Brian Malarkey’s Hawkeye & Huckleberry Lounge Opening in Bend


(Brian and James Malarkey | Photo by Tyler Valzania)

Chef Brian Malarkey’s Hawkeye & Huckleberry Lounge will open on Sunday, June 16 featuring a ‘modern cowboy’ aesthetic and warm, welcoming atmosphere, complete with wood-fired ovens, live music and a space that celebrates Oregon’s great outdoors. The long-anticipated ranch-to-plate restaurant is a tribute to his hometown and Central Oregon as a whole, while partnering with his brother James Malarkey to honor their ranching and rodeo roots in Oregon with Hawkeye & Huckleberry Lounge.

The 11,000-square-foot space is a wonderland for the modern outdoors person, featuring canvas tent semi-private dining spaces, a seasonal outdoor patio with a ‘Kids Camp’ area, a live fire for roasting s’mores and plenty of room to roam. The birchwood stage inside the restaurant will be the site of performances for local bands and touring artists, as well as projections of great performances past and present — everything from Johnny Cash to the Lumineers or Jack Johnson.

“Opening Hawkeye & Huckleberry Lounge in Bend is a deeply personal endeavor and a dream come true for my brother James and me. This restaurant is a heartfelt celebration of our Central Oregon heritage, the ranching and rodeo traditions that have shaped us, and the incredible community we’re so proud to be a part of,” says Chef/Owner Brian Malarkey. “From the beef, chickens and produce raised and grown on our own nearby ranch, to the locally sourced ingredients from our community partners, each dish tells a story of home. Seeing our vision come to life while returning to the place that raised us is an indescribable feeling, and we can’t wait to share this experience with our neighbors from Bend, Redmond, Sisters, and all the surrounding areas. Whether you’re a local or visiting from nearby, we’re excited to welcome you with open arms and share the warmth and spirit of Hawk & Huck!”

In addition to its impressive dining areas, Hawk & Huck is also poised to become a premier event destination in Bend, offering a variety of options for private parties of all sizes. An intimate private dining room is perfect for small gatherings and special occasions, while the vibrant lounge area provides an ideal setting for lively cocktail parties. For larger celebrations, the venue boasts an impressive private event space, complete with its own stage, AV capabilities and outdoor patio, creating a stunning backdrop for unforgettable moments under the stars.

Working alongside longtime collaborator and Chef Tony Torres, Malarkey goes full throttle on every element of the restaurant, raising their own chickens and hemp and beer-mash finished beef at their nearby ranch in Tumalo, P-B Hawkeye Ranch. Feeding into the restaurant, Hawk & Huck will have its own butcher shop and smoker onsite to break down and preserve entire animals, allowing the kitchen to utilize every element, minimize waste, and offer unique, high-quality steaks at accessible price points. What isn’t grown or raised on the ranch (so far lettuces, microgreens, sunchokes and onions are growing on the ranch) is locally and thoughtfully sourced, including 100% Oregon pork. Choose a Ranch or Cowboy Cuts from ‘The Meat Market’ menu, complemented by an array of sauces and add-ons like Bone Marrow Gravy or Fried Oysters & Tartar Sauce. While splurge-worthy items will have their place on the menu, Hawk & Huck will be quite the opposite of a stuffy steakhouse. Unique dishes like Beef Tongue Tostadas and Cracked Skin Pork Belly are complemented by crowd pleasers like Campfire Cornbread, Bay Shrimp Cocktail, Summer Vegetable Pizza, Columbia River Salmon and more. The drink menu includes on-theme cocktails and mocktails, local beers and Pacific Northwest wines. Patrons can enjoy weekday Happy Hour featuring the $10 Hawkeye Burger on Texas Toast, with a $1 Coors Light add-on, providing one of the best deals in town.

Designed by Heylen Thienes, founder of Bend-based design firm Tricorn Black, The restaurant’s renovation was driven by a desire to create an experience that resonates with both seasoned locals and newcomers alike. Rooted in a profound appreciation for Oregon’s ranching and foraging heritage, the interior design unfolds as a love letter to the region’s cultural tapestry. Guests will find themselves dining ‘under the stars’ in the main dining room or under canvas tents in the semi private dining areas. Music will also play a key element in the ambience, set on an enchanting stage that brings memories of walks in the forest. Outside, the patio beckons, offering guests the opportunity to gather around the crackling fire. The menu inspired the material palette, focusing on those that spoke to charcoal, fire and flowing rivers. This vision comes to life through the intricate interplay of Shou Sugi Ban wall cladding, river rock inspired tile for the fireplace and black and white variegated countertops at the bar. The bathrooms will be showstoppers with their out-of-the-box wallpapers and design, all to remind guests that Hawkeye & Huckleberry Lounge will always exude a spirited playfulness.

Hawkeye & Huckleberry Lounge will be open Sunday through Thursday from 4-9pm, Friday and Saturday from 4-10pm, with Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4-5pm and Industry Nights on Mondays. Reservations are available through OpenTable. SW Century Drive, Bend


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