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Joan Didion & Magical Thinking – Nothing and Everything to do with Living in Bend Oregon

Joan Didion & Magical Thinking – Nothing and Everything to do with Living in Bend Oregon

No. This one’s not about anything in Bend in particular. Yes. There will be more posts like this over the course of the future. In the following paragraphs, maybe I’ll mention a bookshop or two in town where you can go and search for Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking. Or maybe not. Either way, I’m going to write a few words about Joan Didion, and a few about how little time we have here. In Bend, but more…

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What About Winter in Bend Oregon?

What About Winter in Bend Oregon?

A few of you have asked about winter in Bend Oregon. What it’s really like, what to prepare for if you’re coming from Florida, how long it lasts, how cold it gets, how much snow or general precipitation falls in town, and so on. Needless to say, this post is about one of my most beloved things ever: WINTER. Bend Oregon Weather Stats It’s mid-May in Central Oregon and today’s snow report for Mt. Bachelor says moderate to heavy snowfall and…

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Moving to Bend? Tell Us What You Want to Know About Central Oregon Living.

Moving to Bend? Tell Us What You Want to Know About Central Oregon Living.

Here at the Eternal Beginner’s Guide to Bend, we decided it was about time we gave you an update, or at least another opinion or two, about Central Oregon living. Because this can and does change on the regular, we’ve also decided to deliver it to you as it comes, in fits and spurts (multiple, smaller blog posts and pages), rather than just one static statement. Hm, we’ll start with that as a through-thread: living in Bend is not a statement….

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Bend Politics – Knute Buehler Town Hall

Bend Politics – Knute Buehler Town Hall

Oh hey. We just thought we’d let you know that, for your pleasure (or displeasure) and ours, we’re adding a new section to The (Eternal) Beginner’s Guide to Bend: Bend Politics. The first page in our Bend Politics section offers a *view* on the most recent Knute Buehler town hall. Enjoy. Bend Politics And Knute Buehler, Tally-Ho! Whether a result of angst, maturity, or both, Bend politics have found their way onto the (e)BGTB blog. Then again, I bet they’ve always been there,…

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What’s In the Bag, With Jason Rhodes of Palate (An Exquisite Bend Coffee Bar)

What’s In the Bag, With Jason Rhodes of Palate (An Exquisite Bend Coffee Bar)

On a recent Friday afternoon, around 4:30, Jason Rhodes of Palate was deep in conversation with someone over the back fence at Palate. (Palate = only the most exquisite Bend coffee bar; lovingly owned and operated by Jason Rhodes and his rad partner, Jodi Groteboer.). I waited some breaths while Jason finished up his exchange. We were to have a casual chat and photo session for what would be the (eternal) Beginner’s Guide to Bend’s first installment of What’s In the Bag?, wherein…

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Bend is Not NYC is Not Bend: A (Beginner’s) Dialogue on Central Oregon Culture

Bend is Not NYC is Not Bend: A (Beginner’s) Dialogue on Central Oregon Culture

Oh hey. Know what? Sometimes Irene and I collaborate on these (e)BGTB posts. Other times we zoom in for a more individualized perspective. This post here offers my individual take on Central Oregon culture. It’s probably different than your take, or anyone else’s. And that’s ok, great even. Whatever this post is or isn’t for you, it’s been thought about deeply and written out with respect, accountability, and inclusion in mind. And so, to begin… I’ll never forget that people are more important…

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The Bartenders of Bend: Eric at Sidelines in Bend

The Bartenders of Bend: Eric at Sidelines in Bend

Sidelines was the first bar I visited in Bend. This is weird because it’s a sports bar. The only thing I know about spectator sports is that I’m required to root for the Ducks. So when I find myself accidentally at Sidelines in Bend during a Duck game, I cheer when everyone else does and then go back to smack talking and devouring my tacos and tequila. (Tip: Try the blackened fish tacos. Surprisingly awesome.) I end up at Sidelines…

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