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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

"Dark beer" doesn't always mean strong and sweet
"I don't like dark beer." Anyone who's ever spent enough time in a brewpub or taproom has heard those words.

Beer & Drink


Thanksgiving Day Dining

From casual to non-traditional, these are some spots giving people the day off from cooking
Cooking is my love language. It brings me a deep sense of purpose and allows me to share recipes I've curated with people I cherish.


Tournament of Side Dishes

We pitted Thanksgiving sides against one another in a randomized "tourney bracket." Here's what came out victorious
Thanksgiving meals are pretty epic—and all are unique in their own way. Even just writing about a nice Thanksgiving spread is making me hungry.


Make Your Spirits Bright with Spicy Jambalaya

A New Orleans fave can offer an alternative to ham and turkey this holiday season
Move over turkey and ham: andouille sausage has arrived for the season! For those dreading the typical holiday meal this year, why not mix it up with a nod to the original city of celebrations, New Orleans?


My Northwest Beercation

A trip to the Inland Northwest to sip some new brews
You don't have to travel far to have a great beercation. Spokane is about a six-and-a-half hour drive from Bend, or a short plane ride out of Redmond, and it's worth it.

Beer & Drink

Delivery by the Bowl

Every Friday, the business releases a new menu for the following week
Meal prep: If you're anything like me, it's probably the bane of your existence. Most people want to eat healthfully (well, mostly) yet don't have the time to order the compartmentalized containers and plan healthful meals, let alone execute the hours-long task of preparing them each week.


Brown's Basics Closes

Brown's will still be making custom orders, including Thanksgiving pies
After two years at the 9th Street Village community, Brown's Basics Bakery has closed. The owners recently sold the cart to another vendor; however, further information on the new cart owner is pending.


Bend Runs on Beer

18 local breweries strut their stuff
Bend may be a small city, but its cup certainly runneth over with a wide range of local craft brews. By last count, Bend is home to a whopping 22 breweries.

Beer & Drink

Monkless Opens its New Brasserie

Specialty cocktails, on top of Monkless' Belgian-style draft beers and flights
Earlier this year, Monkless Belgian Ales announced it had signed a lease on the space formerly occupied by Craft Kitchen and Brewery, overlooking the Deschutes River. Now, the new Brasserie by Monkless opened its doors Oct. 30.


Vegan Eater, Non-Vegan World

A simple guide to eating out with a plant-based lifestyle
Being vegan can certainly have its own set of challenges. For example: what grass do you eat when there is snow on the ground?


San Simón Open Downtown

“Sophisticated debauchery” in downtown Bend
Looking for some “sophisticated debauchery” in downtown Bend? San Simón aims to deliver.


Hojicha! Matcha Gets Toasted

Brown green tea trend coming... we hope...
Ho-gee-cha. Did I say it right?


The Dark Abyss

Diving into The Abyss tasting tray
The spookier the fall nights get, the darker the beer gets! Once a year, Deschutes Brewery releases The Abyss, usually with a few varieties.

Beer & Drink

El Sancho Breaks into Barbecue

Food cart features smoked meats such as pulled pork, brisket, turkey breast and beef sausage, along with true Texas-inspired sides
There's a new food cart in town, but you'll probably recognize the faces behind the Austin-style barbecue project. The folks at El Sancho have recently opened Runaround Sue Barbecue, which made its debut in early October at the Boss Rambler Beer Club.


Riff Cold Brewed Wins Big at Bend Venture

The $85,000 investment allows Riff to keep innovating, using previously-disregarded pulp
Riff Cold Brewed, which presented at the 2019 Bend Venture Conference, won the investment award for Impact Stage—companies that aim to make measurable environmental or social impact. Riff's mission has been to repurpose often-disposed coffeefruit into an all-natural sparkling energy drink.


Punk Noodle is Back

Chef Ben Phillips is at it again
Chef Ben Phillips is at it again, bringing his homemade noodles to Bend for just one night only. This time find Punk Noodle at Boneyard Pub, where Phillips works at his day job.



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