Hours: Daily: 11:30am-9:30pm
Fire in Bend, the wood-fired pizza joint in the heart of downtown, falls on the fancier end of Bend's pizza establishments. A roaring fire, functional while aesthetically pleasing, glows behind the full bar.
A classy-but-casual, sit-down establishment, Fire is not a by-the-slice, grab-and-go joint. It's got more of a Southern California wine bar feel, with exposed, slightly distressed ceiling beams, black and white photography and simple decor. Food options include wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches and gelato.
The best feature—the floor to ceiling windows, ideal for downtown people watching—make Fire a desirable place to take a load off for a casual-paced dinner or a drink. A full bar and plenty of wine and beer.