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Dean Kirkland

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Getting the most out of Bend, Oregon

On the corner of Franklin Avenue and 9th Street (the southeast corner at the roundabout) there is a small(ish) community garden designed to to conserve water by using treated storm water for irrigation. Franklin’s Corner Community Garden is “an edible food forest which is open to the entire neighborhood to

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Also on the list of celebrations for this Saturday, April 15, is the M & J Tavern, celebrating their 70th anniversary! The Source Weekly had a great write-up this week about the M & J, delving into a bit of its history (opened in 1947) and highlighting it as the best-kept secret in Bend. CJ…

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Humm Kombucha is throwing their third annual Hummfest today, Saturday, April 15. It’s going to take place all day starting at 10am at their taproom and parking lot on NE 2nd Street, and it sounds like it’ll be a fun day. And family- and pet-friendly as well. (And 2nd Street will be closed in front…

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I’m late posting these minutes from a couple of weeks ago, but here are the March 15 Bend City Council meeting minutes (MS Word format). Highlights: A number of visitor comments this time around were on bikes and active transportation. Not sure if the weather brought it out or…? Councilors voted 6-1 in favor

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For your pub crawling pleasure, the St. Patrick’s Day pub guide returns for 2017! Friday is a great day for St. Paddy’s, and many of the locations below are hosting additional events besides just being great stops for beer and whiskey. In fact McMenamins will be celebrated two days, Friday and Saturday even!

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The first Bend City Council meeting of the month was last night (March 1), and the City issued the minutes late last night. As I posted last time, you can download the Microsoft Word document of those minutes here, and here are some highlights: Visitor comments were all over the board, touching on marijuana licensing,

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Worthy Brewing recently teamed up with Oregon Natural Desert Association to collaborate on some “desert-inspired” beers as a fundraiser for ONDA, and tonight is the release event! Taste four desert-inspired beers inspired by a hike in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness with Oregon Natural Desert Association. Brew

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News broke today that the band Ween has been added to the concert lineup for the Les Schwab Amphitheater this year, they will be playing Saturday, July 1. Tickets are $43 and will go on sale this Friday, March 3. They’ve also been locking in the other shows for the year, and here’s what’s on…

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The ninth annual Zwickelmania, the statewide “brewery open house” that has turned into an Oregon beer holiday, returns to Central Oregon this Saturday, February 25. It used to take place during President’s Day weekend but this year the popularity grew to the point where the Oregon Brewers Guild split it

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Here is a great event that just showed up on my radar today: a benefit for Saving Grace, Smiles of Hope & Healing. It’s taking place Thursday, February 23 at Healthy Bend Dental Implant Center down in the Old Mill District, and it’s free. Here’s the post and details from the event page: Before he

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The latest Bend City Council meeting took place last night, Wednesday, February 15, and the minutes of the meeting were sent out this morning. You can download those minutes here (MS Word document). Some highlights: A number of residents spoke about trees and the city becoming a “Tree City USA” again; All sev

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We are right the middle of the Humane Society of Central Oregon‘s annual Pup Crawl fundraiser for homeless animals, with participating breweries hosting a stop on the crawl a different night through the 24th. Come out for one – or all – evenings of HSCO’s 6th annual Pup Crawl! This fun event raises critical f

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I posted the other day about the Bend City Council meeting minutes and following along with the City government business. Well, Deschutes County also posts the schedules and agenda of the Board of County Commissioners online on a public portal. The meetings are open to the public and are also live streamed on video (whi

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Baldy’s BBQ is celebrating their 12th anniversary this week and they are doing a “Baldyfest” special menu for a customer appreciate week! It will only run Monday through Friday this week, the 6th through the 10th: Make sure to get over there this week! These are some good deals! The post

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A couple of anniversaries and more going on in beer in Bend this weekend. Worthy Brewing is celebrating their fourth anniversary—their Golden Birthday since they turn four on the 4th! They’ll be partying Saturday and Sunday with food specials, special beers, and even a commemorative glass you can buy for $6

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Did you know the Bend City Council meets every first and third Wednesday of the month, and that meetings are open to the public? I’ve never attended a Council meeting but I get a copy of the minutes from each meeting (I’m on the City’s press list), so I thought it would be a good…

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So here’s a fun one, especially if you’re a burger fan! All month long for February, McMenamins is celebrating Burger Month and will have weekly hamburger specials. Our big, juicy Country Natural burgers, served on locally baked buns, are all the talk this month. February 1-5: Dark Star Burger-pickled jalape

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You might have seen the cards and stickers and posters around town lately for the Bend JOY Project. In light of everything that’s been going on in recent months, this is an interesting project that exists to bring, well, joy to the community: The Bend JOY Project is a challenge, a conversation, an opportunity, an&#

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This Tuesday, January 31, the latest edition of McMenamins’ free Old St. Francis History Pub is about Oregon’s first minimum wage law and the woman who helped to create it. It’s titled “Working Women: Caroline Gleason/Sister Miriam Theresa and Oregon’s First Minimum Wage Law” and is pr

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Anyone who will be in the downtown/Franklin Avenue area this week, take note. The City of Bend sent out this notice on Friday about and evening and night closure: The City of Bend will be closing Franklin Avenue between Harriman and Hill streets from approximately 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31 and again fromR

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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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