Cranking for Colby

Staff at Deschutes Brewery have rallied around a fellow employee who was recently diagnosed with cancer and other breweries have jumped on board. On Monday, October 15, at 17 locations across Bend, locals have gather for the Cranking for Colby – Community Pint Night where $1 from each beer purchased will go towards Colby’s medical expenses.
Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker has details from Deschutes Brewery in downtown Bend. 

Taste This! – Soup for You

Donna Britt sat and sampled soup with Deborah and Matthew Couzens, the owners of Bend Soup Club. You can join the soup club and receive twice a month soup deliveries, and 32 ounce returnable glass Mason jars. Through their small business, the Couzens sponsor St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Thanks to Newport Avenue Market for giving us the resources to take weekly culinary adventures. Life is short. Eat good food!

Taste This! – 123 Ramen

For this week’s culinary adventure, Donna Britt digs into the local farm and food scene with writer Sara Rishforth and Chef Anna Witham, owner of the restaurant, 123 RamenThey’re talking local agriculture and eating ramen bowls.

Thanks to Newport Avenue Market for giving us the resources to take weekly culinary adventures. Life is short. Eat good food!

Origin Story: Hopped Up Jewelry

Kimberly Markley moved to Bend in 2011 and her admiration for the community and the Central Oregon lifestyle has only grown. She made a pair of hop flower earrings to celebrate her new town and they attracted A LOT of attention. From there, Hopped Up Jewelry was born.

Every Sunday on Central Oregon Daily’s new weekly feature, Origin Story, Allison Roecker introduces us to a passionate person who is making their dreams come true.

Downtown Retailers Report a Good Summer

Whether it was days filled with smoke and haze or the flop surrounding the crowds that never came for the solar eclipse, it was a rough summer in 2017 for businesses in downtown Bend.
However with this summer’s good weather retailer’s are seeing a booming tourism season.
Many downtown business owners are also crediting extra patrols by police, school resource officers and private security guards with making downtown a more welcoming and prosperous area.

Taste This! – Central Oregon Produced Spirits

There’s a local distiller that’s been making spirits since 2009. For this week’s Taste This! culinary adventure, Donna Britt discovers how Oregon Spirit Distillers takes local, organic Oregon products and turns them into fine whiskeys, gins, vodkas and absinthe. 

Thanks to Newport Avenue Market for giving us the resources to take weekly culinary adventures. Life is short. Eat good food.

Destination Oregon: Touring Bend on an Electric Bike

Bend has a rich history, but it it is hard to take it in from behind the wheel of your car. It is much easier is to view that history from a bike, especially when it’s an electric one. For this week’s Destination Oregon, Dave Jones hops on an e-bike from Pedego Electric Bikes for a trip down memory lane.

A special thanks to our Destination Oregon sponsor, Bi-Mart, for giving us the time and resources to take you to some of the most interesting and beautiful places across our state, with a new edition of Destination Oregon every Thursday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Source on the Scene: The Deschutes Brewery Marina

Join Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker stops by the corner of Shevlin Hixon and Columbia which will soon be jam packed with excitement for the grand opening of Bend’s newest food cart lot, the Deschutes Brewery Marina. But if you want to eat lunch here, you’ll need to stop by soon because this new food experience is not here to stay.

For all the latest arts and culture listings, pickup the latest issue of The Source Weekly or go to their website at

Thanks to our Source on the Scene sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to show you some of the best events and entertainment that our region has to offer, every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: Securing Funding Through the Bend Venture Conference

Wednesday is the deadline for companies to apply to vie for a chance at funding at the Bend Venture Conference this fall. For this week’s Supper Club, Lisa Carton sat down with a member of EDCO, Brian Vierra, angel investor, Julie Harrelson of Cascade Angels and previous winner of the BVC, James Nicol of SnoPlanks, to talk about what it takes to secure funding in this competitive climate.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.