Welcome to North Bend
A picturesque mountain paradise on the outskirts of Seattle.
North Bend is approximately 30 miles east of Seattle in the scenic Snoqualmie River Valley at the base of Mount Si and the Cascade Mountains. The Snoqualmie River runs through the town's lush natural landscape, and herds of elk are familiar sights. North Bend's downtown area is lined with family-owned restaurants, bars, and unique retail shops. Housing in North Bend includes luxury condominiums in the downtown area for those who seek an urban feel. In contrast, spacious single-family homes outside the downtown area attract those who want a more rural and suburban feel.
North Bend is a heavily forested area with a classic Pacific Northwestern vibe that displays a cascade of changing colors in the fall. Its stunning landscape features lakes, rivers, mountains, waterfalls, and wildlife. It is a remarkably accessible neighborhood with multiple exits off Interstate 90 and is within 40 minutes of other gorgeous towns like Bellevue, Issaquah, and Seattle.
What to Love
- Family-owned businesses in a quaint downtown district
- Mountain sports like hiking, skiing, and snowboarding
- Stunning views of Mount Si and the Cascade Mountains
- Snoqualmie Falls
- Excellent schools
North Bend is a community-oriented town, and residents pride themselves on shopping locally and supporting local businesses. Hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails and thousands of acres of public land provide residents with year-round outdoor recreation. Popular outdoor recreational activities include biking, hiking, fishing, skiing, and rock climbing. North Bend is home to Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance. The town also hosts a popular weekly farmers' market.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The Iron Duck is a hip restaurant and bar serving an eclectic menu of gourmet fare, including duck legs, burgers, pizza, and steak. A full-service bar with 20 beers on tap, it is primarily known for its extensive collection of 350 plus whiskey options. Twede's Cafe is an iconic all-American diner that has been a staple in the neighborhood since the 1940s. It became famous as a filming location for the TV series “Twin Peaks.” Popular menu items include the turkey bacon melt with a side of clam chowder and cherry pie. Both tourists and community members gather here to enjoy the classic vintage interior and excellent diner food.
Il Paesano Italiani Ristorante is the town’s premier, award-winning Italian restaurant. It received the “Best of the Valley” award in 2021 and is known for its extensive menu of fine wines and classic Italian dishes like lasagna, pizza, and antipasti.
As for shopping, the area doesn’t disappoint. The historic downtown in North Bend has unique boutiques, artisan jewelry, local artwork, and recreation supplies galore.
Things to Do
North Bend’s sprawling and lush mountain landscape provides residents with many fun outdoor recreational opportunities all year round. A hike to the observation deck overlooking the breathtaking Snoqualmie Falls is a popular activity among locals and visitors alike. The 268-foot waterfall is one of the state’s most famous attractions and natural landmarks.
Gold Creek Pond is another popular and scenic hiking destination in town. Providing a paved trail that loops around a large pond, it is a perfect hike for families with children and those using wheelchairs and strollers. The trail ends at a tranquil picnic area that overlooks the water. In the spring and summer, it is filled with blooming wildflowers. Olallie Trail is just one of the many popular mountain bike trails in the area. Its 11 miles of rugged trail begins at Rattlesnake Lake and ends close to the peak of Mount Washington.
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