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Getting the most out of Bend, Oregon

The Bend Fire Department’s Santa Express food and clothing drive returns to Bend this week, visiting neighborhoods throughout town from Monday, December 3 through Thursday, December 6. The BFD has been doing this for awhile now, in conjunction with The Salvation Army, and last year collected nearly 3,000 pounds of

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I was waiting to see if there were any notes for a second Bend City Council meeting this month, but apparently there was none; only the first Wednesday (November 7) saw a meeting. (The other would have been last week, the day before Thanksgiving.) So, here are the notes for …

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Save the date! The sixth annual Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival returns on Saturday, December 8, taking place at GoodLife Brewing. This is a fun, easy-going fest representing the local breweries and cider makers and is a fundraiser for the Central Oregon Brewers Guild. It will run from 2pm to …

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The Bend Fire Department has been conducting a winter clothing drive, and issued a reminder yesterday for folks to get the word out before it’s over next week: The Bend Fire Department has been conducting a winter clothing drive over the past 3 weeks, and now there are just [4] …

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Word came down this week from the County Road Department on the date (this coming Monday) on the winter mountain road closures: The Deschutes County Road Department plans to close the Cascade Lakes Highway and Paulina Lake Road (Road 21) at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19. Cascade Lakes Highway …

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Food waste from restaurants, grocery stores, and more is a huge problem in this country, and while the concept probably conjures up images of spoiled fruit and vegetables, table scraps, and so on, one type you probably haven’t considered (I didn’t) is candy waste. In this case, leftover toffee crumbs. …

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News came down yesterday that RiverBend Brewing, located on north Division Street, will be closing the pub and restaurant this coming Monday, November 19, while the brewery portion will remain open. This is the official word that head brewer Chasen Schultz sent out: It comes as sad news that, as …

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The high school FIRST robotics teams from Mountain View High and Summit High, Team 753 and Team 5468 respectively, are holding a technology and engineering networking event on Tuesday, November 13, at OSU Cascades. Here’s the flier: There will be multiple robotics teams present, not just the high school teams, R

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This Veteran’s Day, Monday the 12th (the Federal holiday, I know the actual day was yesterday), the Les Schwab Amphitheater will be hosting a celebration for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree which is coming to town: For just the second time in more than 50 years, Oregon has been selected …

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The annual fundraising garage sale held by the High Desert Droids, Central Oregon’s oldest high school robotics team, returns this Saturday, November 10 to Mountain View High School. The garage sale runs from 9am to 2:30pm, and all proceeds from the sale go to the team. Details are here: Local robotics team High De

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On November 3, Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization (COHO) is hosting an American Homebrewers Association® (AHA) Learn to Homebrew Day event. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Monkless Belgian Ales. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Learn to Homebrew Day and the 40th anniversary o

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Among the supposedly haunted locations in Bend, you don’t often hear about the Platypus Pub, but it does have an entry on the Haunted Places website: This converted church now houses a tavern, but has played host to a variety of restaurants since the 1970’s. The building is supposedly haunted, with staff and dine

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Here are the meeting notes from October’s two Bend City Council meetings; the Council did finally censure Nathan Boddie at last week’s meeting, who (had to?) abstained from the voice vote on approval of the motion statement. Which of course was the main thing that happened that night. Bend City Council meetin

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Everyone who can vote should have their ballots and the Voter’s Pamphlet by now. If you’ve already voted, no problem, but if you haven’t, and are unsure about the details on each ballot measure, check out Ballotpedia as a starting point. It lists and details each measure, and includes a financial breakd

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Ice skating season is once again open at The Pavilion on the corner of Colorado and Simpson Avenues, as the facility posted on Facebook today. Ta da! The 2018-19 ice season has officially begun! Check schedules regularly as there may be modifications during this week’s warm spells. We’re excited see you on the ice! T

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It’s pumpkin beer time of year, and once again the Platypus Pub will be pouring eight pumpkin beers tonight when the Elysian Brewing Great Pumpkin Roadshow comes to town! The fun takes place from 6 to 8pm: Once more, The Elysian Brewing Great Pumpkin Roadshow returns to The Platy Pub with all of their great…

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The Deschutes Historical Museum‘s annual Historical Haunts of Downtown Bend returns this year, but it will only take place on two nights: October 12 and 13. This always seems like a cool Halloween-adjacent event, conducting a walking tour around downtown to hear the haunted history behind the buildings. Too bad it&

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Here are the meeting notes from the Bend City Council meetings this month; some visitor discussion during the meeting at the first of the month mentioned a possible roundabout on Galveston, but I’m not familiar with whatever those plans might be. Otherwise looks like pretty business-as-usual items for city manageme

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The Great American Beer Festival took place in Denver this past week, finishing up with the annual competition awards ceremony handed out yesterday, and Central Oregon has 5 winners! 10 Barrel Brewing Silver – American-Style Stout – P2P Gold – Berliner-Style Weisse – Baywindow Gold – Fruit Wheat Beer – P

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The annual Bend Oktoberfest begins today, taking over part of downtown Bend with German-themed festivities, beer, music, weiner dog races, and more! The event is hosted each year by the Downtown Bend Business Association, as a fundraiser to support the businesses and beautification of downtown Bend, and revels in its Bav

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Go to Facebook here and watch this video. Then share it, especially with your kids. (I couldn’t embed it directly here due to privacy settings.) The post Watch and share this video. appeared first on

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Today is National Cheeseburger Day, so I thought I’d throw it out there to see who in town has the best cheeseburgers. We all have our preferences of course, but really—who’s is best? To get you started, I’ll point out that this year’s Best of Bend from the Source named Bend Burger Company a

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Starting today, Wednesday, September 5, Bend’s Food 4 Less grocery store kicks off its 33rd anniversary sale, featuring cheap prices and prize giveaways through next Tuesday, the 11th. I’ve long been a fan of Food 4 Less, it has quality goods at reasonable prices and serves the community well. It’s defi

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Bridge 99 Brewery opened its doors five years ago and today, Tuesday, September 4, the brewery is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a very special “99” deal! It’s our 5th Anniversary (Tuesday, September 4th), and we are celebrating with 99 cent beers for 99 minutes (5:00 PM to 6:39 PM). *Does not i

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There is a brand-new liquor store on the north end of town that just opened: Trailhead Liquor. It’s located in the new Robal Plaza on North Highway 97, the new strip-mall complex being built out across from Target. In fact they are so new that this weekend, September 1 and 2, is the grand opening. Grand…

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The 10th annual Little Woody Barrel-Aged Beer, Cider and Whiskey Festival kicks off this Friday evening for Labor Day weekend, which means it’s time to gird your livers and be ready for high gravity barrel-aged goodies! To commemorate one of Central Oregon’s hallmarks—craft beer—and lend a nod to the historic

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The August meetings for the Bend City Council must have been interesting/awkward with the controversy surrounding councilor Nathan Boddie (he was in fact only at the first meeting, but didn’t speak at all I don’t believe). Here are the notes from those meetings: Bend City Council meeting notes, 08/01/18 (MS

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This month there was only one Bend City Council meeting, because the first Wednesday fell on the Fourth of July. So only one set of meeting notes for that meeting that took place on July 18. And yes, councilor Nathan Boddie was absent. Bend City Council meeting notes, 7/18/18 (MS Word doc) The post

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At lunch I headed over to check out the latest food cart lot, a “concept experience” as much as anything, established by Deschutes Brewery and holding its soft opening now. As KTVZ wrote: Deschutes Brewery is calling it a “unique experience” because it is going to have a different theme for each s

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This Saturday, July 21, Three Creeks Brewing is throwing its tenth anniversary party at the production brewery in Sisters. Join us for a carnival-like atmosphere with dunk tanks, bounce house obstacle courses, and more! We will have games, live music by Larry and His Flask, food trucks, and of course, beer showcasing 10

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