Five great breweries and brewpubs in Bend, Oregon
Bend Brewing Company. The restaurant is cozy, with a view of the Deschutes River at Mirror Pond. Have a bite, or tip a pint of High Desert Hefeweizen or Outback Old Ale, brewed upstairs. $. 1019 N.W. Brooks St.; www.bendbrewingco.com or 541/383-1599.
Cascade Lakes Brewing Company Lodge. Bend's new lodge bills itself as the official after-ski pub. With big TVs in the bars, pool tables upstairs, and a family-friendly restaurant downstairs, it's a busy place. $. 1441 S.W. Chandler Ave., Ste. 100; www.cascadelakes.com or 541/388-4998.
Deschutes Brewery. Settle in with a burger and some Mirror Pond Pale Ale at Bend's oldest brewpub ($; 1044 N.W. Bond St.; 541/382-9242), located downtown. Or take a free tour and taste award-winning drafts at the brewing facilities (noon-4 Sat; 901 S.W. Simpson Ave.; 541/385-8606), on the south end of town near the river. www.deschutesbrewery.com
McMenamins Old St. Francis School. The newest McMenamins hotel opened downtown in November. Spend the night and taste the Terminator Stout in the restaurant or two on-site pubs. $ (rooms from $94, hostel bunks $30). 700 N.W. Bond; www.mcmenamins.com or 877/661-4228.
Silver Moon Brewing. A new location at the edge of downtown has tripled the size of the boutique brewery. There's no food service, but a dozen tables and chairs encourage drop-in tasters. Closed Sun. 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave.; 541/388-8331.