The Lodge Restaurant In Oregon Was Recently Named One Of America’s Most Beautiful Places To Dine

by | May 21, 2024 | Central Oregon, Featured, Food & Drink, Interesting, Restaurants, Travel

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Recently The Lodge Restaurant at Black Butte Ranch near Sisters was named one of America's 50 most beautiful restaurants. With views of Broken Top, Mount Washington and the Three Sisters, it's easy to see why this restaurant is not only the focal point of the ranch, but a space that draws visitors in time and again from all over the Pacific Northwest.

Outdoor Splendor At Black Butte Ranch

A scenic landscape featuring orange aspen trees in the fall, a lake, and two snow covered mountains. It's a really idyllic scene.
Photo by Black Butte Ranch via Google Local.

Ponderosa pines, wide open spaces, and panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains are just a few of the reasons that people have been coming to live and vacation at Black Butte Ranch for over 50 years now. Once a cattle, sheep and horse ranch, this working ranch became an 1,800 acre unincorporated private resort community with boundless outdoor activities and eating establishments.

A gorgeous view of meadows and a mountain in the distance at sunset. The sunset is showing off soft pink and blue hues with fluffy and wispy clouds.
Photo by Scott Kinmartin via Google Local.

Most of us have heard of or been to Sunriver, a similar resort community in central Oregon, but many forget about or don't know about Black Butte Ranch and it's stunning views just eight miles northwest of Sisters. With an average of 160 days of sunshine a year, this is the perfect spot to take a family vacation or go on a romantic getaway.

How far is Sisters from Salem, Oregon? Sisters and Black Butte Ranch is a two hour drive from Salem. It's also just a two hour drive from Eugene, and only a thirty minute drive from Bend!

The Lodge Restaurant At Black Butte Ranch Near Sisters

The outside of The Lodge Restaurant. It features wood tones, large windows, the color black, and modern Pacific Northwest style architecture.
Photo by Kristen Carfioli via Google Local.

The Lodge Restaurant is nestled in a grove of Ponderosa pines and features gorgeous panoramic views of the surrounding area.

The interior of the Lodge Restaurant. It features a two story tall stone fireplace, soft wood tones, modern furniture, and modern Pacific Northwest architecture.
Photo via Black Butte Ranch website.

What mountains can you see from The Lodge at Black Butte Ranch? You can see the Three Sisters, Mount Washington, and Broken Top from the Lodge at Black Butte Ranch.

A round dining table covered in a white cloth. There are white chairs, flowers on the table, and a lake in the background along with a snow covered mountain and a ponderosa pine forest.
Photo by The Lodge Restaurant via Google Local.

The Lodge is situated at the foot of Black Butte, which is an extinct stratovolcano, and is surrounded by the Deschutes National Forest, and private properties. There's a lot to do and see nearby, including the town of Sisters.

The interior of the Lodge Restaurant. It features a stone fireplace, soft wood tones, modern furniture, and modern Pacific Northwest architecture.
Photo by Mark Pavliuk via Google Local.

The Lodge was recently renovated and features gorgeous woodwork and stone fireplaces, which serve to bring the outdoors inside to diners, along with the many windows that show off the view.

Delicious breakfast food.
Photo by Bonnie Kelly via Google Local.

The food at The Lodge Restaurant can be described as creative fine dining with a Northwest flair. You'll find delicious starters like Mushroom Fettuccini (served up with truffle toast, a quail egg, parmesan and thyme), and Crispy Oysters with vegetables escabeche and charred lemon aioli.

A delicious looking meat dish covered in fluffy white mashed potatoes in a black bowl. It looks hearty and so delicious!
Photo by Bonnie Kelly via Google Local.

For your main course, I highly recommend the Carlton Farms Pork Shank with creamy mascarpone polenta, olives, garlic, tomato, and gremolata. Your taste buds will be in heaven, and there will be just enough room left for dessert, (caramel apple bread pudding with vanilla ice cream anyone)?

Asparagus and cherry tomatoes plated nicely on a white plate and drizzled in a creamy sauce.
Photo by Black Butte Ranch via Google Local.

Another great entrée is the Smoked Sweet Potato Cannelloni, served with brussels sprouts, quinoa, red pepper and tequila-chive crema. Delicious!

A really tasty looking salad with fresh ingredients and brightly colored lettuce in tones of green and purple.
Photo by Lenore Davis via Google Local.

What's on the dinner menu at The Lodge Restaurant? You can find the full dinner menu here, including what's on the kid's menu. We also highly recommend checking out the BBR BLT and the Cheeseburger sliders. And don't forget dessert!

A really nicely plated fine dining desert with berries and a red sauce.
Photo by Black Butte Ranch via Google Local.

The Lodge Restaurant also offers up a tantalizing wine list with wines from all over the Pacific Northwest. From Chardonnay, to Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and more, there's something to please every palate. See the full wine list here.

The Lodge Restaurant At Black Butte Ranch Information

  • Location: 12930 Hawks Beard, in Sisters, Oregon.
  • Hours: The Lodge Restaurant serves up breakfast and dinner, but breakfast is not always served every day depending on the time of year, and the hours vary depending on the month. Check out The Lodge Restaurant website for updated hours and information.
A tasty looking plate of breakfast food featuring eggs and other breakfast items. It's plated really well. This is fine dining, not your typical restaurant breakfast fare.
Photo by Linda Baker via Google Local.

Do you need reservations at The Lodge Restaurant? You should make reservations. You can make your reservations for up to 8 people here, or call 541-595-1260.

Delicious looking breakfast food on a nice plate.
Photo by Bonnie Kelly via Google Local.

Tip: If you're staying at the ranch and looking for a variety of places to eat, there's also a family friendly pub, and a lakeside bistro!


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Written By Jessica Tomlinson

Jessica Tomlinson is a native Oregonian currently living in Southern Oregon. She has been blogging since 2006. She loves nature, photography, hiking, camping, and exploring Oregon's wilds.

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