One of the down things about Bend is that it gets hot. We made a feeble attempt to ride our bikes next to the Deschutes River only to find out that right around one o’clock, the sun is like a laser. Thankfully McMenamin’s was a welcome refuge.
This place is a one-stop shop if you plan on visiting Bend. They have a hotel complete with cabins, a pub, a restaurant, and a theater. The McNenamin’s company has several other locations built in historic sites scattered all over the Pacific Northwest.
I will always appreciate the charm of the building, but more than that, the relief from the afternoon sun.