Because you can’t let your kids run wild at Crux anymore.
Locals may tell you that the brewpub isn’t the same after Anheuser-Busch bought out the company in 2014, but with a new chef and expanded menu, 10 Barrel may be the ultimate comeback kid in the Oregon brew economy. In winter, we love their outdoor fireplace, which is a fun spot where families can warm up after a day in the cold or snow.
1135 NW Galveston Ave. | 10barrel.com
With two locations in Bend, Jackson’s Corner is a charming spot for any meal. While the atmosphere is casual, the food is an elevated take on classic pizzas, salads and sandwiches. Large tables make this place an ideal spot for family gatherings.
845 NW Delaware Ave. | 1500 NE Cushing Dr. | jacksonscornerbend.com
Self-described as a cozy place to find creative comfort food, McKay Cottage is a popular breakfast and lunch spot in Bend. There’s a full menu that kids will recognize and enjoy, and kids also receive fruit and crackers as soon as they sit down.
62910 O.B. Riley Rd. | themckaycottage.com
McMenamins Old St. Francis School
McMenamins has become an Oregon staple no matter where you are in the state. The renovated Old St. Francis School provides a warm atmosphere for families. Most of its live music is fun for families, and they also have a movie theatre where kids can watch movies before 9 p.m.
700 NW Bond St. | mcmenamins.com/oldstfrancis
If you’re in the Old Mill District, Greg’s Grill is the best spot for a family dinner. Greg’s serves classic Northwest dishes from burgers to seafood. While it’s a popular spot in the summer because of the outdoor seating along the Deschutes, the indoor atmosphere is just as comfortable for the winter months.
395 SW Powerhouse Dr. | gregsgrill.com