Oh what a slippery slope this could be… Cascade Lakes Brewing Company started in Redmond in 1994. They now have several pubs including the Cascade Lakes Lodge in Bend and the 7th St Brew House in Redmond. One of their winter seasonal brews is Slippery Slope. Everything about this beer is solid, yet nothing extraordinary. […]
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12 Bend Beers of Christmas! – Beer 4
Beer 4 – I’ve always given McMenamin’s more love as a real estate redevelopment company than as a brewery. Their properties are works of art, inside an out. But the brewery and restaurant side has always left me a bit underwhelmed. Then along came Kris Kringle. I really enjoyed this beer and would continue enjoying […]
The 12 Bend Beers of Christmas! – Beer 1
Inspired by beer and the Holiday Season, I’ve decided to go out on a limb and report on some of Bend, Oregon’s best winter seasonal and Holiday beers. (more…)
Stand Up Paddle Boarding Bend and Central Oregon
Circa 1992, I sat on my windsurf board in the dead calm waters of the northern Sea of Cortez. Waiting for the winds to pick up with the afternoon heat, I’d grab a kayak paddle and cruise about the flat waters of Morua Estuary near Puerto Penansco. Little did I know, if I just would’ve […]
Pickin’ and Paddlin’ for the Deschutes River
One of the best ongoing events in Bend is perfect fun for family & friends of all ages. The Pickin’ & Paddlin’ series continues for two more months this summer. Bluegrass, local brews, and paddle sports are the main event in these worthwhile fundraisers for the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance. (more…)
Bend, Oregon’s Free Beer For A Year Sweepstakes!
Visit Bend just announced a new contest to promote our exploding craft beer industry, the Beer For A Year Sweepstakes! That’s right; buy a $10 raffle ticket and you could win free beer for an entire year. More precisely, $2500 in gift cards to a collection of Bend’s breweries. (more…)
Arizona Homeowners Beware!
If you own a home in Arizona, DO read your tax valuation statement this month! Primary homeowners in Arizona must now sign and return an affidavit which will come with your Notice of Full Cash Value. If you fail to do so within 60 days, your primary home will be taxed as a rental property […]