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Dean Kirkland

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Getting the most out of Bend, Oregon

Oregon’s 11th annual statewide open house, Zwickelmania, takes place today in all parts of the state outside of Portland. (The Portland Metro one was last weekend.) From 11am to 4pm, breweries are opening their doors for behind the scenes tours, beer tastings, meet the brewer events, and more. It’s always 

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The City of Bend announced some speed limit changes last week, centered on Neff Road on the east side. The limits have been lowered, of course, and take effect at the following stretches of road: NE Penn Avenue / NE Neff Road – between NE Eight street and NE Eastwood …

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Deschutes County sent out a notice today, reminding families to get their children’s immunizations up to date before February 20, school exclusion day. It’s an important message to heed, which I’m reprinting here: Central Oregon public health departments want to remind parents that children will not be

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Last month the first Les Schwab Amphitheater concert of 2019 was announced, The Avett Brothers, and now over the last few days a bunch more concerts have been revealed: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit + Father John Misty — June 9 Rebelution — June 23 Michael Franti & Spearhead …

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If you’re feeling brave enough to tackle the winter weather advisory and make the trek over to Sisters, Three Creeks Brewing is hosting its annual Beer & Dessert Pairing this afternoon. Just around the corner from Valentine’s Day, grab a date or a friend, or go stag and treat yourself! …

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If jumping half-naked (or wearing a costume) into frigid, freezing water is your thing, then you’re probably already participating in this year’s Polar Plunge taking place this Saturday, February 9 at 10am. If not, there’s still time to register. Details: Donning their wildest costumes and swimming atti

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February is Burger Month at the various McMenamins locations around the Pacific Northwest, and of course that means here at Bend at the Old St. Francis School as well. It’s a simple premise: each week there are different featured “Country Natural burgers, served on locally baked buns” and there are R

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Worthy Brewing is turning 6 today, and to celebrate the brewery is teaming up with Family Resource Center for a special charity pint night event—Sweet Bites and Brews. Join us for a fun night of delicious desserts paired with local brew masters’ libations, all supporting The Family Resource Center of …

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The Athletic Club of Bend’s Clear Summer Nights concert series announced the first two concerts for this 2019 season today: Sublime with Rome, June 22 Lord Huron & Shakey Graves, August 8 Tickets for both will be going on sale February 8 at Newport Avenue Market for general admission tickets. …

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The new Cracker Barrel restaurant opens up today, located on Bend’s north side on Robal Lane. It’s the fifth in the chain to open in Oregon and helps to anchor the new-ish Robal Road Village shopping center there (which includes MOD Pizza, Trailhead Liquor, and more). I honestly don’t know …

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Our Bend Shopko store is one of the ones caught up in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings the company is going through, and plans to close on April 15. Currently, everything in the store is on sale for 10 to 30% off, though these discounts might get steeper as April …

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For the last few years Tetherow Resort has been hosting its Brewery Smackdown series where breweries team up with the chefs at Tetherow for a food and beer pairing event that lets participants vote on the best beers. It’s a blind tasting, so you only know which breweries are there …

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When I posted the January City Council notes, I noted the controversy regarding the selection of Chris Piper to fill the vacant City Council seat that was opened by Sally Russell’s mayoral election win. In particular, not only was Piper not the top choice by any councilor for the position, …

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You’ve probably seen the Dump City Dumplings food cart downtown and at various events over the years. Since 2010, Dump City has specialized in, well, dumplings and now it’s not just a food cart—the owners have taken over the restaurant space on Upper Terrace Drive in the Old Mill District …

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Here are the Bend City Council meeting notes for the month of January of this new year. It’s been an interesting month for the Council, with the swearing in of Mayor Sally Russell (Bend’s first directly elected mayor in almost a century) as well as two new councilors, and the …

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Each year graduating high school seniors attend a grad party the night of graduation, and throughout the year it’s the responsibility of the planners to arrange the party and raise money for it. This Friday, you can help raise funds for the Mountain View High School senior grad party by …

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The Les Schwab Amphitheater dropped its first concert announcement of 2019, and it’s going to be The Avett Brothers on August 13! From the announcement: This is going to be good. The Avett Brothers and Lake Street Dive are headed to the Les Schwab Amphitheater on Aug. 13! Presale is …

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The 6th annual High Gravity Brewfest takes place at McMenamins Old St. Francis School this Saturday, January 19. This is a fun favorite beer event of January and features all strong (or high gravity) beers and ciders, from a bunch of McMenamins breweries as well as guest breweries. In past …

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On Sunday, January 20, a total lunar eclipse will take place in the evening, with the full eclipse (moon fully in the Earth’s shadow) lasting from about 8:41pm to 9:43pm, peaking at about 9:12pm. While it’s too soon to tell for sure what the weather will be like in 12 …

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Let’s kick off the new year by reviewing what the Bend City Council covered at last month’s meetings. Issues on duplex/triplex development, plastic bags, extending downtown parking district areas, septic-to-sewer conversion, Mirror Pond dredging, Crow’s Feet Commons noise, and winding down the year. And

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Last week, on Friday, December 21, Wubba’s BBQ Shack posted the notice of its sudden closure on Facebook: Good morning! Wubba’s BBQ Shack would like to thank all of our wonderful customers for a great 6 years at our Bend location. We have permanently closed this location as of today …

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The official press release will be coming out early next week, but the Central Oregon Resilience IPA Brewfest will be taking place on Saturday, January 5 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Resilience IPA is a charity beer started by Sierra Nevada Brewing in California in response to the devastating Camp …

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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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