St. Patrick’s Day Pub Guide for 2016

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.

As always, this isn’t meant to be a definitive guide to all the bars, pubs, taverns, and watering holes in Bend, but rather more what seems appropriate for St. Patrick’s Day pub crawling options. Feel free to leave others in the comments!

First, the breweries:

Deschutes Brewery
1044 NW Bond St.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 382-9242

Bend Brewing Company
1019 NW Brooks St.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-1599

McMenamins Old St. Francis School
700 NW Bond St.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 330-8563

Cascade Lakes Lodge
1441 SW Chandler Ave. Suite 100
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 388-4998

Silver Moon Brewing
24 NW Greenwood Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 388-8331

10 Barrel Brewpub
1135 NW Galveston Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 678-5228

GoodLife Brewing
70 SW Century Dr. #100-464
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 728-0749

Crux Fermentation Project
50 SW Division St.
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 385-3333

Worthy Brewing
495 Bellevue Dr.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 639-4776

Rat Hole Brewpub (Old Mill)
384 SW Upper Terrace Dr.
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 389-2739

Bridge 99 Brewery
63055 Layton Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 213-2121

RiverBend Brewing
2650 NE Division St.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 550-7550

Sunriver Brewpub @ Galveston
1055 NW Galveston Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 408-9377

Craft Kitchen & Brewery
803 SW Industrial Way #202
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 647-2772

Downtown, or close by:
The Blacksmith
211 NW Greenwood Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 318-0588

Brother Jon’s Ale House (Downtown)
1051 NW Bond St.
Bend, Oregon 97701
(541) 728-0102

Corey’s Bar and Grill
928 Northwest Bond St.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 317-1468

Crow’s Feet Commons
875 NW Brooks St.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 728-0066

D & D Bar & Grill
927 NW Bond St.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 382-4592

JC’s Bar and Grill
642 NW Franklin Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-3000

J DUB
932 NW Bond St.
Bend, OR, 97701
(541) 797-6335

M & J Tavern
102 NW Greenwood Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 389-1410

Downtown/close by (cont.):

Sidelines Sports Bar
1020 NW Wall St.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 385-8898

The Summit Saloon and Stage
125 NW Oregon Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 749-2440

Wall Street Grill (behind Taj Palace)
917 NW Wall St.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 385-7098

White Water Taphouse
1043 NW Bond St.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 797-2178

Elsewhere:

The Platypus Pub
1203 NE Third St.
Bend, Oregon 97701
(541) 323-3282

Broken Top Bottle Shop
1740 NW Pence Ln.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 323-2337

Brother Jon’s Public House (Westside)
1227 NW Galveston Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 306-3321

Cascade West Grub & Alehouse
64 SW 14th St.
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 389-1853

Cheerleader’s Grill & Sports Pub
3081 N. Hwy 97
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 330-0631

Kelly D’s Sports Bar
1012 SE Cleveland Ave.
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 389-5625

The Hideaway Tavern
939 S.E. 2nd St.
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 312-9898

Mavericks
20565 Brinson Blvd.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 382-4270

Reed Pub
1141 SE Centennial Ct.
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 312-2800

Southside Pub
61160 S. Highway 97 #B
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 383-7672

The Phoenix
594 NE Bellevue Dr.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 317-0727

Third Street Pub
314 SE 3rd St.
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 306-3017

Timbers Bar & Grill
2570 NE Twin Knolls Dr.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-3502

The Mountain’s Edge
61331 S. Highway 97
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 388-8178

Westside Tavern
930 NW Galveston Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 382-4810

Pour House Grill
1085 SE 3rd St.
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 388-2337

Cabin 22
25 SW Century Dr.
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 306-3322

Riverside Market & Pub
285 NW Riverside Blvd.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 389-0646

Northside Bar and Grill
62860 Boyd Acres Rd.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-0889

Powell Butte Highway road closure for roundabout construction

If you live in Alfalfa, or off of the Powell Butte Highway east of town (out towards the Bend Airport), be aware that the County will be closing the road at the Powell Butte/Alfalfa Market Road intersection for the construction of a new roundabout. From their release:

On Monday, March 21, construction crews will begin work on the installation of a roundabout at the intersection of Powell Butte Highway, Neff Road and Alfalfa Market Road. A temporary bypass road will be installed on Powell Butte Highway to facilitate traffic through the project. Intermittent detour routes will be required throughout the course of the project to facilitate construction. Drivers are urged to use caution at this intersection and use alternative routes where possible.

Hours of operation will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

They included a graphic to help visualize the closure and bypass road:

Powell Butte Highway road closure diagram

See, what I don’t get from this diagram is if you’re going east on Neff, or west on Alfalfa Market, and you want to keep going east or west, it doesn’t look like you’ll be able to do that, only north and south—and only then, if you’re on Alfalfa Market Road. Does Neff Road just stop?

No information on how long this will take to complete, either. Hopefully it will go quickly once they are started.

Central Oregon Locavore is moving

Central Oregon LocavoreFans of Central Oregon Locavore will be pleased to learn that the local food marketplace (or permanent indoor farmers market as they call it) is moving into a new, larger location on Third Street. And as they grow they are welcoming contributions as well.

From their online newsletter:

In 2013 you helped Central Oregon Locavore raise enough seed money to open a brick and mortar indoor farmers marketplace. Those planted seeds have grown and grown and we have now outgrown our garden.

It is time for us to transplant to a larger greenhouse. We Are Moving!

We have found our new home, but the garden beds (ie. interior of the building) need a lot of tending (ie. remodeling)… Please consider donating now and help us Make Our Greenhouse a Home!

They have a number of contributor levels to consider:

  • Seed Money – $10
    Moving Supplies, Rollers, paint, etc…
  • Till – $25
    4×4 worth of drywall, 3 carpet squares
  • Tend – $50
    Portion of Overhead lighting fixtures, storage solutions
  • Grow – $100
    Portion of Walk In Cooler Paneling, HVAC Renovation Supplies
  • Harvest – $250
    Portion of Display Cooler, Outdoor signage

You can donate online, and anyone contributing $100 or more “will be invited to a special “Cultivators Celebration” on May 1st” at their new location.

That new spot is located at 1841 NE Third Street, which they say:

Our new location is located on the NE corner of 3rd and Revere. Between Carl’s Jr (how’s that for ironic!) and Consumer Insurance, across from the Wagner Mall where Natures was located.

It can be tricky the first time to find the entrance to the new location, but we will have it well marked and there are 4 entrances and exits, and large parking lot with 23 spots. Yay!

Bigger space and more parking will definitely be a boon for the store, and while their current location on First Street (across from the tracks, in the industrialized neighborhood of the Maker’s District) has a certain off-the-beaten-path charm, upgrading will definitely be a good thing for them. Keep an eye out this coming May for that new opening.

Weekend breakfast at the Brickhouse

Did you know the Brickhouse restaurant in downtown Bend is serving breakfast on the weekends these days? Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 1pm they are open for breakfast/brunch service, and have a pretty tasty-looking menu. We decided to try it out and this weekend met friends for breakfast.

Brickhouse restaurant breakfast
Breakfast of champions: Fried chicken and waffles, coffee, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA

The food was good—you can see my plate in the picture there (Cajun fried chicken, so on the spicy side), and other dishes at the table includes a breakfast burrito, bananas foster French toast, biscuits and gravy, and the Brickhouse benedict, and all were enjoyed by everyone. It’s not particularly cheap, depending on what you order, but overall it’s worth it.

Only the main part of the restaurant was open, the main dining by the bar; the “annex” areas in the back and side were closed. I don’t know if they would open those up for busy mornings. It wasn’t too busy while we were there, not so we needed reservations or anything (though you might call ahead if you’re unsure).

So the verdict: it was good, and I’d go again. Plus with the bar you can have a pint of beer with your breakfast or brunch, which is always a nice option (if you’re into that). Go check it out!

Juniper Brewing celebrates 2nd anniversary this weekend

Redmond’s Juniper Brewing Company is celebrating two years of brewing beer this weekend, with beer specials all weekend long (Saturday and Sunday the 5th and 6th). They posted:

WOW!! Two Years already!?!?!
My how time flies by when you’re making good beer!!
To celebrate and give thanks, we will have pint specials all weekend and some give away drawings.
Get a raffle ticket with each pint, need not be present to win.

Juniper recently won a medal at the Best of Craft Beer Awards for their Milkman Wit (highlighted in the Bulletin), no mean feat considering the amount of competition involved! And this weekend I’m sure they will have that and much more on tap to commemorate their two years.

And next Tuesday, the 8th, they are hosting a Business After Hours event with the Redmond Chamber of Commerce.

Make sure to swing by this weekend and help them celebrate!

Juniper Brewing 2nd anniversary

Suicidal Tendencies playing tonight at the Midtown

Tonight at the Midtown Ballroom, 80s/90s thrash metal band Suicidal Tendencies is playing at 9pm (doors open at 8pm), their first time in Bend. It was originally slated to play next door at the Domino Room but they sold so many tickets they had to move it to the Midtown.

I think there are still some tickets at Ranch Records, but they’ve been selling like crazy so you’d better check ahead of time. It’s going to be packed.

Special guests: No Cash Value. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm. This is an all ages show.

Tickets are $22/adv & $25/door and can be purchased at Ranch Records, www.bendticket.com, and Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com & 800.992.8499

Special thanks to our sponsors BIGS Hydroponics, Piece of Mind Bend, & Brew Dr. Kombucha.

Suicidal Tendencies at the Midtown Ballroom

High Desert Museum – Free Family Saturday

High Desert MuseumThis Saturday, February 20, the High Desert Museum is having their MidOregon Credit Union Free Family Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, twice every year the Museum is open to all with no admission. Free Day gets busy, so arrive early!

Note: Parking is limited! A free shuttle is offered from the Morning Star Christian School parking lot to the Museum and back all day.

This is a great deal and a great outing, so if you’re interested, plan to go early!