. 

The Barn in Sisters

Found in the heart of Downtown Sisters, The Barn makes every dining experience with your dog possible. If your dog is social, hang out in the center of their enclosed outdoor space. However, if your dog is more sensitive to busy environments, you can opt for one of the more private outdoor dining spaces. Shaped like dining booths, these dining vestibules offer space to enjoy your food and experience alongside your pup with minimal interruption from other dogs.

Plus, many of these areas offer a fire pit to lounge around. Grab some brisket for your Fido from Pop’s Southern BBQ while you grub on food from their many carts. With a full bar inside of The Barn and several vegetarian and vegan options, there’s plenty to eat and drink for just about everyone.

Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Bend, Oregon

As you can see, Central Oregon is a great place to be—or have—a dog. Of course, ensuring your dog is safe to be around other people and dogs is most important. And, during the summer, please consider the safety and well-being of your pup when bringing them to outdoor events and activities.

If you’ve already checked out every spot on this list, consider visiting spots like:

  • Worthy Brewing
  • Cascade Lakes outdoor patio in both Bend and Redmond
  • Blacksmith Public House food cart lot in Redmond
  • Sisters Depot

For more resources on dog-friendly restaurants, businesses, hotels, and doggy resources, visit The Dog Guide Bend. Thank you to our friends at The Dog Guide Bend for providing us with these great options for dog-friendly restaurants in Bend!

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