Every morning we are in Bend, DT and I stop somewhere for breakfast on the way from the hotel to my family home. Why? Well, we usually get a late start because we both exercise in the morning... miss the "free" breakfast offered by the hotel... and breakfast for my Dad occurs at around 6 o'clock in the morning.
Luckily there are many great places to start your day in Bend, Oregon. On Saturday we visited Westside Bakery & Cafe. Open only for breakfast and lunch, the Westside is part bakery, part bar, part museum - and they also serve great food!
Westside Bakery & Cafe, 1005 NW Galveston Ave, Bend OR 97701, 541.382.3426
Sunday we stopped at Chow, another breakfast and lunch-only cafe. Diners are served in the rooms of an old house. Chow proudly serves as many products from local purveyors as possible.I could not resist trying the Pumpkin-Ginger Pancakes with fresh blueberries. The fresh ginger in the pancakes was completely pleasing - especially with the wonderful maple syrup. Again, huge portions. Even with DT's help, I couldn't finish even half - and I have a very healthy appetite and had jogged three miles! I highly recommend the Pumpkin Pancakes (with blueberries) at Chow in Bend! My Driver had the Breakfast Burrito with black beans, scrambled eggs, chilies and cheese - topped with salsa and served with a side of polenta (I call them grits at breakfast.) The Breakfast Burrito is garnished with an interesting collection of micro-greens and sprouts. Amazingly enough - our breakfast was under $20!
Chow, 1110 NW Newport Avenue (across from Newport Market), Bend OR 97701, 541.728.0256. DT and I drove home this afternoon, but I want to leave you with one more image from beautiful Bend, Oregon. We finally had a view of all the surrounding mountains this morning.
Until my next update, I remain, your well-fed correspondent.