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Dean Kirkland

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Getting the most out of Bend, Oregon

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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I shared the same post from the City of Bend on Facebook but it’s worth posting here as well. The City of Bend sent out an email today with tips to share for everyone managing the snow and understanding the plowing situation: This winter’s buildup of snow is not business as usual, and we need…

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The Bend-La Pine School District has closed all schools today due to inclement weather—the snow and cold—and the other Central Oregon school districts are closed as well. The winter storm warning for this storm remains in effect until 4pm today. As usual KTVZ should have the latest closures listed along with

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Coming up in a scant week and a half is the fourth annual High Gravity Extravaganza Brewfest taking place at McMenamins Old St. Francis School on Saturday, January 14. It starts at 1pm and runs until 10, and features 10 different McMenamins breweries pouring their high-gravity (stronger, higher alcohol) beers—as w

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KTVZ has an article rounding up the year in 2016 in local news which is worth a look. The Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation makes the top of their list but they have a good overall rundown. I haven’t really done a “year in review” type of post since forever but maybe I’ll work one up…

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Happy New Year everyone! Are we ready to see the last of 2016 yet? If you don’t already have plans for this evening, The Source has a fairly comprehensive listing of events. The main thing, be safe tonight, and don’t drive drunk! See you next year! The post

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Tonight, December 22, Broken Top Bottle Shop is hosting their annual Vegan Holiday Dinner starting at 6pm. It’s a four-course meal paired with beer (of course!), costing $45 per person. You can call BTBS at 541-728-0703 to reserve a spot if there are any available. Here’s the menu: • Appetizer: Masa cruste

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All Bend-La Pine schools are closed today due to the current weather and based on the heavy expected snow forecasts for the rest of the day. The other districts are closed as well—Redmond, Sisters, Crook County, Jefferson County, and Culver. KTVZ also has an updated list of the other schools and services closed tod

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Coming up this Saturday, December 10, the Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival is returning to GoodLife Brewing from 2 to 9pm. 22 Central Oregon breweries and cider makers will be there pouring their winter and holiday beers and ciders, and the cost is only $10 which gets you the commemorative glass and 4 drink tickets.&#

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The westside’s popular Parrilla Grill will be opening a second, eastside location this February, the Bulletin reported on Saturday. It will be located in the former Taco Del Mar space that just closed. The restaurant will be moving into a 1,600-square-foot suite at 706 NE Greenwood Ave., recently vacated by Taco De

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This Friday, December 2, Bend Brewing Company is hosting a release party for their Sno’d In Winter Ale, a beer they brewed in partnership with SnoPlanks and Oregon Adaptive Sports. BBC will donate to OAS with every purchase of Sno’d In, so I imagine Friday’s party should raise a nice chunk of funds for

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Next week from Monday, December 5 through Thursday, December 8, the Bend Fire Department’s Santa Express returns for their annual food and clothing drive. Fire trucks will be driving through a different neighborhood each night collecting items. The Bend Firefighter’s Association and Bend Fire and Rescue are worki

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There’s a new Bend souvenir shopping source that officially launched online on November 1st: Simply Bend Souvenirs. The online store has a wide variety of Bend-themed knickknacks and souvenir-type items, from key chains and stickers to pint glasses and t-shirts and more. From the about page: Bend souvenirs are not

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I hope your Thanksgiving holiday weekend is going well so far, and you survived the Black Friday shopping madness (if you partook). If you chose to forgo Black Friday, or even still need to supplement your holiday shopping, check out Small Business Saturday, largely taking place in downtown Bend tomorrow (on, appropriate

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Reader Jeff Orr sent in notice of two more restaurant closures, both on the east side of town: 1) Togo’s on NE Greenwood / Hwy 20 near Bend Public Library Eastside Only noticed it this last week, but could have been closed for months. The North location in Cascade Village Shopping Center remains open. 2)…

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Today is Election Day, and if you haven’t yet dropped off your ballot, do so and VOTE! If you are interested in tracking the results of the election for Oregon and Deschutes County, visit: Oregon Secretary of State – Statewide Unofficial Election Results Deschutes County Real-Time Unofficial Election Results

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The very first Bend Ale Festival is taking place this Saturday, November 12, in NorthWest Crossing. It’s taking place in conjunction with the Bend Ale Run, a half-marathon that kicks off that morning. The Bend Ale Fest runs from 11am to 9pm, with a listed 20 breweries pouring at least two beers each. From the…

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This Veterans Day, Friday, November 11th, Veteran’s will eat for free at the Pine Tavern restaurant downtown. The Pine Tavern in Bend proudly rolls out the red carpet for Veterans on Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day with a complimentary meal as a small token of appreciation for their service. Reservations are r

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