Holy smokes! I just called and confirmed what my wife thought she saw on their sign: Bend’s best burger joint, the Pilot Butte Drive-In, will be staying open until 6pm starting this Monday, the 11th!
It was back in July of 2004 that they announced they were cutting their dinner shift; they cut their closing time back from (if I remember correctly) 9pm to 3pm. A lot of us were really disappointed.
The new hours will be 6:30am to 6pm; not quite a dinner shift, but a huge improvement. Awesome!
Related: the Bulletin’s recent restaurant review.