1100 SW Highway 97, Suite 103, Madras, 541-460-0442, plantaehealth.com. 10 am-7 pm daily.
Plantae Health—it's the Olde Englishe worde for "plant"—is owned by a couple with experience in commercial agriculture who believe in growing their own flower. In an effort to encourage people to find the right strain rather than the strongest, the THC percentage is not listed in the display. The shop's convenient location off Highway 97, a pristine restroom, and complimentary coffee in the reception area make it a worthwhile stop.
1199 NW Wall St., Bend, 541-323-3822, oregrown.com. 9 am-10 pm daily.
Through an impressive reputation for flower, concentrates and Insta-game, Oregrown has quickly become one of the state's most esteemed cannabis companies. A few other vendors of similar renown can be found on the shelves, like Green Bodhi flower from Portland and Legal sparkling tonics. The shop sell flights of two to four sealed samples in glass, which are popular for visitors who can't decide what to try.
HIGH GRADE ORGANICS
224 SE Davis Ave., Bend, 541-647-2785, thehighgradeorganics.com. 10 am-8 pm daily.
As I walked into the warmly lit, wood-paneled shop, the first notes of the Spandau Ballet song "True" started playing. This is not a metaphor, though the soothing, yoga-studio vibe and $6 joints will have you humming while you peruse the central Oregon flower from growers like Ganapati Genetics and Phantom Farms. High Grade teamed up with Cascadia Labs to develop a simplified terpene profile for each strain, with specified vaping temperatures suggested for each terpene.
210 W Washington St., Huntington, 541-869-2029, 420ville.us. 10 am-6 pm Monday-Saturday.
The only shop east of Bend that can sell to both medical and recreational customers, 420Ville is the busiest place in Huntington (pop. 434). With 30 strains, it has enough flower for everyone in the city, but 420Ville's parking lot gets a fair share of Idaho license plates. The shop is good for a rolling paper/bong emergency on the road, and you'll see remnants of the Oregon Trail on your way out of town.