Everyone knows Bend has a lot of restaurants, but The Huffington Post says the city ranks third highest in the nation for restaurants per capita — in front of New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland.
Yes, well, it’s all in how you count them. And in this case, the figures appear to be those for the Bend Metropolitan Statistical Area, which covers all of Deschutes County. If so, that would include restaurants in Redmond, Sisters, and everywhere else in the county.
The publication said Bend had 431 restaurants and a population of 166,347, which is about 6,000 higher than the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011 population estimate for the Bend MSA. The city of Bend’s official 2012 population estimate from Portland State University: 77,455.