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Getting the most out of Bend, Oregon

The City of Bend issued a press release today about speed limit changes for the city. There are only four stretches of road being reduced by 5 MPH, on the south side of town. Here’s the release: Following community input and engineering analysis, speed limits will be lowered this month on the following road section

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The Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival is coming up in a couple of days and the organizers are still looking for additional volunteers to help pour beer. The event is taking place at GoodLife Brewing from 2 to 9pm, and there are two shifts available for pouring. Anyone interesting in volunteering can sign up here;…

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Here are the November minutes from last month’s two City Council meetings: Bend City Council meeting minutes, 11-01-17 (MS Word Doc) Bend City Council meeting minutes, 11-15-17 (MS Word Doc) As a reminder, Council meetings take place the first and third Wednesdays of every month. The post

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GoodLife Brewing hosts the 5th annual Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival coming up on Saturday, December 9, featuring nearly all of the region’s breweries and cider makers pouring holiday- and winter-themed beers and ciders. These are some of my favorite types of beers coming out around a favorite time of year, an

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The City of Bend has posted the latest closure starting this week for the eastside sewer line project: Neff Road, the westbound lane between Medical Center Drive and Purcell Boulevard. Beginning the week of November 27, the westbound lane on Neff Road from Medical Center Drive to Purcell Boulevard will close for two to t

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The French Market, the European style restaurant in the former Riverside Market location, is closed for a week while they undergo some changes. According to their Facebook status: We’re making some changes! The French Market will be closed from Sunday, November 26th through Tuesday, December 5th, 2017. We will reop

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It was a bit over a year ago that Kate’s Place, the Klondike Kate building on Franklin Avenue, burned and was subsequently torn down. Anjou Spa, one of the businesses that had been located in the building, relocated to Pence Lane on the west side of town (off College Way) and is re-opening to the…

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Here are the meeting minutes for the Bend City Council for the month of October 2017 (first and third Wednesdays of each month are when they meet). Bend City Council meeting minutes, 10-04-17 (MS Word .doc file) Bend City Council meeting minutes, 10-18-17 (MS Word .doc file) Pretty routine items, with some initial snow

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The annual garage sale fundraiser for the Mt. View High robotics team, the High Desert Droids, is taking place this Saturday, November 11 at Mt. View High school, from 9am to 2:30pm. This sale plays a big part in the fundraising activities for the team, which enables them to compete in the regional compeitions and…

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Tonight, Friday, November 3, Mountain View High is hosting an Olive Garden spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the MVHS Class of 2018 Grad Party. The purpose is to help raise funds for the seniors’ all night graduation party in June. It’s $10 per ticket and takes place from 5:30 to 6:30 at Mountain View’s c

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TV station KTVZ is celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, and right now they are running a poll for viewers to vote on the top 40 stories of the past 40 years. NewsChannel 21 has been bringing you the news of Central Oregon for four decades. In honor of our upcoming 40th anniversary, we’re asking…

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The Pine Tavern‘s annual brewfest returns this Saturday, October 21—the PT82 Beerfest Invitational. It brings together most of Central Oregon’s breweries for a fun event that takes place on the back patio. The overall fest is a friendly competition to select the “best” (favorite) beer, which

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The Humane Society of the United States will be holding a local meeting at The Environmental Center on Kansas Avenue this coming Wednesday, October 18. The topic is Turning Compassion into Action; working with and lobbying the federal government on animal welfare. Here’s the press release: What: There’s so m

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Behind on posting these Bend City Council meeting minutes again, but I’ve got them up and downloadable for August and September now. The Council meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month and issues minutes accordingly. All of these are in Microsoft Word .doc format: Bend City Council minutes, 08-02-17 B

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Tonight, a candlelight vigil is planned for the Las Vegas shooting victims: Tonight at 6:30-7:30 Drake Park Stage Area There will be no speakers! We will quietly gather for an hour to pay our respects. Please share so everyone knows! If you’re interested check out the link and share it on Facebook. The post

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The 13th annual Bend Oktoberfest returns this weekend, running Friday and Saturday the 15th and 16th in downtown Bend for all your German themed food, drink, and festivity needs! The fun begins Friday at 3pm, and then picks up again Saturday at noon. (Each night runs until 10pm.) The Bend event is of course the…

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Time flies when you’re rockin’! Rockin’ Dave’s, the bagel and breakfast Bistro and Backstage Lounge, is turning 10 this year (this month in fact!) and plan to celebrate this weekend. Here’s their Facebook post about it: Save the date! Rockin Dave’s turns 10yrs old this month. We are ce

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For the first time in 22 years, the annual Sisters Folk Festival has been canceled, due to the smoke from the wildfires. The event would have taken place this weekend, September 8 through 10, and word went out yesterday about the cancellation. Here’s the full statement: It is with profound regret that the Board of&

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The Bend Fire Department today issued a PSA on dealing with and protecting yourself from all the wildfire smoke we have floating through Bend right now. Good, common sense stuff that’s always a helpful reminder: Smoke from wildland fires across Oregon has created unhealthy air quality in Bend over the last few days

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It hardly needs to be said that the total solar eclipse occurring on Monday is going to wreak havoc on the region — it already is. With something like 200,000 visitors coming to Central Oregon and descending on Madras on Monday, there are a number of resources out there for prepping for it all. The…

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Yes, the second week in August is earlier than normal for the Bend Brewfest, but this year they moved it up to avoid conflicting with the eclipse weekend (it’s going to be crazy enough!). So this week, the 15th annual Brewfest returns, taking place Thursday the 10th through Saturday the 12th at the Les Schwab…

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Yes, summer is crazy enough and the next few weeks with the impending eclipse-pocalypse it’s only going to get crazier, hence my behind on blogging these out… but here are the meeting minutes posted for the Bend City Council that I have for June and July. Bend City Council meeting minutes, June 7, 2017 (MS W

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At a summer party thrown by Bend Magazine earlier this week, this guy was slacklining 50 to 75 feet above the Deschutes River Trail… Line was anchored to the cliff and a Ponderosa pine tree. Crazy! The post Cr

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This came through on Sunday the 9th and it’s interesting: Central Oregon Locavore needs to raise $25,000 by the end of summer to stay in business. Here’s the press release: Central Oregon Locavore supports our local farmers and ranchers, while teaching our community about local and healthy food. Our marketpla

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The City issued this notice about the impending closure of Reed Market Road at 27th Street this Friday, July 7: On Friday, July 7, the City will close the east end of Reed Market Road near the intersection of 27th Street. Between Daly Estates Drive/Camelot Place and 27th Street, the contractor will close Reed Market̷

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I know we’re gearing up for the big holiday tomorrow, but this Thursday, July 6, Munch and Music returns! Every Thursday starting with the 6th through August 10th, Drake Park is the location for this free concert series that’s a highlight of the summer in Bend. The evening kicks off at 5:30pm with live music.

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Every year on July 4th, the Deschutes Historical Museum opens up to the public for free which makes for a great stop when you’re out and about for the Independence Day festivities. (You are going to be out and about, right?) Here’s the press release for this year’s event: The Deschutes Historical Museum

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It was 29 years ago today (June 27) that Deschutes Brewery opened its doors in downtown Bend, and tonight to celebrate their 29th birthday they are throwing a Birthday Back Alley Bash behind the downtown pub from 5 to 9pm! Here’s the lowdown: It’s our birthday! What better way to celebrate than with an 80’sR

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Here are the minutes from both Bend City Council meetings in May, from the first and third Wednesdays: Bend City Council meeting minutes, May 3, 2017 (MSWord format) Bend City Council meeting minutes, May 17, 2017 (MSWord format) The next Council meeting is tonight! The post

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The High Desert Food & Farm Alliance EATs tours return with a Beer & Beef tour this Saturday, June 17. Ever wonder how barley is turned into beer? Taste the process at Mecca Grade Estate Malt, a modern malting facility on a historic, 7th generation family farm growing barley and malting it for the brewing…

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