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Getting the most out of Bend, Oregon

If the beautiful weather we’re having this week hasn’t reminded you of Spring, well there’s the return of the NorthWest Crossing Bend Spring Festival taking place this weekend that should help finish the job. It’s taking place Friday the 8th, from 5 to 11pm, Saturday the 9th 11 to 11, and Sunday t

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Beer and history! That’s what the Silver Moon-crafted Skyliners IPA represents, as they worked with the Deschutes Historical Museum to create a special-label beer to commemorate the history of Nordic skiing and the Skyliners in Central Oregon. And tonight is the launch party for the beer, being held at Silver Moon

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You know the Old Mill Marketplace—the building/shopping complex on the western edge of the Old Mill District adjacent to Arizona Avenue, home to the Atlas Cider tasting room, the Longboard Store, WebCyclery, and others. (Apparently it is home to 32 businesses actually, many more than I realized, and is branded an &

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You may remember that the big yellow building in the center of downtown Sisters, the old Sisters Hotel, used to house Bronco Billy’s Grill & Saloon, which closed suddenly last summer. Well now it’s opening back up under a new name, Sisters Saloon, and they are celebrating their grand opening on Friday, Ap

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Update: I’ve added the official press release below. The High Desert Droids, also known as FIRST Robotics Competition Team 753, is a team of high school-aged students that designs and builds a robot every year to participate in state- and national-level competitions. Here’s their “about us” descri

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Hey, we can start the weekend on Thursday, right? Because Crux has something going on today and it’s still spring break! Here’s a rundown of beery things going on around the area today and this weekend. Crux Fermentation Project has a new addition to their patio they’re excited to share with everyone: a

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Are you familiar with Raganelli’s Pizza? They’ve actually been in Central Oregon for 5+ years but only recently (mid-February) moved to the east side of Bend, over on Bellevue Drive (near Worthy Brewing and Cuppa Yo). They were originally located in Tumalo, and I’ll be honest, I hadn’t heard of th

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The return of what has become an annual feature—the St. Patrick’s Day pub guide for 2016! St. Paddy’s falls on Thursday this year, and if you’re of an drinking mind that means Irish beers (dry stout, red ale) and whisky (Jameson!), so once again here’s the guide for your pub-crawling pleasu

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If you live in Alfalfa, or off of the Powell Butte Highway east of town (out towards the Bend Airport), be aware that the County will be closing the road at the Powell Butte/Alfalfa Market Road intersection for the construction of a new roundabout. From their release: On Monday, March 21, construction crews will begin &#

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Fans of Central Oregon Locavore will be pleased to learn that the local food marketplace (or permanent indoor farmers market as they call it) is moving into a new, larger location on Third Street. And as they grow they are welcoming contributions as well. From their online newsletter: In 2013 you helped Central Oregon Lo

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Did you know the Brickhouse restaurant in downtown Bend is serving breakfast on the weekends these days? Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 1pm they are open for breakfast/brunch service, and have a pretty tasty-looking menu. We decided to try it out and this weekend met friends for breakfast. The food was good—you ca

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Redmond’s Juniper Brewing Company is celebrating two years of brewing beer this weekend, with beer specials all weekend long (Saturday and Sunday the 5th and 6th). They posted: WOW!! Two Years already!?!?! My how time flies by when you’re making good beer!! To celebrate and give thanks, we will have pint specials

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Tonight at the Midtown Ballroom, 80s/90s thrash metal band Suicidal Tendencies is playing at 9pm (doors open at 8pm), their first time in Bend. It was originally slated to play next door at the Domino Room but they sold so many tickets they had to move it to the Midtown. I think there are still …

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This Saturday, February 20, the High Desert Museum is having their MidOregon Credit Union Free Family Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Thanks to our generous sponsors, twice every year the Museum is open to all with no admission. Free Day gets busy, so arrive early! Note: Parking is limited! A free shuttle is offered from R

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This Saturday, February 13 (that’s tomorrow!), Oregon breweries statewide are opening up their doors for the annual Zwickelmania celebration, offering up free tours, meet-the-brewer events, beer samples, and more from 11am to 4pm. A “brewery open house” if you will, encompassing many of our local brewer

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The 2016 Oregon Winterfest begins Friday, February 12, and runs through Sunday the 14th. You know the one—it used to be called the Bend Winterfest and takes place at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in the Old Mill District, with lots of live music, food, arts, wine, and more, as well as some unusual features like ̷

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The beery Zwickelmania returns this Saturday, February 13 (which I’ll have more about in another post soon), and Three Creeks Brewing in Sisters is having a pre-Zwickelmania breakfast at their new production brewery from 9 to 11:30am. We are excited to be participating in this year’s Zwickelmania. Drop by the

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Good news for fans of Barrio in downtown Bend: they are moving to a bigger space on Wall Street. John Anderson (the Bulletin’s travel and restaurant review writer among other things) wrote on Facebook: Bend friends: If you haven’t heard, Barrio is shutting its doors on Feb. 20 … for a week. On Feb. 29,

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This Saturday, February 6, the Deschutes Historical Museum will be hosting a talk and book signing for a new local history book, Legendary Locals of Bend, by Les Joslin. It will start at 1pm and should definitely be of interest to anyone interested in history, local or otherwise. From the press release: Just published b

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This Thursday, February 4th, Broken Top Bottle Shop celebrates its fourth anniversary! They’ll be featuring no-cover live music from three bands: Kylan Johnson – Folk Acoustic Blues – 4pm Kinzel and Hyde – Roots & Blues – 5:30pm B Side Brass Band – New Orleans-Style Brass Band 

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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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