We’re so obsessed with Central Oregon, we couldn’t choose just one spot. Here’s a full weekend itinerary.

FivePine Lodge in Oregon
Courtesy of FivePine Lodge

We’re all about the rugged vibes in this outdoor adventure hub that’s also an emerging foodie destination.

Start your visit at the rustic yet romantic FivePine Lodge in Sisters, a town that’s also the longtime home of classic beers at Three Creeks Brewing and Sisters Coffee Co., where roasts range from Black Butte Gold to High Desert Sunrise.

Sisters Coffee Co. fireplace

William Mantani

Then head just a half-hour south to Bend, where you can kick it old-school at Deschutes Brewery or see what all the cool kids are talking about at Boss Rambler Beer Club. Don’t forget a stop for a pale ale at Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

Deschutes Brewery and Boss Rambler Beer

Deschutes Brewery; Dusten Ryen

Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. bar interior

Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.

Then, savor Northern Thai cuisine at Wild Rose restaurant, or pop over to 5 Fusion and Sushi Bar, a James Beard semifinalist restaurant from chef Joe Kim.

Wild Rose, 5 Fusion and Sushi Bar Oregon restaurant food close-ups
Wild Rose, 5 Fusion and Sushi Bar

Courtesy of Wild Rose Thai; Steve Tague Studios

End the trip with a bang at The Last Blockbuster on Earth.

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