The Cobalt Reboot

The Cobalt Reboot

The restaurant formerly known as Dojo says buh-bye to bro-vibe
When Boken opened some four years ago, it was a welcome addition to downtown dining. Justin Cook, owner of the popular westside sushi house Kanpai, brought high quality and thoughtful Japanese dishes to the restaurant, as well as an impressive flight of top shelf drinks, all rolled into approachable and urbane sophistication.

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The Beers of Summer

Swill and 3-Way IPA kick off the summer beer season
With Memorial Day behind us and tourists already flocking to the bars from all four corners of the world, it is clear that the summer season is almost here. And even as Central Oregon Beer Week presses on (see you guys at the Three Creeks factory opening on Friday, hopefully!), breweries across the region are ramping up production on beers meant to go with barbecues, hikes, and hardcore yard-work sessions.


Know Your Goat

Meet Your Farmer Dinner Series showcases goat at Joolz
Moroccan barbecued goat, grilled goat sirloin kebab, and braised goat au jus are just some of the ruminant delights offered at the Meet Your Farmer Dinner hosted by Joolz Restaurant and White Diamond Ranch this Thursday. Organized by Central Oregon Locavore, the Meet Your Farmer Dinner Series partners local farms and chefs to create a gourmet meal and a one-of-a-kind dining experience.


Beer Week: The Strategy Guide

Can't decide how to tackle Beer Week? Try this for starters
Not to alarm you, but in addition to everything else taking place over Memorial Day weekend, Central Oregon Beer Week kicks off on Friday and proceeds for the next week-plus. A 10-day beer week?


The Restaurant Formerly Known As

Jen's Garden reopens as the elegantly casual Cottonwood Café
"I want to make a little party every day," says owner Jen McCrystal. She is standing near the swinging door between the dining room and a backroom kitchen.

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Sisters Restaurant Roundup

Black Butte Ranch, The Lodge Bar / Pub / Lounge, Fine Dining


A Bridge, Not Far

Bridge 99 Brewery quietly impresses in northeast Bend
It's heady times for beer around here, with Central Oregon Beer Week breathing down our necks, the new edition of the Bend Ale Trail Atlas due up shortly, and summer—as everyone knows, the most important outdoor-beverage season—seemingly around the corner. It's a good time to take stock and visit some of the smaller Bend beer joints, places normally too out-of-the-way to stay on your radar.


Simple but Elegant

Sip brings the vineyards to Galveston
Emy Sanchez is a Central Oregon native who gave up the corporate life to pursue her true passion: wine. Sanchez previously worked as a wine importer and marketer.


Grow, Beer, Grow

From the big boys to one-man operations, Central Oregon beer is expanding
The old saw makes the rounds every time we hear some piece of good news about Bend beer: Surely, surely, there's no way this region can support yet another brewery. But, despite a couple of closings in recent years—and let's face it, the beer they were producing has not been missed—Central Oregon's breweries never seem to run out of paying customers.


From Galveston Avenue to Oblivion

Bend's newest brew joint fills in an already packed street
There are now officially too many great beer spots around Bend's downtown and nearby west side to visit in one go-around—at least if you want to keep your liver and headspace fresh. Over the past year or so alone, the area around Galveston Avenue—home of the already-popular 10 Barrel and Brother Jon's Public House—has become increasingly crowded with the opening of a growler-fill joint, a food truck pod with built-in beer bar, a wine lounge, and an outdoor beer garden in front of Aspect Board Shop.


Move Over Pedal Pub

Can I have some merlot with that watercolor?
Art & Wine, Oh My! offers a simple concept: people getting together to paint and have some drinks.



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    • Very friendly, clean, great hours, and decent prices. Good-sized portions.

    • on May 8, 2015
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