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: DYAD

In our Origin Story series, we introduce you to Central Oregonians who turn their passions into a profession.

Selling plants and handmade jewelry out of an Airstream trailer, outside of Spoken Moto, might sound like an unconventional business model, but Bend woman Courtney Willis is making it work with her company, Dyad Adornment.

The Dyad truck is open Tuesday through Saturday right outside Spoken Moto next to the Box Factory in Bend, Oregon. You can follow Courtney on Instagram at dyadadornmentco and visit her website at dyadadornment.com.

Dyad(n.) Something that consists of two elements parts.

Supper Club: Solving Employment Difficulties in Central Oregon

EDCO recently launched a new marketing campaign to attract new workers to Central Oregon because more employers are facing difficulties filling job vacancies, but there are also programs in place now to create homegrown talent for local employers. 

For this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel continues his discussion with the CEO of EDCO, Roger Lee, as well as Katie Condit of Better Together and Larry Holeman of EDCO, to talk about opportunities for people seeking employment.

For more information on internships in Central Oregon, visit edcoinfo.com and bettertogethercentraloregon.org.

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 with a new edition of Supper Club every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Origin Story: Wildcrafted Fire Fuel for Your Campfire

In our Origin Story series, we introduce you to Central Oregonians who turn their passions into a profession.

There is nothing more quintessential Bend than going for a hike, smelling the juniper in the air and taking in the High Desert landscape. Sisters-in-law Julie Connell and Allison Schultz have taken that to a whole new level with Light My Fire, their handmade, wildcrafted fire fuel.

Currently, Light My Fire bundles are available around town at lululemon, Hot Box Betty, and barre or you can buy them online at conlocommon.com. But Allison and Julie want to remind you to use responsible fire practices while burning your bundle.

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.

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.

Origin Story: Hop in the Spa

We Central Oregonians love our beer. We enjoy drinking it, making it, and cooking with it, but one place in Sisters, Oregon is changing the way we think about beer, by brewing up their own hoppy concoctions for soaking in. In this week’s Origin Story, we take you to Hop in the Spa.

If you’re interested in hopping in the spa, you can connect with Mike and Sally at their website, hopinthespa.com or on social media at Hop in the Spa.

Taste This! – Local Culture Krauts

For this week’s culinary adventure, Donna Britt takes us into Sarah Frost-McKee and Paul Trendler’s local kitchen, where fermentation is happening and where old-fashioned sauerkraut is getting a delicious modern twist.

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