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Date nights are a rare and precious thing in my world. Luckily, Bend is a great place to plan one. Or two. Or heck, a whole week of them. Photo by Kathleen Nyberg. Francis in Downtown Bend.
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The property got its start as a s Catholic schoolhouse, but was transformed into a hotel, movie house, brewery, and more in Start in the cozy Fireside Bar for an intimate pre-dinner drink, or head straight to the Old St. Francis Pub for dinner. With your bellies full, head for the movie theater and snag a comfy loveseat for two so you can snuggle. You can order food to enjoy in the theater, including full meals or just Cajun tots and a beer. After the show, head for the soaking pool.
You and your honey will luxuriate in soft, saline water while scoping out the artwork and shimmering turquoise tile. Time for a post-soak drink? Then retire to your room at McMenamins knowing you accomplished an entire date night without venturing more than a few hundred feet from your bed. Plan a route through Downtown Bend that lets you hit all the hot spots on your list.
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Happy hour is also a great time to hit 5 Fusionwhich boasts a menu created by Chef Joe Kim, a three-time semifinalist for the James Beard Award sorta like the Oscars for chefs. Order an array of tasty sushi, or satisfy any non-fishy fans in the party with their filet mignon lollipops.
The balsamic grilled artichoke is a new addition to the menu at 10Below and sooooo tasty! With your appetite whetted, head someplace you can order smaller dishes with some fun variety.
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The Camel Wings and the cauliflower are my personal faves. Ready to get down? Head below street-level to The Capitol to soak up live music and a fun, funky vibe while you sip the Capitol Manhattan with blackberry and cocoa nib bourbon.
Want to keep going? Keep it light with their sweet cardamom pretzel with three dipping sauces, or indulge your craving for savory with their mouthwatering balsamic grilled artichoke. Wrap up your evening by calling a cab so you make it safely back to your Bend hotel or vacation rental. First things first: The food. Stock up on gourmet nibbles or grab-and-go eats at Newport Avenue Market.
Now you need to pick a place. With nearly 80 parks scattered around our fair city, you can pick among cozy pocket parks, scenic riverfront locales, or a snazzy covered pavilion near a playground so you can frolic like kids after your meal. Take a romantic winter Nordic skiing adventure together with the picnic goods in your backpack. One of many couples to get engaged during the Bonfire on the Snow outing with Wanderlust Tours. Let Wanderlust Tours do the work for you!
5 ways to do date night in bend
During the winter months, book their Bonfire on the Snow tour. You and a small group will a knowledgeable naturalist guide as you hoof it through the starlit forest to an amphitheater carved in the snow. What could be more romantic than canoodling in a canoe? Just like with the snowshoe tours, all your gear is included, along with transportation and treats.
That makes the Old Mill District a terrific spot for a mid-afternoon date that can continue as late as you like.
Seize the daylight before sunset and set out on a stroll along the Deschutes River. Make it a game to see who can spot otters, beavers, or countless birds shown in the free birding guide you can pick up in the Ticket Mill along with free rental binoculars if you like. Weave your way in and out of cute boutiques and cafes, stopping to grab a cup of coffee at Strictly Organic or a glass of wine at the tasting room for Naked Winery or Va Piano.
Um, preferably your loved one. Blogger Tawna on a date night for Jazz at the Oxford. But you know what? Which is one reason I was thrilled to learn the Riverhouse on the Deschutes just launched their own jazz series spanning October through April.
I love fireplaces and fire pits so much that I once wrote an entire blog post about them.
Cozy up together and enjoy matching bacon biscuit sandwiches and warm mugs of local tea. After that, head for the Old Mill District to do a little shopping.
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You can make a fire pit pit stop har! Finished shopping? The fire pit at Crux Fermentation Project is one of my favorites, and makes a great spot to share a taster tray. Make it a relationship-building exercise to choose your six sample beers together or try and guess what your loved one might pick. You can also cozy up together in the biergarten at GoodLife Brewing to share a snuggle by the fire, followed by a lively game of bocce ball.
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