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Dean Kirkland

Hack Bend

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Getting the most out of Bend, Oregon

A couple of closures came to my attention recently… I heard about baked. closing at The Night Light Show on Monday. (Have you been to The Night Light Show? It’s fantastic. But that’s a topic for a different post.) Confirmation on their FB page: The rumors are true. Baked will be closing our doors for [&

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You may have heard about the new “Maker’s District” that has formed recently, a group of local businesses located on First and Second streets loosely between Greenwood and Olney Avenues, just east of downtown. They have a block party celebration coming up on August 30, with over 20 businesses participa

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The Platypus Pub is holding two days of a special tap takeover featuring Sierra Nevada Brewing’s special “Beer Camp Across America” line of beers: 12 different collaboration beers that Sierra Nevada brewed with a host of craft brewers all around the country. All of these are beers that look pretty amazi

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The Source Weekly’s “Best of Central Oregon 2014” issue is out today, highlighting all of the Best-of-Every-Category that the Source readers have voted on—and once again, this Hack Bend blog has won the “Best Blog” award! The excellent Hyperbole and a Half was this year’s honorab

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Central Oregon’s oldest and largest beer festival, the Bend Brewfest, returns again this year for three full days: Thursday through Saturday, the 14th through 16th. Each day it goes from noon to 11pm and takes place as always at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Admission is free, but to drink beer you’ll need

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Some more openings of places that I missed last week. Pop’s Place—eastside, intersection of Butler Market and 27th Street. They occupy the space originally populated by Little Pizza Paradise (before they moved to the Cascade Village Shopping Center), then by Hot Lips or Hot Rock Pizza or whatever it was in th

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If you are a fan of 10 Barrel Brewing‘s Swill (their seasonal American Radler beer), you should be aware that the company today announced they are recalling all of this year’s Swill currently on the market. They are having overcarbonation issues which can lead to exploding bottles—so if you have any, yo

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There have been a few openings of note, in the past week and a half or so—over on the east side. Firstly, the first of the two Walgreens coming to Bend has opened up: the one on Highway 20 in the old Pilot Butte Theater location, across from Worthy Brewing. It’s the first Walgreens to come […] T

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Rat Hole Brewing is celebrating their first anniversary tomorrow, Saturday, July 19, with an all-day part at their Brewpub in the Old Mill District. From noon to 10pm, they’re holding a parking lot party with live music, $3.50 beers, grilled food, and swag drawings. (You can purchase tickets for food and drink at t

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One of my favorite Mexican restaurants, La Rosa, is coming up on their ten-year anniversary here in Bend, and are planning on ten days of trivia fun to lead up to it. They posted on Facebook this morning: Here comes something to celebrate! In just over a week we will have been serving you for 10 […] The pos

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Tomorrow kicks off the biggest (and best in my opinion) of the Bend seasonal festivals: the Bend Summer Festival! (Additional details here.) Summerfest is going from 5 to 10pm Friday, 11am to 10pm Saturday, and 11am to 5pm Sunday, and takes over downtown with closures on Wall Street, Oregon Avenue, and Minnesota Avenue.

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What’s a good way to follow up the 4th of July? How about a brewfest on the 5th? Today is the 3rd annual Whole Foods Summer Brewfest taking place from 1 to 6pm over at the Whole Foods Market on Bend’s east side. It’s only $5 entry, which gets you the glass and 2 sample […] The post

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We’re coming up on one of my favorite Bend holidays of the year, and this year is pretty ideal because it falls on a Friday—three day weekend! As usual there is a ton of things to do on the Fourth itself and on top of tall that, it’s also First Friday downtown. So after a […] The post

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Three of our breweries are celebrating anniversaries this weekend! That means you’ve got a lot of drinking to do, starting today! Deschutes Brewery is celebrating their 26th anniversary all day long today started at 11am when they open. Featuring “samples of Black Butte XXVI, decadent food specials featuring

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The 7th annual NorthWest Crossing Hullabaloo kicks off tomorrow (Friday the 27th) starting at 4pm (though the Kids’ Crit starts at 3:15). Don’t know what the Hullabaloo is? Here’s the short blurb: The Hullabaloo is a celebration as unique as its name. This unofficial kickoff to summer features food, fu

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Central Oregon’s largest food festival, The Bite of Bend, is taking place this Saturday and Sunday the 28th and 29th, respectively. As a run-up to the main event, “Bite Week” is again taking place all this week featuring chef’s dinners, classes, and demos to whet your appetite. The Bite of Bend wi

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This Thursday, June 19th is the Old Mill District‘s annual Fermentation Celebration, taking place from 4 to 10pm. This 3rd annual event features a “beer walk” around the shopping district where nearly all of Central Oregon’s breweries (plus a few others!) will be pouring beer across ten different

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School is out and summer is just around the corner so it’s time to dust off the free summer activity guide once again! I’ve gone through and updated it for the 2014 summer season, so if you’re looking for free or cheap things to do this summer, make sure to check it out. And if […] The post

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One of the first cideries of the recent hard cider explosion to hit Bend, Atlas Cider, is celebrating their one-year anniversary on Thurs

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Tonight is McMenamins Old St. Francis School’s monthly Friends & Family Night, where from 5pm to closing 50% of all the night’s sales are donated to a selected beneficiary. The selected beneficiary for this month is

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Surprising news came last week that The Nature of Words was suddenly closing its doors and “transition its creative writing outreach p

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If you’re interesting in technology and programming and wanted to learn more about Arduino development—or even just want to know what Ardu

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Everybody loves free, right? Today Bellatazza Coffee in downtown Bend is offering up free espresso granitas as they kick off “Granita Season”:

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Bend’s newest bar, The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin, opened up this past week in the former Astro Loung

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You may have heard on the news this week that there are some seating rule changes f

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Central Oregon’s newest brewery, Wild Ride Brewing, will be opening up their taproom doors this Saturday, May 10 for their official launch! Wi

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If you’re a homebrewer, then you might want to checkout the Big Brew Day today, celebrating the

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So this is kind of a neat tool: historic landmark locations in Deschutes County (not within Bend’s city limits though). It’s an interactive map with three different layers (

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Thursday, February 20th, the Platypus Pub is teaming up once again with Columbia Distributin

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Sad news for fans of Brother Jon’s Public House (on the westside, not to be confused with the Ale House downtown): they are n

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