My Birthday Weekend in Bend, OR!

The soaking pools at the Old St. Francis McMenamins.

The soaking pools at the Old St. Francis McMenamins.

Birthday Weekend in Bend, OR

We spent the weekend in Bend, a great weekend trip East of Portland. I wanted to share my itinerary of what we did and where we spent time!

+11:00am Leave Portland
+12:30 eat lunch in Sandy + stop at Trillium Lake- There is a pod of food carts in the main stretch of town.
+3:30 Arrive in Bend + check in - Highly recommend A Stone’s Throw Bungalow for vacation rentals

Make dinner at the house, we made…
+peach and burrata salad appetizer
+ veggie side
+ pepper crust steaks
+ wine
+ chocolate cake with beeswax candles and edible flowers

+ Coffee at Megaphone coffee- This chic and photogenic space is a coffee shop until 11:00am and then changes over to a beer hall.
+Head up to Sparks Lake, a local spot that reflects the nearby mountains.
+ Lunch at Fix and Repeat - They have healthy smoothies / bowls in a minimalist space.
+Float the river in the afternoon- The Deschutes river that runs through town is a leisure float and perfect to spend an afternoon outside.
+ Dinner out at Boxwood Kitchen- Order a few sides to share and an entree for yourself!
+ Drinks and dancing downtown Bend

+Spoken Moto coffee shop- One of my favorite places in Bend. Great coffee and vintage motorbikes galore!
+McMenamins Old St. Francis soaking pool- Old St. Francis has multiple restaurants, including a café with breakfast and bakery items, so you won’t go hungry.
+Drive home and stop at Smith rock if you have time

I hope sharing our itinerary and where we ate in Bend, Oregon makes planning your weekend getaway there a breeze!

This post was sponsored by McMenamins.

Megaphone Coffee in Bend, OR

Emily Greene