My girlfriend and I recently spent a couple nights in Bend during our trip to Oregon (we're from NC). We went to a small bar in downtown Bend called "28" (I think) and it was amazing. First, the bartender was super friendly and very helpful. Granted, it was a Tuesday night, but she answered all of our questions and even let us try "sips" of several different liquors that we don't have here in NC. She was honestly one of the nicest people we met on our trip. Second, the drinks were amazing! I'm usually a beer guy, so I really wanted to go to the Deschutes Brewery...but after four incredible drinks at "28" we called it a night!