Currents at the Riverhouse

4.2
559 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Experience the Deschutes River at CURRENTS restaurant , where the chef sources fresh regional and local ingredients. With an open layout, rich woods and leathers, stylish lighting fixtures, a fireplace and riverfront views, this modern space nods to the natural beauty of the great outdoors while maintaining an upscale yet unassuming ambiance—the perfect place for enjoying innovative cocktails and delicious dishes. The outdoor patio is perfect setting for enjoying the sights and sounds of the river complimented by outdoor heaters and fire tables to gather with friends and family.

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BRIANS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

First time back in over five years. Seem like a lot has changed and not all positive. I may be wrong but seating changed and now has a more open concept. Felt spartan and uncomfortable. Asked about Thursday night special and was told sold out. This is at 6:00pm with restaurant at less than 25% full. Really? Ordered rib eye and it was excellent, good cut and prepared well. Server was friendly and seemed to be trying to compensate for restaurant shortcomings.
Restaurant has potential if maybe menu expanded a little and more ambiance added.

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Richduncanco
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great place, Bar has pool table, shuffle board, and TV's. out side seating has heaters and you are right on the Deschutes.

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ToniA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time I went to Currents in 2021. Both times the service and food was excellent. I would recommend Currents to anyone who wanted a nice place to eat with excellent food and service. I cannot wait for summer when I'll be able to eat outside and enjoy a different kind of ambience,.

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TastyTina
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Server was absent. The flavor was good, but for the price I didn't expect my fish to still have a head, eyes, tail, and all the bones. Ruined the experience pulling bones out of my mouth every single bite. Ended up setting it aside. Waste of money.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great ambiance! Loved it!

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JenniferM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here for Christmas Eve Dinner and then Breakfast a couple days later. Both experiences were wonderful!

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MichaelM
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Had to wait for water, had to wait for food, had to wait for check.
Food was mediocre at best.

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ShiC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ate here for Christmas dinner, which is also my husbands birthday. I’d written on my reservation that it was his bday so they could hopefully prep a dessert. The hostess sat us at a table that had been crammed up against a big party, right near the hallway. My husband asked her if we could move to a vacant window table. She said no, it was reserved. We waited a few minutes and no one got sat there, about 3 more tables left. He went and asked again, they finally said yes. Well, the entire time we were there, the dining room was half empty, so they didn’t have the table reserved and the initial table we’d sat at never got filled. Food was ok but Not worth the money. The salad was drenched in dressing to the point it was overpowered by the vinegar. Salmon was slightly undercooked. I asked again for a birthday candle and the server acted confused. My husband was happy with his meal, which was nice. The gal who filled our water was the best part of the day- middle aged with shorter blond hair, otherwise I don’t think it was worth it. I will say that I feel for anyone working holidays, so I can be patient with slower service when places are packed. This didn’t seem to be the case here, however- just mediocre service and food. I’d like to come back and try their normal menu

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Carol
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I thought the main course was mediocre but enjoyed the salad and pecan pie. The service was excellent. I was with two other friends who thought their main course was good. We had a window table and could watch the snow falling--perfect for a Christmas dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Excellent setting, great service, very attentive staff, good food, lovely

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Angela
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Well… the salad was good. The drinks were good but had tons of ice in them. The meal was not good… $60 each entrée. Entrées were 4 choices for Christmas dinner. They forgot the ice cream for the dessert, forgot the berries for the dessert. Seemed as though only one gal was working on our section. Very expensive for the service and the meal imo…

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our employee Christmas dinner and the service was incredible from the minute we walked in the door and throughout our meal. Food was delicious and atmosphere was great!

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EricC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our Christmas dinner and they lived up to the expectation. It was marvelous. The food, the service, and the atmosphere. It was simply divine.

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sylvia1952
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The steak and pork was excellent but had to send the salmon back. Too fishy. But the staff was very nice and didn’t make me feel bad for sending it back.

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LindaR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a birthday celebration and it was very enjoyable. The steaks were a little over cooked, but still tasty and tender.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was very nice

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vipPianoman
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another wonderful Sunday brunch at Currents - tasty menu options with full bar - great service again.

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ToniA
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner last night with a good friend of mine to celebrate the upcoming Holiday. Although we made reservations, we arrived about 45 minutes early and they were able to seat us right away. Every employee we spoke with was courteous and made us feel welcomed. The food was excellent. We both ordered the filet mignon and they were cooked perfectly! The desserts were excellent and so were the drinks. We cannot wait to go back there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Just ok, atleast we got a seat. The food here is ok never amazing never terrible

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found the currents restaurant at the riverhouse to be PERFECT in every way! They were accommodating to us , as our party changed from 3-5… they sat us at a table with a beautiful view of the river that was requested .. the service was impeccable , the food reasonably priced and delicious (the homemade strawberry preserves to die for!) We ate here twice for breakfast and once for dinner, while staying at the Riverhouse - and I will tell everyone I know , to do the same while in Bend! Thank you ! Thank you ! Thank you !

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Kelly
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The atmosphere is wonderful, dining the restaurant you can order off Currents menu or the lounge menu so there is plenty of variety. The view of the river is gorgeous and if it was a tad warmer I would have asked to sit outside.
Service was pleasant but maybe a tad inexperienced. Never got refills on our drinks and had to flag down a server to ask for the check. Overall I would of course to back but have patience if you dine here

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Thanksgiving

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PaulC
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

It seemed that we were getting slim pickings. The waitress brought us a sample of the sweet potato, because we were worried it was going to be to hot. It was wonderful. Yet when our dinners came it was nothing like it at all. I mentioned it to our waitress and it was explained that it was getting towards the end of the night, yet our reservation was at 6:15. She also brought us some extra turkey meat because there was hardly any meat on the plate. Overall was not a good experience, neither for the price or the service. We had constantly wait for water and just basic routine service.

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vipSylvie
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, great views, service was lovely and the good was the best! Only issue: portions a bit on the smaller side, especially for the price.

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Grandmommy
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Thanksgiving dinner. The absolute worst food that I may have ever paid for.
Small portions on basic things like mashed potatoes, undercooked, hard green beans, a very small amount of gravy, overcooked barely warm Brussel sprouts, hard rolls, and TINY slices of pie with 1 teaspoon or maybe 1/2 teaspoon of whipping cream.
Just the worst dinner.

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George57
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Rushed and impersonal service.
Unusually Small portions of food at Thanksgiving.
It was like a dinner at a Sharis or a Denny’s Restaurant at 3 times the price. Very disappointed

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Maui4me
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pre fixe Thanksgiving dinner was lovely. Our server was attentive but not hovering! The restaurant was busy, but quiet. We really enjoyed our relaxing meal by the river!

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Stephanie
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Been here several times. Service quite slow, likely due to short staffing. Food & coffee barely warm. Nice & pleasant server.

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vipJeanD
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food!

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JaimeB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

There was a hair in my burger and it was very dry. I felt the tomato bisque was bland and just overall not spectacular

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KathyF
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely lived up to previous experiences. Recommend short adults start requesting comfort cushions to bring their to a more manageable level. Not fond of plate at shoulder height.

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WilliamW
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We consider Currents the best steakhouse in Bend. We definitely enjoyed the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tasty food, but limited menu. Just check before going. But such a cute vibe and amazing service! Love that they support local as well! Would definitely recommend but if you have restrictions, just check menu first.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was ok. Expected better based on reviews.

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vipJillwasntthrilled
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This place is just ok. The tables seemed kind of close together. The service was a roller coaster ride - at times it felt like the waitress was stopping by every 5 minutes, but it took a long time for her to bring our drinks. Also, she offered dessert to the table behind us, but did not ask if we wanted to hear the dessert options. (I probably would have ordered some if she had.)

In terms of food, the cheeseboard was a bit underwhelming. I ordered the chorizo pasta - by the time it was served, the sauce had cooled a lot, so it wasn't warm enough and kind of bland.

I'm learning to adjust my expectations around service in this "new normal" where businesses are desperately under-staffed, but the cold food and the dessert snub could have been avoided...

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TjiskaV
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waitress was exceptional - offering incredible service that made experience a special one. View of river is wonderful. Best wedge salad I've ever had!

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vipPianoman
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Enjoy their breakfast menu much more than the dinner menu - dinner is well overpriced for the quality and flavors of food. Gorgeous river view and good staff help improve the overall experience.

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Roadtripper
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Idaho trout was excellent—we really enjoyed it!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

I totally understand about being short handed. So we were patient about the service. We arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation and the hostess said they were running 10 minutes late. So we had a seat in the waiting area. After waiting for 20 minutes past our reservation time and saw she was seating other people we asked to be seated also. She did so but didn’t tell the server she seated us. So we waited another 15 minutes before she even greeted us. She very apologetic and was a darling server.

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RebeccaS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our meal and had an excellent server. Menu is limited and priced moderately high

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Currents at the Riverhouse is rated 4.2 stars by 559 OpenTable diners.

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