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A New Neighborhood Italian Restaurant

A New Neighborhood Italian Restaurant

BOSA Food & Drink features regional Italian, French, Mediterranean dishes, along with handmade pastas
The Italian osteria can be traced as far back as the 14th and 15th centuries. Originally a neighborhood place serving wine and simple food, in more recent times the emphasis has shifted more to the food—typically local specialties such as pasta and grilled meat or fish often served at shared tables.



Gardeners' Abundance Becomes Food Bank Bounty

HDFFA program allows growers to donate extra produce to hunger relief
Got tons of tomatoes? Gaggles of greens?


Let's Do Lunch... in Redmond!

A roundup of popular lunch spots in the "Hub" of Central Oregon
As you may know, Redmond is referred to as the "Hub" of Central Oregon. Not only is the regional airport located there but if you look at a map of the area, Redmond is nearly equal distance from Prineville, Bend and Sisters.


A "Plant-Forward" Restaurant for Redmond

SCP Redmond soft-launches a concept featuring the foods of regenerative local farms
A new dining concept is now open in SCP Redmond, the downtown hotel known for its holistic approach. The new restaurant, called Terra Kitchen, features a "plant-forward" Mediterranean-inspired menu that supports locally grown and locally sourced ingredients.


If You're New Here: Redmond Breweries

The Hub City lost one during the pandemic, but is still pouring plenty of locally made beer
In other regions of the country, locals might boast about the lone brewery that bears the town's name. Not so much in this part of Oregon, where craft breweries are as numerous as roundabouts and awesome mountain views.

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Bangers, Coffee, Tacos and Frozen Yogurt All Available at New Plaza on Bend's East Side

The new center on NE Cushing Drive offers a spacious, comfortable place to dine, drink and hang
The latest addition to the burgeoning food scene on Bend's east side is a new plaza at 1462 NE Cushing Drive. That's right in between the On Tap food truck lot, also on Cushing Drive, and Café Yumm!


Mecca Grade Estate Malt and Brewing Tastes Like Madras

Making malt matter to hop heads
If you're looking for Mecca Grade Brewing but find yourself driving over a cattle grate on your way down a dangerous, narrow dirt road, you've gone too far. You do have to drive down a gravelly dirt road to get to Mecca Grade Estate Malt, with a nanobrewery as its side hustle, but that steep road is itself the grade down to what used to be Mecca.

Beer & Drink

Cork and Barrel Returns

Featuring the winemakers of Paso Robles, California, along with featuring multiple guest chefs who prepare high-class meals
Nine years ago, Cork and Barrel started as a one-day event, and has since expanded into a year-round fundraiser for KIDS Center with a goal to raise $500,000. The 2021 C&B is a three-day wine and food event.


LGBTQ+ Night at Dogwood

Oh Yess—a monthly gathering of LGBTQ+ peeps (and their friends)
The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin is playing host to a monthly gathering of LGBTQ+ peeps (and their friends). Oh Yess—A Monthly Night Out happens from 7-10pm on Thursday, July 15 at the downtown bar.


Three Downtown Lunches

Bahn mi, lobster rolls and burgers, new to inner Bend
Bahn Mi at Dinky Dau


Bend Brewing Co.'s Waypoint Quenches The Grove

Craft beer and cocktails to wash down forthcoming noodles and burgers
From the second established brewery in Bend to establishing the newest craft cocktail and beer watering hole, Bend Brewing Co. is now slaking thirsts at The Grove, the new market hall in Northwest Crossing. What distinguishes the new Waypoint from Old Bend's BBC is, as brewmaster Zach Beckwith explains, "the distinct branding and the co-equal focus on high-end cocktails and wine.

Beer & Drink

What's Hot at the Yacht

Midtown Yacht club food pod celebrates one year with a nautical-themed bash
From east to west to center, Bend is full up with food cart lots these days—each with its own vibe and offerings for delicious food-truck love. Midtown Bend got its first full-blown lot one year ago, when Midtown Yacht Club opened along 4th Street with a handful of carts and an indoor beer garden.


Authentic Argentinian Empanadas Handmade to Order

Masa Empanadas puts a modern twist on a traditional recipe
The story of Masa Empanadas is a case of one thing leading to another and everything coming together all at the same time. The first plotline involves a young Argentinian leaving the family farm to pursue his dreams of dance.


Bend Cider Opens Taproom

Local company brings its brick-and-mortar to Tumalo
The name is Bend Cider Company—and while its formal address is still in Bend, the company's new tasting room can be found tucked away in the hamlet of Tumalo. Bend Cider Company opened the doors of its new tasting room on Wharton Avenue June 19.

Beer & Drink

Wine on the Deck Kicks Off

Time for The Suttle Lodge summertime wine series
When it's this hot, sitting somewhere lakeside (or riverside) is basically the only place to be. So it's ideal timing for The Suttle Lodge to kick of its summertime wine series, Wine on the Deck.


Summer Wine Dinner with Kindred Creative Kitchen

Learn how to craft a three-course dinner paired with wines for each course
Celebrate the bounty and beauty of summer with Kindred Creative Kitchen's Summer Wine Dinner, happening this week in Bend. Learn how to craft a three-course dinner paired with wines for each course.



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