Bend Oregon’s Best Neighborhoods – River West (West Side)


10 Barrel Brewing Co. Bend, OR

As the name implies, the River West neighborhood in Bend, OR is located on the west side of the Deschutes River. Historically, this was the location of the Shevlin-Hixon Lumber Mill. Most homes were built in the early 20th century, although you will see new construction dispersed throughout. Many people consider this neighborhood to be a continuation of downtown and homes are very similar to those in Old Bend with Craftsman and Bungalows predominating.

Newport Ave., Galveston, and 14th St. are home to many restaurants, coffee shops, and retail stores, making River West a great location for those wanting to be close to it all. Some popular hangouts include 10 Barrel Brewing Company, The Victorian Cafe, Newport Market, Kanpai Sushi, Chow, The Lot, and Nancy P’s Cafe & Bakery. Central Oregon Community College (COCC) lies within the River West neighborhood. Some of the subdivisions that lie within River West are Awbrey Heights, Bonne Home, Miller Heights, Newport Landing, West Hills, Highland Addition, and River Terrace. This area is often referred to as “The West Side” of Bend.

In response to the rapid growth Bend is experiencing, the City of Bend is developing a transportation and land use strategy for the Central West Side of Bend, which includes River West. View the Final Report and Study Area Map.


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