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Dean Kirkland

Hack Bend

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Getting the most out of Bend, Oregon

Over at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, they are celebrating the 30th birthday of their Hammerhead Pale Ale this weekend, with beer and food specials you might want to check out: On this day in 1986 a special beer was born at the Hillsdale Brewery in Southwest Portland, clad in overalls and christened Hammerhead. Cele

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Some beery things going on today and this weekend that might be of interest to you: Bridge 99 Brewery: Today they are celebrating the one-year anniversary of the opening of their tasting room on Layton and Empire (just behind Wubba’s BBQ). From 4 to 7:30pm tonight (Friday) they are offering “Sweet treats and

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This week the first two concerts have been announced for the Les Schwab Amphitheater for this year: Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals on June 25, and Alabama Shakes on May 27. Tickets for Ben Harper go on sale this Friday, January 22, at 10am. (The Facebook event page says the presale is from Wednesday …

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Have you ever been to Walla Walla, Washington? In the past two decades or so they’ve emerged as a major wine destination, and they currently have well over 100 wineries in the region (a pretty crazy amount, really). Well word came down (via press release) that one of them is going to be opening a …

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Tomorrow, Saturday the 16th, is the Friends of the Bend Library Winter Book Sale, taking place from 9am to 4pm. Because you can never have enough books! From 9 to 11am, those first two hours are for the members of the Friends of the Bend Library only; from 11 to 4 it’s open to everyone. …

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The new Five Guys Burgers and Fries is open today, it would appear from Twitter (and confirmed on Facebook). The Bulletin had first reported on the chain coming to town back in October; the restaurant shares the building on Third Street with Chipotle and Jersey Mike’s. So, is this kind of the eastern version of In

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Coming up this Saturday, January 16, is my favorite January beer event: the annual High Gravity Extravaganza hosted by McMenamins Old St. Francis School. It’s essentially a festival for strong beers, the perfect type for winter, and even better, it features more than 20 breweries and cideries, roughly half of whic

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Tonight, Wednesday, January 6, Cascade Lakes Brewing Lodge on Bend’s westside is holding a fundraiser from 4 to 9pm for the Garcia family, who recently lost their father; details here: A Go Fund Me page has been set up to raise money for the Garcia family, who recently lost their father Rolando. Rolando’s sons,

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This year Deschutes County celebrates its centennial! The County was formed back in 1916 (the same year the two big sawmills opened on the river and statewide prohibition took effect) out of the western part of Crook County, the last of Oregon’s counties to be established. So all year long the County is teaming up

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If you live in the southeast part of town, there is an open house meeting providing information about upcoming roundabout construction that will be taking place at the intersection of Murphy Road and Parrell Road. Here’s the release from the City: To learn more about the upcoming roundabout construction at the Murp

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This Saturday, June 27, two of Bend’s breweries (the oldest, and one of the newest) are celebrating anniversaries! Deschutes Brewery is celebrating their 27th anniversary (their “golden birthday”) at their Bend Pub downtown starting at 4:30pm and running through the evening. Among the festivities they&#

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Actually I had this mostly updated earlier in the month but since yesterday was the first official day of summer, time to get the annual Free Summer Activity Guide back into the spotlight! I’m a big fan of free and/or cheap activities and there’s so much going on around here during the summers that you can &

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We’ve all heard it, the oft-repeated “statistic” that Bend and Central Oregon have 300 days of sunshine a year, so much so that it shows up in travel guides and promotional materials and just about anything else you read about the region. This came to mind to me again recently when a friend visiting f

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The annual Bite of Bend, “Central Oregon’s Largest Food Festival,” kicks off this Friday, June 19 to run through Sunday the 21st. It’s once again taking over Downtown Bend, and as always is completely free to attend (though the individual food and drink aren’t entirely free of course). Their

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So apparently 80’s-90’s rap artist Sir Mix-A-Lot is going to be headlining Bend SummerFest this year… Sir Mix-A-Lot, the Seattle rapper and producer best known for early ’90s hit “Baby Got Back,” will perform July 11 at the annual festival, organizer C3 Events announced today. The performance is i

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Coming up Thursday, June 18, the 4th annual Fermentation Celebration returns to the Old Mill District, taking place from 4 to 10pm. This is a great event, a “beer walk” throughout the Old Mill, with nearly every Central Oregon brewery (and more!) represented and pouring beer at stations throughout. This year

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In my travels yesterday, I saw this exciting change to the outside of the old Papa John’s location in the Erickson’s Thriftway parking lot: Yep… that’s The Dough Nut. According to the readerboard outside their Galveston location, the new shop will open on Friday, June 12. This block seems to be ge

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This year is a big one for the Sisters Rodeo, as it’s the 75th annual rodeo—having started in 1940, it is I believe Central Oregon’s oldest. The official dates are this weekend, June 12, 13, and 14, though there are events earlier in the week, starting Tuesday. Here’s the schedule: Tuesday, June

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As you make your way around Central Oregon this weekend, you might see a few wildly decorated vans filled with sweaty, smelly runners ringing cowbells. That’s right… it’s relay season. And this Saturday is the second running of the Bend Beer Chase which is growing quickly to be one of the most popular

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I haven’t seen much (or any) fanfare about this other than on Silver Moon Brewing‘s own Facebook page, but this first Friday, June 5 (which is tomorrow) they are kicking off “a summer of celebrating 15 years”—here’s the post: The First Friday of summer is right around the corner and w

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This Friday, June 5, is National Doughnut Day, and accordingly Sweetheart Donuts (located on SE Third Street, just south of the underpass) will be offering a free cake doughnut for everyone who stops by (one per person, while supplies last). They sent out a press release: National Donut Day, the first Friday in June, yo

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Today is the first day of the 2015 season for the Bend Farmers Market! It takes places in downtown Bend every Wednesday from 3 to 7pm through October 14, and this year they’ve added a new second location that will take place on Fridays from 2 to 6pm from June 19 through August 21—at the …

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It’s that time of year again, when the summer activities start back up (and I’ve been updating the Free Summer Activity Guide for 2015) and the schedule for the $1 movies with Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express program has been posted. This is a great deal that takes place each Tuesday and Wednesday at 10am

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It was a bit last minute but we got into the Scott Weiland concert at the Century Center Sunday night, the first show of 92.9 FM’s Toyota of Bend Summer Concert Series, and snapped a bunch of pictures (some of which went on the new Instagram feed). Overall it was a great night for a concert, …

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Super surprising news of the day: Connecting Point Computer Center, in downtown Bend, is closed! The computer store and Apple dealer has been a mainstay on Franklin Avenue for years, and I hadn’t heard anything about going out of business—there’s nothing as I write this on Twitter, Facebook, or elsewher

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So I’ve taken the plunge and set up an Instagram account for Hack Bend. Thus far I’ve only followed a few accounts and just posted a single picture, so please—feel free to follow the account and give me any pointers for who in Bend/Central Oregon I should be following on it! The post

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Do you like beer? What about books about beer and breweries? Even better—regionally relevant books! This Saturday, May 30, Crux Fermentation Project is hosting myself and Portland-based beer writer Brian Yaeger for a dual signing event for our two books, Bend Beer: A History of Brewing in Central Oregon and Oregon

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The schedule is set for the Les Schwab Amphitheater‘s BMC Free Summer Sundays Concerts, which kicks off Sunday, June 21 and almost every Sunday through August 2. These concerts are always a great fun, free activity to add to your summer, and they do a good job to put on good shows and provide a family …

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You may have noticed that I switched out the calendar and events plugin I used here on the site with a newer one today, that will ideally be better (and easier to use) in the long run. Of course, what that means is the calendar page only shows events that I’d exported since this past …

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Surprising news released this morning: 10 Barrel Brewing has been acquired by Anheuser-Busch! The news was first released on a video from the founders on Vimeo: And then I saw the full story/press release on Brewbound, which I’m reprinting here: Anheuser-Busch today announced it has agreed to purchase 10 Barrel Bre

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