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Dean Kirkland

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Getting the most out of Bend, Oregon

The Bend-La Pine School District issued an emergency school closure for the next two days (after kids were on their way to school) due to the gym roof collapsing at Kenwood (Highland) Elementary. And the City issued this urgent statement: Avoid the Newport Avenue area near Highland Elementary School. Newport, Nashville a

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I shared the same post from the City of Bend on Facebook but it’s worth posting here as well. The City of Bend sent out an email today with tips to share for everyone managing the snow and understanding the plowing situation: This winter’s buildup of snow is not business as usual, and we need…

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The Bend-La Pine School District has closed all schools today due to inclement weather—the snow and cold—and the other Central Oregon school districts are closed as well. The winter storm warning for this storm remains in effect until 4pm today. As usual KTVZ should have the latest closures listed along with

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Coming up in a scant week and a half is the fourth annual High Gravity Extravaganza Brewfest taking place at McMenamins Old St. Francis School on Saturday, January 14. It starts at 1pm and runs until 10, and features 10 different McMenamins breweries pouring their high-gravity (stronger, higher alcohol) beers—as w

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KTVZ has an article rounding up the year in 2016 in local news which is worth a look. The Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation makes the top of their list but they have a good overall rundown. I haven’t really done a “year in review” type of post since forever but maybe I’ll work one up…

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Happy New Year everyone! Are we ready to see the last of 2016 yet? If you don’t already have plans for this evening, The Source has a fairly comprehensive listing of events. The main thing, be safe tonight, and don’t drive drunk! See you next year! The post

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Tonight, December 22, Broken Top Bottle Shop is hosting their annual Vegan Holiday Dinner starting at 6pm. It’s a four-course meal paired with beer (of course!), costing $45 per person. You can call BTBS at 541-728-0703 to reserve a spot if there are any available. Here’s the menu: • Appetizer: Masa cruste

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All Bend-La Pine schools are closed today due to the current weather and based on the heavy expected snow forecasts for the rest of the day. The other districts are closed as well—Redmond, Sisters, Crook County, Jefferson County, and Culver. KTVZ also has an updated list of the other schools and services closed tod

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Coming up this Saturday, December 10, the Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival is returning to GoodLife Brewing from 2 to 9pm. 22 Central Oregon breweries and cider makers will be there pouring their winter and holiday beers and ciders, and the cost is only $10 which gets you the commemorative glass and 4 drink tickets.&#

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The westside’s popular Parrilla Grill will be opening a second, eastside location this February, the Bulletin reported on Saturday. It will be located in the former Taco Del Mar space that just closed. The restaurant will be moving into a 1,600-square-foot suite at 706 NE Greenwood Ave., recently vacated by Taco De

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This Friday, December 2, Bend Brewing Company is hosting a release party for their Sno’d In Winter Ale, a beer they brewed in partnership with SnoPlanks and Oregon Adaptive Sports. BBC will donate to OAS with every purchase of Sno’d In, so I imagine Friday’s party should raise a nice chunk of funds for

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Next week from Monday, December 5 through Thursday, December 8, the Bend Fire Department’s Santa Express returns for their annual food and clothing drive. Fire trucks will be driving through a different neighborhood each night collecting items. The Bend Firefighter’s Association and Bend Fire and Rescue are worki

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There’s a new Bend souvenir shopping source that officially launched online on November 1st: Simply Bend Souvenirs. The online store has a wide variety of Bend-themed knickknacks and souvenir-type items, from key chains and stickers to pint glasses and t-shirts and more. From the about page: Bend souvenirs are not

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I hope your Thanksgiving holiday weekend is going well so far, and you survived the Black Friday shopping madness (if you partook). If you chose to forgo Black Friday, or even still need to supplement your holiday shopping, check out Small Business Saturday, largely taking place in downtown Bend tomorrow (on, appropriate

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Reader Jeff Orr sent in notice of two more restaurant closures, both on the east side of town: 1) Togo’s on NE Greenwood / Hwy 20 near Bend Public Library Eastside Only noticed it this last week, but could have been closed for months. The North location in Cascade Village Shopping Center remains open. 2)…

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Today is Election Day, and if you haven’t yet dropped off your ballot, do so and VOTE! If you are interested in tracking the results of the election for Oregon and Deschutes County, visit: Oregon Secretary of State – Statewide Unofficial Election Results Deschutes County Real-Time Unofficial Election Results

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The very first Bend Ale Festival is taking place this Saturday, November 12, in NorthWest Crossing. It’s taking place in conjunction with the Bend Ale Run, a half-marathon that kicks off that morning. The Bend Ale Fest runs from 11am to 9pm, with a listed 20 breweries pouring at least two beers each. From the…

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This Veterans Day, Friday, November 11th, Veteran’s will eat for free at the Pine Tavern restaurant downtown. The Pine Tavern in Bend proudly rolls out the red carpet for Veterans on Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day with a complimentary meal as a small token of appreciation for their service. Reservations are r

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Last week I got to attend a beer pairing benefit dinner hosted by Silver Moon Brewing, Revolvr Menswear, and the Scoutpost food cart, who all teamed up to support Cascade Youth & Family Center. This “Pairing for a Purpose” dinner featured five courses of food prepared by Scoutpost and paired with beer fro

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This election season there are seven candidates running for seats on the Bend City Council. It’s not always an easy choice on who to support, so I thought it would be interesting to go through the official Voter’s Pamphlet, and for each candidate try to distill down their essential actionable positions as t

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Each year the FIRST Robotics Club Team 753 (the High Desert Droids) holds a Garage Sale Fundraiser in November to help raise money for the club for the upcoming season, and as part of that they also hold a donations drive. This year’s Garage Sale takes place at Mountain View High School on Saturday, November 12,&#

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Silver Moon Brewing is teaming up with Revolvr Menswear to host a benefit beer pairing dinner this Thursday, October 27, at Revolvr’s downtown Bend store. “Pairing for a Purpose” benefits the Cascade Youth & Family Center and features a five course dinner by the Scoutpost food cart paired with Silv

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The Deschutes Historical Museum‘s annual Halloween “Historical Haunts” heritage walk returns at the end of the month, and if you have an interest in Bend’s history and/or ghost stories, you should definitely check it out! Here’s the press release: The Deschutes Historical Museum invites visi

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This summer seems to have been the tipping point for tourism in Bend—namely, that we are starting to see backlash against the number of tourists and the possibility is being raised that too much tourism is a bad thing for Bend. Not that local negativity against tourism is a new thing, but it’s really the fir

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Sad day today, as confirmation that locals favorite Taco Stand is closed. From the post on Facebook: This is the post I’ve been wanting to put out there for a long time. I want, first to express my sincerest gratitude to all of you who supported us throughout the years. It’s time, it’s done, I’m&#

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The Pine Tavern restaurant hosted their inaugural PT80 Beerfest last year, and IPA challenge with many of the local breweries, and this fest returns again for their PT81 taking place next week, Tuesday, September 27! This year the style focus is on Pale Ales, and the event will run from 4 to 8pm. It’s a …

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The annual Bend Oktoberfest returns to downtown Bend this weekend, Friday the 16th and Saturday the 17th. You know about Oktoberfest—the German-inspired beer and folk festival offering up beer, German food, oompah music, and all sorts of “absurd” games (their word) and fun. This year everything takes pl

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Bend’s niche-est and possibly coolest beer festival, The Little Woody, returns this Labor Day weekend, taking place Friday the 2nd and Saturday the 3rd. This year promises 26 breweries and cider makers pouring their wood-aged specialties, all taking place at the Deschutes Historical Museum! My latest article for t

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The Riverside Market is now known as… the French Market! (Still under renovation.) All part of an ownership change and renovation detailed earlier in the month here: Riverside Market Bistro , formerly known as Riverside Market & Pub , 285 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend, filed an application July 26 with the Oregon Li

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I was walking around the Old Town part of downtown today during my lunch break, and was struck not for the first time by the number of apple trees there are. This time of year they are all bearing fruit, and on my walk most of them were dropping their fruit as well—bunches of apples …

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