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Getting the most out of Bend, Oregon

The 26th annual Munch & Music summertime free concert series starts back up this Thursday, July 7, and runs through August 11 this year, for six total nights of free music every week. As always it takes place at Drake Park and features food vendors and trucks of all kinds, as well as Deschutes Brewery …

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Spotted on the 4th of July: (Community picnic/potluck, Wednesday, July 6th, 4 to 9pm. Bring your own food, blanket, non-alcoholic beverages, cornhole games, and all musical instruments (even banjos!) welcome! bendblockparties@hotmail.com) The post

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Happy Independence Day! Don’t forget with all the other fun stuff going on, the Deschutes Historical Museum is holding their annual Free Day today from 10am to 4pm. The Museum opened on this day in 1980, in fact—so they celebrate this birthday by offering free admission as well as give out free ice cream cup

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Are you interested in robotics, science, and technology, and working with kids ages 9 through 14 to help coach a LEGO Robotics team? Check this out now to become a coach: The post FIRST LEGO League® Coach Tra

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Every year I highlight the Deschutes Public Library‘s 4th of July book sale as a holiday activity (because books!) and always make it a point to stop by after the Pet Parade and fun in the park. However—I don’t know if it’s because July 4 falls on a Monday this year, but the Library’s book &

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So here’s a really interesting-looking event taking place tomorrow (Saturday the 25th) over in Madras: a Beverages Farm Tour with High Desert EATs (which stands for “Educational Agriculture Tours”). It starts early—8:30am, at Maragas Winery—and among other things will cover beer, wine, and w

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The fifth annual Fermentation Celebration is taking place today from 4 to 10pm in the Old Mill District, and if you’re into beer you should be there. (Of course I’m assuming if you’re into beer then you’re probably already planning to come.) With 23 breweries and 6 cideries (plus an alcoholic kom

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Since this is the first official week of summer I thought it was time to dust off the ol’ Free Summer Activity Guide and get it updated for 2016. Because Bend has some great free things to do during the summer, and who doesn’t love free stuff? Enjoy! The post

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The annual Bite of Bend takes over downtown Bend once again this weekend, kicking off at 5pm this Friday, June 17, and going on all day Saturday and Sunday. It’s Central Oregon’s largest food festival and there’s definitely plenty to do, taste, and see. The Bite of Bend celebrates the region’s unique

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Widmer Brothers Brewing out of Portland has been brewing beer for three decades, and their flagship beer, Hefeweizen, is 30 years old this year. To celebrate, Widmer has been making a “Hefe” tour of Oregon, hosting pub crawls and—you guessed it—drinking Hefeweizen. Next Thursday, June 16, they st

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I had posted back in March how the intersection of the Powell Butte Highway and Alfalfa Market and Neff Roads were closing to build a roundabout there. At the time, the main intersection was closed but they did build an access road for the main highway, which could be accessed going from or to Alfalfa …

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Wednesday evening I was invited along with many other people down to the Riverhouse Hotel for the grand opening unveiling of their massive redesign—you may remember that the Riverhouse sold last year to Vesta Hospitality, and one of the big projects was to be a multi-million dollar renovation project. The format

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This Friday, June 3, is National Donut Day, and Sweetheart Donuts is giving away free cake doughnuts to celebrate: On National Donut Day, the first Friday in June, you’ll find one of the sweetest deals yet at Sweetheart Donuts, a FREE* cake donut! We invite you to join us as we help celebrate National Donut …

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Bend’s newest brewpub, Immersion Brewing, officially opens up today, Thursday, May 26! They are located in the Box Factory in the Old Mill District, right next door to Atlas Cider, with the concept of combining a 10-barrel brewpub (brewery plus kitchen) as well as a smaller, U-Brew or Brew-It-Yourself system that a

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Today is the first day of the 10-day beer extravaganza known as Central Oregon Beer Week, which runs through Sunday, May 29 and promises a “week” packed with beer specials, and events you’re not going to want to miss. Here’s the official press release: Central Oregon Beer Week (COBW) Now in its fi

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Yesterday Bend Brewing Company unveiled their new food menu on Facebook, saying, “Fish tacos, coconut shrimp and steak & spinach salad are a few of the new additions.” Among items no longer on the menu include the Jalapeno Artichoke Dip, Chile Verde Nachos, Tuna Melt, BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich, and Thai Cu

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The Brown Owl started out as a food truck that had a spot over at The Lot, and over the past year they built out a brick-and-mortar space in the Box Factory (the former Old Mill Marketplace). Good news—last week they officially opened! I was walking by yesterday and poked my head in and snapped …

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Today, Friday the 13th, is the first day of the High Fiber Arts Symposium taking place in the Old Mill District, which continues through Saturday. It promises to be “one the most comprehensive events for fiber artists throughout the Pacific Northwest.” From the release: The Symposium will explore the cutting

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The new MOD Pizza that has been under construction on Colorado by the new Market of Choice is opening today, with a Grand Opening celebration taking place all day. Bend, are you MOD? We’re bringing super fast artisan-style pizzas to your town! We’re opening the doors of our newest location at 12:00 noon on Fr

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Burger lovers take note! Each day this May, Deschutes Brewery is celebrating National Burger Month by offering up a special burger menu that features a unique (and sometimes unusual) burger special of the day. Earlier this week I was invited along with several other local media folks to have dinner and preview what̵

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The post Farewell Bend Park Sculpture appeared first on Hack Bend.

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This Friday, the 29th of April, Bend Brewing Company is celebrating their 21st anniversary with a block party in front of their brewpub (like they did last year), and it’s going to be good: Bend Brewing Co. is throwing a block party to celebrate our 21st Anniversary!! Join us on Friday, April 29th as we …

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Three Creeks Brewing‘s annual IPApril starts today (Friday, April 22) and runs through the weekend. It’s a hop-lovers favorite type of event, where you can get a great lineup of eight different IPAs: It’s that time again. Eight fabulous Oregon IPAs on tap at Three Creeks for three fleeting days. Come in

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A few months back I wrote about Walla Walla’s Va Piano Vineyards opening a tasting room in the Old Mill District; they were slated to have their grand opening weekend this upcoming April 22-24. Unfortunately, due to permit delays, they have to put off their grand opening for a month, most likely opening up sometim

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The new Pavilion on the westside off Simpson Avenue that started out as the ice skating rink is transition into spring and summer activities—and this week, from Monday the 18th through Friday the 22nd, they are offering a “Free Play” week to serve as a showcase for the upcoming activities. From Bend Par

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Every summer the Les Schwab Amphitheater offers free Sunday concerts (the Bend Memorial Clinic Free Summer Sunday Concert Series in its full name) which is a great way to spend the afternoon and is family-friendly besides. This year’s schedule has been posted, starting on Sunday, June 5. Here’s this yearR

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Just got this dispatch from the City: Beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 14 and continuing through the day, Revere Avenue will be closed at the railroad tracks between Division Street and NE Lytle Street. The BNSF railroad company will be replacing the tracks at the Revere Crossing. Marked detours will be in place &#

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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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