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Dean Kirkland

Hack Bend

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Getting the most out of Bend, Oregon

The Pine Tavern restaurant hosted their inaugural PT80 Beerfest last year, and IPA challenge with many of the local breweries, and this fest returns again for their PT81 taking place next week, Tuesday, September 27! This year the style focus is on Pale Ales, and the event will run from 4 to 8pm. It’s a …

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The annual Bend Oktoberfest returns to downtown Bend this weekend, Friday the 16th and Saturday the 17th. You know about Oktoberfest—the German-inspired beer and folk festival offering up beer, German food, oompah music, and all sorts of “absurd” games (their word) and fun. This year everything takes pl

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Bend’s niche-est and possibly coolest beer festival, The Little Woody, returns this Labor Day weekend, taking place Friday the 2nd and Saturday the 3rd. This year promises 26 breweries and cider makers pouring their wood-aged specialties, all taking place at the Deschutes Historical Museum! My latest article for t

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The Riverside Market is now known as… the French Market! (Still under renovation.) All part of an ownership change and renovation detailed earlier in the month here: Riverside Market Bistro , formerly known as Riverside Market & Pub , 285 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend, filed an application July 26 with the Oregon Li

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I was walking around the Old Town part of downtown today during my lunch break, and was struck not for the first time by the number of apple trees there are. This time of year they are all bearing fruit, and on my walk most of them were dropping their fruit as well—bunches of apples …

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Today is National Dog Day, so Deschutes County released the top 10  dog names, as licensed in the county: 2016 (Jan 1 – present) Lucy Sadie Bella Max Buddy Maggie Charlie Daisy Molly Bailey And for 2015: Lucy Buddy Bella Maggie Sadie Max Charlie Molly Daisy Bailey The post

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Munch and Movies returns this Friday, August 19, for four weeks of free family-friendly movies showing at dusk in Northwest Crossing’s Compass Park. (Think Munch and Music, but for films.) These take place every Friday for four weeks, starting at 6pm. There will be food vendors and live music, and the movies themse

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This year’s Bend Brewfest kicks off this Thursday, August 18, and runs three days this year, ending on Saturday the 20th. The festival takes place in the Les Schwab Amphitheater, as it has since day one, and will run from noon to 10pm all three days. They are featuring 75 breweries and cideries this year, …

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The annual Source Weekly Best of Bend issue is out, and Hack Bend has finally been unseated as Bend’s best blog — to the very excellent Living the Bend Life! Huge congrats to LTBL and big thanks once again to everyone that voted! The post

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Nope, I don’t really know much more than what it says on the van… The post Mystery Machine appeared first on Hack Bend.

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The City of Bend’s ongoing work on sewer line improvement throughout the city has moved out east of town, as work begins today (Monday, August 8) on 27th Street. This is not a small project: it is expected to last at least two years and ultimately encompass 27th Street from Reed Market Road to Medical …

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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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