Get out and party tonight! Here’s the lowdown on all the best places to see the candidates and watch the returns.
Official Election Parties
1. Bend Parks and Recreation District, GoodLife Brewery, 70 SW Century Dr.
2. Republican Party, 7-11 p.m., Sun Mountain Fun Center, 300 NE Bend River Mall Dr.
3. Tea Party, 7 p.m., Shilo Inn, 3105 O B Riley Rd.
4. Democratic Party, 5 p.m., Bend Community Center, 1036 NE 5th Street Bend
Where to Catch the Candidates
1. Deschutes County Services Building
Be there at 8 p.m. to catch the first elections results. Several candidates including Deschutes County Commission candidate Alan Unger, Deschutes County Circuit Court Judge candidates Andy Balyeat and Beth Bagley, and Bend City Council candidates Barb Campbell, Doug Knight, Charles Baer and Jim Clinton are expected to be there. 1130 NW Harriman St.
2. Deschutes Brewery
Bend City Council candidates Barb Campbell, Doug Knight, Sally Russell and Jim Clinton are expected to head down to the brewery pub after seeing the initial election results come in at the Deschutes County Services building. 1044 NW Bond St.
3. The Summit Saloon
Andy Balyeat will be holding down the top floor of The Summit after watching the initial returns at the Deschutes County Services building. Summit says they’ll be broadcasting election results on the big screen upstairs throughout the night. 125 NW Oregon Ave.
4. Silver Moon
Charles Baer, a Bend City Council candidate, is downtown at Belatazza right now, but tells us he’s heading to Silver Moon later and will also hit the Deschutes County Services Building for initial returns. 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
5. Sun Mountain Fun Center
Most Republican candidates will make appearances tonight at Sun Mountain Fun Center, owned by Bend City Councilor Scott Ramsay. You’ll likely see State Senate candidate Tim Knopp and possibly Deschutes County Commission candidate Tom Greene and Bend City Council candidate Victor Chudowsky. 300 NE Bend River Mall Dr.
Other Good Spots
1. Tin Pan Theater
Broadcasting the results on the screen. Doors open at 6 p.m. $3 food voucher gets you snacks.Beverages also available for purchase. 869 NW Tin Pan Alley
2. Astro Lounge
While these guys aren’t throwing a party, the results will be coming in on the TV and a portion of all the cash they take in today will go to the Democratic Party. 939 NW Bond St.