Our Story


In the Beginning there was darkness. Then came light. After that is a bit fuzzy, but somewhere along the way came the Cheeseburger. Soon after, in 1983, Jack and Dee Mangin moved to Oregon and opened a little diner call the Pilot Butte Drive In Restaurant. The building was an old A&W location and still sports the classic peaked roof. In 1988, Steve Mangin, Jack and Dee’s son, and his wife Melanie moved up to Bend to help run the increasingly popular restaurant.

Fast forward to the year 2007… Jack and Steve decided it was time to let someone else have a turn. In came the new owners, Bill and Tammy Falconer, to keep the tradition of incredible food and drinks rolling along. With the growth of Central Oregon, in 2011 Bill and Tammy decided to expand to two locations and the Westside Pilot Butte was born. We now serve over 40,000 Cheeseburgers per year, plus all the other great food and shakes, including some of the best breakfast found anywhere. That is our story, at least all I can remember of it! We thank everyone for their continuing support of our restaurants and our wonderful staff at both locations.



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Pilot Butte Drive In - Westside

320 SW Century Drive, Suite 410

Bend, OR 97702, USA

Phone: 541-323-3272

Pilot Butte Drive In

917 NE Greenwood Ave (at NE 9th Ave)

Bend, OR 97701, USA

Phone: 541-382-2972

Email: pilotbutte@hotmail.com