Building Community, One Meal at a Time

Building Community, One Meal at a Time

The secret to making friends in Bend: Food. Lots of food.
When Jesica and Rich Carleton moved to Bend from Alaska three years ago, they only knew one person in town.



Yum! Expansion Brings More Holm Made Toffee

Local toffee company expands to new facility
There's great news for those with a sweet tooth.


Out in the Mountains

Beer's footprint in far-out Eastern Oregon
There's not much to the town of Mitchell, Ore., nestled in the Ochoco Mountains about an hour east of Prineville.

Beer & Drink

Dutch Oven How-To & Tasting

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe hosts unique cooking night
Learn how to use a heavy cast iron Dutch oven at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe's Dutch Oven Night Cooking Clinic.


Tune In to CBS

Founders' massive maple stout hits home
It's not often that one of the most sought-after beers in the eastern United States gets an official release in Bend, a place all about keeping it local with food and drink.

Beer & Drink

It's Appe-thai-zing at Nam Tok Kitchen

New owners bring authentic, home-cooked and all gluten-free Lao menu to Bend
When Pahlee (Lee) Bretoi and her ex-husband Daniel bought Thai Thai on the westside near Summit High School they tried to keep everything the same.


Delicious Bites Benefit COCC Scholarship Program

A tasty benefit raising funds for the scholarship program at Central Oregon Community College—features an evening nibbling on tasty bites from some of Bend's best restaurants while listening to live music from The High Street Band.


Farmer Dinner Series: Beer and Beef Pair

Get to know your farmer begins with all things beef
Deschutes Brewery and Barley Beef, a group of small family-run farms in Central Oregon, have paired up to deliver a four-course beef and beer inspired dinner.


Trash Food

Ahead of the new year, here's one way to plan, meticulously, the perfect pre-diet binge
Sorry to break the news to you, readers: with the holiday parties, happy hours and family gatherings, most of us have been gradually packing on extra pounds since October.


The Beer in Review

New styles, new breweries, new competition
Remember when living in a city with lots of craft beer was considered unique?

Beer & Drink

Do It For Your Mother

Lutefisk, gelatin fish, and other stuff our families make us eat over the holidays
Picture in your mind a Norman Rockwell painting.


The Beer Giants of Ashland

Two old standbys near the Cascade foothills
To visitors, the town of Ashland, Ore., about 15 miles north of the California border along Interstate 5, is known for majestic mountains, quaint old architecture and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Beer & Drink

6 Gifts to Spread Culinary Joy

Presents that make you play with your food
It can be really hard to find gifts for home cooks.


Silver Moon Returns

Like the all-mighty luna, the brewery has re-emerged after renovations


A Blast from the Prairie

Why beer from Oklahoma is worth caring about
When fans of good craft beer think about great places for the beverage of their choice, a few international hotspots come to mind.

Beer & Drink


Today | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue
Bend Beer Yoga at Three Creeks Brewing

Bend Beer Yoga at Three Creeks Brewing - Three Creeks Brewing Co. - Production Facility

Sat., Jan. 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Firkin for a Cause - Bend Spay and Neuter Project

Firkin for a Cause - Bend Spay and Neuter Project - Immersion Brewing

Sun., Jan. 21, 2 p.m.
Dutch Oven Cooking Clinic Night

Dutch Oven Cooking Clinic Night - Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe

Wed., Jan. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Submitting an event is free and easy.

Join Our Newsletter

Recent Comments

  • Re: A Blast from the Prairie

    • Thank you for showing Oklahoma has a high quality beer culture. While still a small…

    • on December 14, 2017
  • Re: Is Beer Fatigue a Thing?

    • Beer fatigue? Get serious! I started drinking craft beers in 1985 and am still discovering…

    • on December 2, 2017
  • More »
bend Nest
  • Editorial:


    Have an event you'd like to appear in Bend Nest? Email!

© 2018 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation