Enjoy these holiday dining options

A HUGE holiday weekend is upon us and with it the opportunity to take a breath, have a bite and enjoy the company of friends, family and fellow travelers in Bend. Fortunately there are a number of holiday dining options to match your culinary desires. Whether you’re looking for gourmet or on-the-go nourishment, here is an overview of restaurants open December 24th and 25th.

Dining Out on December 24th?

Make it an island style lunch at Kona Mix Plate. Coconut Shrimp, Kalua Pork and Bulgogi are just a few of the tempting dishes that include vegetarian options. In the mood for Yakisoba noodles? Tend to your taste buds early as Kona Mix Plate will be open from 11a – 3p.

Strictly Organic has your coffee, tea and sweet tooth covered. Order hot chocolates to go and hail a carriage ride for a memory making tour! Open until 6p, you’ll also find a nice selection of giftable treats available.

Cold days are known to stimulate miso soup cravings. You can warm up with a bowl and add handcrafted rolls to a late lunch at Mio Sushi, also open until 6p on Saturday.

Enjoy holiday dining at Greg's Grill Restaurant in Bend, Oregon's Old Mill District

Enjoy festive holiday atmosphere at Greg’s Grill in the Old Mill District.

Stop in for delicious, wholesome Yumm bowls, stews or a tasty soup selection at Café Yumm until 7p. While you’re there stock up on their Jalapeno Sesame Salsa for yourself and any deserving foodie on your holiday list.

A surefire way to feel festive is to enter into Greg’s Grill, fully decked and photo opp ready. Try their Pomegranate Baked Brie to get things started and don’t forget that Rotisserie Prime Rib is also on the menu. Greg’s Grill will be serving Northwest cuisine until 8p on Christmas eve.

Anthony’s offers beautiful views to accompany a menu filled with seafood, steaks, chowders and salads, open until 8p on Christmas eve and Christmas Day (see below).

Known for their pasta dishes made from scratch, Pastini Pastaria has an extra special offer for anyone in the mood for a Rogue One or SING movie Christmas. Pastini has partnered with Regal Cinemas 16 to provide a 20% discount on your meal anytime before or after the film when you show your day-of ticket stub. Gluten free diners need not worry, many dishes are available with brown rice noodles upon request and their GF Tiramisu is well worth the indulgence. Open until 9p on Christmas eve.

Open late(r)

Go for lively and colorful decor at Hola! Better yet, pair a Pisco Sour with any one of their Peruvian Mexican inspired entrees and unique seafood dishes until 10p.

Staying out late? There’s still time for french fries and fire-grilled burgers at Red Robin, open until 11p on Christmas eve.

Dine here on December 25th

Begin your Noel by taking in the morning sights with a birdwatching walk around the Deschutes River. Before you go, get your morning caffeine fix at Strictly Organic, open until 3p.  Later in the day you can catch a matinee, take a tour of the town, and return for margaritas at Hola, open from 10a – 10p. Or you could always choose to feast on seafood, steaks and the rest of the season’s best served at Anthony’s from 2p – 8p on Christmas Day.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Season’s Greetings to all of you, dear readers. We hope that whatever you do your holidays are blessed with good food and fond moments shared.