Calapooia Brewing Co. is an award-winning brewery serving a variety of craft brews, such as Chili Beer and Devil’s Hole Stout, alongside tasty eats. Open daily and family-friendly until 8pm (no kids after this hour), this lively venue features a cozy interior plus a great outdoor space creating a laid-back atmosphere perfect for relaxing with family and friends. Must-try edibles found on the menu include Chili beer chili, made with the award-winning Chili Beer and topped with cheese plus onion accompanied by tortilla chips and a pickle and the Hawaii 5-Oh burger with jalapeños and secret spices mixed into the Oregon beef patty, grilled with spicy Tabasco and A1 sauce, and topped with cheddar and pepper jack cheeses plus pineapple.
Calapooia Brewing Co., 140 NE Hill St., Albany, OR, USA, +1 541 928 1931
Open Monday through to Saturday, First Burger is a friendly joint serving a variety of mouthwatering burgers. Wanting to create a top quality product, the kitchen team procures the freshest ingredients from local sources, grounds the Oregon-raised beef daily, makes their own veggie patties, and uses fresh potatoes. The hottie burger topped with pickled jalapeños, spicy BBQ sauce, pepper jack cheese, and house-made burger sauce; the whole farm burger with ham, bacon, fried egg, burger sauce, and choice of cheese; and the California burger with grilled onions, mushrooms, bacon, avocado, and ranch dressing; are a few of the great options. To complement the hamburgers, an array of side dishes is available, including deep fried pickles.
First Burger, 210 W. First Ave., Albany, OR, USA, +1 541 704 1128
Opened in 1983, Pepper Tree Sausage House is known for their sausages with over 40 different varieties. A meat lover’s paradise, this cozy shop features everything from smoked to fresh to breakfast to poultry to beef to pork sausages. Open Tuesday through to Saturday, the menu also offers a variety of breakfast and lunch items with highlights being the breakfast burrito stuffed with a choice of sausage, scrambled eggs, potatoes, sour cream, and salsa; the andouille sausage sandwich with sauerkraut and onions; and the smoked cracked beer sausage sandwich also with sauerkraut and onions. Be sure to have cash in hand as this venue does not accept cards.
Pepper Tree Sausage House, 1125 Salem Ave. SE, Albany, OR, USA, +1 541 928 3032