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Elevation

4.5
4.5
462 Reviews
$30 and under
Northwest
See Elevationbend.com for the latest information and open times. Kindly limit your reservations to 1 or 2 per COCC term to allow other community members to also experience the student learning at Elevation Restaurant.

Elevation, a student operated restaurant at Cascade Culinary Institute, uniquely engages community diners as an integral part of the student learning experience. The Elevation menu boasts of high-quality ingredients that are sourced from regional growers, ranchers and producers. Patrons dine in a "live classroom environment" and are provided with an opportunity to offer feedback via a survey at the conclusion of the experience. Guest input is integrated into the instructional process on a weekly basis to enhance the student learning process.

Elevation serves lunches by reservation during the fall, winter, and spring COCC academic terms. Dinner and a patio food truck lunch are available in the spring. The Bakery Kiosk is open in the fall and winters.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Northwest

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri 11:00 am–12:00 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

  • Private party contact

    Elevation Restaurant: (541) 318-3735

  • Neighborhood

    Bend

  • Cross street

    NW Mt. Washington Drive

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

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

What 462 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
  • 4.7Value

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  1. LI

    LindaInBend

    Saxony

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Server seemed a little awkward. Setting and removing plates didn't feel fluid. Lacking effective narration as to the highlights. She seemed inexperienced.
  2. M

    Michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great experience and feeling good about supporting the program.
  3. LI

    LindaInBend

    Saxony

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, no doubt about it! Fresh, innovative and delicious!
  4. FL

    FacciaLei

    Portland

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply fabulous. Noel was friendly, knowledgeable, yet kept the flow of the meal his focus. Food was delicious. Celery root purée was outstanding. Scallops were carmelized perfectly. Sorbet was a perfectly tart ending.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was great. Asked if we had questions and shared a little about himself with us. He brought our drinks and said appetizers would be out shortly. The bread plate was nicely presented and provided a card with the spread/bread pairing. He spaced the food well and we didn’t feel rushed. Everything was delicious. Was a little concerned about ordering the pork chop because it could be dry…best I’ve had in a long time. Large portion and very juicy and flavorful. My husband had the lamb chops and enjoyed his entree as well. And the dessert hit it out of the park…highly recommend the chocolate raspberry bombe!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful server, Emily, was welcoming and informative. Checked on us during the entire meal. When asked about future plans she was open and gave us an overview of what she would like to do after graduation The food was delicious and well spaced. We all enjoyed our meals and desserts Looking forward to returning. We love this program and the opportunity to meet some if the students
  7. JW

    JeffW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This a really great dining experience. The students at the Culinary Institute take pride in what they do and it shows. I would definitely recommend dining here.
  8. SC

    SandyCWO3

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Elevation and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience from start to finish. The students are enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and so personable. It’s easy to forget they are just learning the trade. We were taken care of by Sarah and Amelia, with Emily as our primary server. They were all very professional and engaging. We loved hearing about their studies and what they like best about their respective programs. Everyone we encountered welcomed feedback to help them further hone their culinary and hospitality skills. Our food was excellent overall. Both appetizers were good, the Prego no Pao sandwich and shrimp wontons entrees also very tasty as was dessert. The student chefs are clearly trained in presenting food that looks as good as it tastes. On par with many fine dining establishments. Sarah gave us a tour after lunch; a really top-notch facility. Looking forward to having dinner there in a couple weeks. :-)
  9. s

    staceym

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You guys all did a fantastic job. Thank you for offering this opportunity to the community. Have you considered selling a cookbook, or recipes?! Thanks again!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service at the culinary school restaurant. Highly recommend for a delicious and comfortable dining experience!
  11. W

    Windknot54

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, attentive but polite service, quiet and relaxing atmosphere. We have dined here many times over the years and have always been pleased with our experience.
  12. JD

    JudithD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Loved it, such a good experience in training for culinary students. They are pros. Go COCC Culinary students... Highly recommended.
  13. R

    Rosie

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Although only open on a limited basis, it is a great way to support the culinary school and give the students experience in all aspects of the hospitality field.
  14. W

    Windknot54

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    It is always a pleasant experience to dine at Elevation. We enjoy meeting the students, the atmosphere is peaceful, the food is good and it meal is great value. As we were four diners at a relatively small table, our waiter could have improved our dining experience by clearing unused cutlery and dishes from the table. But, that was a minor inconvenience. All in all the experience was great - we will certainly be returning.
  15. LI

    LindaInBend

    Saxony

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole meal was a delight. I particularly enjoyed the succulent salmon.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch at the community college. I love that they open their doors for a learning experience.
  17. AL

    AngelaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Elevation is such a gem! We had yet another wonderful lunch there. The space is so warm, quiet and inviting, the menu was fantastic and our server was so sweet. It's one of the best values in Bend (maybe in Oregon) so no wonder it's tough to get reservations. Our favorite items on the menu this fall were the pumpkin risotto and the lamb burger. The pear torte (dessert) was outstanding and we also tried the drink special - a Hood River mule (Moscow mule with apples) - which was amazing (and only $3!). The only small mistake was our server forgetting my husband's coffee order with dessert. No big deal, though. It was a terrific experience and I highly recommend it!
  18. j

    jvmartin0707

    Portland

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    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!!!
  19. M

    Molly

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing value wonderful service and delicious food. Well worth the venture.
  21. 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.
  22. 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!
  23. 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!!
  24. 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.
  25. 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!
  26. R

    Rosie

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 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.
  28. j

    jvmartin0707

    Portland

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 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!
  29. 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.
  30. K

    Kimba

    Raleigh

    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.
  31. R

    Rosie

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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.
  32. 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!
  33. 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!
  34. 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!
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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!
  39. 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.
  40. SB

    StacieB

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 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!

FAQs

Elevation is rated 4.5 stars by 462 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Elevation

2555 NW Campus Village Way, Bend, OR 97701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    NW Mt. Washington Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Bend

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri 11:00 am–12:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Northwest

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • 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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