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Dean Kirkland

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Getting the most out of Bend, Oregon

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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You may have noticed the new addition downtown that opened somewhat quietly this week: Worthy Taps & Tacos, the downtown outpost of Worthy Brewing in the former Mazza Bistro location. Worthy is planning the grand opening this Saturday, June 30. There are eight taps of Worthy beer along with, yes, tacos. Worthy Brewin

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Here are the meeting notes that went out for the Bend City Council for June, for the two meetings that fall on the first and third Wednesdays. Bend City Council meeting notes, 6/6/18 (MS Word doc) Bend City Council meeting notes, 6/20/18 (MS Word doc) The post

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30 years ago this week, Deschutes Brewery opened its doors in downtown Bend, making an indelible mark on Bend and the world of craft beer in general. This week, Deschutes is celebrating its 30th birthday with a week full of events, starting today (Monday, June 26) and capping the week with a big party in…

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No surprise that with a title like Bend Hacks 101, that I’d be highlighting it here. Great piece, appeared in The Source last week, a collection of nine tips (actually ten, if you read the image caption) preambled with: It might surprise some readers to know that every Bendite didn’t move to the high desert&#

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Here are the meeting notes that went out for the Bend City Council for the month of May, for the two meetings that fall on the first and third Wednesdays (which repeats every month). Bend City Council meeting notes, 5/2/2018 (MS Word doc) Bend City Council meeting notes, 5/16/2018 (MS Word doc) The post

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This Saturday, June 9, Humm Kombucha is celebrating its 4th annual Hummfest at the 2nd Street taproom, the company’s yearly “thank you” to Bend. It takes place from 10am to 8pm, is all ages, and the media release says: This year, 5 years after creating the world’s first kombucha Tap Room, the party wi

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On Wednesday, June 6, at 9:30am, a public meeting is scheduled to discuss the fate of the property currently occupied by the Platypus Pub and Brew Shop. Over a year ago, the owner of the building (which formerly housed restaurants such as Ernesto’s and Le Bistro, and was originally a church) was moving forward with

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The first Friday of June is celebrated as National Donut Day (or National Doughnut Day) and each year for the past several years, Sweetheart Donuts gives away free doughnuts that day! The bakery gives away free cake doughnuts on a first-come, first-served basis, one per person with no purchase necessary. When they are go

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The Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo takes place August 1 through 5 this year, with the theme of “Cheers to 99 Years!” The premium book is now available, online here and at the following locations for print versions: Deschutes Fair & Expo office Bend and Redmond Chambers of Commerce The 4-H Extension off

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Bend Brewing Company is hosting its first-ever Bend Sour Fest today, Saturday, May 12, featuring over a dozen breweries near and far pouring sours. I imagine they’ll be set up in the parking lot and patio area like at last fall’s Fresh Hops fest that BBC hosted. Here’s the event description and brewerie

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Other things had me somewhat offline for the past number of weeks, so I hadn’t yet had a chance to post the Bend City Council meeting minutes for either March or April. Here they are now: Bend City Council meeting minutes, 3-7-18 (MS Word doc) Bend City Council meeting minutes, 3-21-18 (MS Word doc) Bend City Cou

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This press release came through my email from the Bend Fire Department just minutes ago: The intersection of 14th and NW Galveston is closed due to a gas leak. The incident occurred a few minutes ago as a construction crew hit a main gas line, and we expect that the intersection will be closed for…

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Returning for your pub crawling pleasure, here’s the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day pub guide! With St. Paddy’s falling on Saturday this year, you have a full weekend of frolicking (particularly at McMenamins). As always, this isn’t meant to be a definitive guide to all the bars, pubs, taverns, and wateri

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Down in the Old Mill District, this handwritten sign is on the door of Motherhood Maternity: “Due to the closing of this store’s location on March 28th, all employees, aside from the manager, quit with no notice. Therefore we will not be able to maintain regular business hours, as the manager will be working

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Two articles in recent weeks on affordability in Bend, both in wages and housing, present a pretty stark difference in viewpoints on where Bend is at, economically, these days. Compare and contrast… First, from CNBC: Bend, Oregon, is becoming a commuter town for Silicon Valley despite the 10-hour drive While most

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