Newport Avenue Market: The Employee-Owned Grocery Store in Bend, Oregon
Among the grocery stores in Bend, Oregon, there is only one that is a true original — an independent market where employee-owner food experts offer an experience that’s fun, fresh, and totally delish — and we’ve been doing it for 25 years. Not only do we bring you the best quality ingredients, we’re your personal food concierges, with the answers to anything, from cooking tips, recipes and side dishes, to freshly baked desserts and wine and beer pairings.
Here’s Our Story
Since opening in 1991, Newport Avenue Market in Bend, Oregon, has been the No. 1 choice for specialty food items and a wide array of local, regional and international foods. In 2015, we became Central Oregon’s first employee-owned grocery store, which means that our expert staff is invested in making this the best possible shopping experience. Having ownership means our staff stays here longer, so they get to know more about you and what you want — from how you like your roast trussed to what kinds of craft beer and wine you like to try. In short, we know more and care more about you than other local grocery store, nay — any grocery store anywhere!
Don’t just take it from us. A 20-time winner of “Best Grocery Store” in Central Oregon in The Source Weekly’s annual community poll, we support local producers and offer an expansive selection of high-quality, classic and trending food and beverages, including our amazing 60-foot “Great Wall of Beer,” a curated selection of 500 craft beers, in 35 categories, from stouts, porters and pale ales, lagers and barrel-aged beers. In addition, we carry the area’s most diverse collection of local and regional ciders.
We began this awesome, delicious adventure in 1976, when we opened here on the Westside, close to downtown Bend. During this journey, we have formed a deep connection to this community, which we love dearly. It’s a point of pride that we are the ones who have been responding to the diverse and discerning tastes of our fellow Bendites. And so, over the years, we’ve fashioned ourselves into more than just a boutique grocery store, it’s a must-do, local experience, finely tuned to our customers cravings for real food and real fun. That’s the real Bend.
The Whole Shebang!
In our deli, our chefs are preparing soups and savory dishes using the season’s freshest ingredients and taking advantage of the fabulous bounty of the Pacific Northwest. It’s quick, healthy, delicious and ready to go! We offer vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and dairy free, options and fresh, hand-rolled sushi, too. Or get a made-to-order sandwich with top quality Boar’s Head products. In fact, we’re a Boar’s Head Market of Distinction.
Tap into the expertise of our meats and seafood experts to recommend what’s great in the case, what’s perfect to put on the grill, cooking tips, how to get the best value from a cut of meat, what cut is best for a certain recipe, well, just about anything. Stroll over to our produce section and find out which fruits and vegetables are local, regional, imported and seasonal. Check in with the cheesemonger, too. Our knowledge, gained over years of experience, is all yours, just for the asking — it’s what sets us apart from all the rest.
Journey to our 60-foot Great Wall of Beer, and our premier selection of 500 beers in 35 categories, from stouts, porters and red ales to IPAs, lagers, barrel-aged beers – and ciders too! Our beer experts will guide you and suggest which pair best with whatever you’re noshing.
Our wine pros can help with searching for those hard-to-find selections and offer special order pricing, from international imports to our world-renowned vintages from Oregon.
Peruse dozens of sweet sensations in our bakery — from fresh, locally baked bread, cakes, cupcakes, pies and cookies to macarons, eclairs, mousse and fresh fruit tarts.
We’re So Much More Than Groceries
Now that your palate is satisfied, let’s not forget what pleases the eye. From great linens, cookware (including All Clad, Le Creuset® and Emile Henry), and dinnerware, to the latest gadgets, the funniest cocktail napkins, lovely party accessories and a glorious floral department, it’s simply impossible to not browse and find the perfect joy-giving thing for yourself or a friend.
We’re filled to the brim (look atop the shelves of every aisle) with an eclectic selection of unique, specialty, and hard-to-find items as well as everyday essentials. Our community defines who we are, and we know it’s all about working hard and playing hard, too.
Let Every Visit be an Experience at Newport Avenue Market
Ok, here’s the throw-down — we dare you to enter and not leave having discovered something delightful, unexpected and wonderful. Life is short. Eat good food. With us, you’re certain to have fun doing it. Real Food, Real Fun, Real Bend!