Cosa Cura and Bend Modern Join Forces
Rescue Collective, which began in 2006 as a small consignment store offering premium women’s and men’s clothing, has grown over the last 10 years to become one of Bend’s premier purveyors of locally made goods. In July, Rescue opened a new chapter in their story. Renamed Cosa Cura, which loosely translates to “Things Curated,” the store now offers furniture and home decor to complement its selection of clothing, jewelry and accessories.
To accomplish this feat, they have joined forces with Bend Modern to offer high quality vintage Mid Century Modern Furnishings and Decor. As the name Cosa Cura suggests, what customers will find is handpicked inventory along with a continued emphasis on locally made items. This partnership between Bend Modern and Cosa Cura creates a progressively new concept in retail supporting a social responsibility that seeks to offer high end items with a steady eye on reduce, reuse and recycle. RescueBend.com
Red Tank Cider Wins Awards
Local cidery Red Tank Cider took home two awards from the 2016 Pacific Northwest Cider Awards on June 25. Their Roughneck Cider won the Silver Medal in the Modern Dry category, while the CHOPS! won Gold in the Specialty category. The Roughneck won Gold in 2014 and the CHOPS! won Gold in 2014 and Silver in 2015.
The third annual Pacific Northwest Cider Awards is a one-day private judging competition followed by an all-day festival held at The Woods tasting room in Seattle’s SoDo Neighborhood. More than 145 ciders from 38 different cideries throughout Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Western Canada battled to take home medals. The goal is to “continue to raise awareness for the unique and spectacular ciders being produced in this region while making them accessible to cider lovers.”
Red Tank Cider, born in 2012, practices sustainable techniques, using only apples, yeast and natural sulfites to craft their hard cider. RedTankCider.com
Bend Roots Revival Celebrates Ten Years of Free Music
Bend Roots Revival—the free, family-friendly, community-based festival—will celebrate their 10-year anniversary September 23-25 in Bend’s Old Mill District. The 2016 festival will feature over 75 bands and 15 free educational workshops. Local bands performing include Moon Mountain Ramblers, Elektrapod, and Corner Gospel Explosion, while out of town acts Pete Kartsounes Band, Jive Coulis, and Redwood Son are also slated to appear. Bend Roots Revival has again partnered with Deschutes Brewery, The Old Mill, Oregon Community Foundation and Breedlove Guitars. The grassroots event will take place on six stages between the Art Station and the Deschutes Brewery Warehouse on Shelvin-Hixon Road. Proceeds from beer and merchandise sales, sponsorships and donations go to support art and music education through the local non-profit Rise Up Presents. BendRoots.net
Bend Open Streets
Commute Options hosts Bend Open Streets Sunday, September 18 from noon to 4 p.m. The signature walking and bicycling event for the Bend community will close portions of NE Olney Avenue, NW Wall Street, NE 6th Street, NE 1st Street, and NE Hawthorne Avenue to cars. The event seeks to “promote healthy, active living by opening the city’s largest public space–its streets–for people to walk, bike, or roll, while discovering the joys of active transportation in a safe, car-free environment.” The free event draws over 1,000 people looking engage with the community. During the event, businesses are encouraged to host activities—such as garage sales, lemonade stands and music—to show their support. CommuteOptions.org
Bend Brewing Company Continues to Grow
Bend Brewing Company owners Packy and Leslie Deenihan have announced they purchased the vacant lot directly to the south of their NW Brooks Street Brewpub in Downtown Bend. They plan on turning the lot, which has sat vacant for ten years, into a beer garden by 2017. Packy Deenihan says he envisions an open space with live music for the area that stretches from the street to Mirror Pond.
The purchase comes on the heels of Bend Brewing Company renovating their front room, on the Brooks Street side, to include a bar and an open air seating area. The Deenihans purchased Bend’s second oldest brewery January 1 of this year. Bend Brewing Company produces award-winning craft beer from their Brooks Street location, mostly for consumption at their brewpub. The brewery is looking to expand their distribution by the end of the year. BendBrewingCo.com
Bank of the Cascades Foundation Creates Scholarship Fund
The Bank of the Cascades has established a scholarship fund for Oregon State University-Cascades freshmen with an initial $50,000 contribution. The needs-based scholarship will assist 1st-year students who may not otherwise be able to attend college. The Bank of the Cascades Foundation’s gift is slated to assist eligible freshmen students through 2020. More than half of OSU-Cascades students are the first ones in their family to go to college, and half of those students are eligible to receive federal financial aid.
“The Foundation serves to support Bank of the Cascades’ commitment to making a positive difference in communities where we do business,” says Terry Zink, chief executive officer. “We believe that supporting young people’s dreams to pursue a college education at OSU-Cascades will create a vibrant future for the students, as well as for our entire community.” OSUCascades.edu/Admissions