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A Culinary Journey at Dear Irene in Bend

Dear Irene in Bend, Oregon, is the vision of Chef Jonny Becklund and his wife, Irene. After extensive experience and success as a restaurant chef and owner, Jonny is thrilled to welcome the Bend community to an elevated hospitality experience. 

Our mission is to provide a dining experience that delights and surprises from the first visit to the final bite. There is an energy here that will draw you in and keep you coming back to explore endlessly creative and everchanging innovative offerings, inspired by the highest quality seasonal Northwest and regional bounty. Here at Dear Irene, you will find our hospitality timelessly elegant and upscale with a uniquely personalized approach in an intimate and vibrant setting.

Whether you are celebrating a milestone or just looking for a fun night out, we encourage our guests to experiment and indulge in our curated bar and modern dining setting and, in doing so, to discover new things about themselves and their tastes. Here, we’re passionate about the marvelous, ever-changing journey that is life. 


Our mission is to provide a curated dining experience that delights and surprises from the first visit to the final bite. 


These are the pillars from which we’ve built our dining experience. 


From the crafted cocktails, handpicked wines, expertly prepared and plated dishes, and everything in between, Dear Irene in Bend is curated creatively. 


Our style is a little bit edgy with a lot of glamour, and it’s also clean, modern, and timeless. We bring elegance into every element of our restaurant to offer our guests an unparalleled experience. 


Dining out is about more than food and drinks. It’s about ambiance, energy, passion, and a memorable experience. Dear Irene invites you to step outside the ordinary. 


We’re here to make a mark. We approach life, and our restaurant, with boldness and fearlessness. We invite our guests to try new things and explore new senses while dining with us. 

Dear Irene Team

Looking to join our team of passionate hospitality professionals who deliver genuine and personalized service? Submit your resume to info@dearirenebend.com