This is the best thing I ate in the five days we were on our trip.
A Happy Camper donut from the Glazed and Amused food cart in Bend. This place has officially ruined me forever in the donut department. They make each donut fresh to order and the difference is otherworldly. We ended up going back again later the same day for another. This needs to exist in Seattle.
Our final meal in Bend was lunch on the way out of town at Jackson's Corner. Another super fresh, super local menu. It was very similar to Volunteer Park Cafe but about three times the size and with freshly brewed Kombucha on tap.
Biscuits and gravy... again... we really like biscuits and gravy.
A perfect peanut butter chocolate chip cookie and my new favorite soda, Fentimans!
On the way home we stopped at Smith Rock for a hike. It was right off the highway but so secluded. The beginning of the hike looked like the Snake River in Idaho and then we arrived at these rocks and it was like we had been transported to Arches National Park in Utah. The colors were so bright and climbers were scrambling up the side of every rock face.
The sun shined the whole way home on the Mt Hood Pass. It is pretty incredible watching the shift from the east side of the pass to our side over here as high dessert switches to wet fern filled forest. The Northwest is such an amazing place.