When winter takes hold of Central Oregon, there’s no better way to take the chill off than with a steaming bowl of soup. Central Oregon offers a delightful array of soup options to warm you up from the inside out. Whether you’re into the richness of Mexican pozole, the comforting flavors of tom kha, or the creamy delight of clam chowder, Central Oregon has something to satisfy every soup craving. Here’s our list of some of the best spots for soup in Central Oregon:
Grab and Go Soups
Experience the convenience of hearty soups on the move. These Central Oregon eateries provide quick and flavorful soup options to fuel your busy day.
Beach Hut Deli:
In downtown Bend, Beach Hut Deli offers six rotating soup options—choose one, whether tomato or stock-based, for a quick grab-and-go or a leisurely sit-down meal.
Market of Choice:
Renowned for its delicious in-house soups such as Mama Leone’s chicken soup and carrot butternut squash ginger soup, Market of Choice has options available at the hot bar or pre-packed for a convenient dinner at home.
Embark on a culinary journey south of the border with Central Oregon’s best sopa offerings. Explore local spots that excel in crafting traditional Mexican pozole or classic tortilla soup.
Nestled in the backyard of Bunk + Brew Hostel, Alebrije offers authentic Oaxacan cuisine. A standout dish is the pork pozole, served with four corn tostadas, cabbage, lime, oregano, and chili powder. Also, read about their amazing tacos here.
Known for its tasty tacos, El Sancho in Central Oregon has plenty more to offer. Try Carmen’s Famous Tortilla Soup featuring free-range chicken, tortilla strips, avocado, onion and cilantro, topped with jack cheese. See the full menu at El Sancho here.
Central Oregon’s Asian food scene is vibrant, and the soups are a standout option. From steaming bowls of tom kha to the rich flavors of khoa soi, there are plenty of flavorful ways to heat things up.
Indulge in JIA’s homemade bone-in beef noodle soup, featuring a giant bone-in beef short rib in a rich and spicy broth, udon noodles, bean sprouts, cabbage, green onions, cilantro, basil, crispy garlic and onion. Read our past review of JIA here.
Cozy up at Wild Rose with their house tom kha soup, inspired by the recipe from the owner’s grandfather. This tom kha is made with coconut milk, lemongrass, galanga, kaffir lime leaves, straw mushrooms and cilantro. Read why Wild Rose tastes so darn good here.
Dear Mom Cafe:
The khao soi curry noodles at Dear Mom Cafe deliver a satisfying bowl of egg noodles, rich coconut curry broth, bean sprouts, pickled mustard, raw shallots, crispy wontons, cilantro, spicy garlic chili oil, and lime slice. Add tofu or fried chicken. This one has a spicy kick! Read more about Dear Mom here.
Seafood lovers, rejoice! Savor the creamy delight of clam chowder in Central Oregon at these spots that have mastered this coastal classic.
Ski Inn Taphouse and Hotel:
In Sisters’ quaint downtown, Ski Inn Taphouse and Hotel offers housemade, New England-style clam chowder—a perfect post-Hoodoo meal.
Hook & Plow:
This contemporary restaurant has the motto “farm-to-table, ocean-to-plate.” Its clam chowder, topped with chive oil, grana padano, sourdough crouton, and bacon, is divine. More about Hook & Plow here.
Parilla’s homemade clam chowder is a local pre- or post-mountain tradition and comes topped with a heap of Tillamook cheese. Read more about their fish tacos here.
French Onion Soup
Find the hearty, comforting classic French onion soup at these spots in Central Oregon.
The Phoenix, a long-time Bend establishment, has mastered French onion soup. With onions slow-cooked in beef consommé and topped with crostinis, Gruyere and Swiss cheese, don’t miss this classic preparation.
Deschutes Brewery Public House:
Fuel up at Deschutes Brewery with savory French onion soup featuring the beef and onion soup finished with crostini, Gruyere cheese and fresh chives. Learn more about Bend’s original brewery here.
Brother Jon’s Alehouse:
In downtown Bend, Brother Jon’s Alehouse satisfies a craving for a classic bowl of French onion soup, perfect to pair with additional tasty salads and starters from their menu of comfort foods. Read more about Brother Jons in our Late Night Eats article.
Of course, let’s not forget tomato soup—a classic comfort food for a reason. Rich tomatoes blended with spices or cream, find this hug in a bowl at multiple spots in Central Oregon.
A local favorite, Jackson’s Corner offers a warm and comforting bowl of freshly made tomato soup topped with a drizzle of delicious olive oil. Pair it with a grilled cheese sandwich for a nostalgic and satisfying meal. We have also written about
For a healthy but delicious option, NW Raw in Bend serves creamy vegan tomato soup crafted with cashew cream, accompanied by sourdough oat toast. Read our full review of NW Raw here.
Tucked into Brooks Alley in downtown Bend, the Farmer’s Deli food truck serves fresh deli goods from local farms. Don’t miss a standout favorite, creamy tomato basil soup.
Birria at SOPA
Birria, though perhaps stretching the definition of soup, deserves a special mention for its unforgettable flavor. Dive into a hearty bowl from food truck SOPA. Its birria is filled with tender beef, cooked overnight and served with tortillas and toppings on the side. Keep up with SOPA in Bend here.