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Getting the most out of Bend, Oregon

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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The annual Fermentation Celebration in the Old Mill District is taking place today—Thursday, June 8. (Originally it was scheduled for the 22nd but it was moved up.) The event basically turns the entire Old Mill shopping center into a beergarden! The Fermentation Celebration is a one-day beer festival and craft beer

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As they do every year on National Doughnut Day, Sweetheart Donuts is giving away free cake doughnuts! Here’s the release: On National Donut Day, the first Friday in June, you’ll find one of the sweetest deals yet at Sweetheart Donuts in Bend, a FREE* cake donut! We invite you to join us as we help…

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The Summer 2017 Lego Robotics coach workshop schedule has been finalized. These workshops are for adult coaches and mentors of FIRST Lego League (FLL) Robotics teams. They help you understand the various aspects of running a team, as well as get your hands on a new EV3 robot. We provide the robots and computers so you

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The annual Central Oregon Beer Week celebration of beer has returned for 2017, running from May 19 through 28 (going on now!). It’s ten days of beer tastings, dinners, anniversaries, parties, and more, so pace yourself. Highlights for this year include: Broken Top Bottle Shop is hosting multiple beer tastings and l

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Here are the minutes from both Bend City Council meetings in April, the first and third Wednesdays: April 5 Bend City Council meeting minutes (MS Word format) April 19 Bend City Council meeting minutes (MS Word format) Late, yes, and tonight (May 17) is the latest City Council meeting. I will get those minutes plus the

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Sunriver’s SHARC aquatic center has their five-year anniversary coming up, on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, which is also their soft opening for the year. We’re celebrating SHARC’s fifth anniversary. Join us for a day of activities and live music. Admission is just $5 along with the donation of t

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The concert lineup for this year’s Deschutes County Fair is out today, taking place the first week of August, and here’s the plan: Wednesday, Aug. 2: Montgomery Gentry Thursday, Aug. 3: Melissa Etheridge Friday, August 4: The Marshall Tucker Band Saturday, August 5: Old Dominion Fair concerts are free with pa

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On the corner of Franklin Avenue and 9th Street (the southeast corner at the roundabout) there is a small(ish) community garden designed to to conserve water by using treated storm water for irrigation. Franklin’s Corner Community Garden is “an edible food forest which is open to the entire neighborhood to

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Also on the list of celebrations for this Saturday, April 15, is the M & J Tavern, celebrating their 70th anniversary! The Source Weekly had a great write-up this week about the M & J, delving into a bit of its history (opened in 1947) and highlighting it as the best-kept secret in Bend. CJ…

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Humm Kombucha is throwing their third annual Hummfest today, Saturday, April 15. It’s going to take place all day starting at 10am at their taproom and parking lot on NE 2nd Street, and it sounds like it’ll be a fun day. And family- and pet-friendly as well. (And 2nd Street will be closed in front…

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I’m late posting these minutes from a couple of weeks ago, but here are the March 15 Bend City Council meeting minutes (MS Word format). Highlights: A number of visitor comments this time around were on bikes and active transportation. Not sure if the weather brought it out or…? Councilors voted 6-1 in favor

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For your pub crawling pleasure, the St. Patrick’s Day pub guide returns for 2017! Friday is a great day for St. Paddy’s, and many of the locations below are hosting additional events besides just being great stops for beer and whiskey. In fact McMenamins will be celebrated two days, Friday and Saturday even!

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The first Bend City Council meeting of the month was last night (March 1), and the City issued the minutes late last night. As I posted last time, you can download the Microsoft Word document of those minutes here, and here are some highlights: Visitor comments were all over the board, touching on marijuana licensing,

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Worthy Brewing recently teamed up with Oregon Natural Desert Association to collaborate on some “desert-inspired” beers as a fundraiser for ONDA, and tonight is the release event! Taste four desert-inspired beers inspired by a hike in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness with Oregon Natural Desert Association. Brew

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News broke today that the band Ween has been added to the concert lineup for the Les Schwab Amphitheater this year, they will be playing Saturday, July 1. Tickets are $43 and will go on sale this Friday, March 3. They’ve also been locking in the other shows for the year, and here’s what’s on…

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The ninth annual Zwickelmania, the statewide “brewery open house” that has turned into an Oregon beer holiday, returns to Central Oregon this Saturday, February 25. It used to take place during President’s Day weekend but this year the popularity grew to the point where the Oregon Brewers Guild split it

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Here is a great event that just showed up on my radar today: a benefit for Saving Grace, Smiles of Hope & Healing. It’s taking place Thursday, February 23 at Healthy Bend Dental Implant Center down in the Old Mill District, and it’s free. Here’s the post and details from the event page: Before he

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The latest Bend City Council meeting took place last night, Wednesday, February 15, and the minutes of the meeting were sent out this morning. You can download those minutes here (MS Word document). Some highlights: A number of residents spoke about trees and the city becoming a “Tree City USA” again; All sev

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We are right the middle of the Humane Society of Central Oregon‘s annual Pup Crawl fundraiser for homeless animals, with participating breweries hosting a stop on the crawl a different night through the 24th. Come out for one – or all – evenings of HSCO’s 6th annual Pup Crawl! This fun event raises critical f

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I posted the other day about the Bend City Council meeting minutes and following along with the City government business. Well, Deschutes County also posts the schedules and agenda of the Board of County Commissioners online on a public portal. The meetings are open to the public and are also live streamed on video (whi

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Baldy’s BBQ is celebrating their 12th anniversary this week and they are doing a “Baldyfest” special menu for a customer appreciate week! It will only run Monday through Friday this week, the 6th through the 10th: Make sure to get over there this week! These are some good deals! The post

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A couple of anniversaries and more going on in beer in Bend this weekend. Worthy Brewing is celebrating their fourth anniversary—their Golden Birthday since they turn four on the 4th! They’ll be partying Saturday and Sunday with food specials, special beers, and even a commemorative glass you can buy for $6

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Did you know the Bend City Council meets every first and third Wednesday of the month, and that meetings are open to the public? I’ve never attended a Council meeting but I get a copy of the minutes from each meeting (I’m on the City’s press list), so I thought it would be a good…

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So here’s a fun one, especially if you’re a burger fan! All month long for February, McMenamins is celebrating Burger Month and will have weekly hamburger specials. Our big, juicy Country Natural burgers, served on locally baked buns, are all the talk this month. February 1-5: Dark Star Burger-pickled jalape

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You might have seen the cards and stickers and posters around town lately for the Bend JOY Project. In light of everything that’s been going on in recent months, this is an interesting project that exists to bring, well, joy to the community: The Bend JOY Project is a challenge, a conversation, an opportunity, an&#

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This Tuesday, January 31, the latest edition of McMenamins’ free Old St. Francis History Pub is about Oregon’s first minimum wage law and the woman who helped to create it. It’s titled “Working Women: Caroline Gleason/Sister Miriam Theresa and Oregon’s First Minimum Wage Law” and is pr

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Anyone who will be in the downtown/Franklin Avenue area this week, take note. The City of Bend sent out this notice on Friday about and evening and night closure: The City of Bend will be closing Franklin Avenue between Harriman and Hill streets from approximately 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31 and again fromR

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The Bend-La Pine School District issued an emergency school closure for the next two days (after kids were on their way to school) due to the gym roof collapsing at Kenwood (Highland) Elementary. And the City issued this urgent statement: Avoid the Newport Avenue area near Highland Elementary School. Newport, Nashville a

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