Happy Hours in Sunriver

Family vacations are the best. But even on vacation, we could all use a little break.

If you can find an hour or two to break away for a money-saving afternoon treat, we’ve got the list for you of the best happy hours in Sunriver!

El Caporal

Located at: 57100 Beaver Drive

For traditional and quality Mexican dishes and a great selection of tasty margaritas right in the Village at Sunriver, visit El Caporal. For a happy hour treat, grab any appetizer for $1 off from 3pm – 6pm any day of the week. After a long day of floating the river and riding the trails, nothing beats a cold margarita and a plate of nachos!

Hola! Sunriver

Located at: 57235 Deschutes Rd.

Margaritas and salsa on the river! Right next to the Sunriver Resort Marina, you’ll find Hola!, a Mexican-Peruvian restaurant, offering happy hour deals from 3pm-6pm, Monday – Friday. Grab one of their tasty margaritas or mojitos and get $2 off, or receive $1 off beer and $3 off all appetizers. I recommend the Ceviche for a cool and appetizing snack. Or, the Guacamole Fresco for a show right at your table followed by some darn good guacamole.  Saving money while sipping on a cold beverage with a breathtaking view = Heaven on Earth!

Marcello’s Cucina Italiana

Located at: 57031 Ponderosa Rd.

This cozy and authentic Italian restaurant offers a full bar, wine and beer, plus mouth-watering appetizers of all kinds. Visit between 4pm and 6pm on any day of the week and you’ll receive $5 well drinks, $5 local beers and house wines or $3 for a bottled beer. Also, receive $2 off any appetizer. The Cheesy Garlic Bread is never lacking in cheese and the Gnocchi is tasty and so appetizing! In addition to these great deals, and, as a guest of Village Properties at Sunriver, Marcello’s will offer a 10% discount on regular menu items when you show your Village Properties key tag.

Twisted River Tavern

Located at: 17600 Center Drive

Hop over to the Sunriver Resort’s lodge to enjoy a view of the mountains and the Meadows Golf Course while sipping a cool cocktail and noshing some tasty treats. Visit the newly remodeled and rebranded tavern between 3:30pm and 5pm any day of the week and receive a signature appetizer for only $3 – $6! Order a cool beverage for anywhere between $3.50 and $5. The flavors, and the views, will not disappoint.

Village Bar & Grill

Located at: 57100 Beaver Drive, Building #7

In the heart of The Village, you will not have to travel far to receive some traditional American cuisine. Offering a full bar and a wide selection of micro and domestic beers, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone. Visit any day of the week from 3pm – 6pm and receive $1 off cocktails, $5 house wines, $4 micro brews or $2.50 domestic brews. If you’d like some great food to go with your refreshing beverage, you’ll receive $2 off any appetizer. Grab a basket of fries, some sliders and a couple of beers and you’ll fulfill that afternoon hankering! And, as a guest of Village Properties at Sunriver, the Village Bar and Grill will offer a 15% discount on regular menu items when you show your Village Properties key tag.

The Wallow Bar & Grill

Located at: 17363 Spring River Road

Head out of the Sunriver common area, across the Deschutes River and you’ll find the Spring River Plaza where the Wallow Bar & Grill sits, off the beaten path. Visit the restaurant and enjoy their beautiful patio between 4pm and 6pm, Monday through Friday to receive some great deals on some of their delicious appetizers and beverages. Domestic beers for only $2.75 or micro brews for $3.75, or enjoy a well drink for only $3.75. Pair your drink choice with an afternoon snack of the Wallow Signature Wings, some Spinach Artichoke and Roasted Poblano Dip, or my favorite, the Locked and Loaded Fries. These are just a few of the options that are offered at a discount for Happy Hour at this laid-back and easy-to-get-to location.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of our best happy hours in Sunriver. Do you have a favorite dish or drink at one of these happy hours in Sunriver – or another – venue that we haven’t listed? We’re all ears.

Kid-friendly Activities in Sunriver That Won’t Break the Bank

Vacations can be spendy. With travel costs, housing, food, souveniers and activities, things add up. Here are some great ideas to do to keep the kids busy without spending too much on your visit

Fort Rock Park – Located on East Cascade Road, between circles 4 and 11 in Sunriver, Fort Rock Park has a couple really fun play structures, swings and tether ball. There is a large kickball/soccer field with lots of extra grass and trees for sitting and enjoying warm summer days. There is a pickle/tennis ball court and basketball courts. This park has it all. You may find yourself able to spend a large portion of a day here, for no cost. Pack a lunch, lots of drinks and head to Fort Rock Park. The kids will thank you (and fall asleep early)!

Paulina park (the park outside of SHARC) – The Paulina park is another great area to spend some time while you’re in Sunriver. Bring your little climbers over here so they can scale the rock walls, enjoy the park slide or run around the beautiful green grass. Be sure to bring some snacks and enjoy the picnic area while you watch the kiddos play. Play disc golf? Then bring those discs and plan on hitting up the 9-hole, par 29 course. 

Walk or bike the trails – Did you know that Sunriver has over 30 miles of paved pathways that weave throughout the property? As you bike or walk these trails, you’re sure to see some wildlife and find some treasures from the forest. Want a fun idea for the kdis while you stroll and enjoy nature? How about a scavenger hunt? Tell the kids to find 5 items as you go. Perhaps a pinecone, a deer, a bunny, a smooth rock and a stick. Or an insect, a bluebird, a brown leaf, some animal tracks and a log? The options are endless. This is a fun way to get into nature with the kids and be able to enjoy yourself without worrying about how much you’re spending.

We hope this helps. Have FUN!

What is the SHARC?

Have you rented your vacation home with us and were told that you get some SHARC passes? Are you wondering what is the SHARC anyway? We’ve got your answer.

How did the SHARC get its name? Why is it spelled wrong?
We promise, there’s a reason that the name isn’t spelled shark, like the animal. SHARC is the: Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center (SHARC). Make sense?

What will we find at the SHARC? What do my passes get me?
SWIMMING! There is an indoor pool that offers a shallow play area for little ones, lap lanes and even a whirlpool and a basketball hoop. The indoor pool and the outdoor adult hot tub are available year round. There is a large outdoor aquatic park as well. This is THE place to be in the hot summer months. With waterslides, a lazy river, spots for sunbathing as well as a tot pool and sand area, your summer days will already be planned for your Sunriver visit. Each SHARC pass in your vacation rental will provide admission for one person. So you can ride your bikes on over, show your pass and swim to your hearts content. Just be sure to BYOT (Bring Your Own Towel) and to read up on other safety and access requirements.

EAT! There is even a cafe; SHARC Bite Cafe where you will find breakfast options, salads, and a variety of cool beverages.

While SHARC is known for the swimming, you’ll find a variety of other things as well. There is a 9-hole disc golf course that weaves through the beautiful surrounding landscape. This is Sunriver’s only disc golf course. Nearby, find Paulina Park and practice your rock climbing skills on the rock walls, bring a picnic to enjoy at one of the many tables or in the green grass or take advantage of the bocce ball court. Around the building from the park you will find an onsite basketball court so you can shoot some hoops before heading back to your vacation rental for dinner.

In the winter months, you’ll find the Winter Tubing Hill. If your crew isn’t interested in journeying up to the mountains for sledding, you’ll be able to enjoy a day of sledding right here in Sunriver. The hill includes three runs with varying steepness for everyone to enjoy.

MORE! Yes, there is more… in the summer, SHARC hosts the Twilight Cinema as well as Teen Night. The facility hosts concerts at the John Gray Amphitheater periodically. August 31st, be sure to catch Jonny Lang!

If you are having an event of any kind, be sure to check in here to see if the SHARC is the right venue for you. There are event spaces for weddings or a pavilion for a smaller gathering.

Why was the SHARC built in Sunriver?
This premier facility was funded by Sunriver property owners and the Sunriver Owners Association (SROA) operates the space. Before SHARC, Sunriver had a great pool on the south end of the resort community. The South Pool was always full and eventually needed some major updates. At this time, the SROA board received lots of input from the community via surveys and meetings and found that a facility such as this seemed to be the desired outcome. In August of 2010 the community voted in favor and construction began. SHARC opened its doors in May of 2012 and has welcomed millions of visitors since.

Okay, how do I get there?
You’ll find the SHARC right off of Circle 2, on Overlook Road in Sunriver. You won’t be able to miss it. Follow the cheerful screams and the giddy laughter and you’ll find the SHARC.