Bad Boys Barbecue – Let them do the work!

Are you coming to Sunriver for a family reunion or any type of large family gathering? Are you planning on coordinating a feast for a large group? Why stress when you have Bad Boys Barbecue as an option?

Bad Boys Barbecue is located in Central Oregon and here to cater to your event. Their friendly and professional team will bring mouth-watering food to your event. Not only will food arrive, but they will also bring tables and table set up for the food with chafing dishes and all supplies necessary to ensure food temperatures and clean up afterward.

Here at Village Properties we enjoyed glorious food with some house-made Barbecue Sauces and side dishes for our pre-summer gathering. Our staff was quite impressed by Bad Boys Barbecue and we all left full and happy. With coleslaw and broccoli salad to accompany some select meats, there was something for everyone.

Want more? Take a look at their website here. There are lots of meat options and side items. Oh, and did we mention the appetizers and desserts? Here are just a few items you’ll have to choose from:
• Ruben Bites
• Cucumber Chips w/Salmon & Dill
• Jalapeno/Cheddar Corn Bread
• Sweet Chili Chicken
• Top it all off with almost any kind of pie you crave.

Seriously, once you realize how much time is saved in the menu planning, grocery shopping, prepping, chopping, cooking, serving, etc, you will find this more than worth it for your family gathering. Let Bad Boys Barbecue do the work for you this year and kick up your feet, visit with the family and enjoy the flavors. 

Dining in Sunriver – an update!

We wanted to take a moment to introduce you to a new location and share some exciting ways to save on your dining in Sunriver.

Imagine that you’re all settled into your vacation home. There is a beautiful, well-stocked kitchen, but you just don’t want to cook. Have no fear, grab the family and head out to one of these many local restaurants to grab a bite! Whether you need breakfast before your big adventure or want to grab lunch as you explore the area, here are our favorite options for dining in Sunriver. Enjoy your stay!

Below are some options for dining in Sunriver

Elkibou’s Sunriver – Food Cart Park – Lunch, and Dinner

We are so excited about this addition to our community. A food cart park with a large grassy area, a variety of tasty food and some cool beverages is just what the doctor ordered on a warm summer afternoon (or any time of the year!) Elkibou’s opened up in late June and the reviews are wonderful. From Korean dishes to tacos and Philly Cheesesteaks to some unique snacks, you’ll find something for everyone here. Grab your food, a local brew and a picnic table and we’ll see you over there! Read a guest blog post by the owner of Elkibou’s here!

The Basecamp Grill – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The Basecamp Grill is a small, casual restaurant with some big flavors. We highly recommended trying a breakfast burrito on your way up the mountain to keep you going strong all day. Homemade flavors and a wide selection are sure to fill everyone’s bellies. This restaurant is conveniently located on Spring River road, right on your way up to the high country.

Big Belly Burger’s and Brew – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Big Belly’s has darn good burgers and sandwiches at a reasonable price. Be sure to order a Bloody Mary Slider if you enjoy a good and full Bloody Mary! If you do go that route, you might want to share your meal or plan on grabbing a to-go box – servings are generous. Big Belly offers plenty of traditional breakfasts as well. Head over to the Sunriver Business Park to enjoy this restaurant option!  UPDATE: As a Village Properties guest, you will receive 10% off when you visit Big Belly!

Blondie’s Pizza – Lunch and Dinner

Pizza is in the name, but you will find so much more at Blondie’s. From sandwiches and wraps to calzones and salads, you’ll be sure to find something that everyone in the crew desires. If you’re tired from the adventure of the day, Blondie’s delivers after 5pm in Sunriver. For an easy and tasty way to enjoy dining in Sunriver, give these guys a call!

Café Sintra – Breakfast and Lunch

For Portuguese inspired cuisine and a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere, head over to Café Sintra for breakfast or lunch. This restaurant is a local favorite and serves some scrumptious meals. Favorites include their unique selection of eggs benedict and pizzas with a Portuguese twist. Grab a mimosa and soak up the flavors.

Carson’s American Kitchen – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The views, the food and the atmosphere are all reasons to make your way to the Sunriver Resort Lodge for a meal at Carson’s. Chef Travis Taylor has created a seasonally-driven menu that will always surprise and delight diners. Dishes include only the freshest ingredients and pair perfectly with locally inspired cocktails. Dine on mouth-watering dishes while soaking up the view of the Meadows Golf Course with the Cascade Mountains as a backdrop.

El Caporal – Lunch and Dinner

Serving traditional Mexican cuisine and great margaritas, El Caporal is conveniently located for dining in Sunriver Village! Their prices are quite reasonable.

Hola – Lunch and Dinner

Serving Mexican-Peruvian dishes, Hola offers a unique menu and one-of-a-kind margaritas. Don’t miss out on their Guacamole Fresco, made right at your table. Located off of circle 3 on the river in Sunriver the atmosphere is bright and funky with some amazing scenery. This restaurant is seasonal, so be sure to give them a call to ensure when they are open. They are typically closed during winter months.

Good to Go – Lunch

Good-to-Go Food and Fun specializes in packing you some great food to take with you on any adventure. Give them a call before heading out on your relaxing float, invigorating hike, or any day trip from Sunriver and you won’t be sorry. You can also swing by as you wander through the Sunriver Village and they’ll whip up your lunch right there.  UPDATE: As a Village Properties guest, you will receive 10% off when you visit G2G!

Marcello’s – Dinner

Since 1980, Marcello’s has been serving authentic Italian cuisine to the Sunriver community and its visitors. Although this is a fine dining experience, the restaurant is family-friendly and offers amazing specials each night of the week. Cozy up on a cold evening with some delectable pasta near the restaurant’s fire or hit the lounge for a more casual feel. Visit the lounge between 4-6pm and take advantage of some amazing Happy Hour specials.

South Bend Bistro – Lunch and Dinner

South Bend Bistro has offered Pacific Northwest-inspired cuisine served in a friendly and relaxed environment for over 10 years. With a beautiful outdoor deck for dining in Sunriver, the South Bend Bistro is a wonderful spot for a romantic night out. With a large selection of wines and Italian-trained chef Jeremy Buck, you will not be disappointed. You will want to call ahead to make reservations for this night out. UPDATE: South Bend Bistro is now open for breakfast and lunch!!!

Subway – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Subway is located in the Sunriver Business Park right next to the gas station. Grab a trusty Subway sandwich before heading out on your next adventure.

Sunriver Brewing Co. – Lunch and Dinner

With locally-brewed beer and unique menu, you won’t want to miss visiting the Sunriver Brewing Company. For a tasty appetizer, check out the IPA-battered portobello mushrooms or fried avocado followed by a delicious burger or specialty sandwich. Bring the kids and still hold a conversation with your dining companions as the kiddos head over to the kid zone right in the restaurant. With toys galore in a large space of the restaurant, your kids will be entertained without your help until the food is served.

Twisted River Tavern – Lunch and Dinner

With incredible views, delicious drinks, and a delectable menu, the Twisted River Tavern is worth visiting. Located at the Sunriver Resort Lodge, all are welcome and reservations are not required. Start out with some bacon fried brussel sprouts and a cocktail followed by a mouthwatering entrée and go home with a happy belly.

Village Bar & Grill – Lunch and Dinner

For some good old pub fare and a casual, family friendly atmosphere, head on over to building 7 for a tasty meal. In the warmer months, the Village Bar and Grill offers lovely patio seating where you can sip on a cool cocktail and munch on a snack in between your Sunriver activities.  UPDATE: As a Village Properties guest, you will receive 10% off when you visit the Village Bar and Grill!

The Wallow Bar & Grill – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

This is one of our local favorites for dining in Sunriver. This casual and laid-back environment is truly a hidden gem. Head out of Sunriver and across Harper Bridge to find The Wallow and soak up the quality food at a reasonable price. You will know your trip was worth it when you walk into big smiles and a warm atmosphere. UPDATE: As a Village Properties guest, you will receive 10% off when you visit the Wallow!

Why Book Through Village Properties

Top 3 reasons to book through Village Properties vs. VRBO or AirBnB

Have you been put in charge of finding accommodations for your next family gathering? This is a big job, as there are lots of things to consider and probably lots of folks to keep happy. You may have a checklist of items to keep in mind; number of bedrooms and bathrooms, proximity to certain attractions, whether the home allows pets, etc. A few other items may be related to cost, cleanliness and ensuring that your rental is in good working order so your vacation can be enjoyed. Book through Village Properties and make everyone happy.

If you’re looking at renting through a popular owner-managed site such as VRBO or AirBnB, you’ll want to read further before making your final decision. What are the perks of renting through a property management company vs. VRBO or AirBnb?

  1. 24 hour service – Village Properties at Sunriver has been doing this for over 30 years. Our staff is not only experienced in managing vacation homes, it’s our second nature. When you rent a home from Village Properties, you will be promised a well maintained home that has been thoroughly cleaned. You have our word. That doesn’t mean that problems won’t arise. Imagine… it’s 8pm and you’re just getting ready to throw some burgers on the BBQ and you find yourself with a knob that has broken off the BBQ. If you’re renting from a homeowner that lives 2 states away and doesn’t have a maintenance team on hand, you’ll most likely not be able to get a hold of them, much less get an experienced maintenance technician on site asap to fix the problem. With Village Properties, you can simply call our after-hours number and our friendly staff will be right over to help you out and get those burgers on the grill. We are local, experienced and AVAILABLE!
  2. Perks and discounts – Because we’ve been in the business in Sunriver for over 30 years, we have formed great relationships with local companies. With this, we’ve partnered with many dining and recreation companies to offer you goods and services at a discounted rate. Not only will you receive discounts at many wonderful businesses, you’ll also be able to visit the SHARC for free while staying in many of our homes. These kinds of perks will not be found in an owner-managed home. Take advantage of our relationships and our offerings and save money!
  3. Less fees – Speaking of saving money, did you know that when you rent from VRBO style sites, you will be paying for much more than you expect? When you rent from Village Properties at Sunriver, you will see what you pay for and not be surprised by any hidden “booking”, “cleaning” or “service” fees.

In short, when you book through Village Properties you will feel like you know what you’re getting. With Village Properties at Sunriver, you will find staff on hand 24 hours a day shall anything arise. We’re here to ensure that your stay is cozy and as stress-free as possible. We’re here to help you discover local businesses and have fun swimming at our favorite spot (SHARC). We’re HERE.

If this just makes sense to you and you’re ready to book your vacation rental, take a look at our homes here. We’re ready to help you and we are excited to see you soon!