Friday, February 1, 2013

First Friday Tonight!

Posted By on Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Another night of art and music downtown, here is what's going on for First Friday, tonight, Feb. 1.

The newest issue of Shoe & Tail.
  • The newest issue of Shoe & Tail.

Zine Premiere Exhibit
Local Zine artist, Rachel Lee-Carman, premieres the newest addition of Shoe & Tail, previously Show and Tell. Read more about Lee-Carmen and the zine making community in Bend here.
6-9 p.m. Tin Pan Theater 869 NW Tin Pan Alley

Flash Mob Pillow Fight
Bring your own pillow.
7 p.m. 869 Wall St. in front of Bellatazza

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Method Man Coming to Bend

Posted By on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Careful Method... this isnt Washington.
  • Careful Method... this isn't Washington.

Bend has definitely hosted a fair share of rap artists over the last few months. Snoop Dogg was here recently as well as DMX. We've also been scammed a bit about some coming here.

But the announcement that former Def Jam recording artist Method Man is coming to The Domino Room Feb. 27 seems legit enough. The show is courtesy of Random Presents— a trusted source for live music bookings in our community and tickets are up for sale on Bend Ticket— another trusted outlet.

Oh... and there's also the fact that Method Man hasn't done anything worth noting in a long time. (his website hasn't even been updated since 2009) So there really would be no reason to think anyone would want to hype a fake Method Man show.

It could be that this is an attempt at drumming up support for the new album he's been hinting at for the last 3 years. But either way, there's bound to be some Wu-Tang fans out there who will want to attend more for his old school stuff rather than anything new he's putting out.

Old school, like this awesome song from the movie How High. Which also begs the question... WTF ever happened to Toni Braxton?

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Good Guy Helicopter Pilot

Posted By on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Isnt it the biggest bummer when your RC Plane gets stuck in a tree? Especially a nice new P51 Mustang model plane. Well down south all you need is a helicopter and a little southern kindness to make everything all right. Check it out!

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Calling All Filmmakers

Posted By on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Attention Bend filmmakers! Deadlines are fast approaching for two different film festivals in Bend. Our little mountain town will now be sporting both BendFilm and the Tin Pan Theater's Amateur Film Festival.

Make a movie.
  • Make a movie.

Tin Pan Theater will be hosting their first amateur film festival and encourage all creative types to submit films—five minutes tops—by March 1st for consideration. Films will be juried by the Tin Pan Theater board of directors, and selected entries will be screened following Art Hop in the first week of April.

Extra credit is awarded for:
*Chuck Arnold
*Cowboy boots
*any quote from a Wes Anderson film

Sweet! We're looking forward to seeing some creative local submissions.

BendFilm, which draws both professional and amateur filmmakers, is also accepting submissions for their 10th anniversary festival.

Their earlybird deadline for entries is March 15. The regular deadline is May 15. The late deadline is June 12. Click here to apply.

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Posted By on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Do you like this?

Local DJ Stoney Danza is back spinning all your soul favorites: James Brown, Gladys Knight, Curtis Mayfield and more. Here's the event page. It's only $3. That's a good booty-shake-per-dollar ratio.

Soul Night with Stoney Danza
10pm-1am, Thursday Jan. 31 (tonight, foo!)
Players Bar & Grill, 25 SW Century Dr.

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Seasonal BLM Closures Includes Trout Creek

Posted By on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 2:08 PM

The south side of Trout Creek Trail is closed Jan. 15 — Aug. 31 to protect nesting golden eagles. Other areas at the trad climbing stronghold remain open. Climbers have reportedly been very respectful of such closures at TC, which has helped access at this zone.

Here's a list of all the closures we just got from the BLM (notable closures in bold for your convenience):

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Worthy Brewing Got it Right

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 8:53 PM

We went to the MASSIVE Worthy Brewing campus last night to see what all the flap was about. They're not officially open to the public until Monday, Feb. 4, but we put our journalist credentials to good use and went for an early beer and pizza. We got both, as well as a tour from Mr. Worthy himself.

Huge patio, good for sunsets. Also, fire pits!
  • Huge patio, good for sunsets. Also, fire pits!

Roger Worthington, owner, bike racer and practicing attorney, met us near the door. He's intense! Which is probably how he managed to do a bang-up job on his first restaurant/brewery venture. Worthington knows what he wants and he knows how to go about getting it done. The evidence was everywhere.

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Council May Call a Vote on Controversial Room Tax Increase

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 8:18 PM

A long-standing feud between two factions of the tourism community is boiling over again this week. This time, the conflict is about whether to raise hotel room taxes.

The Bend City Council discussed whether to take the proposal to raise room taxes to the voters at its meeting on Wednesday night, but deferred a decision on that question to its next meeting on Feb. 6.

Right now, tourists pay 9 percent on top of the cost of renting a room for a night in taxes. That money goes to the city, which then sends 30 percent of it on to a group called Visit Bend.

Visit Bend is basically a marketing group with the sole mission of promoting Bend tourism that currently has a $1.2 million budget.

If the room tax, which is formally called a transient room tax, is increased Visit Bend will receive about $600,000 more per year to work with.

But a large group of hotel owners, like Wayne Purcell of the Riverhouse, have felt for some time that Visit Bend does not serve their needs and told the head of Visit Bend just that at a private and tense meeting earlier this week.

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We Know Our Lust List Winners!

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Over 400 of you took our Lust List survey this year and the results are in! Some perennial hotties and some new heart-throbs on the scene.

All will be featured in our Love Issue on stands next Wednesday. Among our favorite non-winners was...

Rock on Little Caesars Lady
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...the Little Caesar's Lady for Hottest Celebrity and for Hottest Over 50. Good showing Little Caesar's Lady!

Don't miss our next issue for all the lovely pictures.

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A Story of Burly Bike Commutes

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 3:48 PM

How long is your daily bike commute? Is it like that of New York resident Christian Edstrom?

From a New York Times story published Jan. 25:

Fastening his helmet, Mr. Edstrom stepped outside and into early-morning indigo. In a minute he was rolling down the driveway of his snow-covered Cape-style house, his headlights aglow, on a 40-mile journey to his workplace, JPMorgan, at One Chase Manhattan Plaza, a trip he would make entirely on a Zanconato cyclocross bicycle.

Mr. Edstrom, who works in JPMorgan’s operations division, bicycles round trip to work at least twice a week, logging approximately 600 miles a month. He averages 17 miles an hour and arrives at work by about 7 a.m. “The traffic in Lower Manhattan kills my time,” he said. When he doesn’t ride, he passes for an ordinary commuter, and takes Metro-North into Grand Central Terminal.

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Bad Lip Reading for the NFL

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Ever wonder what the coaches and players are saying when the camera pans to the sideline? Well it seems they talk about some pretty weird stuff! Check it out!

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WinterFest Week in Portland

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 10:56 AM

The Source has teamed up with the Portland Mercury to bring you WinterFest week in Portland!

WinterFest is best.
  • WinterFest is best.

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