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Getting the most out of Bend, Oregon

KTVZ reported yesterday that Johnny Carino’s (the Italian restaurant chain on the north end of town at the Cascade Village shopping center) is closed. Another one down. Johnny Carino’s Italian Restaurant closed its doors after nearly 15 years, citing rising costs and falling sales. “After nearly 15 years, we ha

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Each month McMenamins Old St. Francis School hosts its History Pub, free presentations on the history of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest (and usually fairly local). The Deschutes Historical Museum co-sponsors the monthly event, and announced the kick off to its 2020 series taking place Tuesday, January 25, featuring 

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Roundabout Books in Northwest Crossing does a great job hosting various author events as well as book club meetings, storytimes, and more, and this Friday, January 24, the store’s annual Local Authors Night returns with an evening showcase of five local authors—myself being one of them for my book, Bend ̷

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For the past eight years the Humane Society of Central Oregon has been hosting its annual Pup Crawl fundraiser, partnering with local breweries to help raise money for the HSCO and its animal care. And the 9th annual Pup Crawl is coming up, starting on February 1 and running throughout …

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of nationwide Prohibition, and to commemorate the start of Prohibition and the Roaring ’20s, the High Desert Museum is hosting a Prohibition Party on Friday, January 17. Which basically turns the Museum into a speakeasy for the night. This just looks like fun: The …

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The Bend City Council kicked off a new year of meetings this month, taking place the past two Wednesdays (Wednesday the 1st was a holiday so it had been pushed a week). Here are the notes from those meetings: Bend City Council meeting notes, 1/8/20 (MS Word doc) Bend City …

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On Saturday, January 25, it’s Free Day at the High Desert Museum! From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., everyone gets in free. The next Free Day will be on February 29. And if you purchase a membership to the Museum on the free day, you’ll get 10% off the fee. …

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On Saturday, January 25, it’s Free Day at the High Desert Museum! From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., everyone gets in free. The next Free Day will be on February 29. And if you purchase a membership to the Museum on the free day, you’ll get 10% off the fee. …

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It’s been some time since I’ve seen a poker event, but coming up on Thursday, January 23, Webfoot Painting is presenting a Texas Hold’em poker tournament to benefit the Deschutes Children’s Foundation. It’s set to take place at the Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room and promises cash and prizes

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It’s been some time since I’ve seen a poker event, but coming up on Thursday, January 23, Webfoot Painting is presenting a Texas Hold’em poker tournament to benefit the Deschutes Children’s Foundation. It’s set to take place at the Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room and promises cash and prizes

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Each January, McMenamins Old St. Francis School hosts its High Gravity Brewfest, and coming up in just over a week, on Saturday the 18th, the fest returns for its seventh go-round. “High gravity” refers to big, strong beers, typically 8% alcohol by volume or higher, and in the case of …

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Each January, McMenamins Old St. Francis School hosts its High Gravity Brewfest, and coming up in just over a week, on Saturday the 18th, the fest returns for its seventh go-round. “High gravity” refers to big, strong beers, typically 8% alcohol by volume or higher, and in the case of …

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I don’t often post press releases from the City here, but the one I received today is interesting as it relates to traffic issues as well as a potential May bond issue. Titled “Bend City Council Takes Another Step Toward May Transportation Bond Measure,” it spun out of last night’s …

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I don’t often post press releases from the City here, but the one I received today is interesting as it relates to traffic issues as well as a potential May bond issue. Titled “Bend City Council Takes Another Step Toward May Transportation Bond Measure,” it spun out of last night’s …

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Word came down yesterday that the new Chick-fil-A on the far north end of town has its opening date: Thursday, January 23. I know everyone’s excited. The article about the opening on Central Oregon Daily also touches on the inevitable traffic issues: The popular chain is expected to be busy, …

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Word came down yesterday that the new Chick-fil-A on the far north end of town has its opening date: Thursday, January 23. I know everyone’s excited. The article about the opening on Central Oregon Daily also touches on the inevitable traffic issues: The popular chain is expected to be busy, …

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Just wanted to highlight several really good restaurant meals I’ve had recently. Boneyard Beer Pub: Fried pork loin sandwich, with hand cut steak fries. The pork loin was flattened and was wider than the bun! Breaded and fried perfectly so it was moist and delicious, with pickles and a tangy …

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Just wanted to highlight several really good restaurant meals I’ve had recently. Boneyard Beer Pub: Fried pork loin sandwich, with hand cut steak fries. The pork loin was flattened and was wider than the bun! Breaded and fried perfectly so it was moist and delicious, with pickles and a tangy …

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This blog has been around for a long time and it’s a bit obvious that things are a bit stale and it’s not getting timely updates like it used to. Part of that is just changing times and priorities; part of it is understanding how Bend has changed in the …

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This blog has been around for a long time and it’s a bit obvious that things are a bit stale and it’s not getting timely updates like it used to. Part of that is just changing times and priorities; part of it is understanding how Bend has changed in the …

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The final roundup of Bend City Council meeting notes for the year are here, finishing off December of 2019. The meeting on the 4th had a big segment devoted to the Bend Climate Mitigation plan, particularly the section making home energy efficiency increases (as I understand it) mandatory. Councilors Moseley …

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The final roundup of Bend City Council meeting notes for the year are here, finishing off December of 2019. The meeting on the 4th had a big segment devoted to the Bend Climate Mitigation plan, particularly the section making home energy efficiency increases (as I understand it) mandatory. Councilors Moseley …

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The annual Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival takes place this Saturday, December 14, and volunteers are still needed! Here are the details: Thank you for your participation in the Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival on Saturday, December 14th, 2019. For your participation, you will receive a festival glass and complime

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The annual Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival takes place this Saturday, December 14, and volunteers are still needed! Here are the details: Thank you for your participation in the Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival on Saturday, December 14th, 2019. For your participation, you will receive a festival glass and complime

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I’m two days late in posting this as it started Monday, but the Bend Fire and Rescue Santa Express is back this week, and will continue to run through Thursday evening. Here’s the press release (which I just received Monday as well, which would have been good sooner): Bend Fire …

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I’m two days late in posting this as it started Monday, but the Bend Fire and Rescue Santa Express is back this week, and will continue to run through Thursday evening. Here’s the press release (which I just received Monday as well, which would have been good sooner): Bend Fire …

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Here are the meeting notes for the Bend City Council for the month of November, just in time for this month’s first meeting on Wednesday. The biggest point of contention for the month (at least as far as councilor votes go) is the proposed ordinance amending the Bend Code to …

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Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I hope it’s a happy and safe one especially with the snow. If you have to drive anywhere, please be careful and take your time. If for some reason you’re not cooking at home, or otherwise have plans, The Source has a list of Thanksgiving …

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Starting on Thanksgiving day, the Old Mill District has a full slate of holiday events lined up. It starts with the annual I Like Pie Run taking place this Thursday starting at 9am, and then there will be plenty of other activities taking place throughout the month. Here’s the list …

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It’s that time of year again, with temperatures dropping, that the less fortunate of us may not have the warm clothes they need to get through the winter. If you have extra warm clothing and gear, consider helping out and donating it to the Bend Fire and Rescue’s Warm Clothing …

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