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Bend Premier Real Estate Bite of Bend Food Festival Returns — June 14-16, 2019
New this year: Cocktail Week, 2019 live music lineup announced, Bite of Bend Beer Run registration now open and more

Bend, Ore. — The Bite of Bend, Central Oregon’s premier food festival, returns to downtown Bend June 14-16, 2019. Come one, come all—and come hungry—to taste delicious food from around the Pacific Northwest. Restaurants, food carts and caterers will offer “Bites”; a unique one to two-dollar dish representative of their cuisine.

Bringing together chefs, bartenders, brewers, food enthusiasts, home cooks, and local food purveyors for a three-day food party on the streets of downtown Bend, the Bite of Bend celebrates imaginative food and drink concoctions from around the region. Guests will enjoy the Fine Foods & Crafts Marketplace and Conscious Living Showcase, Top Chef and Bartender’s Brawl competitions, meeting regional distillers at the Mixology Showcase, partying at the Bite of Bend Beer Run, keeping the kids entertained at the Family Play Zone and more.

Registration now open for the Bite of Bend Beer Run, presented by Princess Athletic

This is more than a 5K—it’s a full-on party at every pit stop. The Bite of Bend Beer Run sends participants along a 5K race loop through Drake Park along the Deschutes River, with beer breaks hosted by Immersion, Cascade Lakes, 10 Barrel and Deschutes breweries along the way. Bring a group of friends—and don’t forget to dress up. Bonus prizes are awarded to participants in the best costume. Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 12pm at Crow’s Feet Commons courtyard. The Bite of Bend Beer Run is a 21+ event. Registration: $20/adv. (until June 15), $30/gate.

New this year! Mix it up at Cocktail Week — June 10-14, 2019

The Source Weekly and Trailhead Liquor present Cocktail Week — a week-long celebration of the Central Oregon cocktail scene culminating with the Mixology Showcase and Bartender’s Brawl at the 2019 Bite of Bend! Eight bars and restaurants will each be paired up with one of eight local distilleries to create a unique cocktail featuring the distillery’s spirits. These creations will be made available at the participating establishments for $5 during Cocktail Week and also be featured in The Source Weekly’s Summer Happy Hour Guide hitting stands on June 6, 2019.

Meet local & regional distillers at the Trailhead Liquor Mixology Showcase

Wet your whistle at the Trailhead Liquor Mixology Showcase on June 14 & 15, 2019, and enjoy handcrafted spirits from local and regional distillers while celebrating the best of the region’s cocktail culture. Each spirit will be featured in a signature cocktail during Cocktail Week leading up to the Bite of Bend. Bring a friend and raise a glass to the best of the best! The Mixology Showcase is a 21+ event.

Watch top mixologists go shaker to shaker at the Bartender’s Brawl

Watch as Central Oregon’s best bartenders battle on the Mixology stage! Each mixologist will put their own spin on a classic cocktail to be judged by a panel that will rate them on taste and appearance. The Bartender’s Brawl will be an energetic battle of cocktail mastery, MC’d by Bend’s very own Killer Cocktails Podcast hosts Dreya and Jackie! The Bartender’s Brawl is a 21+ event, located in the Mixology Showcase. Free entry.

3 Days of Live Music: 2019 live music lineup announced

Hungry for some incredible tunes, too? We have more than a dozen acts lined up to perform on the Oregrown Music Stage.

Friday, June 14 – Circle of Willis, 5:30pm; The Hawthorne Roots, 7pm; Eagle Eyes, 8:30pm.

Saturday, June 15 – Notables Swing Band, 12pm; Redbird the Band, 1:30pm; Toast and Jam, 3:15pm; The Bond Brothers, 5pm; Darin Jones & The Last Men Standing, 6:45pm; Lowdown Brass Band, 8:30pm.

Sunday, June 16 – Travis Ehrenstrom Band, 12pm; Honey Don’t, 1:30pm; Juju Eyeball, 3pm; Idle Poets, 4:30pm.

About Bend Premier Real Estate Started in 2011 with just a handful of brokers, Bend Premier Real Estate soon grew to be the #1 locally owned luxury independent real estate company in Central Oregon with over 50 full time real estate agents in three office locations. Their Premier Brokers also share a wealth of knowledge averaging over 14 years of experience in real estate. As an independent office, Bend Premiere Real Estate is not tied to any national brands, and has the liberty to adapt quickly and be the leaders in terms of creative innovation, marketing expertise, technological advances and social media. Premier Brokers are dedicated to providing guidance, support and communication each step of the way. More information available at or 541-323-2779 (Bend) or 541-323-2863 (Sunriver).

About Lay It Out Events Lay It Out Events, Central Oregon’s premier event company, offers the best in consultation, design and implementation. Lay It Out Events produces more than 20 festivals, races, and contract events each year, including Oregon WinterFest, Cascades Wedding Show, Balloons Over Bend Children’s Festival, the Happy Girls Run in Bend, Spokane and Sisters, The Little Woody Beer, Cider & Whiskey Festival and more. Committed to giving back to the community, Lay It Out Events donates a portion of each event’s proceeds to charity. Through our beneficiaries, we raise awareness and much-needed funds for vital nonprofit groups across the Northwest. As a result, we have given well over $225,000 to local charities over the past 10 years. For more information, visit