Outdoor dining is at its best at the Old Mill District

We’re completely biased, but in our opinion there’s not a better place in all of Bend than the Old Mill District to savor a meal with friends and families while soaking in the great outdoors.

At Anthony’s, you’ll enjoy riverfront dining and not one but three firepits to keep you warm and toasty as the sun sets. Located near the pedestrian footbridge, Anthony’s patio offers spectacular views of the Deschutes River and the Cascades.

Looking to take in the sunset with a great Northwest cab or red blend? Cozy up on Va Piano’s back patio which looks out over the river almost directly across from the Les Schwab Amphitheater. If you’re thinking about a more elevated view, check out Level 2’s outdoor seating area above Saxon’s Fine Jewelers.

At Greg’s, fancy hot chocolates along the largest fire pit in the Old Mill District make for a great way to wind down with the family. Pastini and its two outdoor fireplace along the Deschutes also makes for a nice gathering spot with a crowd. In the same neighborhood, Flatbread offers outdoor seating and an indoor-outdoor fireplace that provides plenty of ambiance.

Farthest up river, south of the footbridge, is Red Robin and its wraparound deck. Diners can take in all the activity at the Old Mill District from Red Robin’s outdoor seating, including joggers and walkers on both sides of the river trail and the constant flow of kayakers and canoers during the warmer months.

Finally, if you’re looking to be in the heart of the action, grab your favorite espresso drink – and starting this spring craft beer – from Strictly Organic and revel in the Old Mill District’s most active intersection.