Bendites can help Japan's Earthquake victims by simpling raising a fork at Common Table this Sunday. The downtown restaurant/non-profit is hosting a fundraiser dinner featuring Japanese cuisine prepared by local Japanese women.
One of Central Oregon's biggest gatherings of local restaurants happens this weekend at COCC's Mazama Gym with the Taste of the Town. The event which features food from Thyme, Anthony's 10 Below, Tate and Tate and Deschutes Brewery among others is a fundraiser for the COCC foundation that provides scholarships to students in Central Oregon.
Sometimes Bend is flush with dining events, making me wish I had buckets of cash to blow on food and wine. Actually, I pretty much always wish I had buckets of cash, but sometimes the desire is especially great.
The relatively small 4,000-person festival, which takes place Aug. 3 through 5 in the bucolic Portland suburb of Happy Valley, is different from other Northwest events when it comes to the experience for bands.