Top things to do in Central Oregon & the Oregon Cascades

Top Choice American in Central Oregon & the Oregon Cascades

Cowboy Dinner Tree

This wonderfully bizarre place is one of the most real and unique Wild West eating experiences in Oregon. Order a whole spit-roasted chicken or a 26 to 30 oz grilled steak. No sharing allowed. It's all served family…
Top Choice State Park in Bend

Smith Rock State Park

Best known for its glorious rock climbing, Smith Rock State Park boasts rust-colored 800ft cliffs that tower over the pretty Crooked River. Nonclimbers have several miles of fine hiking trails, some of which involve…
Top Choice American in Sisters

Sisters Meat & Smokehouse

Get yer smoked sausage, meats, cheeses and jerkies at this modern interior, yet decidedly old fashioned meat shop. There's also a butcher counter selling locally raised beef and lamb perfect for grilling, and a deli…
Top Choice American in Sisters

Cottonwood Cafe

Several incarnations of great restaurants have lived at this cosy little spot and the latest is no exception. Settle into a wood chair by the gas fireplace surrounded by local art, to ooh and ahh over breakfast deli…
Top Choice Museum in Bend

High Desert Museum

This excellent museum, about 3 miles south of Bend, charts the exploration and settlement of the West, using reenactments of a Native American camp, a hard-rock mine and an old Western town. The region's natural his…
Top Choice Gastropub in Bend

Sunriver Brewing Co

In a town of many, many breweries, Sunriver stands out, not only for its delicious, award-winning beers (try the flagship Vicious Mosquito IPA), but also for its great food – from Bratwurst sausages with fried bruss…
Top Choice American in Bend

Chow

The signature poached egg dishes here are spectacular and involve layers of delicious things like polenta cakes, roasted vegetables, Mexican cheeses and cornmeal-crusted tomatoes (don't miss the house-made hot sauce…
Top Choice Mexican in Bend

El Sancho

Fantastic, great value Mexican served in a cool atrium-like setting that opens up in summer or is heated in winter. Every taco from the chipotle chicken to Oaxacan cheese and green chile, are as good as you'll find …
Top Choice Steak in Bend

Bos Taurus

Like a museum of the finest beef, Bos Taurus is a must splurge for meat lovers. The chefs here picked their cattle ranches via blind taste test and everything beyond has also been refined to the smallest detail. The…
Park in Bend

Three Sisters Wilderness

This beautiful 283,400-acre region spans the Cascade Range and is highlighted by the glaciered Three Sisters, three recent volcanic peaks each topping 10,000ft. The western slope of the wilderness is known for dense…