Nicole and Brian are always on the hunt for amazing cocktails, cuisine, service, creativity, unique atmosphere, and local down-to-earth people running outside-the-box destinations. As a premiere salon in Bend Oregon, they are stoked to have found the following to be House of Smith approved.

Spending some time at these establishments is the difference between going out to get something to eat or drink and sliding out for an experience of seduction of style, flavor, good conversation and culture. Cheers to the following who wear their rave reviews with style.


They’ll give you a showcase of unique whisky and bourbons from all around with their sizable collection of whiskeys and other spirits. Along with their whisky selection, they pride themselves on atmosphere and great food! Now open in Downtown Bend, enjoy exceptional service with small plates and above all, fine whisky.

Recommend: The Whisky Ginger Cube and Grilled Cheese Beef Brisket.



Located on Wall Street in downtown, Joolz has a great happy hour and small plates. They blend the art of the cuisine of eastern Mediterranean with a Southwestern U.S. flair. This Middle Eastern Restaurant with Central Oregon influences features Meza plates, Flatbread pizza, Mediterranean salads, kebabs, ribs, Elk burgers, Falafel and desserts.


Trophy Elk Chili:  You cannot miss out on this. Braised organic elk, garbanzo beans, cilantro tabbouli, feta and frito garnish causes a straight-up mouth-gasm.

Lebanese Margarita:  A homage to their friends at al amir in Portland, they add a tasty dash of orange blossom essence and almandrado sweet tequila.

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini dipping sauce:  Flash fried fresh cauliflower tossed with lemon and parsley.

Forbidden Black Rice Chicken Bowl:  Rich black rice with Joolz Moroccan barbecue chicken, tossed with toasted nuts, cool tabbouli, and tziki sauce.


Established in 2009 as a globally-inspired green-conscious mobile street food kitchen housed in a 1962 Airstream Tradewind that sailed the streets and events of Central Oregon serving creative delicious global cuisine. They bring festive lunches, dinners, and cocktails to the table and aim to take inspired food, drink, ambiance and hospitality to a casual setting.


Maui Z:  This cocktail contains pepper-infused vodka, rum, fresh lime, cilantro, mint, and pineapple juice.

Carnitas Sando:  Slow roasted pork, salsa verde, citrus mayo, fried egg, green onion cilantro, radish, cabbage, cotija cheese, yuca chips, and a toasted roll.

Grilled Romaine Salad:  Romaine Heart, sunflower seed, poblano, cotija cheese, strawberry, sriracha croutons, toasted cumin buttermilk dressing.


Backporch stands for a simple dream: roasting and preparing coffee responsibly. Founders Dave and Majell opened their doors in 2006 with the idea of sourcing direct trade, micro-lot, and estate coffee with the highest quality. Their mission: Serve coffee to honor the farmers who grew it. Their light brews truly bring out the natural flavors of the beans and remain focused on great coffee in a chill, industrial atmosphere.


Palate is a specialty coffee bar and shop that is dedicated to serving hand crafted espresso beverages in a homey environment. They offer pour-over coffee, manual brew methods, local teas, soup, and pastries for their patrons. Rain or shine, Palate offers good food and brews made with a lot of love. Coffee nerds all over Bend can rejoice over their fresh approaches to the techniques of coffee brewing.