So here’s a really interesting-looking event taking place tomorrow (Saturday the 25th) over in Madras: a Beverages Farm Tour with High Desert EATs (which stands for “Educational Agriculture Tours”). It starts early—8:30am, at Maragas Winery—and among other things will cover beer, wine, and whiskey. How can you go wrong? Here are the details: Join us… Read More Beverages Farm Tour with High Desert EATs this Saturday
The return of what has become an annual feature—the St. Patrick’s Day pub guide for 2016! St. Paddy’s falls on Thursday this year, and if you’re of an drinking mind that means Irish beers (dry stout, red ale) and whisky (Jameson!), so once again here’s the guide for your pub-crawling pleasure on this most-Irish of holidays.… Read More St. Patrick’s Day Pub Guide for 2016
It’s been awhile since I’ve ran any sort of holiday gift guide here, so I figured why not make this the year? We’ve only got 10 more days until Christmas so if you are struggling to find just the right gifts, or have yet to begin your shopping, perhaps these Gift Guide posts will help!… Read More Gift Guide 2015: McMenamins Holiday Gift Packs
Bend’s latest distillery, BackDrop Distilling, is kicking off with a splash with their “launch shindig” tonight at GoodLife Brewing from 6 to 9pm. Why GoodLife? Simple—they are located inside GoodLife! They have a specially-sectioned off area towards the front of the brewery (just outside of the Bierhall/tasting room), and part of the relationship with the… Read More BackDrop Distilling launch party tonight, Saturday 4/11
The return of what has become an annual feature—the St. Patrick’s Day pub guide! With St. Paddy’s tomorrow (Tuesday) this year, I figured I’d try to post this a bit early, so once again here’s the guide for your pub-crawling pleasure on this most Irish-of-holidays. As always, this isn’t meant to be a definitive guide to… Read More St. Patrick’s Day Pub Guide (2015)
I happen to really like whiskey and the occasional cigar, so this definitely has an allure: a Whiskey & Cigars dinner at Pronghorn Resort on March 14. It’s honestly a bit steep at $80 (tickets available online here), but I have to admit my mouth is watering (both for the food and the whiskey) looking over the… Read More Feeling decadent? How about a Whiskey and Cigars dinner?
It’s the first Friday of November which means tonight is the First Friday Art Walk taking place in downtown Bend, taking place from 5 to 9pm: dozens of businesses will be open the later hours, featuring special art exhibits, and many will have refreshments and live music. (Refreshments often include wine and beer to everyone’s… Read More First Friday and a plug for my book event