The restaurant formerly known as Angel Thai

Meet the new Thai place, Orchid Thai, pretty much the same as the old Thai place
The name change for Orchid Thai along the outer reaches of downtown Bend does not seem to mean a décor change—it is still paper umbrellas, fake flowers, and delicate Asian artwork. Nor has the menu seemed to change much—which isn't really good or bad; just something in-between.


Cascade Lakes Roundup

How is Bend's second oldest brewery stacking up?
Named after the collective bodies of stunning and cold water in our mountains, Cascade Lakes Brewery is celebrating 20 years. With few things as beautiful as a mountain lake and few drinks as enjoyable as fantastic beer, how good is the Cascade Lakes lineup after two decades of business?


Parked Between Rich and Spicy

There's a new barbecue sheriff in town
Broken Top BBQ has ruined my summer. Or, more precisely: The addition of the food cart, Broken Top BBQ along NW Colorado, threatens to ruin my perfect bikini body.


When Life Gives You Lemons

Mash them into a beer
Here's a statistic that may not sit well: Of the next eight women you see, chances are one of them either has or will get breast cancer. Of the first seven men, one of them either has or will get prostate cancer.


The Charge of the Bite Brigade

A Bite of Bend postmortem
What is wonderful about Bite of Bend, which came and went like a circus train this past weekend, is that it is a preview to an entire summer worth of eating. This is not some strange festival that pops up, teases you with an idea that life could be all about Ferris wheels and whirly-jigs, but it is a real-life experience of the menus of Bend's restaurants and food carts.


'Merican Beer-B-Q

How to choose the best beer for your 4th of July cookout
Beer's favorite holiday is upon us. Nothing says "America" like grilled meat and pyrotechnics, especially when accompanied by good ol' American craft beer.


Cabin Fever

Dogwood Cocktail Cabin elevates downtown drinking
Bend is a beer town through and through (see this week's feature). The downtown drinking and dining scene is awash in tap handles and IBU scales.


Sharing is Caring

How to taste amazing and expensive beers, without breaking the bank
Last Saturday Ale Apothecary Club Members from all over the state met in a beautiful home at the base of Aubrey Butte for the 2nd annual members-only party. Chef Katrina Spatrisano of Deschutes Brewery provided a spread of appetizers with salami, cheeses, and desserts.


22 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

Cabin 22 reopens a familiar space
In three years, as many restaurants have occupied the familiar space along the back stretch of SW Century. Two years, Players, a longtime dark and dingy bar, closed its doors.


Local "Bud"

A light-bodied beer for beer fans only
The most common misconception among non-beer drinkers is that lighter beers taste less "like beer." This is good for Bud Light, but not for the people drinking it.




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