Oregon's deep love of beer doesn't stop at the Portland city limits. And just 20 miles from Mount Bachelor, Bend has the added bonus of being one of the country's premier outdoor-adventure destinations. There are few better spots in the world to ski, hike, or mountain bike, and then wind down with a few beers.
Best Brews, Breweries, and Bars
You can hit our three favorite Bend breweries along a one-mile walk. Start at Crux Fermentation Project for lunch and a pint — we like the Sugar Daddy pale ale. Then head north to Boneyard and try the Armored Fist black ale. Finally, arrive at Bend's biggest success story, Deschutes. You can't go wrong working your way through the flagships like Bachelor ESB and Black Butte Porter, but save room for the pub-only specialties.
Grab beers to-go (or another round) at the Platypus Pub and Brew Shop. There you can get harder-to-find local favorites like the intense wild ales from Bend's Ale Apothecary (not open to the public).