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Little Bites 6/15-6/22 

Picky Bars is offering adventure grants.

Picky Bars is offering adventure grants.

Picky Bars May Fund Your Next Adventure

In an effort to share the love of adventure with anyone, anywhere, Picky Bars—a Bend-based natural energy bar maker—recently launched the Lifepoints Adventure Grant campaign, offering $1,500 grants in cash, gift cards, gear, petrol, or whatever you need to fuel your adventure. To apply for Picky Bars Lifepoints Adventure Grant submit an application submit at For an opportunity to get your photo on a wrapper use the hashtag #lifepoints in social media photo posts.

The deadline to enter is June 20; details are available online at

Market of Choice Opens In Bend June 16

Come June 16, Bendites will have yet another grocery shopping option on the west side of town. Located at NW Colorado Avenue off the Parkway, near the Box Factory, Market of Choice will provide fresh, organic, and natural foods and produce, as well as about 130 new jobs. The Bend location will be the company's tenth store, since the business started in 1979 in a Thrifty Store in Cottage Grove, Ore. Since then the business has expanded within Oregon to Eugene, Portland, West Linn, Corvallis, Ashland, and now, Bend.

"We're eager to open our doors and welcome customers," said Market of Choice President Rick Wright. "Bend is a great community and we're looking forward to becoming part of it."

Atlas Cider Co. Releases the Dragonfruit

Bend-based Atlas Cider Co. recently released a Dragonfruit-fueled cider to welcome the summer season with some good, old-fashioned deliciousness. Atlas co-owner Dan McCoy is encouraged by the response from consumers, saying, "It's really rad to see so many people looking for it. So far we've made more of this flavor since we started than our whole winter seasonal."

You'll find Atlas' Dragonfruit Summer Seasonal in 22oz bottles and kegs around town.


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