Featured Restaurant: 10 Barrel Brewing — Bend, Oregon
My favorite way to discover a restaurant that uses Tillamook products is on accident —and that’s exactly what happened Labor Day weekend while visiting Bend with my family. My husband, one-year-old son and I had just finished a gorgeous hike around Sparks Lake and were looking for something to fill our bellies and cool us down on a 90 degree day in Central Oregon. A good friend had suggested we check out 10 Barrel Brewing Company. It was easy to find on our way back into town so we stopped for a bite. We hit the jackpot!
Not only was the atmosphere perfect for a warm, end-of-summer, day with a large outdoor patio and garage doors that let indoor diners catch a breeze — it was definitely conducive to carting a little one along for dinner (not always an easy task).
But the real treat came when I spotted Tillamook on the menu, more than once. It was hard not to skip dinner and go straight for the Ice Cream Sundae with Tillamook Vanilla Bean Ice Cream — but I left room, and waited. It was well worth the wait. Tillamook Ice Cream really does have that ‘wow’ factor! The sundae was pretty simple…chocolate syrup, nuts, whipped cream and a cherry. Perfect!
Summer may be over (although those of us in the Pacific Northwest are still celebrating, as we had to wait quite a while for sun this year), but ski season is just around the corner. So if Mt. Bachelor is on your list of winter to-do’s, don’t miss a meal, dessert and a beer at 10 Barrel Brewing. We’re big fans!
10 Barrel Brewing
1135 NW Galveston
Bend, OR 97701
Monday-Thursday, Sunday: 11am-11pm
Friday & Saturday, 11am-midnight