Thursday, May 13, 2010

Good eats

Last Saturday we made a mad trip to Sisters and Bend in Central Oregon - a bunch of us going to a) see the house my mom is interested in buying and b) to give our friends 96 year old mother/grandmother a sightseeing trip. When asked if she thought she could make it she said, "Sure why not I just have to sit in the wheelchair all day anyway" (because of her foot surgeries). What a trooper!

It takes a couple hours to get to Sisters and we made a re-charge stop at Sisters Coffee Company.

It's all rustic lodge inside with these impressive peeled logs going all the way to the second floor.

These barseat's backs are made of hammered copper.

And there's this beautiful river rock fireplace which I was trying to take a photo of while not making the patrons uncomfortable (the ones I'm trying to hide behind the plant).

*sigh* This one's not any better. But you get the idea. Lots of comfy seats to sit and enjoy your beverage.
Here's Doris enjoying an Italian Soda. Isn't she adorable?

There's also a piano against one wall and someone came in, bought a coffee and sat down and played some absolutely beautiful music.

I love tea so I bought some to take home. If you follow me on Twitter you may have wondered what I was talking about when I said "gunpowder" tea (it really was just too interesting to pass up). It's just green tea leaves rolled into little balls so really it just feels like gunpowder but doesn't taste like it. :)

Also bought some huckleberry. And I'm convinced everything that comes out of Montana (based on my several trips there) is huckleberry flavored. It is good, and since around here you have to go in the mountains and fight the bears for them, maybe I'll just stick to buying the Montana version. Visit the tea company's website here.

On the way back from Bend we stopped to eat at the Tumalo Feed Company. And there won't be any photos of the inside because of the "mood lighting."

Because we got there before 5:30 PM we were able to order from a special early evening menu and for $13.95 I got a barbecue chicken breast, rice pilaf, a skillet of fried potatoes, garlic bread (yes, three starches but they were so good.) and beans, plus an after-dinner bowl of sherbet (choices of sherbert, vanilla, root beer float or a nightcap). The food was really good...I'm craving some right 9 in the morning.

The sun was setting on the drive home and the clouds (actually kind of rare for "over the mountain" from the valley) were looking magnificent...even from the back, back seat of the car.

I have to was an exhausting trip, but the food was good! :)


Kel said...

What a great looking place. I'm not sure if we have anything that fun around here. I'm glad you all had fun!

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

I love those barstools, something my 3 boys wouldn't destroy!

Looks like a wonderful trip!!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

We don't have places that look like that here, nice to see:)
96 - hope I can make it to that age!

Michelle said...

Those are some nice looking chairs!

shari said...

looks like a fun trip!! what a great coffee place!! my nephew lives in bend. there used to be (maybe still is) a rock garden (all kinds of sculptural things created out of rockery) somewhere around there we used to go to everytime we went over there. love the sky show pic!

theUngourmet said...

My husband and I lived in Bend in the early 90's. We loved it and would be thrilled to live there again. Glad you had a nice time. Sisters is such a quaint little town. Have you been to the quilt show in Sisters?

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Molly,
WOW!!! That 'Sisters Coffee House' was amazing inside. I'm so glad you took photos to share. The river rock fireplace was so impressive, as were the peeled logs. Awesome. And you're right...Doris is adorable. : )
I loooooved the Mom Mosaic below. I clicked on it so I could see the photos better. You Mom's a doll. I was smiling ear to ear over that last photo of her with all the brothers and CUTE!!!
Hey, thanks for the shout out in your Etsy Post. How fun to see my tote bag there!!!
And last, thank you so much for the lovely card you sent. It certainly made my day. How very thoughtful, Molly. Thanks so much.
Take care,
Mary Lou

Mary said...

I'm a fellow Oregonian who has just now discovered your blog. It sounds like a great road trip. I hope you are having a great weekend. Blessings...Mary