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Pine Tavern Restaurant

967 NW Brooks St, Bend, Oregon 97701 USA

$$
$$$$
Reasonable
Open Now
Wed 11:30a-11p
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Outdoor
    Seating

“Seventy five years of history!”

The Pine Tavern Restaurant was founded in 1936 by two enterprising and courageous women named Maren Gribskov and Eleanor Bechen. At a time when the country was just barely pulling itself out of the Great Depression, these women built a thriving business serving a growing population of timber industry workers and their families. During World War II, Pine Tavern guests included soldiers stationed at Camp Abbot (now Sunriver) and the occasional tourist or skier who stumbled upon Bend. Over the course of almost thirty years, Maren Gribskov and Eleanor Bechen established themselves as exceptional cooks and gracious hosts, making the Pine Tavern the best restaurant in Central Oregon. As Bend grew and things changed, so did the Pine Tavern. Some years, the restaurant favored casual family dining, with a cordoned-off and darkened bar. In other years, meals were served on white linen tablecloths and fine china. A major renovation in the 50’s enclosed two gigantic Ponderosa Pines in the Garden Room, at the time, a novel concept for the diners’ experience. After Maren and Elenor, and for a short time a man by the name of "Tex" forged the path. After "Tex", yet another strong and capable woman, Winifred Roley owned the restaurant in the 70’s. Being the shortest by Pine Tavern standards, her tenure lasted only a little more than a decade.

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June 17, 2015

The Pine Tavern overlooks lovely Mirror Pond in downtown Bend and has been serving up delicious food and memories for over 75 years. Full service lounge, lunches Mon. - Sat. and dinners nightly. Outdoor dining, a cozy and friendly environment and a 300 year old Ponderosa pine growing through the dining room make this a can't miss experience.

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Pine Tavern Restaurant

967 NW Brooks St
Bend, Oregon
97701 USA

Hours

Open now until 11:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Street Parking
  • Private Parking
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