While moving from Kentucky to Washington I found myself in Bend, Oregon with a broken leg. My girlfriend who lived in Bend for quite some time recommended The Herb Center as the spot to go to. She was right to. This place has nearly everything. As soon as you walk in you're met with several glass counters that display some of the products they sell. Edibles, Concentrates in several varieties like wax, shatter and live resin cartridges as well as other types of cartages like CO2, Distilled, Full-Spectrum. Then there is their CBD products as well as THC infused drinks. Behind the sales counter was the display I always dreamt of. Jars and jars filled with the best selections of buds, neatly labeled with their THC content and price. Bruce Banner, Blue Dream, Northern Lights x Train Wreck, zKittles, Girl Scout Cookies, Skywalker OG and I didn't look but I wouldn't be surprised if they stocked the infamous strain "Cat Piss". All the big shot strains and then some you've been waiting to hear about. The worst part about standing there in all the glory of all the strains you've always wanted to try is the line of people behind me who are also aware that in Bend, Oregon the spot to go to for all your Cannabis needs is The Herb Center.
With that being said, there are some draw backs to choosing THC (oh shit, nice acronym) as your spot. Parking is a competitive sport. The Herb Center offers a handicap ramp on the left side of their parking lot for you to navigate into one of their 2-3 available doors. However they are constantly booming with business. Typical case of suffering from success. This isn't anything THC could really combat outside of offering a service to you where you can order online (through Leafly or their website) and pick up at the store (they do offer this service) and the parking lot isn't really their fault.
Also, they do not accept credit cards. Like, actual credit cards. This is because of Cannabis not being Federally legal. Again, this isn't really THC's fault at all so you can't be mad at that. Let this be your warning I supposed. However, THC's debit card reader can only read chip cards. So if you have an old fashion just swipe debit card, you'll need to use their ATM, which often is out of money because their store is figuratively the Vatican of weed in Bend. So save yourself some time and bring cash.
All in all The Herb Center in Bend is an amazing spot. Traffic in and out of the place can be a bitch but that is just basically because this business is ready to scale to a larger location. The staff is friendly, patient and understanding of your excitement or needs and the atmosphere is pretty chill except for the fact that I was sweating my face off in a hoodie and face mask and I was hopping around on crutches. Again, not THC's fault.