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Elevation

4.5
4.5
518 Reviews
$30 and under
Northwest

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Elevation, a student operated restaurant at Cascade Culinary Institute (CCI), uniquely engages community diners as an integral part of the student learning experience. The Elevation menu, which changes four times per year, boasts of high quality ingredients that are sourced from regional growers, ranchers and producers. Patrons who dine in a "live classroom environment," are provided with an opportunity to offer feedback via a survey at the conclusion of the dining experience. Guest input is then integrated into the instructional process on a weekly basis in order to enhance the student learning process. As part of the CCI Capstone Course, learning outcomes within Elevation associate with students developing confidence in cooking and service techniques and developing effective communication and teamwork skills prior to their transition into the regional hospitality industry workforce as future leaders and innovators.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Northwest

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Fri 11:00 am–1:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (541) 318-3735

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Instructor David Trask, Chef Instructor Thor Erickson, Hospitality Management Instructor Sam La Duca

  • Neighborhood

    Bend

  • Cross street

    NW Mt. Washington Drive

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Appetizers

  • Fire Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup

    Brioche Fontina Crouton

    • Korean Inspired Spring Rolls

      rice noodles, grilled scallion, cucumber, carrot, daikon, basil, gochujang dipping sauce

      Entrées

      • Mediterranean Salad

        Israeli couscous, feta, chickpeas, fresh herbs, spring greens

        • Spring Vegetable Tempura

          black rice congee, ginger cabbage slaw, Sriracha aioli

          • Siberian Pelmeni Dumplings

            lamb, adjika butter broth, sour cream, fresh mint and cilantro

            • Classic Provencal Tuna Sandwich (Pan Bagnat)

              cooked egg, fresh vegetables, olive, vinaigrette, ciabatta roll, espelette potato chips

              • Grilled Cheese and Short Rib Sandwich

                Windy Acres Jack, pickled caramelized onions, arugula, espelette potato chips

                Desserts

                • Triple Chocolate Tart

                  Fresh raspberries, Himalayan pink salt

                  Soda & Lemonade

                  $3

                  • Pepsi

                    • Diet Pepsi

                      • Sierra Mist

                        • Lemonade

                          Metolius Iced Tea

                          $3

                          • Peppermint

                            • Cinnamon

                              • Stevia

                                • Chocolate

                                  Steven Smith Hot Teas

                                  $3

                                  • Brahmin-Black Tea

                                    • Lord Bergamot-Earl Grey

                                      • Meadow-Herbal

                                        • Mao Feng Shui-Green

                                          Coffee

                                          • Bellatazza Finca Vista Hermosa Guatemalan$2.00

                                            Last updated: April 23, 2021

                                            What 518 people are saying

                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                            4.5
                                            4.5 based on all time ratings
                                            • 4.5Food
                                            • 4.2Service
                                            • 4.5Ambience
                                            • 4.6Value

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                                            1. j

                                              jvmartin0707

                                              Portland

                                              56 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              56 reviews

                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                              As always, Elevation did a great job! You have to keep in mind that the students are in training. Our server had no experience, and it showed. But, that's okay. They're all learning. The food was very, very good. Innovative and tasty. I had a couple of minor critiques about the salad but, overall, it was outstanding!!!

                                            2. M

                                              Molly

                                              San Antonio

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on October 8, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing food and service!

                                            3. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Los Angeles

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on October 1, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing value wonderful service and delicious food. Well worth the venture.

                                            4. MS

                                              MarloweS

                                              Los Angeles

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 29, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great experience. Shannon our server was very professional, and attentive. Wish this was a year around program.

                                            5. E

                                              Elizabeth

                                              Indiana

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on May 21, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              What a treat! Our first time at elevation, and it was so much fun. The food was excellent, the staff was friendly, welcoming, and just the right amount of attentive, and the value is great. The local mushroom risotto was the star of our table, and the lemon tart was a perfect finish. Kudos to Elevation for a wonderful meal - we can’t wait to come back!

                                            6. BF

                                              BrendaF

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 21, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The atmosphere felt warm and comfortable. The food was delicious and the server did an incredible job! She was so friendly and sweet!! We had a great night!!

                                            7. m

                                              maryj

                                              Portland

                                              2 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on April 30, 2021

                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                              The dinner was very nice. The waitstaff were a little confused at times, but they were very nice. The food was excellent. The champagne was served in a warm glass...not so good for champagne.

                                            8. S

                                              Shesme1213

                                              Portland

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on March 6, 2020

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We are always delighted to get a reservation at Elevation...it is a lovely place to share a delicious meal and enjoy seeing the students hone their hospitality crafts. The food, the service and staff, the place are just lovely. We are very grateful to know you all!

                                            9. R

                                              Rosie

                                              New Mexico

                                              7 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              7 reviews

                                              Dined on February 13, 2020

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              This concept of having students in training prepare, serve et. all your meal is outstanding. This was the second lunch in 3 months and both experiences were great. Too bad it is so hard to get in to.

                                            10. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Portland

                                              6 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              6 reviews

                                              Dined on February 6, 2020

                                              overall4food3service5ambience5

                                              I’ve dined here many times and it’s outstanding. However, this winter menu was not very good. I had the mushroom Wellington and it was flavorless and mushy. My husband had the tri tip sandwich and,again, it was flavorless. You can’t be perfect all of the time. It definitely won’t keep us from coming back.

                                            11. j

                                              jvmartin0707

                                              Portland

                                              57 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              57 reviews

                                              Dined on January 24, 2020

                                              overall5food4service4ambience4

                                              Once again, Elevation gets an A+. Recognizing that it is a culinary school and that students are learning waitstaff and cooking skills, they're efforts are commendable! Kudos to their creativity and energy!

                                            12. KB

                                              KathyB

                                              Portland

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on January 17, 2020

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              I had the pork, which I really did not care for. My husband and I had both wanted the mushroom option, which was no longer offered as they were out. Everything else about the restaurant itself was very good.

                                            13. K

                                              Kimba

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on January 16, 2020

                                              overall4food3service3ambience4

                                              Fun experience seeing the newbies learning restaurant skills. The presentation was nice, Food was bland. Work in progress as this was the first day of this class working with the public. Good fun time! Enjoyed.

                                            14. R

                                              Rosie

                                              New Mexico

                                              8 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              8 reviews

                                              Dined on December 5, 2019

                                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                                              This is an all student run operation so with that in mind it was a very enjoyable experience.

                                            15. KB

                                              KathyB

                                              Portland

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on October 31, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              This whole experience was excellent. We are making more time to dine here....with friends and family!

                                            16. KD

                                              KateD

                                              Portland

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 25, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing lunch - we are so impressed with the level of quality served by the culinary students. Can't wait to go back!

                                            17. KD

                                              KateD

                                              Portland

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on October 17, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We just had one of the best meals of this year! This is definitely one of BeBe's best kept secrets! Soooo yummy!

                                            18. MS

                                              MeredithS

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 17, 2019

                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                              What a fabulous experience! I took 3 girlfriends and we were so impressed with our lunch.

                                            19. SK

                                              SusyK

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 11, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              This was my first time here and I will definitely be back! Invited my Mom and Sister for a birthday lunch. Food, atmosphere, everything was amazing!! Can’t wait to come back again.

                                            20. SK

                                              SandraK

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 10, 2019

                                              overall3food3service5ambience4

                                              Realize it was the first day. Fish, and salad perfect. French fries soggy and cold, Rissoto undercooked , but flavorful and the CB for desert was really bad, like cottage cheese. The service was wonderful.

                                            21. BW

                                              BrianW

                                              Los Angeles

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on May 23, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Everything was delicious and elegantly presented. Everyone we interacted with was pleasant and professional. Thank you!

                                            22. KH

                                              KellyH

                                              Portland

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 25, 2019

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              Food and service was good, we selected Elevation because the place is quiet. And then the piano player began next to us and fairly loud. Music ran us out so we could continue our conversation.

                                            23. SB

                                              StacieB

                                              Atlanta

                                              12 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              12 reviews

                                              Dined on March 15, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              What a great experience! The students and staff at Elevation are exceptional. The only thing eclipsing them was the food. Delicious!

                                            24. M

                                              Molly

                                              San Antonio

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on March 8, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Outstanding meal and wonderful service! Can't wait to go back again:-)

                                            25. DA

                                              DoctorA

                                              Portland

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on February 15, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              My wife and I have dined at Elevation many times over the years. The experience is always marvelous. Student table service is friendly and welcoming. The food is consistently creative, well prepared and very tasty -- truly high level cuisine. For either lunch or dinner, Elevation is always a joy -- a genuine dining jewel in Bend.

                                            26. S

                                              Shesme1213

                                              Portland

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on February 14, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              A great spot for chatting and enjoying your lunch. Not fast food but really delicious! So glad we have found it as a quiet, tasty spot in town with great service! A MUST DO for anyone in Bend! Thank you!

                                            27. N

                                              Neighbors

                                              Portland

                                              14 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              14 reviews

                                              Dined on February 14, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Thank you for a very delicious and generous lunch on Valentine's Day. We appreciated the tiny bite to begin (not ordered -- just brought along with bread). We took containers home to finish later! The fish and chips were especially good and cooked perfectly. We'll be back!

                                            28. SJ

                                              SJTurners

                                              Portland

                                              13 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              13 reviews

                                              Dined on February 1, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We had a wonderful lunch at Elevation which is the restaurant at the Cascade Culinary Institute. It is a teaching restaurant where students not only prepare the meals, but they also learn the art of restaurant service. The restaurant is only open for lunch on Thursdays and Fridays for the winter term. The menu changes every 2 weeks. The food and service was outstanding. We will definitely be returning for another wonderful dining experience.

                                            29. NB

                                              NeilB

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on February 1, 2019

                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                              Elevation is a great restaurant to enjoy fine dining that is affordable if you are willing to help them in their learning. Sounds like a deal to me

                                            30. JM

                                              JackM

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on January 31, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              This is always a first-reat experience for us and our friends. The food is tasty and clearly well prepared, the hosts/hostesses are friendly and courteous, the atmosphere is comfortable . . . there is just no downside to the experience of dining at Elevation. The students, regardless of duties at the restaurant, are courteous, professional, and friendly.

                                            31. TS

                                              TeresaS

                                              Portland

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on January 24, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Best lunch deal in town. Lovely location and classey atmosphere. Serve very was impeccable. Food divine.

                                            32. A

                                              Annisplace

                                              Portland

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on January 18, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Love Elevation.. mainly because of the students. It’s wonderful to see ones embark on a new journey. They try so hard and they do a perfect job. Food is good, clean and presentation perfect.

                                            33. WS

                                              WendyS

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on January 18, 2019

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              It's all about the food! It tastes as good as it looks and you always want to come back again. Lovely location in the pines makes it special. Thank you for training some wonderful chefs & servers!

                                            34. M

                                              Molly

                                              San Antonio

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on November 9, 2018

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Wow! We had a lovely lunch and scrumptious food. Student/server was very efficient and the food was wonderful. A great experience and we'll go back again!

                                            35. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Portland

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on November 2, 2018

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Dinner isn't on the list above and I would recommend it for dinner also. We all enjoyed our lunch a lot and hope we can do it every term!

                                            36. JR

                                              JoanR

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on November 1, 2018

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              Went for lunch. Brief menu but delicious. We three swapped tastes and enjoyed all. Beverages were lovely too. Enjoyed learning how servers are taught...learned a few things ourselves for hosting dinners at home! Looking forward to more lunches and hopefully dinners too once the new semester starts.

                                            37. LP

                                              LauraP

                                              Seattle

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 25, 2018

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              How can you beat a lovely lunch hand-made by culinary arts students in a beautiful restaurant? The freshly-made pasta was incredible! I was surprised there weren't more locals taking advantage of such a gem. Absolutely fabulous to taste the students' creations!

                                            38. r

                                              reedf

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 18, 2018

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Pleasantly surprised by the facilities, the friendliness of the staff and excellent food. atmosphere was quiet do to design features. We will be back .

                                            39. EG

                                              EdwardG

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 2, 2018

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Culinary school restaurant staffed by the students. Excellent lunch menu that changes every couple of weeks. The meal rivals and in some cases, surpasses those I've had at very high end places. The cost of the lunch I had (3 course meal) was $10. Any tips go to the student fund, so don't be cheap. When we were done, we were given a tour of the institute by the professor. Very impressive school.

                                            40. JU

                                              JUNEHOG

                                              Portland

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 10, 2018

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              It's such a stunning location & building. The dining room is spacious & inviting. The ambiance enables conversation. Your cucumber soup is DELICIOUS!

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                                            Elevation is rated 4.5 stars by 518 OpenTable diners

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                                            Google Map for Elevation

                                            2555 NW Campus Village Way Bend, OR 97701

                                            • Cross street

                                              NW Mt. Washington Drive

                                            • Neighborhood

                                              Bend

                                            • Hours of operation

                                              Lunch
                                              Fri 11:00 am–1:00 pm

                                            • Cuisines

                                              Northwest

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Dining

                                            • Dress code

                                              Casual Dress

                                            • Payment options

                                              Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                            • Executive chef

                                              Chef Instructor David Trask, Chef Instructor Thor Erickson, Hospitality Management Instructor Sam La Duca

                                            • Additional

                                              Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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