Enjoying 25 years of kicking off the summer season, the Bank of Cascades Bend Summer Festival draws 75,000 visitors for a weekend like no other. Festival features fine artists and craftspeople, artisans and performers, and three stages of some of the best regional and national blues, rock and jazz.
Friday, July 8th (5pm - 11pm)
Saturday, July 9th (11am - 11pm)
Sunday, July 10th (11am - 5pm)
Location: Downtown Bend
Free Concerts on 3 Stages
Fine Artist Promenade
Conscious Living Showcase
Kids Street of Fun
Over 30 Food Vendors
FESTIVAL DETAILS BELOW
Friday, July 10
5:30pm | Boxcar String Band
7:30pm | Redwood Son
9:15pm | Larry and His Flask
Saturday, July 11
11:00am | Wil Kinky Trio
1:00pm | Device Grips
3:00pm | Student Loan
5:00pm | Cooper & The Jam
7:00pm | Dirty Revival
9:30pm | Sir Mix-A-Lot
Sunday, July 12
1:00pm | Sarah Billings
3:00pm | Keegan Smith & The Fam
Friday July 10
5:30pm | Soul Benders
7:30pm | Previous Byrd Party Band
(featuring High Street Horns)
9:15pm | High Street Band
Saturday July 11
5:00pm | Quadraphonnes
9:00pm | Nu Shooz
LOCALS ONLYS STAGE | Friday through Sunday | Wells Fargo Bank Parking Lot
Friday July 10
5:30pm | Moonroom
6:30pm | All You All
8:00pm | Stereo Treson
9:30pm | Weather Machine
Saturday July 11
11:00am | Zander Reese
1:00pm | Trailer 31
3:00pm | Coyote Willow
4:30pm | Victory Swig
6:00pm | Mark Ransom & The Mostest
8:00pm | Strive Roots
9:30pm | The Rum and the Sea
Sunday July 12
11:00pm | Smallcano
12:30pm | Just Us
2:00pm | Out of the Blue Band
3:30pm | The Swing Letters
Boxcar String Band is an three man rock and roll blues machine that plays an ecletic mix of old rock and roll, blues, hillbilly rock and rockabilly music. While the band is based out of Bend, Oregon, it’s members bring influence from the greater pacific northwest and far beyond.
A Veritable fireball, Cooper radiates energy onstage and in the studio. The red haired dynamo was raised in the Oregon coastal mountains, but can be found gypsying about the country stealing hearts. She brings a magical stage presence that lingers long after she has skipped town. Cooper has recently opened for such legends as Wanda Jackson, Mavis Staples, and Robert Plant. Nashville's esteemed Music City Roots calls her "delightful, twinkly, impassioned, and on the make."
What started as a solo MC/guitar looping project transformed into a vibrant live band featuring funky baselines, flashy horns, fresh beats and gritty melodic conscious hip hop vocals backed by psychedelic instrumentation with hints of *Black Keys + The Roots + Sound Tribe Sector 9.
Led by the soulful vocals of Ms. Sarah Clarke and enhanced by verses from mc Evv'n'flo, DR has emerged on the Pacific Northwest music scene with passion and flare. The unique ensemble intermingles classic and original tracks with a resounding presence, no matter how big or small the venue.
Having over 100 years of combined touring, recording and performing experience, Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire is considered by some, as being the best Tribute to Earth Wind and Fire in the country. Based out of the Pacific Northwest, Kalimba’s has been together since 2011. This group is the vision of Lead Vocalist, Thomas “Chazz” Smith, who started Kalimba, with intention of playing the music that he grew up with, Earth Wind and Fire. “Kalimba was started because of the music that warms your heart, the spirit that moves your soul, and the message that never dies” says Chazz. Over time Kalimba has grown to a 10 piece group with full horn section, performing the hits including but not limited to, Shining Star, That's the Way of the World, Devotion, Sing a Song, Can't Hide Love, Getaway, Fantasy, Love's Holiday, September, Boogie Wonderland", After the Love Has Gone and Let's Groove just to name a few. Kalimba, has had the opportunity to work with former lead guitarist and vocalist for the legendary Earth, Wind, and Fire, Sheldon Reynolds. Reynolds was nominated for a Grammy for the popular song Sunday Morning, which Reynolds wrote and recorded with EWF. As Sheldon put it, “out of 1000 other bands that I have heard play this material, Kalimba is the first band that gets it like it’s supposed to be played”. www.kalimbaband.com Facebook: Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire; Twitter: @KalimbaTribute.
Along with the Chazz on vocals, D’ Maurice provides the falsetto Phillip Bailey vocals for Kalimba. His presence allows Kalimba to perform those great Phillip Bailey songs such as Reasons and I’d Write a Song. Along with a complete backline Kalimba, Gary Tobin and Michael Cole on Guitars, Dereke James on Bass, and Jeff Lund on Keyboards, has a tight horn section made up of Chris Siegmund on Saxophones and woodwinds, Chris Atwood on Trombone, and Jaskson Rice on Trumpet and Flugelhorn.
Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire has received national attention including the attention of former Earth Wind and Fire Guitarist Sheldon Reynolds, who was quoted saying “out of 1000 other bands that I have heard play this material, Kalimba is the first band that gets it like it’s supposed to be played”. Kalimba takes pride in trying not to just perform the music of EWF, but attempts to perform the music as it was meant to be played. Kalimba asks for guidance in which it was intended. Other artists such as Henrey Soleh Brewer keyboardist for the world-renowned Phenix horns and the Emotions, states “Kalimba is one of the most exciting bands on the scene today”. Kalimba not only puts on a performance for ears to enjoy, but along with front line choreography, crowd interaction, visual displays and lighting cues, Kalimba is also a sight to see. As Michael Twombley, CEO of Music Zirconia, one of the Nation’s leading Tribute Band booking agencies in the put it, “Kalimba is the best Tribute to Earth Wind and Fire in the Country, bar none!”
Keegan Smith and The Fam have been a refreshing staple of Northwest music scene for nearly a decade. Smith's trailblazing style infuses medleys of the bands popular originals with memorable covers by the artists that have most inspired his musical growth. The sound has been compared to the likes of Bob Marley, soul troubadour Martin Sexton, the story rhyme telling of Wyclef Jean, with the gravel filled melodies of Everlast. The Fam's sound has been deemed Urban-Americana (Reggae/Funk/Folk/Hop) and when their improv takes off, the party people rock!!!
Larry and His Flask return to the Bend Summer Festival for one of their only Reunion Tour Shows of 2015. Larry and His Flask are a high energy, five-piece carnival of a band that incorporate rock, folk, bluegrass, soul, brass band, punk and alt-country into their own unique sound. Some people call what they do “folk-punk”, others call it “a bluegrass traveling circus” and everyone who’s seen them live rightfully call Larry and His Flask “down right WILD”. But no matter what you call it, this is a band that has to be seen to be believed.
Since being named “Best New Artist” at the 2011 Portland Music Awards, Redwood Son has done a great deal of growing up. The road will do that to a person, and with 60k miles under his belt over the past 3 years, you can see why there is a new found focus for 2015.
A pretty little thing with a kitten strut and a church smile, Ms. Billings is not yet what one might call seasoned, but she has nevertheless been swiftly welcomed into the oftentimes exclusive blues family—which should tell you something—gigging with the respectable likes of the Norman Sylvester Band, Renato Caranto, and Portland’s own Boogie Cat. Her band as well will strike you more as baby-faced beginners than the grizzled sort of blues cats that often grace the stages of Buffalo Gap or Knuckleheads. However, like Billings, they’ll surprise you with their chops.
Sir Mix-A-Lot parlayed a gonzo tribute to women with large buttocks into hip-hop immortality. But even before he struck crossover gold, Sir Mix-A-Lot was one of rap’s great D.I.Y. success stories. Coming from a city — Seattle — with barely any hip-hop scene to speak of, Mix-A-Lot co-founded his own record label, promoted his music himself, produced all his own tracks, and essentially pulled himself up by the proverbial American bootstraps. Even before “Baby Got Back,” Mix-A-Lot was a platinum-selling album artist with a strong following in the hip-hop community, known for bouncy, danceable, bass-heavy tracks indebted to old-school electro.
Most recently, Sir Mix A Lot has performed with the Seattle Symphony. The rapper's appearance at Benaroya Hall came about as part of the Seattle Symphony's Sonic Evolution series, which commissions new orchestral work inspired by Seattle's music icons. Gabriel Prokofiev, a London-based composer, DJ and producer (and grandson of the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev), orchestrated "Baby Got Back" as well as the 1988 track "Posse on Broadway."
What started as a solo MC/guitar looping project transformed into a vibrant live band featuring funky baselines, flashy horns, fresh beats and gritty melodic conscious hip hop vocals backed by psychedelic instrumentation with hints of *Black Keys + The Roots + Sound Tribe Sector 9.
Wil's Sound is like John Mayer meets Ray Lamontagne at a radio concert. Its Blues, Soulful with an Alternative edge. Born and raised outside Portland on a blueberry farm near Cornelius, OR, hard work has always been a part of his life. Wil Kinky takes that same work ethic to music, with a love and a passion for it you can feel.
Kalimba, a Earth, Wind and Fire tribute band will knock your socks off as they take the stage two separate times during the Bend Summer Festival. Reviving one of the greatest bands of all time, you’ll hear the greats including “September”, “Let’s Groove”, “Shining Star”, “Boogie Wonderland”, among many more.
"The High Street Experience" has been sweeping from New York to Las Vegas since the Early 90’s! Founded as a Jazz Quartet by Drummer Bruce Wehler, Bassist Tim Swanson, Keyboardist Stuart Dennis and Sax man Randy McKellip, High Street soon added a Full Horn Section, adopted Zoot Suits and when they added Front Man Matt Summers and pro Sax man Steve Goff they incorporated the "High Street Experience.
In April 1985 Valerie Day, John Smith, and their band NU SHOOZ, released the five-song EP ‘Tha’s Right!’. Acting on a dare from a local music writer, Gary Bryan of Portland Oregon’s KKRZ put the song “I Can’t Wait” on the air. Listener reaction was strong and immediate- the kind of response known in radio jargon as ‘Instant Phones.’ But this was no overnight sensation. By the time the whole world heard about the Soul band from Oregon, they’d spent seven years onstage, four hours a night, four or five nights a week. So, when their spotlight moment came, the Shooz could get up and play. By the end of the year “I Can’t Wait” was a regional hit. But the song really took off when it was remixed by Dutch DJ Peter Slaghuis. Atlantic Records signed the band in January 1986. “I Can’t Wait” eventually reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Other hits followed. NU SHOOZ was nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy in 1987. What a long, strange, beautiful trip it's been. Fast forward to the present…
After a lengthy hiatus from the world of pop/funk and soul, (to raise a family and play other styles of music,) Valerie and John revive the Nu Shooz sound. The husband and wife team are back on the road as part of the Super Freestyle Explosion Tour and the live eight piece band, Shoo-Horns and all, are playing shows for the first time in 25 years.
And the journey continues...
Soul Benders musical repertoire ranges from popular rock n' roll to classic soul. Ever the consummate professionals, Soul Benders know it's tbers of Soul Benders have toured, performed with and shared the stage with legendary bands such as; Credence Clearwater Revival, Atlanta Rythym Section, Santant, Doobie Brothers, Steve Miller and many more! Each member is an accomplished showman and musician. Featuring soulful vocals, virtuous instramental performances and taut arrangements, Soul Benders never fail to satisfy their audience wherever they play.
Precious Byrd is a 4 piece high energy dance/rock band from beautiful Bend, OR. Featuring Corey Parnell on vocals, Casey Parnell on lead guitar, Michael Summers on drums, and grammy award winning artist Lonnie Chapin on bass. Their fantastic renditions of modern and classic hits, along with a number of high energy originals, are sure to get you on your feet.
Passionate about the saxophone, its characteristics and possibilities, The Quadraphonnes are adventurous! These strong, talented, ladies break the boundaries of the saxophone quartet with their mighty chops, tantalizing grooves, soaring solos and dynamic vocals. Covering a variety of musical styles from jazz-funk-pop, to avant-garde, gypsy-punk and classical, the quads put on a great show! Celebrating their 8th year together, they have released a second album, Get the Funk Out! It is all funk, all original and features their booty-shaking rhythm section with guest appearances from guitarist, Jennifer Batten. Mary-Sue Tobin, Chelsea Luker, Mieke Bruggeman and Michelle Medler are multi-talented, serious musicians who defy the idea that four beautiful women playing saxes is just a gimmick! The Quadraphonnes will blow you away!
Stroll through the more than 150 fine artists and craftspeople as they fill the street with their handwork, design and artistry. Traveling to Bend from all over the state, region and country, these fine artists bring color and life to the Bank of the Cascades Bend Summer Festival Presented by Hayden Homes and The Source Weekly!
It's an ideal place to find that special gift or one-of-a-kind piece that will bring you (or someone you love) happiness for years to come.
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Bank of the Cascades Bend Summer Festival presented by The Source Weekly and Hayden Homes, the official fine art for the festival features Bend native, Shelli Walters. "Blue Guitar with Bird" is featured on the official event fine art poster.
Shelli has turned her passion for art and design into a 20+ year career as an art director and graphic designer and more recently into a contemporary fine art painter. She has been a Bend resident since childhood and is a member at Tumalo Art Company.
Shelli's painting process is a synthesis of having a plan and allowing the work to evolve. She paints from her thoughts and experiences, exploring images ranging from landscapes and flowers, to animals and bicycles. Her intention is to evoke a sense of freedom, joy and empowerment through images everyone can relate to. "My paintings are an imperfect commingle of paint, typography, graphics, pattern, sketch and texture. Discovering the surprises and mixing these elements reveal in every painting as I push and pull paint around the surface keeps me engaged and inspired."
Ping Zhang-Based out of Bellingham, WA, Ping Zhang acquired a solid handmade skill from her grandparents and has devoted herself to embroidery art for more than 30 years. She has won multiple national awards in fiber arts exhibitions. Her unique works showcase not only tremendous skill, but provide a near photographic like image in their delicate beauty.
||Saturday, July 11th||Sunday, July 12|
|11am |||Academie de Ballet||
En Plein Air with Nathan Sowa
|12pm |||Terpsichorean Dance Studio and Company|
|12:45pm |||Peruvian Music and Dance||(1pm) Central Oregon Aerial Arts|
|1:30pm |||Warm Springs Tribal Dance|
|5 & 7pm |||Central Oregon Aerial Arts|
Sunday, July 12
Nathan Sowa, an accomplished painter and educator, will teach an en plein air class where participants will learn new techniques allowing artists to capture the spirit and essence of the local landscape by incorporating natural light, color and movement into their works. Class registration is required. Fee $35. Limited to first 15 registrations. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up. The first five registrations will receive a complimentary artists gift.
About Nathan: was born in Agana, Guam, in 1976. He took a degree in philosophy at Oregon State University in 2000. His final year in college was spent on exchange in Lyon, France, where he skipped classes to go draw at the museum and realize his passion for traditional art. Three years later he enrolled at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, where he studied from 2004-2008. He was later hired to teach at the FAA in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 2008-2010. He is a founding member of the painting group Bjäremålarna, begun in the summer of 2006.
A sampling of this year's artists bringing pottery, photography, fiber arts and clothing, 2D fine art, 3D fine art and sculpture, home and garden adornments, jewelry and more.
Blue Spruce Pottery
Based out of Bend Or. Handthrown functional stoneware pottery and decorative Raku fired vases and wall art.
Hopped Up Jewelry
Steel cut and hand crafted garden art.
|The Soap Block
Artistically designed glycerin soap created from coconut oil, and carved at festival
New Growth Clothing
Acrylic spray paint and meticulous geometric cuts of tape used to create iridescent and vibrant pieces.
Farm art is created from upcycled wood and metal items found on family farm, and alpaca fiber creations.
Hand crafted home goods and furniture created using reclaimed or urban salvage wood, pressed plants.
Come enjoy hours of entertainment on the Family Fun Street! Click here to become a vendor.
The Bank of the Cascades Bend Summer Festival presented by Hayden Homes and The Source Weekly is please to welcome back the Conscious Living Showcase. It's a wonderfully popular shout-out to those businesses who help us live a healthy lifestyle in Central Oregon. This year the showcase will boast more than 50 exhibitors from the areas of:
Title Sponsor: Wild Birds Unlimited
Presenting Sponsor: NW Quality Construction
Minnesota Street becomes the hub for gourmet artisans from the Pacific Northwest to sip, graze and absorb the best free live jazz in Oregon! This year, we pair a stellar line up of jazz musicians with world-class wines from Oregon, salts, oils, spices, exotic prepared food and more. Learn how to complement your foodie repertoire from the source, on the street, and with friends.
The entrepreneurs of the family Chris and Craig (brothers) started Ancient Cellars in 2007 unable to refuse the chance to jump at a great opportunity. The short story is that there came a day when some great grapes needed a good home. Both had been transplants in Oregon, having grown up in Pennsylvania and then moving on to North Carolina for the college years and then some. Craig eventually sold his Portland restaurant and moved to Indianapolis with his wife and 2 kids to be closer to the grandparents. Just as they left, Chris returned. This time he decided to try his hand at a harvest internship with a custom crush winery in Dundee, OR and was offered a full-time job after harvest. Quickly, it became pretty clear to us and everyone else Chris had finally found his calling. Then the day came that those grapes needed a home, with a call to Craig the two decided that the Baker family, who had always enjoyed good food and fine wine, would have a winery.
I have always have felt close to the natural world and find the need to be immersed in it from time to time. I got hooked backpacking the High Sierras as a college student at the University of Nevada, Reno and each year I embark on treks deep into the wilderness areas of the West, for me it's a yearly pilgrimage. Not only do I find exploring the land and mountains of our area fulfilling, but also exploring the fruits that grow in our region and inventing ways to make them into enticing ciders. Our region seems perfectly designed in its soils and seasons to grow apples and fruit more than any other place on Earth. As Atlas seeks the golden apples in Greek mythology, I myself am continually exploring the craft of forging NW fruit into ciders. Hope you enjoy them!
Barcelona's Cooking Sauces is an effort to create a family, local, hands-on business that shares Enrique and Dolores' old family sauces with their friends and neighbors in Central Oregon. They developed a whole system of sauces, which consisted of two universal sauces used as a base for a variety of dishes from different cultures aench, and more. This system offers incredible flexibility and great authenticity, providing genuine international gourmet flavors in minutes.
Dolores and Enrique also created several specialty sauces used in traditional dishes. Such is the case for Mole Poblano, the signature sauce of Mexican Haute cuisine, and other centuries’ old family recipes.
At Bend Original our goals are simple. To have fun creating designs and products that our community can identify with on a personal basis and that highlight the overarching beauty and freedom of Bend and the surrounding area.
Dave Jr. & Adam Young are the owners of Bend Original. We were fortunate enough to have been raised in Bend. While growing up we had many adventures exploring the wilderness areas of central Oregon from fishing the Deschutes, Crooked, and Metolious to hiking Smith Rock. We have backpacked through the Jefferson wilderness in the summer and snow shoed to Todd Lake in the winter. We have stood at the summit of South Sister and swam in the cold waters of Broken Top’s glacier lake. We Floated the Deschutes and skied Mt. Bachelor. We are forever grateful to have grown up in Bend.
We tell you this not to impress you but to impress upon you our love of Bend, the history and the lifestyle it has provided us all of our lives. It shapes us and reinvigorates our sense of well-being day in and day out. Today we desire to share our experience with you our community, and the new members that are drawn here by the magic of the area. To appreciate the people that forged this path so we all can experience one of the best towns in the world.
Bucha Buena, started in 2014 by me, Brooke Moore, brewed by Brit Nelson, long time beer brewer in Bend. Our Kombucha is pure, flavored with only real fruit. Our flavors are Blackberry Lime, Lemon Strawberry Delight (LSD), Razzle Dazzle (raspberry), Blueberry Ginger, and Watermelon Lime (summertime only). Find us at Parilla, Mothers, Jacksons Corner, Salud, The Lot, and many more!
Cooper Ridge wines are produced with all estate grown grapes. Our twelve acres are planted with seven varietals including Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah, Tempranillo, Riesling, Viognier & Gruner Veltliner. Our tasting room is located in the heart of the Umpqua with a breathtaking panoramic view over Garden Valley.
Our story started with a passion to create all-natural, true-to-the-earth body care products… and today that passion remains strong. Building on the craft that Danielle Easly Nye began in 1996, we continue to create the finest products with the purest ingredients that nature provides. We are inspired daily by the beauty that surrounds us. Not only in nature but in people. As the saying goes, 'it's what is on the inside that counts'… and what you will find at the heart of DANI are good people making great products. Visit our Ingredient Benefits page to see the goodness that goes into each of our products. Daily doses of natural wonder are part of everyday life from our base in Bend Oregon. Snow-capped peaks at every angle, the serenity of flowing water and sunshine that barely breaks... Mother Nature never fails to inspire! This inspiration is the driving force behind the crux of DANI products. What you will find are 100% vegetable oil bases, pure soy waxes, essential oil blends and many organic ingredients. What you won't find is petroleum, paraben, artificial colors, dyes, animal by-products, or sodium or ammonia laurel/laureth sulfates. Experience DANI and know that we strive to make Mother Nature proud. Will have a special edition "Bend" candle being introduced at the Bend Summer Festival!
Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards and Events Center was born from the visionaries, Roger and Cindy Grossmann. They have birthed the beginnings of a 315-acre resort, in Terrebonne, Oregon nestled in a private 1,800 acre valley that will include a guest ranch and cottages, an amphitheater, a tournament ski lake, and many more attractions. They currently offer a beautiful 15 acre vineyard, wines available for tasting in their newly remodeled tasting room, home sites that are available for purchase, a vacation rental, and a wedding or event site that features master gardening landscaping. The water features abound and the views of Smith Rock and the Three Sisters Mountains are breathtaking.
Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards and Events Center was founded in the belief that growing grapes in Central Oregon would be as widely accepted as growing grapes in other Oregon regions. We are currently growing nine different hybrid grapes, LaCrescent, Vignoles, Marechal Foch, La Crosse, Frontenac Gris, Traminette, St. Croix, Leon Millot and Marquette. Each one unique, we take great care in tending our vines and selecting only the best team to bring you the best wines at affordable prices. Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards and Events has grown to become Terrebonne’s premier tasting room.
Our fine wines are only available for purchase from our tasting room. We will continue to produce the best quality wines from the best quality grapes.
Our family has been brewing kombucha for over 20 years; a tradition passed down from a mother to a son, from that son to his wife, from that wife to her best friend. Jamie and Michelle set out to make the tastiest kombucha ever, to offer it in bulk to minimize environmental impact, and to make it affordable to everyone. From the early days of brewing in the kitchen and delivering gallon jugs door-to-door, to our newest automated brewery and now one of the largest producers of draft kombucha in the US, they have stayed true to that promise. They believe it is their calling to care for their community and spread health, love and joy to all things they touch. We hope you can feel it too.
J. SCOTT CELLARS is the realization of our dreams. When we met in college in San Diego, we were just beginning to discover the joy of wine. Upon graduating in 1992, Jonathan accepted a job with a large wine and spirits distributor and Bonnie went to UC Davis to study Veterinary Medicine. We logged a lot of frequent flyer miles in those days. Napa and Sonoma were only a short drive from Davis and we visited wine country frequently. It happened, during those trips, that our dream of building a family and making wine was born.
My Family owned jellies have enticed taste buds everywhere for more than 15 years!
From coast to coast and beyond, word has come back to me that these jellies are pretty darn good.The Pineapple Jalapeno combination of juicy, sweet pineapple and just the right amount of jalapeno peppers create a flavor explosion sure to capture your attention.
The Pineapple Roasted Garlic is simply the best garlic jelly around! Garlic roasted to golden perfection and sweet tropical pineapple combined with a special blend of spices make my jelly a unique cooking taste treat.
Distinctive Tastes brings you both the sweet and the savory for your kitchen and your table. California-based Balsamic Vinegar producer, Distinctive Tastes, was built on the finest quality balsamic vinegars and extra virgin olive oils found in the western United States. Founded by the Bartolomei family of the Ukiah Valley, they began crafting flavor infusions to complement any dish and palate. Today, they have become the go-to brand for balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oils. The Distinctive Taste mixtures have far surpassed the expectations of our customers as we continue to strictly regulate the quality standards of our ingredients. Distinctive Tastes travels to festivals and specialty food fairs throughout the western US. Recently, we have begun shipping our products all across the nation and into Mexico. Now, our Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars are available for your convenience online in addition to being a staple at many of your local and annual events.
At MERRILL CELLARS, we could go on and on about our various "terroirs'", our award winning winemakers, our impeccable selection of grapes, our use of Francois Freres French and Special American oak barrels, or how we nuture the creation of wine. Instead, we believe the wines will speak for themselves, speak of the earth, show our care. Our wines are fine examples of classic style wines from the Rhone Valley, Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Oregon. We've entered wine festivals, collected a couple Platinum medals, the rest mostly Gold, Peoples' Choice, or Best of Show. Our "Cotes du Rogue" was wine jury selected to represent the Independant Winemakers of the Northwest at the 2011 Portland Indie Wine Festival. Only 14 Wineries had such a honor. Amongst our favorite awards was our Peoples Choice Awards for our Tempranillo, It's always a crowd favorite. We received the people's choice for Red wines at the Ashland Fall Food and Wine Classic. Our 2011 Chardonnay Reserve was selected by 20 fellow winemakers as best overall Oregon Wine at a 2013 Trade show. That same Chardonnay with all its huge flavors and perfect acid balance was voted the "Peoples Choice" award at SunRiver Wine Fest. Wine Spectator has rated seven of our wines an average 90.28 points. Oregon Wine Geeks has rated every wine ever made and our average is 90.8 points. We are very proud to have these lofty results. We have TEN current wines with independent ratings of 90+.
A place to experience the most unique flavors from around the world. Navidi’s, a specialty food store, offers Hand Select Olive Oils, Sweet Italian Vinegars, Local Hand Crafted Pastas, Blended Asian Loose Teas, and Special Flavored Sea Salts. At Navidi’s we invite customers to touch, smell, and taste the quality of our products. We take pride in educating customers to the differences in Olive Oil and Vinegar, how to identify quality, and how to eat healthy. We offer recipes and suggest pairings. Our products are perfect for the family cook or hard to shop for friend. We thank you in advance for shopping our store, we rely on customer referrals, please share this site with the ones you know and love.
Noble Estate is a family owned winery and vineyard located near Eugene, Oregon in a small wine growing region of the South Willamette Valley. This area has been blessed with a climate similar to that in France and the volcanic soils of Oregon contribute a delicacy that enhances our wine flavors. Each bottle of Noble Estate wine brings a taste of the local terroir paired with the view from the original Noble Estate tasting room. At Noble Estate we work hard to produce delicious, high quality wines- many of which are award-winning. Our vineyards are LIVE Certified Sustainable and Salmon-Safe. The Noble Estate Wine Collection consists of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Meritage, Gewurztraminer, Muscat, and Passion.
I'd like to introduce NW Bierhaus Jerky and Oregon Wine Country Jerky - the newest freshest flavor in the Northwest. NW Bierhaus Jerky and Oregon Wine Country Jerky have created a local product that is not only a gourmet treats, but it also captures the Northwest love of beer and wine. Our jerky is marinated with local craftsman brews then handcrafted to a tender flavorful delight.NW Bierhaus Jerky and Oregon Wine Country Jerky are 100% USDA certified and have all natural ingredients with no sodium nitrates as a packaging preservative. This jerky stands alone in the world of Jerky, you will understand once you have sampled it! Proudly using Oregon wines and NW beer, our jerky will entice your gourmet senses and carnivorous appetite.
Restore Juice started like anything else does, with an idea: to make organic and raw juice accessible to Eugene’s health conscious community. In 2013, Restore started delivering cold pressed juices to your door in mason jars out of a personal kitchen. After a short while, the intention of the business was clear: to make organic, truly raw, cold pressed juices balanced for optimal health and taste.
At Restore, we support our community in having better healthier choices, and those on a similar mission have joined forces as employees, co-op members of Restore, or any customer we have served, to support and reinforce the health and wellness community of Willamette Valley.
Here at Restore, we not only provide wonderful nutrition and taste you and your body love, but we educate one main idea: listen to your body, and what it needs. All of us at Restore drink our juice because we know and believe in its rejuvenating effects. We believe everyone deserves access to fresh, raw enzymes, minerals, and vitamins to keep us healthy.
Basically, exposing roots and wrapping them in moss for a striking display, originated in Japan, known as kokedama, which quite literally translates to "moss ball". Kokedama is the practice of removing a root system from its container, surrounding it in soil, almost making a mud cake, then wrapping the whole mess in moss. Kokedama arrangements were generally used as art for alters, and this ancient gardening technique inspires me....
In the year 1981, Christopher Leach had the good fortune to find himself on a train crossing the French countryside to Paris. It was on that first European adventure that
Christopher discovered charcuterie, a wondrous world of flavor and texture that would change his life in the years to come. A seed was planted in the heart and mind of a young cellist that would grow into a passion. That passion now has a name: The Beautiful Pig. Christopher developed more than twenty original recipes for pork and beef products inspired by the traditions of Spain, France, Italy, Poland, Hungary aand the USA.
Baked Treats and More! Catering to the Dog Community with Wholesome Goodies to Please People and Pets Alike! Baked Treats and More! Catering to the Dog Community with Wholesome Goodies to Please People and Pets Alike! Traveling to Dog Shows and Pet Friendly Events in the Pacific Northwest and Surrounding Areas, We proudly serve Natural-Preservative Free Dog Treats, Chews, Custom Made Scent Article Bags, and Clothing Products.
I have enjoyed creating herbal honey infusions and tinctures for years and am now doing what I love for a living. Alchemy is defined as the process of taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary, sometimes in a way that cannot be explained. That is what I've done with Honey, one of natures antibiotics. When infused with a wide variety of herbs honey is transformed into Sweet Alchemy.
Tumalo Lavender is a farm owned by Gordon and Judy Knight. Before deciding to become lavender farmers, they spent three years researching, investigating, and reading extensively about lavender.Their quest took them to lavender farms throughout the Northwest. They became knowledgeable about growing, processing and working with lavender. They found the right varieties that would adapt and survive in the climate of Central Oregon.In June 2005, Tumalo Lavender’s 10 acres had its first 1,000 test plants prepared and planted. The following year, Gordon and Judy planted over 6,000 plants showcasing 15 varieties of lavender. All the lavender varieties were selected for their beauty, climate hardiness, oil, scent and color. At present time, they have approximately 10,000 lavender plants in the field representing over 20 different varieties from white to violet, pink, blue and several shades of purple.
The following vendors will be available during all festival hours:
From Deschutes Brewery
And from Bendistillery's Crater Lake Vodka:
As well as a selection of white and red wines
Downtown Bend - Downtown Bend is a launching point to discovering all the wonders of Central Oregon. Downtown bend is the the center of the community where people gather to enjoy the Central Oregon. The historic downtown features over 325 diverse businesses & many fun events.
For accommodations please contact Kilee Johnson, ADA Compliance Manager, email: email@example.com or call: (503) 338-8829Dog Policy
We love your dogs, but please leave them at home. Bringing your dog down to the event is a violation of city code(s):
7.396 (1) “Interfered with conduct of special event by bringing dog to event.”
7.398 (2) “Failing to comply with condition of special event by bringing dog to event.”
City of Bend Police will be on hand and violations are a Class A civil infraction and could result in a $500 fine.
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