Fire on the Mountain Brings Portland’s Original Buffalo Wing to Bend’s Campfire Hotel


Campfire Hotel will be the new Bend home to Portland’s Original Buffalo Wing’s restaurant, Fire on The Mountain (FOTM). Set to open in spring 2023 in a reimagined space formerly used as an auto sales lot, this will be FOTM first location in Central Oregon and join FOTM’s existing locations in Portland and Denver

FOTM opened in 2005 at its original Portland location on N. Interstate Avenue in Portland. According to legend, the original Buffalo wing was invented years ago at the famed Anchor Bar in upstate New York. Forty years later, FOTM owners Sara Sawicki and Jordan Busch brought this Buffalo tradition to the Northwest and have continued to share their secret sauce. Now the secret will be out in Bend with the opening of their newest location.

FOTM sources its wings from cage-free, antibiotic-free, hormone-free and humanely raised chicken. The restaurant also uses all-natural beef and pork that are both humanely and sustainably raised.

FOTM is expected to open in spring or early summer, joining Campfire Hotel’s team of onsite food and beverage purveyors. That includes the new Juice Easy Cafe, a concept by master “juiceologist” Bobby Humbert that offers fresh, plant-based juices, a perfect breakfast companion to the cafe’s breakfast burger or chicken’ n waffle bowl. Guests at Campfire can now order directly to their room for an in-room dining experience, too.

While all of Campfire Hotel’s culinary offerings are provided by independent operators, each is an integral part of the fabric of the hotel’s service and hospitality programs. Onsite dining is open daily, Wednesday through Sunday, and includes the Canteen Bar and Juice Easy Cafe.

About Campfire Hotel:
The Campfire Hotel in Bend gives Oregon Camp Culture an urban adventure spin. With 100 freshly renovated and vintage camp-inspired guest rooms, an onsite pool and plenty of space to store your outdoor gear, you’ll have plenty of space to unpack, unwind and hang out by the Fire. Additional highlights include the 900-square-foot in-ground guests-only swimming pool and hot tub, community fire pit for hanging with your crew or meeting new folks, and Canteen lobby bar & café. Local adventure add-ons for epic outdoor fun include complimentary use of Breedlove & Dean Guitars, free local coffee in the lobby and a highly-curated Campfire store. Free guests-only WiFi for planning your daily escapades Friendly and knowledgeable staff who double as Bend adventure experts. Campfire Hotel is the brainchild of developer Tod Breslau, along with the sister properties, which include Portland’s iconic Jupiter Hotel and Hood River Hotel, a historic 40-room boutique hotel in the Columbia Gorge.


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