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Giving Back, In More Ways Than One

Giving Back, In More Ways Than One

Central Oregon Dine11 and Pandemic Partners Bend team up to feed wildfire evacuees while supporting local restaurants
As the smoke clears and locals slowly return to their (COVID-era) day-to-day lives, many Central Oregonians remain displaced, distressed and without homes to return to—their lives upturned for the foreseeable future. As a record-breaking 900,000 acres of Oregon land continued to burn this week, upward of 500,000 people remained under some form of evacuation order. 



Fresh Hopes, Fresh Hops

Local beers to take home, celebrating the hop harvest
It's that time of year—summer turning to fall, the leaves changing, and in beer-land, time to enjoy the fresh-hop beers found in abundance right now. Instead of relying only on hops that have been dried and pressed into pellet form, during this time of year, brewers include hops that come right from the hop "bine."

Beer & Drink

A Group for Veggie Runners

The Plant-Powered Runners Sunday Run is a weekly event that invites runners of all types
Did you know that there's a local group geared toward supporting people who live vegan and vegetarian lifestyles? The Plant-Powered Runners Sunday Run is a weekly event that invites runners of all types—you don't have to be vegan or vegetarian—to run and nosh on post-run vegan snacks.


Thrive Cooking Tutorial

While tradition is sacred, it may be time to innovate your holiday menu for healthy eating
The holiday season is notorious for fatty foods and heavy meals; health isn't typically in the picture. While tradition is sacred, it may be time to innovate your holiday menu for healthy eating.


New Brews

The brews must go on
If you're like me, you love it when breweries have new beer releases. While it's slowed down a bit, there are still plenty of new brews and beer releases happening in Central Oregon.

Beer & Drink

Bend's Newest Food Cart Additions

Mediterranean, Vietnamese flavors roll in
Gyro Power Bend's newest Mediterranean dig is opening in the Old Mill at the Crosscut – Warming Hut No. 5.


Farm (to Box) to Table

As farmers market season comes to a smoky end, several local businesses encourage a continuation of buying local—via produce box subscriptions
Volcano Veggies Volcano Veggies is a year-round, organic, indoor aquaponic farm near downtown Bend.


September Food & Drink Events

For beer-lovers and fundraising fiends alike
HDFFA Harvest Dinner Box Fundraiser Ratchet date night up a notch with the High Desert Food and Farm Alliance Dinner Box Fundraiser, in support of HDFFA's Food Access Programs.


Rockin' and Ronin

From a popular food truck to a spacious brick-and-mortar, Chef Scott Byers creates a collaborative food experience
The Japanese term, "izakaya," translates to a neighborhood pub where friends gather after work for great food, drinks, laughs and conversation. The concept is not lost on Bend Izakaya Ronin, Scott Byers' brick-and-mortar version of his popular Japanese food truck.


Barrel-Aged Brew Fest Goes Walkabout

A pandemic-era version of the Little Woody puts people on a downtown Bend scavenger hunt for beer
As fall approaches, many of the rituals that come with the season have gone by the wayside: No massive Labor Day picnics; no snapping photos in front of the school on the first day. But one Central Oregon fall tradition is actually coming to fruition this season: The Little Woody, a barrel-aged beer and cider fest usually housed outside the Deschutes Historical Museum, is moving forward and adapting to the times.

Beer & Drink

Herb Cookies at the Farmstand

Flavor bombs so tasty, they're bandit-worthy
On the edge of a field on the outskirts of town, a small roadside farm stand does a brisk business. Display coolers keep herbs, greens and other sensitive veggies properly chilled, as tomatoes, potatoes, onions and other room temperature produce sit there looking pretty in crates.


Little Bites - Here's What's New!

Burgers, hops harvest. Here’s what’s new on the Bend foodie (and drink-y) scene!
Burgers, hops harvest. Here’s what’s new on the Bend foodie (and drink-y) scene!


Munchie Meals

In honor of this week's Leaflet, we present these local meals that stoners love
In honor of our newest edition of the Leaflet, we set to work compiling a list of some of Bend's best munchie-friendly meals. From smothered burritos to loaded nuggets, we're convinced that this roundup will satiate even the strangest late night (or midday, or early morning) cravings. 


Mother pflücke-r, fall is almost here

Here’s what’s new on the culinary scene
pflücke – Bavarian Grillhaus and Biergarten There’s a new bratwurst in town.


Heirloom Addiction

Room temperature and raw is the way to go
The brief, glorious moment when tomatoes are everywhere marks the culinary apex of summer. This drawn-out, tomato-ey solstice is especially fleeting for heirloom tomatoes, the high-maintenance wing of the tomato clan.


Little Sips

Three booze-related events to get you through the hot, hot week
Pucker Up 10 Barrel Brewing Co. will make an appearance at a virtual tasting of sour beers on, Thursday, Aug. 20 at 5pm.



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Recent Comments

  • Re: Farm (to Box) to Table

    • Hello, as a local farmer it would have been great if you could have clarified…

    • on September 19, 2020
  • Re: Herb Cookies at the Farmstand

    • Sageisis/Sattvacat: Occasionally we run stories from this writer who is out of area-- a fun…

    • on September 7, 2020
  • Re: Heirloom Addiction

    • I live for the caprese made with heirlooms. Last night I had one and the…

    • on September 7, 2020
  • Re: Herb Cookies at the Farmstand

    • This farm is in Missoula MT. Local?

    • on September 5, 2020
  • Re: Herb Cookies at the Farmstand

    • Am I to assume that this "farmstand" is in Tumalo? There is no mention... Those…

    • on September 5, 2020

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