Cocktails on our patio

About Bend

Bend is a veritable playground, a sheer paradise when it comes to outdoor recreation and the activities that naturally follow: eating and drinking. The locals and tourists alike indulge in both the outdoors and vibrant craft beer and restaurant scene, making Bend one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Come visit and you’ll see why…

We opened our third location here, bringing Active Culture to Central Oregon in September of 2018.

We are located just blocks from downtown near Drake Park and at the end of Bend’s popular river float on the Deschutes River. Unique to this location, we have craft cocktails and a vast selection of local beer on tap, and in lieu of our frozen yogurt we offer 12 delicious gelato flavors and 5 flavors of small batch popsicles, all locally crafted in Bend!

We serve breakfast all day, and locals here in Bend have made our hearty breakfast burrito and our healthy twist on the classic huevos rancheros the talk of the town.

We are so excited to have won “Best Vegan/Vegetarian” and “Best Bowl” in the “Best of Central Oregon” readers’ poll.

Employees in front of our menu


“This place has definitely become the best restaurant in Old Bend in the last couple years. They have a very extensive menu that caters to all folks and diets…Active Culture has been very consistent and I value that deeply… I love to stop here for a protein bowl with strawberries or pineapple after a workout/bike ride. However, my girlfriend is vegetarian and she raves about their vegan food…This is the place to go if you want to enjoy your company (or alone time) and have excellent food to compliment it while nestling along the river and feeling like a local.”

-Martin M., Google Review 2023

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Huevos Rancheros

Big Salad

Potato Tacos