The Bend Bulletin wrote a very charming piece about Sam Barlow, the great Oregonian who cut a toll road for pioneers heading over the Cascades into the Willamette valley.
The author, John Gottberg Anderson, writes about Barlow the man, and actually retraces some of the paths that the original Barlow trail followed.
The article is a great read, but our favorite part is the mention of the Tollgate Inn Restaurant, where the author enjoyed his lunch during his travels.
As he writes:
Tollgate Village, at the west end of downtown, is brightly painted in the false-fronted Western style typical of Sisters. The complex includes a family-style restaurant, a lounge and a gift shop that incorporates a bakery and espresso bar.