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Dean Kirkland

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Getting the most out of Bend, Oregon

It hardly needs to be said that the total solar eclipse occurring on Monday is going to wreak havoc on the region — it already is. With something like 200,000 visitors coming to Central Oregon and descending on Madras on Monday, there are a number of resources out there for prepping for it all. The…

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Yes, the second week in August is earlier than normal for the Bend Brewfest, but this year they moved it up to avoid conflicting with the eclipse weekend (it’s going to be crazy enough!). So this week, the 15th annual Brewfest returns, taking place Thursday the 10th through Saturday the 12th at the Les Schwab…

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Yes, summer is crazy enough and the next few weeks with the impending eclipse-pocalypse it’s only going to get crazier, hence my behind on blogging these out… but here are the meeting minutes posted for the Bend City Council that I have for June and July. Bend City Council meeting minutes, June 7, 2017 (MS W

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At a summer party thrown by Bend Magazine earlier this week, this guy was slacklining 50 to 75 feet above the Deschutes River Trail… Line was anchored to the cliff and a Ponderosa pine tree. Crazy! The post Cr

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This came through on Sunday the 9th and it’s interesting: Central Oregon Locavore needs to raise $25,000 by the end of summer to stay in business. Here’s the press release: Central Oregon Locavore supports our local farmers and ranchers, while teaching our community about local and healthy food. Our marketpla

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The City issued this notice about the impending closure of Reed Market Road at 27th Street this Friday, July 7: On Friday, July 7, the City will close the east end of Reed Market Road near the intersection of 27th Street. Between Daly Estates Drive/Camelot Place and 27th Street, the contractor will close Reed Market̷

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I know we’re gearing up for the big holiday tomorrow, but this Thursday, July 6, Munch and Music returns! Every Thursday starting with the 6th through August 10th, Drake Park is the location for this free concert series that’s a highlight of the summer in Bend. The evening kicks off at 5:30pm with live music.

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Every year on July 4th, the Deschutes Historical Museum opens up to the public for free which makes for a great stop when you’re out and about for the Independence Day festivities. (You are going to be out and about, right?) Here’s the press release for this year’s event: The Deschutes Historical Museum

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It was 29 years ago today (June 27) that Deschutes Brewery opened its doors in downtown Bend, and tonight to celebrate their 29th birthday they are throwing a Birthday Back Alley Bash behind the downtown pub from 5 to 9pm! Here’s the lowdown: It’s our birthday! What better way to celebrate than with an 80’sR

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Here are the minutes from both Bend City Council meetings in May, from the first and third Wednesdays: Bend City Council meeting minutes, May 3, 2017 (MSWord format) Bend City Council meeting minutes, May 17, 2017 (MSWord format) The next Council meeting is tonight! The post

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The High Desert Food & Farm Alliance EATs tours return with a Beer & Beef tour this Saturday, June 17. Ever wonder how barley is turned into beer? Taste the process at Mecca Grade Estate Malt, a modern malting facility on a historic, 7th generation family farm growing barley and malting it for the brewing…

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The annual Fermentation Celebration in the Old Mill District is taking place today—Thursday, June 8. (Originally it was scheduled for the 22nd but it was moved up.) The event basically turns the entire Old Mill shopping center into a beergarden! The Fermentation Celebration is a one-day beer festival and craft beer

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As they do every year on National Doughnut Day, Sweetheart Donuts is giving away free cake doughnuts! Here’s the release: On National Donut Day, the first Friday in June, you’ll find one of the sweetest deals yet at Sweetheart Donuts in Bend, a FREE* cake donut! We invite you to join us as we help…

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The Summer 2017 Lego Robotics coach workshop schedule has been finalized. These workshops are for adult coaches and mentors of FIRST Lego League (FLL) Robotics teams. They help you understand the various aspects of running a team, as well as get your hands on a new EV3 robot. We provide the robots and computers so you

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The annual Central Oregon Beer Week celebration of beer has returned for 2017, running from May 19 through 28 (going on now!). It’s ten days of beer tastings, dinners, anniversaries, parties, and more, so pace yourself. Highlights for this year include: Broken Top Bottle Shop is hosting multiple beer tastings and l

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Here are the minutes from both Bend City Council meetings in April, the first and third Wednesdays: April 5 Bend City Council meeting minutes (MS Word format) April 19 Bend City Council meeting minutes (MS Word format) Late, yes, and tonight (May 17) is the latest City Council meeting. I will get those minutes plus the

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Sunriver’s SHARC aquatic center has their five-year anniversary coming up, on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, which is also their soft opening for the year. We’re celebrating SHARC’s fifth anniversary. Join us for a day of activities and live music. Admission is just $5 along with the donation of t

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The concert lineup for this year’s Deschutes County Fair is out today, taking place the first week of August, and here’s the plan: Wednesday, Aug. 2: Montgomery Gentry Thursday, Aug. 3: Melissa Etheridge Friday, August 4: The Marshall Tucker Band Saturday, August 5: Old Dominion Fair concerts are free with pa

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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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